Ida Andia of Romania discusses today the chances of the Moldova to make the Grand final on the 2019 Eurovision son contest.
I think Moldova is here to STAY in the semi-final this year. After very good results in last 2 years, now the country could not qualify. The song is not special; Anna Odobescu has a strong voice but that’s all. It seems that I already heard this song some time ago – because it could be similar to many others songs out there.
Ida Andia of Romania continues her look at the 18 songs in the second semi final and looks at NORWAY today.
The Norwegian entry is a mix of traditional music and a modern sound. My guilty pleasure. The trio, KEiiNO could make the Nordic country be in TOP again. I don’t know if they will win, like ten years ago. The lyrics contains the word FAIRYTALES (the title of the 2009 winner song).
The lyrics of “Spirit in the sky” says a “legend” about fairytales, spirits and Nordic lights, all representatives for the Scandinavian country.
Ida Andia of Romania looks at Lithuania today and whether they will qualify for the Grand final.
After a qualification last year in Lisbon, this year this Baltic country could miss the Final. The song, Run with the lions, is pretty simple and repetitive. It is not unique and, if they will keep the same staging from the National Final, they really don’t have chance. In a year with a lot of attractive male singers, Jurijus may just be another attractive face. Unfortunately, I don’t have this song in my TOP 10 for this semi-final.
Ida Andia of Romania tried to alternate the songs – one who makes the Final, then one who remains in the semi-final. Today is the turn of Russia.
Sergey Lazarev is a great artist in Russia and well-known in several other countries. He has a lot of experience in the Eurovision Song Contest – he participated in 2016 with the song ”You’re the only one” – he finished in TOP 3, but it was my favourite. This time, Russia sends the song ”Scream”. Maybe it could be a SCREAM for victory; I listened the first time for just ten seconds and already love it. I think Russia could be in TOP region again. Sergey could prepare an amazing stage, like in Stockholm. He sings very well live and he could move on the stage. I think it will be something interesting.
Ida Andia from Romania today discuss the chances of her home country to qualify to the Grand final at the 2019 Eurovision song contest.
Frankly, I have tried to be as objective as I could with Romania, being my country. Ester Peony is a known singer in Romania who has collaborated with numerous artists from the country (with whom she has also released videos that have reached millions of views – ”Sub Aripa Ta” with Veșcan; English: ”Under your wing” ) and has original songs. When I listened to the song ”On a Sunday” for the first time, I realized it had something magical, something that Romania had not sent before at Eurovision. From the first listening, I hoped that this will be the entry of Romania in Israel. The way Ester moves on stage, her voice, the song – I think all this will make a good number in the semifinal and Romania could make a rematch – last year was the first non-qualifying of Romania – this time it could qualify in the Grand Final in Tel Aviv.
Ida Andia of Romania continues with her predictions as to which 10 songs from semi final 2 will make it to the Grand final. She looks at Armenia today.
Armenia sends Srbuk with a strong voice and her song: ”Walking out”. I think that this song could qualify very easy because it sounds good and it has a strong message – the lyrics are written by the co-writer of Armenia’s 2014 entry performed in Copenhagen by Aram MP3 – ”Not Alone”. (I liked all the entries of Armenia in the recent years).
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Today Ida Andia from Romania turns her attention to CROATIA who is one of the songs in the second semi final.
Roko is a young singer who comes this year with a nice ballad; the composer/ his mentor is well-know in the Eurovision – the 2017 contestant of Croatia, Jacques Houdek. I like the mix of the English language with the Croatian one. He has a strong voice, on some parts a voice of an angel, but I think he will not qualify. I really love this song and it’s on 11th in my TOP (for this semi-final). But Roko could dare to dream he could make it – to pass in the Final.
Ida Andia of Romania continues today with her predictions. In her sight today is North Macedonia (the country has a new name).
This Balkan country sends a singer who has experience on the Eurovision stage. The song, Proud, has a strong message and Tamara has a strong voice. Maybe it is the dark horse in the semi-final? I did not think North Macedonia could make the Final, but after more listens, I think Europe will vote for it. I replaced another favourite song to let North Macedonia in on the list for the Grand Final. It has a good starting place for performing in the semi-final.
Ida Andia from Romania continues to look at the entries in semi final 2 of the 2019 Eurovision song contest and today she looks at MALTA.
It is another CHAMELEON for this island. The winner of X Factor wins more experience thanks to the Eurovision Song Contest, representing Malta. Michela has an interesting voice and the song is catchy and modern. The video is so good – for watching it at a music channel at TV! I think it will qualify.