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Posts tagged "First Listen Review"
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.
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.
First Listen Review: Elhaida Dani - I'm Alive

First Listen Review: Elhaida Dani – I’m Alive

Elhaida Dani won the Albanian national final with old-school ballad 'Diell', but for Eurovision she's taken a more modern route. Does 'I'm Alive' justify the substitution?
First Listen Review: Ann Sophie - Black Smoke (Germany)

First Listen Review: Ann Sophie – Black Smoke (Germany)

Germany's Ann Sophie won her ticket to Eurovision under controversial circumstances back in March. Having come a distant second to Andreas Kümmert, she now has a lot to prove in Vienna. Can Black Smoke silence the doubters?
First Listen Reviews: Amber - Warrior

First Listen Reviews: Amber – Warrior

Fifth time's the charm for Amber Bondin, a fixture at the Maltese national finals since 2011 who's finally set to enjoy her Eurovision moment with the dramatic 'Warrior'. Will she do the Eurovision-loving Island nation proud?
First Listen Review: Daniel Kajmakoski - Autumn Leaves

First Listen Review: Daniel Kajmakoski – Autumn Leaves

The Macedonians often struggle at Eurovision to attract votes from countries outside their Balkan neighbourhood. Can Daniel Kajmakoski's soulful ballad 'Autumn Leaves' help broaden their appeal?