We’re back with the Eurovision 2013 ‘Alternative Awards’, where we judge the best and worst aspects of all the nations’ entries on a truly random (and sometimes downright silly) array of stuff. Every couple of days we will introduce some new awards, including the best and worst and the runners up. These are one person’s opinion, the author’s (Sebastien), and of course don’t reflect the opinion of everyone at ESCUnited!

Lets kick off then! Here are the awards for:

Key Change

Can make or break a song, a key change is one of the most crucial points in a Eurovision song. Voting includes note key changes or significant changes in tempo or rhythm. Excludes songs without a key change, or with more complex verse structures.

Best:

Georgia-Nodi Tatishvili & Sophie Gelovani, Waterfall

Powerful and energetic, and music is used well around it. This alone will trawl in some votes for Georgia. Although it does go on a bit. 7.5/10

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Runners Up:

United Kingdom-Bonnie Tyler, Believe In Me

Quite professional over the superb connecting verse. Nicely done. 7.5/10

Estonia-Birgit Õigemeel, Et Uus Saaks Alguse

Spine chilling hold of note, lovely. 7/10

Worst:

Azerbaijan-Farid Mammadov, Hold Me

Gag-worthy. The worst moment of the song, it’s pushed straight into a different key and it sounds so…wrong. Shame after a decent build up. 2/10

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Runners Up:

Belarus-Alyona Lanskaya, Solayoh

Don’t really know what’s going on. Begins as if only the backing singers are singing, but then Alyona is as well, which is pretty confusing. A pretty dire build up also. 3/10

San MarinoValentina Monetta, Crisalide

Less of key change, more of a new song sticky taped onto the end. With two cheesy key changes. 3.5/10

What do you think? Have your say and tell us what you think by commenting in the section below!

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