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Norway 2021

  1. Anaconda I'm as sick as fuck.

    I am catching up with this now, I have listened to the songs in the second and third semifinals, as well as the pre-qualifiers that were featured in each. Ty Rua for the very useful update! Here are my thoughts.

    Semifinal Two
    Ketil was lovely, probably not what is needed if a country aspires to do well in today's Eurovision, but I very much enjoyed the song. HFc sok. Daniel Owen and Raylee were utter crap :S Raylee also had the worst possible staging and that outfit doesn't do her any favours. I get that Maria Solheim was aiming for magical, but she only achieved bland, despite the pretty staging. Tl;dr: Ketil was robbed :court: I also fully agree with Rua on Stavangerkameratene.

    Semifinal Three
    Dinaye's dated effort was pretty bad. Big Daddy Karsten was underwhelming despite having thrown everything and the rainbow kitchen sink at it. Emmy was appallingly bad and the lyrics are outrageous, but I'm not surprised it did well :( I enjoyed Ole Harz the most of this group, not that it was anything special but at least it didn't make me lose the will to live. Kaja Rode's song is very generic and totally forgettable and a bit of an F ROW.
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  2. Rua Haldor Lægreid Impersonator

    The fourth heat can be listened to below:

    Landeveiens Helter - Alt det der
    KiiM - My Lonely Voice
    Royane - Circus
    Marianne Pentha & Mikkel Gaup - Pages

    Another eclectic bunch of different music styles.

    Alt det der is a nice throwback song, pleasant to listen to but probably not competitive enough.
    My Lonely Voice is a contemporary ballad with a professional vocal but it doesn't grasp me at all.
    Circus is another oddity like Witch Woods but with some more roughness and edge to it - not sure if it's my cup of tea.
    Pages is a mix of both joik and pop and reminds me of 'Hold Your Colours" by Solju from UMK 2015 - it's pleasant but I don't think it's as much of a standout as it could've been.
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  3. sokrates1988 I HATE EUROVISION

    and as usual the Norwegian song will have no chance :(
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  4. Rua Haldor Lægreid Impersonator

    The fifth prequalified song is here:

    This really gives me Melodifestivalen reject entry - you could imagine Molly Petterson Hammar stomping about to this or Mans Zelmerlow doing this as an interval song. Doesn't really do much for me!
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  5. sokrates1988 I HATE EUROVISION

    What a crap final this will be
  6. Rua Haldor Lægreid Impersonator

    The fifth and final of the heats can be listened to here:

    Ane.Fin - Walking In My Sleep
    IMERIKA - I Can't Escape
    RIVER - Coming Home
    TuVeia - Bli med meg på gar'n

    One thing that I can safely say about Norway's selection is that it can keep you guessing just what might come next :geek: - if you listen to any, I suggest TuVeia because I imagine it was made on drugs.

    I think IMERIKA will probably be the choice as it's a well made song (albeit takes a bit too long to get going) but RIVER's is quite pleasant. Ane.Fin is verging on a F ROW and TuVeia is, well, what it is. :D
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  7. sokrates1988 I HATE EUROVISION

    Once again 100% the norwegian song will get ignored
  8. Rua Haldor Lægreid Impersonator

    The final prequalified song can be found here:

    Do you ever just sit there in silence while you're trying to gather your thoughts but you never can fully grasp them? I feel like that listening to this song - it's like a James bond song mixed with a Disney villain's song and I really don't like it.
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  9. sokrates1988 I HATE EUROVISION

    :zzz: wake me up in June

    Oh, I think I do l like it. I hope he comes in with his dishevelled look but I don't suppose he will.
  11. Anaconda I'm as sick as fuck.

    Right, so it seems I only manage to catch up with Norway every two weeks :D Here's what I thought.

    Semifinal Four
    Pages is not unpleasant but it's nothing to necessarily write home about. Same for Alt Det Der, it's what Rua said. I very much enjoyed My Lonely Voice. Circus was, much like the title suggested, a hot mess, I am so over this new age crap. World on Fire, the pre-qualifier, was just terrible, so generic, dated and repetitive.

    Semifinal Five
    Bli med meg på gar'n was great :D I found it immensely entertaining. Coming Home is on par for me with Malta's entry of the same name - both are pleasant, none goes anywhere really. Walking In My Sleep is crap. I Can't Escape is alright and well sung but doesn't do much for me. Eyes Wide Open. I didn't like Eyes Wide Open.

    Thanks, Rua, for all the informative and fun to read posts!
  12. Rua Haldor Lægreid Impersonator

    On the 20th of February, :no: will decide on their entry. After five heats and a wildcard round, six songs join the automatic qualifiers in a twelve-song showdown. I put the studio versions just to keep a bit of mystery for anyone who is waiting for tomorrow to see how they are live. The top four advance to a gold final and then a gold duel will be decided between the top two with the online voting.

    These are in running order:

    01 Atle Pettersen - World On Fire (AQ)
    02 Raylee - Hero (Heat 2 Qualifier)
    03 Stavangerkameratene - Who I Am (AQ)
    04 KiiM - My Lonely Voice (Heat 4 Qualifier)
    05 Blåsemafian feat. Hazel - Let Loose (Heat 1 Qualifier)
    06 Emmy - Witch Woods (Heat 3 Qualifier)
    07 TIX - Fallen Angel (AQ)
    08 Kaja Rode - Feel Again (AQ)
    09 Rein Alexander - Eyes Wide Open (AQ)
    10 IMERIKA - I Can't Escape (Heat 5 Qualifier)
    11 KEiiNO - Monument (AQ)
    12 Jorn - Faith Bloody Faith (Wildcard)

    I'm disappointed that TIX decided to go for English as it has been my favourite all the way through and it loses power when it's translated, despite liking some of the english lyrics. I could have been okay with a chorus in English and the rest in Norwegian. Other than TIX, I'm okay with Jorn, IMERIKA and Raylee, too. I suppose KEiiNO has it in the bag (and while it's my 5th, I think someone else deserves a chance.)
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  13. sokrates1988 I HATE EUROVISION

    What an absolutely boring dull final 12 songs all in English, have none of them got any pride in their own language ? obviously not :mal:
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  14. James ... and his things xD

  15. James ... and his things xD

    The winner:
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  16. sokrates1988 I HATE EUROVISION

  17. James ... and his things xD

    Someone made a French version of the song. This would so have been my number 1.

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