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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 […]

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The Vine reviews ‘Dark Side’ for Finland

Song #3- Finland- Dark Side Finland has decided to go back to their success story and send us some good old rock, and I am not complaining one bit. This is a bit more futuristic and techno than classic rock, but I love the fusion of genres. I know that a lot of people aren’t […]

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The Vine reviews ‘Discoteque’ for Lithuania

Song #4- Lithuania- Discoteque Bring on the best pop song of the year! Lithuania has given us an absolute treat with Discoteque, and again, I have a story about this song. The first time I heard it, I was on the train, and thought I was alone in the carriage. So I did not hide […]

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The Vine reviews ‘Voila’ for France

Song #5- France- Voila France decided not to send a song this year. France have sent us pure art. This doesn’t feel like a song as much as it feels like poetry to music- something beautiful, timeless and theatrical. There’s a real sense of vulnerability to this, and it makes the song extremely powerful- there’s […]

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The Vine reviews ‘Russian Woman’ for Russia

Song #6- Russia- Russian Woman When I say this took my breath away the first time I heard the song, I am not lying. Manizha is incredibly talented, and the power this song has, it just knocks me away every time. I love the message of this song, but even before I read the English […]

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The Vine reviews ‘Shum’ for Ukraine

Song #7- Ukraine- Shum Can we all give Ukraine a round of applause for always being authentic and daring in Eurovision? This entry is incredible, and I’m playing it on repeat. I love that GoA are bringing folktronica to Eurovision, and refusing to follow any generic formula or do what’s trendy. They’re doing what they […]

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The Vine reviews ‘Je Me Casse’ for Malta

Song #8- Malta- Je Me Casse I would be a very happy girl if this feminist anthem won Eurovision this year. It’s sassy, empowering, and incredibly catchy. I particularly love the retro feel in the chorus, and the way this fuses perfectly with the modern pre-chorus and gospel bridge- so many genres, the song takes […]

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The Vine reviews ‘Adrenalina’ for San Marino

Song #9- San Marino- Adrenalina We are getting spoiled with pop songs this year, and San Marino does not disappoint! This pop banger fuses that R and B nostalgic noughties club feel with a contemporary twist, giving us a unique, spectacular number. I love how catchy this is, and the instrumental is simply divine, particularly […]

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The Vine reviews ‘Here I Stand’ for North Macedonia

Song #10- North Macedonia- Here I Stand Oh Vasil, you have stolen my heart with this beautiful ballad. Before I get into the review, I have to tell you all what happened when I first heard this song. I was on the train, and literally started crying because of how touching this song was, but […]