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The Vine reviews ‘The Wrong Place’ for Belgium

We’ve reached the top 20 reviews for Eurovision 2021, and this is where the ranking got TOUGH. I’ve been swapping and switching, umm-ing and ah-ing, crying and bargaining as I’ve decided on my top 20 songs, and am still not quite satisfied. The song quality really ramps up at this point, and it’s harder and […]

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The Vine reviews ‘Tick-Tock’ for Croatia

This is a strong dance number, contemporary, sexy, and catchy. I love the instrumental in this song- it’s extremely strong. The cute bells at the start of the song are a gentle introduction, with the instrumental knowing when to take centre stage and when to let Albina shine. In my opinion, the drop into the […]

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The Vine reviews ‘Fallen Angel’ for Norway

This is one of the cutest songs in this year’s competition, and every listen makes me fall in love with the song just a little bit more. I know people are calling this dated, and while it would fit comfortably in the line-ups of older Eurovisions, I think there’s something timeless to this song that […]

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The Vine reviews ‘Øve Os På Hinanden’ for Denmark

We have disco in Eurovision this year! Time to get the shoulder-pads on and get a terrible hairstyle! I absolutely adore this song. It takes me right back to the 80s with the Synth, the drums, the guitars- there’s just such a nostalgic flavour to this, and I love it. I think my favourite moment […]

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The Vine reviews ‘The Moon is Rising’ for Latvia

This is easily one of the most bizarre songs in this year’s contest, but that’s what makes it great. I love the almost ritualistic feel of this- Samanta’s powerful vocals leading up to an amazing drop where the instruments are the voices of her fellow woman. This song is very loud, and almost terrifying in […]

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The Vine reviews ‘Voices’ for Sweden

This soulful ballad is brimming with potential, despite being formulaic. The instrumental is very rich throughout, and it works perfectly with Tusse’s voice. I particularly like the folk sound in the instrumental, and the drums keep the song flowing while introducing all sorts of percussive effects to maintain interest. Then there’s the bass guitar and […]

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The Vine reviews ‘Embers’ for the United Kingdom

Time for my home country’s entry! I really like this little banger- it’s fun, high energy and just all around a good time. I adore James’s voice in this- from those deliciously rich low notes to the chorus where he invites us to party with him. This song was clearly written for him (and by […]

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The Vine reviews ‘Amnesia’ for Romania

This is a touching, contemporary number which has potential to be genuinely moving, but gets a little lost with its meaning. Let’s start with the positives, of which there are many. I love the mystical nature of the instrumental, especially the little piano riffs. The lyrics are deep and meaningful, and the almost conversational rhythm […]

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The Vine reviews “Maps” for Ireland

This is an adorable pop song- catchy, hopeful and cute. It’s very wholesome and relatable to anyone who’s ever lived away from home, echoing the yearning to go back to your roots when you feel a little lost in life. The upbeat tempo, however, keeps it light and fun, balancing the negativity of being lost […]

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The Vine reviews ‘Loco Loco’ for Serbia

Loco Loco is a club hit that would get everyone on a dance floor instantly. It’s fast, jam-packed and infectiously catchy. Without a doubt, if this were released into the charts by a famous girl band in the US, it would top the charts and be on everyone’s summer playlist for sure! It’s very big […]