Saturday, February 28, 2009
Friday, February 27, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Over in Norway the Fairytale was selected as the Norweigan representative. This entry is very strong and the buzz around it is well justified as I think it could have a very good chance in Moscow. The song has mass appeal and is well sung by a charismatic performer.
Oslo 2010 would suit me perfectly!
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Schlagerqueen had a fantastic night at Eurosong 2009! The whole show was very impressive with an entry I will be very proud of in Moscow!
M.N.A - Flying
Written by Riverdance performer Ronan McCormack, 'Flying' provided an upbeat start to the show.
Laura-Jayne Hunter - Out of control
Pre contest I thought Lee was one of the biggest sources of competition for Sinead but watching his performance I felt he looked nervous and and a little uneasy!
Johnny's performance was confident and colourful with a song that is catchy and reminiscent of Eurovision in the 90s. it would probably have been lost in Moscow but the chorus had a feel good factor about it.
Kristina Zaharova - I wish I could pretend
Sinead Mulvey & Black Daisy - Et Cetera
From the outset Sinead rocked RTE! The atmosphere in the studio was dynamic throughout her performance. It was 3 minutes full of energy!
Overall I felt we had a strong line up of songs that were diverse and contemporary. Unlike last year there were no 'big' names that were guaranteed victory so that made the voting very exciting!
As the juries gave their votes it became apparent that Et Cetera was a clear favourite. At the time I was surprised Lee was scoring so low but it makes sense looking back on it.
Et Cetera received top marks from 3 juries Cork, Limerick and Sligo with I Wish I Could Pretend scoring the maximum from the Dublin jury.
3rd Out of Control 09+32=41
4th So What 10+16=26
5th Amazing 20+04=24
6th Flying 15+08=23
Thursday, February 19, 2009
At 15:00 GMT today the 6 finalists in Eursong 2009 will be aired on RTE Radio 1.
Click this link to listen!
By the way check out Velvet rehearsing 'The Queen' in Leksand for Saturday night's Melodifestivalen!
What is she hiding under there?!
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
This is a song that was rejected by RTE. I think it is a wonderfully quirky song that would have done very well at Eurovision! I love it!
It's a pity it was published as it could have been submitted for next year!
The quality must be very high this year!
- The 6 finalists are:
1. “Flying” performed by M.N.A and composed by Ronan McCormack.
2. “Out of Control” performed by Laura-Jayne Hunter and composed by Derry O’Donovan.
3. “So What” performed by Lee Bradshaw and composed by Billy Larkin and Kevin Breathnach.
5. “I Wish I Could Pretend” performed by Kristina Zaharova and composed by Lauris Reiniks.
6. “Et Cetera” performed by Sinead Mulvey & Black Daisy. Composed by Niall Mooney, Jonas Gladnikoff, Daniele Moretti & Christina Schilling.
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Thursday, February 5, 2009
The excitement is almost too much!
Saturday sees Melodifestivalen 2009 kick off and rehearsals are proving very exciting in Gothenburg.
Alcazar's performance sounds fantastic, complete with neon microphones and great choreography!These guys deserve to be in the final. Congratulations to Andreas on his QX 'Gay of the Year' award which he won this week!
Many who watched all the artists perform thought that Nina was one of the big dark horses of this heat as her voice was very powerful and well delivered.
Others feel that The Scotts were not impressive but Marie's power pop number 'Disconnect Me' has a great chance!
I am very hopeful about this heat as I am a fan of all the acts (With Caroline being the exception!)
It I was forced to pick my qualifiers without hearing the songs, I would like the following results:
Globen: Alcazar and Marie
Andra Chansen: Jonathan and Shirley
Emilia seems like a strong contender aswell and may surprise many.