Sunday, May 14, 2017

Eurovision 2017: And the winner is...

PORTUGAL!
YES! YES! YES! THANK YOU, EUROPE!

The grand final of the Eurovision Song Contest was very special this year, I still cant believe that Portugal won both the Juries and the televoting but thats what happens when an entry is that magical. Im so happy for all the portuguese fans, they deserve this victory so much and I cannot wait to see what Portugal is going to prepare for next year.

Luisa and Salvador gave us another beautiful moment on stage, what a lovely way to close the show.

BIG SHOUT-OUTS TO:
BLANCHE
Im so proud of her! <3 Cannot wait to get more music from her!

FRANCESCO GABBANI

DIHAJ

JOCI PÁPAI

NAVIBAND

I gotta say thanks to the escxtra team for giving me another amazing esc experience and thanks to Ukraine for those 3 good shows! Next stop: PORTUGAL!
Photos: Andres Putting

Friday, May 12, 2017

Eurovision 2017 - Semifinal 2: The Results

Here are my comments about the 2nd semifinal:

Lets start with a shout out to Jana Burčeska who is pregnant and got engaged last night!

10. Croatia: Jacques Houdek - My Friend
Im not a fan of this cheesefest but I gotta admit that they did a solid performance.

09. Israel: IMRI - I Feel Alive
What a lame choreo but he looks good so who cares, right? #ironic

08. Austria: Nathan Trent - Running On Air
He is so adorable and I think his performance was good.

07.The Netherlands: OG3NE - Lights and Shadows
They are such great singers, it's a shame the song and the performance are just okay.

06. Romania: Ilinca ft. Alex Florea - Yodel It!
I really dislike this entry but I get why some people like it and I am okay with that, would I like to see it in the top 5? Hell no! but I think that is where they are headed

05. Denmark: Anja - Where I Am
Nice performance!

04. Norway: JOWST - Grab The Moment
Not much to say here, I liked what they did on stage. (I hate the pre recorded sample though)

03. Bulgaria: Kristian Kostov - Beautiful Mess
He is a superstar and I wish he had a better song.

03. Belarus: Naviband - Story of My Life
I love them and Im so glad they qualified!

01. Hungary: Joci Pápai - Origo
Joci's stage presence really improved and I loved the atmosphere they created on stage.

Photos: Andres Putting

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Eurovision 2017 - Semifinal 1: The Results

Hello Europe! Here are my comments about the results from the 1st Semifinal:

Let's start with a shout out to one of the countries that didnt qualify:

Finland: Norma John - Blackbird

I dont get how this brilliant act didnt qualify, Leena & Lasse did a beautiful job on stage and they will be missed on saturday. 

10. Greece: Demy - This is love
She is beautiful but this is not love but just a mediocre entry, she deserved so much better than a 2006 Cascada wannabe song.

09. Australia: Isaiah - Dont come easy
I like Isaiah but last night wasnt his night and I dont get how this qualified.

08. Poland: Kasia Mós - Flashlight
Im not a fan of this song but I liked Kasia's performance.

07. Moldova: Sunstroke project - Hey mamma!
Fun performance!

06. Sweden: Robin Bengtsson - I cant go on
I still think this whole act is too stiff.

05. Belgium: Blanche - City lights
Love the song and Blanche, but I would have liked a better staging though.

04. Armenia
Lovely staging and she is a great singer but I still dont love the song.

03. Cyprus: Hovig - Gravity
Pretty nice performance.

02. Azerbaijan: DiHaj - Skeletons
I loved every single thing about this performance! BAD BOY! Go DiHaj! 

01. Portugal: Salvador Sobral - Amar pelos dois
One word: WINNER!
This was just magical and I really hope this song made you all feel the same things I felt during those 3 minutes he was on stage. GO PORTUGAL! GO SALVADOR!

Photos: Andres Putting

Monday, March 20, 2017

Armenia 2017: Artsvik

Here is the Armenian entry: Fly with me by Artsvik
Im not sure how I feel about this entry, it has some good parts but it never explodes. Maybe I'll like it more on stage. Good luck Armenia.