Every year our “Expert” Panel comes together to judge all entries for the Eurovision Song Contest and they’re back to take apart the 2013 entries and rank them accordingly. While their characters and comments may be wacky, the scores are dead serious. All 13 panelists will comment on the song and rank them accordingly giving it points using a scale from five to zero. At the end you’ll also get to cast your vote in the poll. If you would learn more about the panelists and to discuss the show, join us on our Forum HERE
Let’s have a look at the current scoreboard:
Despina Olympiou who is representing Cyprus this year has already 20 years of experience in her pocket. She was internally selected by the broadcaster and is going to perform An Me Thimasai in Malmo. Let’s find out if the panel likes the song.
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Class. Super is this song. The classiest of them all. It is simple, no gimmick at all. It is pure emotion in musical form. Your body sways left and right when you listen to this song, your eyes tear holding dear emotions in every drop, your eyes stare into the deep abyss hoping for your lover to come back. I will call Despina to feature her on my upcoming song, “I’m Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman V.2”
Awww, this one is really pretty and the woman singing it has a very nice voice and manages to emotionally connect with the song. I find it way more sophisticated than a lot of other bland ballads in the running this year. Yes, I know big words like sophistacted, you think I’m dumb because I’m blonde? That is such stereo system.
The country that got Sweden’s 12 last year. But I don’t see it happening again this year. This lady has a very sweet voice, and the song is atmospheric, but it lacks climax and it’s a bit forgettable. While listening to it, though, it takes me away to a beach in Cyprus during sunset. I enjoy it while listening to it, I hope Europe will do the same.
This is nice. It soars at all the right moments. I’m not flapping a up and da down for dis like a crazy BUTa.. I can’t err say that this is bad at all. The ballad seems somewhat generic yet is interesting somehow still. This is a song that I imagine will come more alive when being performed live on stage.
A good effort from Cyprus, but I feel exactly what I felt about Latvia. Good is not good enough, and this song does not have the necessary oomph and sharpness. That itself can pack Cyprus home early, as there are several ballads in that semi and they are either better or can rely on their voting companions. I do believe there is still potential here and a lot will depend on Despina’s performance.
This ballad is one of the better ones in the contest and Despina does the song justice. The structure of this song is sound. I love the start of it with Despina singing unaccompanied. It makes you listen that little bit more! Although it’s a beautiful ballad, I hope it keeps people awaket hroughout because if she’s not careful, people could get bored. It’s just aswell there is a key change half way through! It definitely needed it. Despina is an elegant lady and brings some class to the competition.
Cyprus go in a completely different direction to last year with this slow, relaxing ballad. Despina’s vocals are excellent and she commands the song. It’s a ballad that isn’t designed to burst out into lots of instruments, but it is undeniably beautiful. It’s difficult to remember how it goes, though. It is a little too safe. I think Cyprus will get through to final with this, but beyond that it will struggle. Ballads like this just don’t have the “oomph” factor to go any higher. But it is a very classy, easy listening song.
Second huge disappointment of this year for me. Totally boring, uninteresting and forgettable entry. I even can’t realize the motive of the composition, because it seems to combine so much sounds. I also dislike the voice of Despina, which doesn’t suit the whole song. I was listening to it at night and got to sleep after one minute of the song. My prediction – this song is going to fail
Eau: Ow….What happened….? What time is it?
Liz: Ah, thank god, you’re waking up. Thank goodness! I almost got a panic attack. I don’t know what happened! You’ve just been sleeping for 3 minutes.
Eau: OMG. Really? O dear…. I feel like I’ve been sleeping for 3 days…But how on earth can that happen???
Liz: Well, we started listening to the entry from Cyprus and when I switched on the music (to be continued)
Despina, you are truly a vision, definitely a descendant of Aphrodite, and for that reason I will remember you! For your song, however, I will not. You ask me An me thimasi? I have to respond with a definite Oxi. Very boring and often tiresome in parts, like my chewy steaks.
CURRENT SCORE: 37
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