Apparently Slovenia is home to a lot of insanely talented teenage singers who just keep getting shipped off to Eurovision. In my opinion, Maja sang the pants off the 42-strong competition (it’s a good thing she wasn’t wearing any; that could have been embarrassing on live TV).
The last and longest note of Madness of Love can only be described as ‘epic’. As for the rest – well, when you can’t tell the difference between the live and studio versions, you’ve got to be impressed, and Raphael sure was impressive.
Christina Aguilera with an asymmetrical bob (except Nadine can remember her lyrics…and I can’t imagine her ever wearing leather pants with the bottom cut out).
Witloof Bay/ Belgium
Love the song or hate the song, you’ve got to give the group credit for their top-notch a cappella/beat boxing abilities. And the fact that they didn’t incorporate a rather tacky-looking robot into their stage presentation as their music-less predecessors decided to do.
His performance wasn’t quite as perfect as it was when Sognu debuted on French TV (apparently couldn’t find his earpiece through his hair, so when it fell out it stayed out) but it can’t be denied that Amaury’s got talent; as much, if not more so, than many opera singers thrice his age.
It wasn’t enough for Mika to look like an angel and sing about one…she had to go and sing like one too, albeit one who’d choked on an m & m 30 seconds before showtime.
Ah, Aurela the Yeller. Albania sure loves its shouty singers. Still, there’s an obvious skill in screaming so tunefully, and I guess the country appreciates that.
Yes, I did happen to notice Nina’s vocals amidst all the nauseating LED swirls. She’s another one who makes it hard to tell the difference between the live and studio.
Naturally The Wolfster (as I am referring to her from now on) has got commendable vocal chops, being the winner of Hungary’s X Factor.
C’est Ma Vie = one of my least favourite songs last year. But I reckon I would have disliked it even more without Evelina’s pitch perfection. The sign language gimmick didn’t hurt either.
EBJ extras: Here’s who just missed out…Poli from Bulgaria, Eldrine from Georgia and Musiqq from Latvia.
Who were your favourite singers of Eurovision 2011?
COMING UP: There are only two more Düsseldorf in Rewind posts remaining before I kick off my 2012 song reviews. I should probably get on to those…