Thursday, February 12, 2015

ESC 2015 ICELAND: FINAL LINE UP AND LITTLE REVIEW

Also Iceland has concluded its two semifinals and has its final this Saturday. Six songs made it to the final and the jury granted one wildcard to Haukur Heiðar Hauksson. In semifinals all song were performed in Icelandic but it seems most of them will be heard in English in the final. Often that has also ment a little remix being done, so let's see what we have in store from Reykjavik. 
CADEM seems like Alcazar light from Iceland, light also in catchiness and originality unfortunately. SUNDAY offers something totally different. And I think I love it. Björn and friends offer a song that seems to be in the Icelandic final every year, and I never care much for it but still it wins every now and then. Hopefully not this year again! Maria echoes Yohanna and the song is good, quite catchy and could be even more so once in English. But does it get a bit shouty in the end? Let's rearrange it! Elin is charming in her little guitar lolita look and tiny sweet little voice and song. How could you not like this? I understood Friðrik is one of the favorites but I guess I like it the least so far.... Yawn.... What's there to like? Hmm... hmmm.... the unfitting suit? (This said he propably wins...) Haukur looks like military and his song sounds like a marching army really. Not so sure that's the way to go these days... Not convinced. So summa summarum. If I can't have SUNDAY let it be Elin. CADEM and Maria would do as well but I wouldn't be that happy with them.....

CADEM - Fyrir alla
SUNDAY - Fjaðrir
Björn og félagar - Piltur og stúlka
María Ólafsdóttir - Lítil skref
Elín Sif Halldórsdóttir - Í kvöld
Friðrik Dór Jónsson - Í síðasta skipti
Haukur Heiðar Hauksson - Milljón augnablik 

For the first time the artists are allowed to sing their entry in the language of their choise already in the Icelandic final instead of changing it later (in semis they all have to perform in Icelandic, hooray for that!) ans all but Björn and his friends and Haukur will sing in English in the final....

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