Our top 10 Eurovision 2018 entries: part two
While we may have included the last two Eurovision winners in our ‘Top 10’ posts, we have also thrown our full support behind such greats as Slavko (Montenegro 2017), IVAN (Belarus 2016) and Serhat (San Marino 2016)… all fabulous songs that failed to make it to the final. So. Um. Let’s hope none of these fall victim to the Mission Eurovision Kiss Of Death.
Israel: Netta – TOY
Ana: I want all the hairs and all the makeups and all the clothes and all the noises and ALL THE FIERCE EVERYTHING.
Karis: I think this is actually The Favourite to win, and it’s easy to see why. I love Netta. I want to be Netta. Netta is all of us. Yay Netta.
Hungary: AWS – Viszlát Nyár
Ana: Skip to the 2:00 mark, watch from there, you’re welcome. WALL. OF. DEATH!
Karis: Token rock song which means automatic inclusion in our list, obvs. This is totally reminiscent of Download Festival’s second stage at 2pm on the Saturday, in the pissing rain, throwing horns in the air while sloshing around your warm cider. I’m here for that throwdown. In the pit, kids!
The Netherlands: Waylon – Outlaw In ‘Em
Karis: Mission Eurovision is a democracy and that’s why this is here.
Ana: Hahaha! Fair point. I still maintain that I hate Country music. But dayum, I can’t help but turn this one up loud.
Serbia: Sanja Ilić & Balkanika – Nova Deca
Ana: I love watching Eurovision for songs like this. Hits the mother lode on the old bingo too!
Karis: Remember when Eurovision was all like this? They were glorious times. Thank you, Serbia, for this absolute treat.
Denmark: Rasmussen – Higher Ground
Ana: I am LIVING for Rasmussen right now! So reminiscent of Pirates of the Caribbean for me, and I’m always a fan of a good beard. Being (a very small) part Danish and a big bacon fan, this is my top pick for 2018. Key change ahoy!
Karis: As much as I love Netta, this song is actually my favourite favourite because 1) it’s the opening theme to Battlestar Galactica, 2) vikings, and 3) it has a bloody wonderful key change! Hallelujah! Tak Danmark!