1. AYDAN – Dust
Former The Voice and Australia’s Got Talent finalist Aydan Calafiore will perform Dust, a song that might be too good for Eurovision.
I’m not sure it will hit with the demographic that’ll be watching but there is, however, a precedent in Sweden for a little song by a younger guy to come out of nowhere and dominate up against more well-known acts when Frans swept Melodifestivalen in 2016.
2. Alfie Arcuri – To Myself
This is undoubtedly the best song of Alfie Arcuri‘s career so far. It has the potential to be an excellent Eurovision ballad if the staging can be dialled up.
3. Tania Doko – Piece Of Me
Tania Doko of
The chorus on this is truly wonderful. I hope she has a chance.
4. Sheppard – On My Way
This is a competently made pop song and for that reason alone, it places high here, however, this is a nothing song about nothing.
Good bridge, though.
5. Electric Fields – 2000 and Whatever
2000 and Whatever from the duo Electric Fields has the perfect energy for Eurovision and
6. Fight For Love – Courtney Act
I have a lot of love for Courtney Act but this entry is cliched and vocally messy.
If you’re going to Fight For Love, your song better
But still, it’s Courtney Act and we love her.
7. Leea Nanos – Set Me Free
There’s nothing terribly wrong with this song but there’s a lack of energy that might make it forgettable during the
Her inclusion here is exciting and I want to hear more from her and co-writer Frank Dixon in the future, just not at Eurovision this year.
8. Kate Miller-Heidke – Zero Gravity
This song has that completely unhinged energy of one of those Eurovision entries from a small former-Soviet nation that doesn’t qualify for the final.
9. Mark Vincent – This Is Not the End
Middle-aged-to-older-women who will
Please go and get out one of your several Michael Buble CDs, or watch a re-run of My Kitchen Rules, lusting after Manu. Please let out your energy for this kind of man there. Please spare the rest of us.
10. Ella Hooper – Data Dust