Gentle piano opening, reminiscent of Freddy Mercury, but segued into a fairly routine ballad. Inoffensive.
Quite upbeat duet - mostly poppy, little bit of an edge. Not inspiring, but enjoyable.
Broody, moody, flat. Cute dress.
Promising opening, not bad song - disco opera affair. Pretty fun, and whilst the song could be better, a lovely voice.
Nicely soulful, somewhat melancholic, but didn't catch me.
Traditionally inspired, lively - good stuff!
Quite routine chart stuff.
Neat dancefloor number. Cute guy.
Another with ethnic roots, beautiful costumes. Pretty good.
Good upbeat stuff, neat background video of the singer aging.
Tedious Top 40 stuff with a club beat.
12. Bosnia & Herzegovina
Downtempo sequel to Azerbaijan. Fair enough.
Traditional, modernised. Fun, but not really a winner.
Power ballad of tedium. Pleasant enough, but oddly unexciting.
Sextet akin to Bond, with a nicely moody, engaging piece of faux classical-club. Maybe not my favorite, but I'd be happy to see them win. +1 shiny.
Ronan Keating ballad. Decent enough, but about as homogenised as it comes.
Sassy, with a burlesque edge. Definitely fun; maybe not revolutionary, but I'd consider buying it. +1 shiny.
Another with an ethnic edge, but completely failed to grab me. Pleasant enough.
Decent bit of mainstream pop for a club market. Enjoyable. But teal was never meant to be the color of zentai.
This is what to play if you really despise your neighbors.
Interestingly Barbarella-like stage show. Enjoyable clubstuff - fairly OTT, but I'd happily listen to it again. Nice bassline, bit Saintly.
Distilled unoriginality. Perfectly competently performed, and devoid of any soul.
23. United Kingdom
Exceptionally professional, soporific ballad. Nauseatingly tired composition. Only one I've had to mute.
Power hair of the 80s, represent! Generic club reject song.
Yet another attempt at a club track, this time string-backed. Good enough background music.
Well, there we go - vote early and often. In my case, Portugal, Germany, and Ukraine. ^_^