Welcome back to the ESC Views’ Pre-Contest Vote 2015! If you are unfamiliar with what this involves, do go ahead and click this link to take you to the ‘Launch Page’ of the competition. As more and more of these articles are written, they will be added to this page, so you can navigate between each country as you so wish.
Today, we’re concluding the first semi-final by reviewing the first of the warriors, Nina Sublatti’s version from Georgia. Apparently, the song was written in three hours in the middle of the night, and it’s about Georgian women who strive to be good women, mothers and teachers. It’s one of the first synthpop entries Georgia has sent to Eurovision, in fact.
Here’s what the jury members think:
Lewis – I love the subtle changes that have been made to this song. It’s such a massive improvement on 2014, although the English slips slightly detract from the song’s overall effect (too harsh perhaps?). It’s got a good rhythm too and it will appeal to both the juries and audience, I can see this song doing very well, top 10 maybe. 8/12
Reece – The re-vamped version is a considerable improvement, and I like it much more than the original song. I think the public will vote a lot for it, but the juries not so much… top-ten may be just out of its reach. 6/12
Rory – TBC
Lauren – If ever I feel weak, then I just listen to this song. With a strong message of (what I think is) female empowerment and an awesome drum beat, I seriously think this one will do really well! 10/12
Total: 24/48 (Rory’s vote to come)
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That’s all for now – keep an eye on ESC Views for the next few weeks as we continue our look at each competing nation and what we think of their chances. Tomorrow, we will start our look at the second semi-final!
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