Our top 10 Eurovision 2017 entries: part one

We successfully included last year’s winner in our top 10 Eurovision 2016 entries post. Are we on a roll? Here’s our selection of the best songs this year (part one)!

Ukraine: O.Torvald – Time

Ana: This makes me do the ‘arm in the air whilst clutching my chest’ move. If you see me do this, generally it means I’m having a rocking out moment, not a coronary. This makes me smile, and head bang, and the middle eight is pretty tight. Turn it up loud!
Karis: The obligatory Eurovision rock song, so obviously it has to be in our top 10. Perfect for some arm waving, moshing and throwing the horns, just what every party needs!

Portugal: Salvador Sobral – Amar Pelos Dois

Ana: I’d really like this song to do well, I think it’s beautiful. How it will fare against the many generic pop entrants remains to be seen, I worry it will be another Mission Eurovision kiss of death and crash out in the semis like lovely Serhat. Only this time, there’s no major political event on the horizon that we could inadvertently affect with our protests of displeasure. Oh, wait…
Karis: This is so special! I want to put him in my pocket and carry him around forever. What a sweet little song! Could it win though? Probably not. Don’t worry Salvador, I’ll be there to wipe away your tears.

Latvia: Triana Park – Line

Ana: I can really get my embarrassing big sister dance moves going to this song. I may even refer to ‘throwing shapes’ and get out the glow sticks. Look out Karis, I’ll be clearing a space in front of the telly and making sure all drinks are away from surface edges!
Karis: Yeah. Ana chose this one.

Belgium: Blanche – City Lights

Ana: LOVE LOVE LOVE this song. It sounds a bit like Tom Vek to me. It’s certainly not a ‘typical’ Eurovision entry but that’s no bad thing.
Karis: Blanche is so fucking awesome. This song is so fucking awesome. It reminds me of Just – Heartbeats from last year, in that it’s a super cool little bop that will remain in my iTunes forever, and not just in a Eurovision playlist.

Croatia: Jacques Houdek – My Friend

Ana: When I first heard this I burst out laughing. Not out of mockery, out of sheer joy. My Friend is quite possibly the most ridiculous entry this year, and there’s even a song with yodelling AND rapping to compete with. This is why I love Eurovision!
Karis: I’m so excited to see this one performed live! It’s going to be one of those ‘wtf’ moments. I hope he faces different ways depending on which voice he’s using. Please, please, please!

See part two here!


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