Now that the semi-finals are out of the way, Nathan and Gabrielle have decided their top three entries from this year’s contest (not including Dami Im’s amazing performance because she’s obviously amazing).
1. Donny Montell – I’ve Been Waiting For This Night (Lithuania)
Donny Montell’s I’ve Been Waiting For This Night has been my favourite for quite a while now and after seeing it on the Eurovision stage, it has cemented itself as my favourite.
I said in February before it had even been selected, that it’s “very, very good and could do quite well.” I still think so (though, it won’t win). It’s a very ~Eurovision~ song, he commands the stage and he even does a flip. What more do you want?
2. Amir – J’ai Cherché (France)
I think Amir’s J’ai Cherché is my favourite song of the competition but the lackluster performance brings it down to #2 for me. The French/English bop is incredibly catchy. It even has me singing along to the French parts even though I have no clue what I’m saying.
3. Samra – Miracle (Azerbaijan)
Samra has brought an amazing proper pop song to the competition in Miracle. The song is great, the production is great and she has dancers. It’s great.
1. Samra – Miracle (Azerbaijan)
Okay this song is really, really good. After listening a few times at uni I couldn’t get it out of my head. I feel like its very NOW and will for sure be ATLEAST top 5. Well done Azerbaijan (how is that pronounced??).
2. Ira Losco – Walk On Water (Malta)
Walk On Water has a massive chorus that is very nicely built into. It’s just a really great pop moment for Malta, I sincerely hope they get top 3 with this.
3. Poli Genova – If Love Was A Crime (Bulgaria)
Bulgaria has sent an absolute BOP to Eurovision this year. This will no doubt get everyone on their feet (except us Aussies who have to be up at 5am). Also her costume glows which is pretty damn cool.
Catch the final live at 5AM Sunday morning on SBS or the YouTube live stream. It’ll be on at a time for normal people too, of course – 7:30PM Sunday night.