Just three more rounds to go in this competition to assess which of the Azerbaijan Eurovision entries is the best. We have already taken a look at the lyrics, the live performance, the music video, the finishing place and now we turn our attention to the song itself before looking tomorrow at the legacy of each act and tallying your votes from our poll on Sunday. Read on to find out how we ranked each song, see how that alters the overall table and to vote in the poll.
Loreen, the 2012 Eurovision winner, will release a new track this Friday on 14th August. The single entitled ‘I’m In It With You’ is a mid-tempo dance song which builds on the Swedish singer’s already impressive back catalogue which includes the dance floor filler ‘Euphoria’, as well as ‘We Got the Power’ and ‘My Heart is Refusing Me’. This will be the second single to come from her second album ‘Paperlights’ and follows the success of ‘Paperlight (Higher)’ which she debuted on one of the live shows of Melodifestivalen in March of this year.
This year I was lucky enough to be one of the many Eurovision fans traveling to Vienna for the Eurovision Song Contest. On arrival myself and my companions were intrigued by the activities that the city had put on as part of the Eurovision celebrations. There was live music and live screenings at the Rathaus, quizzes, Conchita lookalike competitions and a number of exhibitions including one at the Vienna’s House of Music which celebrated 60 years of the Austrian entries in video clips and memorabilia. The MuseumQuartier even transformed their seating area in the courtyard to have benches that represented each of the participating countries in the contest (Ireland’s was the only one to have a roof, probably to highlight our pleasant climate!) The exhibition however that intrigued us the most was the ‘Nul Pointer’ exhibition at the Leopold Museum.Continue reading