Saturday, May 23, 2015

What I'm Listening To: Rejected 2015 Eurovision Performers


Hello Everyone! It's one of my favorite times of the year- Eurovision season! I have been a huge fan of the Eurovision song contest for many years now (even when I was living in America). I just love the national pride, the flashy costumes, the special effects and all of the camp that goes with it! It's also the perfect excuse to host an international food party or make up your own drinking game.

If you haven't been following along, so far the 2015 Eurovision song contest has held the first 2 semi-finals where 17 country's musical acts were whittled down 10 in each episode. The big 5 countries (the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain and Italy), the 2014 winning country, Austria, plus Eurovision's special guest, Australia, do not have to perform in the semi-finals because they are the largest economic contributors to the contest and are automatically entered into the finals.

THE FINALS ARE TONIGHT!

The countries participating in the finals are:

Albania 
Armenia
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Belgium
Cypress
Estonia
France
Germany
Georgia
Greece
Hungary
Israel
Italy
Latvia
Lithuania
Montenegro
Norway
Poland
Romania
Russia
Serbia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
United Kingdom 


Even though the participants that made it to the finals are great (my vote is Sweden for the win), a lot of my favorite acts didn't make it into this year's finals. Here are a few of my favorite rejected countries performances:

Moldova- a.k.a. The hot cops.
 Moldova always brings out the campiest acts and this was no exception. This would have made the finals WAY more interesting!


Finland-
 The country that brought hard rock to Eurovision in 2006, brought out the punk this year and I thought it was great! Interestingly, all of the bands members are middle aged and mentally challenged.


Malta-
 I know that there were 2 singers with songs called "Warrior" but I thought this was pretty good.


Were any of your favorite acts already eliminated? Do you with Conchita was running again (I do)? Have you been missing Graham Norton's commentary as much as I have? Let me know in the comments below. And remember to check out the 215 Eurovision finals tonight at 8pm UK time on BBC1, YouTube or www.eurovistion.tv

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