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Dami Im - Sound of Silence | Australia Review

Dami Im – Sound of Silence | Australia Review

Back in the fold for a second year, Australia set out to prove the success of Guy Sebastian was no fluke with X Factor winner Dami Im and a seriously competitive Sia-inspired power ballad that could take them all the way.
Jüri Pootsmann - Play | Estonia Review

Jüri Pootsmann – Play | Estonia Review

Estonia have made a virtue out of taking risks on the Eurovision stage in recent years, but despite a high-calibre songwriting team, Jüri Pootsmann's brooding 'Play' may well prove too alienating for casual viewers.
Frans - If I Were Sorry | Sweden Review

Frans – If I Were Sorry | Sweden Review

17 year-old former child star Frans beat out a host of hotly tipped Melodifestivalen veterans in his way to representing Sweden on home turf this May. Can he tear up the rulebook once again and bring Sweden a record-equalling seventh victory?
Samra - Miracle | Azerbaijan Review

Samra – Miracle | Azerbaijan Review

Say what you like about Azerbaijan, but their ability to deliver a ruthlessly effective Eurovision package is undeniable. Miracle by Samra presses all the buttons for fan favourite status, and it could well bring the contest back to Baku as well...
Zoë - Loin d'ici (Austria) | First Listen Review

Zoë – Loin d’ici (Austria) | First Listen Review

Having scored nul points on home turf last year, Austria emerge from the Eurovision winner's cycle with a lot to prove. Can a catchy French-language pop hit courtesy of 19 year old Zoë prove the country has what it takes to flourish without Conchita?
Dalal, Deen, Ana & Jala - Ljubav je | Bosnia & Herzegovina Review

Dalal, Deen, Ana & Jala – Ljubav je | Bosnia & Herzegovina Review

After three years out of Eurovision action, Bosnia & Herzegovina make a welcome return to the contest with an interesting clash of genres that tips a hat to both traditional and modern aspects of their rich musical landscape.
Barei - Say Yay! (Spain) | First Listen Review

Barei – Say Yay! (Spain) | First Listen Review

Spain opt for a change of pace for 2016, with an English-language piano house number that could be straight off a Jess Glynne album. But have they sacrificed too much personality in their quest for hit potential?
Nicky Byrne - Sunlight (Ireland) | First Listen Review

Nicky Byrne – Sunlight (Ireland) | First Listen Review

Ireland have ditched their annual train-wreck of a national selection and brought in a bona fide star for 2016. But can name power alone get Nicky Byrne's pedestrian 'Sunlight' to the finals?
Laura Tesoro - What's The Pressure (Belgium) | First Listen Review

Laura Tesoro – What’s The Pressure (Belgium) | First Listen Review

Belgium's Laura Tesoro channels Bruno Mars and Fleur East on a high energy Eurovision entry that has charm to spare, but doesn't quite play to her vocal strengths.
Eurovision 2015: Final Predictions

Eurovision 2015: Final Predictions

The day has finally arrived. In a few short hours we'll know the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2015. Read on for my predictions for the final shakeup.
Eurovision 2015 Semi Final Two | Final Predictions

Eurovision 2015 Semi Final Two | Final Predictions

The second semi final is upon us, with 17 entries vying for a place in the grand final. But who's going to progress? Read on for my predictions...
Eurovision 2015 Semi Final One | Final Predictions

Eurovision 2015 Semi Final One | Final Predictions

Tonight, 16 artists become 10 as the first semi final of Eurovision 2015 takes place. But who's going through, and who's going home? After a week of feverishly following the rehearsals, I'm ready to make my predictions...