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Morten Thomassen from Norway continues reporting on the rehearsals and  ESC Covers google translated his Norwegian comments into English.

You get Portugal in this round since they had to practice last today.


After an extra long break because Portugal had their training postponed due to a covid outbreak with them, our Croatian friend was released. This is a sweet song, but she probably does not manage to bring out the potential in this song in any way. It gets too bland simply, and it does not help with an uninspired artist either.


Our Danish friends who actually consist of two Swedes and two Danes should have because they try something that is very un-Danish. But, not all trials go equally well, despite the high pace, this was very tame stuff I’m afraid and it will probably hold hard for a final place this. The quiet opening sequence is actually the best part here.


90’s dance music obviously has a long life and now we have received visits from that period. Such party songs require one thing and that is a good vocalist. It’s our Austrian girlfriend far from being actually. It’s been a while since anyone has heard such bad vocals given. Sad manages this, she picks up a little vocally, but not much when she gets to practice a little more.


Someone has figured out how to perform such a song and so absolutely Norwegian Amanda has figured it out. This is magically good and here it is delivered with so much intensity and energy that you are almost put out a bit. It is very possible that this is the Norwegian participant who can take the trophy home. And you can like that.


Finally they got to try. They have one outbreak of the disease you know and it may seem like it is one of the backing singers. I like the song, it is super delicious and comfortable, but it happens so damn little in the song. You kind of wait for something to happen and unfortunately it does not.



This year’s biggest favorite, and I now understand that is really quite correct. This song is so life-affirming that one has to struggle not to get caught up in this. When it also has the melancholy undertone I always love, this is a knock for me. This has to win in my eyes.


One of many rock groups participating this year, this happens every year that someone “copies” last year’s winning song. Unfortunately, this is one of the most tame I’ve seen from a rock band. The song is very bland, but the guys have to make sure they look like real rock boys who have been on a stage before.

The Netherlands

Another song in its native language, and one of the songs many believe is one of the better ones. I do not know if I completely agree. This gets a little too dark and sad for me, she has such an appropriate intensity in the performance, but the song never manages to take off, but waits for something big that does not come.


Then it’s this year’s train ride that many people want to take part in. Here there is partying and fun from end to end and you just have to be happy about this. Throw in that everyone on stage oozes joy during the entire performance, this will take off in the hall without a doubt.


The Portuguese delegation has had an outbreak of Covid-19 and will practice later today.


MARO to represent Portugal at the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest with ‘saudade, saudade’

MARO has won the Festival da Canção 2022 national selection and will represent Portugal at the Eurovision Song Contest in Italy in May with saudade, saudade (longing, longing).

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Rita Laranjeira is ready to ‘Jump’ with her brand new single

Rita Laranjeira has released her official debut single called Jump. She picked a brilliant day to release the song as it is her birthday. So, congratulations to Rita on this excellent and anthemic pop and radio friendly track with a strong production.

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