The highlight of the musical year – Eurovision 2016 is almost upon us and having reviewed all the entries and the first semi final is done! I scored 8/10 for my predictions of who would qualify to go on to compete in the grand final in Stockholm…which I will be attending!

From each semi final only 10 acts will qualify to the grand final. The Big Five countries (UK, Italy, France, Spain and Germany) and the host country (Sweden) will automatically get to the final.

I really wish these artists got to perform in the semi finals rather than just a short clip – especially this year as I think they have the strongest songs!

Here is the playlist of the big five and Sweden followed by links to my reviews of each song (in no particular order)

 

 

SPAIN – “SAY YAY!” BY BAREI

 

UNITED KINGDOM – “YOU’RE NOT ALONE” BY JOE AND JAKE

 

GERMANY – “GHOST” BY JAMIE-LEE KRIEWITZ

 

FRANCE – “J’AI CHERCHÉ” BY AMIR

 

ITALY – “NO DEGREE OF SEPARATION” BY FRANCESCA MICHIELIN

 

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SWEDEN – “IF I WERE SORRY” BY FRANS

What do you think? Let me know your favourite in the comments below and don’t forget to tune into my live tweets @PopAndTalk on Twitter during the live shows.

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Written by Steve

I’m Steve and live in a village called Alford (home of Emeli Sande & birthplace of the Aberdeen Angus cow) in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. I currently work in the IT industry (yawn) I just want to share my ideas, findings and general reflections with whoever wants to listen.