I’m finishing up with the Nordic entries here. In the interest of full disclosure, I lived in Denmark for a short while, so I have an inclination to wave the Danish flag, especially since I have one sitting (standing?) on my dresser. However, I’m going to watch all the entries before I make my final choices, regardless of emotional attachments.
That being said, the entry from Denmark is pretty good!
Soluna Samay has a great indie rock vibe along with an irresistibly fresh face. She’s also the only performer I’ve seen so far to play an instrument while she sings. The song is catchy and I found myself humming the tune after the video finished. I would say this song is fairly typical of the genre, but nothing wrong with that. Also, the hat was okay, but she needs to lose the epaulets.
Finland’s entry is particularly interesting because it is sung in Swedish, Finland’s second language.
This is a lovely ballad and Pernilla Karlsson is a lovely performer. The song has a bit of a Celtic sound and I always like that. I give her high marks for not singing in English. Since I’m new to the competition, I’m not sure how this affects the voting. I do like hearing people sing in their own language. I’m not so crazy about the woodland theme of the performance, i.e., I hope she wears a different dress for the competition.
Done with the Nordics! These are all strong entries. I would love having all these songs on my iPod. If I had to choose the one I liked the best, it would be Sweden’s Loreen and “Euphoria”.
How about you? Any favorites so far among the Nordics?
These videos are from the list of Eurovison 2012 contestants on YouTube.
For some reason Denmark’s entry brings memories of Iceland from 2009 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_XW-5D0eOA . I loved Johanna and she should’ve won. Second place anyway and her song was playing in Finnish radio after the contest (so was the winner) Maybe this tells I like Denmark’s song to some extent 🙂
Finland: No comments. Well.. I like the song more now than the first times I heard it.
I liked Pernilla better the second time I heard her, too. Johanna is pretty good. It seems like Iceland has consistently strong entries.
and for reference here the song which won Eurovision for Finland in 2006
Did he really say “arockalypse?” That was just… well, it woke up the cat. She gave me an annoyed look, so I turned down the volume.
Looks like this is true: http://satwcomic.com/metal Be sure to read the artist’s comment about Finland’s metal bands.
Here’s what Pernilla will be wearing for the actual Eurovision .. I guess your wish about dumping the woodland theme was heard ?
Err… can we go back to the woodland theme? She looks like she’s wearing half a parachute.