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San Marino: Maybe – Review

  Song: Maybe Performer: Valentina Monetta Might it be that third time’s a charm for Valentina Monetta? She has been representing San Marino two years in a row already, missing…

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Moldova 2014: Wild Soul – Review

  Song: Wild Soul Performer: Cristina Scarlat Moldova has had a very special ability to manage to pass through the semifinals. They have missed out on the final only once…

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Belgium 2014: Mother – Review

  Song: Mother Performer: Axel Hirsoux A piano ballad with a strong tenor voice, but with very little soul and originality. Will depend a lot on a good starting position…

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Armenia 2014: Not Alone – Review

  Song: Not Alone Performer: Aram Mp3 Armenia left Eurovision in 2012, when the contest was held in neighbouring Azerbaijan. When they returned last year, I expected them to enter…

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Sweden 2014: Undo – Review

Song: Undo Performer: Sanna Nielsen Sweden has chosen a powerful Euroballad this year, with the Eurovision veteran Frederik Kempe as one of the composers. The last time Sweden chose a…

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Hungary 2014: Running – Review

  Song: Running Performer: Andras Kallay Saunders This is a modern, radio friendly pop song. I kinda like it, but I’m afraid the lyrics don’t fit the melody. A song…

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Estonia 2014: Amazing – Review

  Song: Amazing Performer: Tanya In the 90s and early 2000s Estonia were one of the most stable countries in the top of the Eurovision scoreboard. Then, for five consecutive…

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Azerbaijan 2014: Hometown Glory – Review

  Song: Hometown Glory Performer: Dilara Kazimova Azerbaijan has a proud tradition of good placings in the Eurovision, and has, except for their debut in 2008, never placed outside of…

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Latvia 2014: Cake to bake – Review

  Song: Cake to bake Performer: Aarzemnieki A sweet entry which reminds me a lot of Iceland 2011 – “Coming home”, with Sjonni’s Friends, and Malta’s “Tomorrow” by Gianluca from…

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Iceland 2014: Enga fordóma – Review

  Song: Enga fordóma Performer: Pollapönk Iceland usually takes Eurovision slightly more serious than average, but when they didn’t have any prominent songs in their selection process, they ended up…