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The Vine reviews ‘The Show’ for Denmark

Song #37- The Show- Reddi Review: “A bit workshoppy, but that’s part of the charm” This is a fun little retro number, but it feels like two different songs smushed together rather than one flowing piece, which is a turn off for me. Taking the two halves separately, there’s a lot of nice ideas here. […]

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The Vine reviews ‘Boys Do Cry’ for Switzerland

Song #38- Boys Do Cry- Marius Bear Review: “An important lesson- sometimes, less is more.” This song has a gorgeous, nostalgic instrumental but is unfortunately let down by the inaccessible lyrics and restrictive vocal line. The introduction is very smooth and dreamy, and then the vocal line is monosyllabic to contrast, but it doesn’t quite […]

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The Vine reviews ‘I Am What I Am’ for Malta

Song # 39- I Am What I Am- Emma Muscat Review: “Grows Old Quickly” This is a sweet little number with some cute moments, but unfortunately it doesn’t quite hit the mark for me. There are two main problems- the song’s repetitiveness and predictability, and the emptiness of its message. The phrase ‘I Am What […]

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The Vine reviews ‘Intention’ for Bulgaria

Song #40- Intention- Intelligent Music Project Review: “Just too decent.” It might not be surprising that Intention is my last place this year given the almost universal indifference to it among fans. That said, it isn’t as terrible as one might expect, and actually has some nice moments in the verses. The fundamental problem is […]

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GRAND FINAL DAY!

Happy Eurovision final day!!! Now my personal top 26 are: 1.Italy 2. Lithuania 3. Ukraine 4. Bulgaria 5. Finland 6. Russia 7. France 8. Malta 9. Iceland 10. Cyprus 11. San Marino 12. Norway 13. Azerbaijan 14. Belgium 15. Netherlands 16. Spain 17. Portugal 18. Switzerland 19. Albania 20. Israel 21. United Kingdom 22. Sweden […]

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A Tribute to the Artists of Eurovision 2020

A Tribute to the Artists of Eurovision 2020 While I’m absolutely ecstatic that we have a live Eurovision final this week (and have annoyed all my family, friends and coworkers by talking about nothing else), I’m aware that for a number of artists, Saturday will be a bittersweet day. These are the artists who, for […]

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Rankings and Predictions ahead of Semi Two

Ciao everyone, here are my top 16 and predictions ahead of tonight’s semi final. I don’t know who I’m voting for yet- the first time I’ve gone into any Eurovision show without a clear winner. Can’t wait to see what the artists bring! My top 16 ahead of tonight’s show: Bulgaria Finland San Marino Switzerland […]

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The Vine gets ready for Semi-One

Finally, after two years, we have Eurovision back! I’m so excited I might scream, but for now, here is my top 16 for tonight, and my predictions. Semi Final 1- Ranking of the songs Lithuania Russia Ukraine Malta North Macedonia Cyprus Azerbaijan Belgium Norway Israel Croatia Ireland Romania Sweden Australia Slovenia My predictions: Definitely qualifying: […]

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The Vine reviews ‘Zitti E Buoni’ for Italy

Song #1, and the Vine’s winner of 2021- Italy- Zitti E Buoni WOW! Italy has gone with rock this year and given us all an absolute classic. This is easily one of the best rock songs ESC has ever seen, and possibly the first glam rock song to grace the stage. This song reminds me […]

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The Vine reviews ‘Growing Up is Getting Old’ for Bulgaria

Song #2- Bulgaria- Growing Up is Getting Old This touching little ballad is heartwarming, hopeful and haunting all at the same time: it’s an ode to younger times when the world was less complicated, when life was simpler for us all, and where we all felt safe. The underlying clock tick both signifies the inevitable […]