And so the second semi-final draws to a close in the Eurovision Song Contest 2008 in Belgrade. And how did it compare to the first one on Tuesday? Well, let’s say it was much better than the first. Once again, I’ll be going through some highlights and here they are!
Lithuania – A solo singer with long hair…who I think did sing a bit out of tune in some places. But a brave effort nevertheless!
Malta – Malta tend to have some great tunes. This was in fact different to their previous attempts. I enjoyed the tune though! It didn’t make it though!
There were others, but they are mentioned in the list that went through.
And what about the ones who went through?
1. Iceland – A typical pop tune. But not too bad.
2. Sweden – A very good tune with Eurovision flavour. Performed by a former winner of the Eurovision, could she make it two in a row?
3. Turkey – A rock driven tune sung in Turkish…not my favourite though.
4. Ukraine – The set included men in boxes. Another pop tune gets the vote.
5. Albania – Another rock type tune, sung by a sixteen year old girl.
6. Latvia – For those who are a fan of props, this is a song for you! It had a pirate style theme to it and a catchy chorus made it a worthy contender for the final.
7. Croatia – I am very disappointed to see this go through. In fact, I did not like the song, or the rapper (called 75 Cent apparently).
8. Denmark – If a laid back tune is your type of thing, check this one out! I enjoyed this tune and it definitely deserved to go through!
9. Georgia – It’s okay…not my favourite either. A rock, pop type ballad.
10. Portugal – And another one which of folk style. Not my type of tune either.
Other songs that did not make the vote included Switzerland which was sung in Italian with a piano driven beat. Not bad, but not in the final! The Czech Republic had a dance style beat to it which was not bad either. I quite liked Belarus this time in the competition with its catchy chorus, but it didn’t make it. And what happened to Bulgaria? A great dance tune and unfortunately, we won’t hear it again! You can now work out what my top 10 would have been I think!
So overall, there were some good songs…far better than the first 19 songs we heard in the first semi-final!
The UK did get a chance to vote tonight…so hope you did vote! With all 25 countries announced, get ready for Saturday night for the event that everyone has been waiting for, the final of the Eurovision Song Contest! It will be one good show!
What did you think of this second semi-final? Let me know!!!