Eurovision 2016 is almost here, so we’ve put together some of the best and worst entries into this year’s contest.
Eurovision 2016 is upon us, and that means there are some amazing songs up for consideration. This year’s Eurovision, held in Stockholm is shaping up to be “the gayest year ever” according to contest producer Christer Bjorkman. So without further ado, let’s look at some of the entries.
First up on the chopping block is Greece, with their entry into the contest coming from band Argo. ‘Utopian Land’ is a rap/folk/pop mix that just doesn’t deliver. Its only saving grace is that the video for the song features a sexy Grecian man running, which you can watch here (you might need to mute it):
Next up is the UK, with their entry from artists Joe and Jake, ‘You’re Not Alone’. This is a very catchy pop song increasing the UK’s odds of doing well in this years song contest. The artists Joe and Jake, who met on the TV show ‘The Voice’ performed very well in the rehearsal, have had their odds slashed by bookies from 50/1 to 25/1. Check out their entry:
The Ukraine’s entry is next up and it’s a bit of a non-starter. The slow pace, soulful vocals and understated rhythm from Jamala just don’t stack up. However, the odds on Ukraine winning are coming in at 4/1. Check out the song below to judge for yourself.
Ireland’s entry into the Eurovision 2016 comes from former Westlife member, Nicky Byrne. Nicky’s raspy voice and the upbeat track make this one of Ireland’s best entries in several years. Check out the video below:
And finally Bosnia’s Eurovision 2016 is from former entrant Deen accompanied by Dalal and featuring Ana Rucner and Jala. At least Greece had the decency to provide an interesting visual for their traditional/rap mix. Watching Bornia’s entry you’ll probably wonder ‘Bosnia… why couldn’t you be more like Greece?’
There’s some great songs that didn’t make this list like Russia’s entry, but we’ll be covering them later in the week.
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