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Judging 2015 #5: Malta, Norway, Portugal, Czech Republic, Israel

Judging 2015 #5: Malta, Norway, Portugal, Czech Republic, Israel
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  • On April 26, 2015

With the official slogan of the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 being “Building Bridges,” we decided to build a Eurovision bridge of our own!

Leading all the way to Turkey, we are collaborating with our friends at the Eurovision news website, ESCin5.com!

 


 

Our Eurovision jury teams

Four members of the ESC Reporter team join four members of ESCin5 to rate all the songs of Eurovision 2015. The songs will be rated on a scale from 0 to 5, with cumulative results being added for each post to form a total ranking. With eight people voting, a song can gather a maximum of 40 points.

 

Representing ESCReporter.com:

  • Eric Nocito
  • Erdi Tejeci
  • Emma Kiernan
  • Iain Cameron

Representing ESCin5.com:

  • Kemal Can Arat
  • Helin Ege Tok
  • Maral Toprak
  • Tolgahan Targit


 

The voting, part 5: Malta, Norway, Portugal, Czech Republic, Israel

In the fifth part of our voting, we will look at the next five entries from the second semi-final!

 

 

5. Malta – Amber – “Warrior”

> Artist profile

 

 

  • Eric
    Not bad, but a little screamy.
    Score: 3
  • Kemal
    First version of the song was way better. Sorry Malta.
    Score: 1
  • Erdi
    Revamped version is sooo baad, I don’t like it in its first days.
    Score: 2
  • Helin
    Awful. Can’t listen.
    Score: 1
  • Maral
    She should sing a bit stronger. Instrumental is amazing.
    Score: 4
  • Emma
    It’s lost all its power since its revamp.
    Score: 2
  • Tolgahan
    I love this song and I love Amber too!

    Score: 5
  • Iain
    I think this Warrior will be defeated by the other, good instrumental but her voice is too weak.
    Score: 3

= Total score: 21

 


 

 

6. Norway – Mørland & Debrah Scarlett – “A Monster Like Me”

> Artist profile

 

 

  • Eric
    Highly boring and nothing to set it apart.
    Score: 0
  • Kemal
    The best ballad of the year.
    Score: 4
  • Erdi
    Just amazing.
    Score: 5
  • Helin
    Perfection. They got the best ballad and they deserve to win.
    Score: 5
  • Maral
    Great taste.
    Score: 3
  • Emma
    Amazing! So perfect.
    Score: 5
  • Tolgahan
    An impressive powerful ballad duo.
    Score: 4
  • Iain
    A ballad that doesn’t stand out. Not convinced that it will qualify for the final. Deborah’s unique voice might save them.
    Score: 2

= Total score: 28

 


 

7. Portugal – Leonor Andrade – “Há um mar que nos separa”

> Artist profile

 

 

  • Eric
    Interesting melody, but falls flat.
    Score: 2
  • Kemal
    Don’t like it.
    Score: 1
  • Erdi
    I think this should be in English, sooo…
    Score: 1
  • Helin
    If they will make it in English, I can like the song, but until that day it is just a simple Eurovision song for me.
    Score: 1
  • Maral
    I’ve got a feeling that this song will do unexpectedly well in the Grand Final.
    Score: 4
  • Emma
    Much more powerful since the revamp.
    Score: 3
  • Tolgahan
    Very ordinary and boring.
    Score: 0
  • Iain
    A very standard song that fails to stand out in this year’s lineup.
    Score: 2

= Total score: 14

 


 

8. Czech Republic – Marta Jandová & Václav Noid Bárta – “Hope Never Dies”

> Artist profile

 

 

  • Eric
    Feels like it never starts. Doesn’t stand out.
    Score: 2
  • Kemal
    Nice voices, below average song.
    Score: 2
  • Erdi
    A great return for Czech Republic. I think they deserve Final.
    Score: 4
  • Helin
    The best ballad after Norway. The song reminds me of 2008’s. Really nice.
    Score: 4
  • Maral
    Sorry, but they probably won’t go to the final. 
    Score: 2
  • Emma
    Definitely the best song Czech Republic has ever entered.
    Score: 3
  • Tolgahan
    Welcome back Czech Republic! A powerful ballad!
    Score:
    4
  • Iain
    A fantastic returning entry from the Czech Republic – their voices are completely in sync and they should fare very well this year.
    Score: 5

= Total score: 26

 


 

9. Israel – Nadav Guedj – “Golden Boy”

 

 

  • Eric
    Great mix of R&B, pop, and Middle Eastern styles. Song destined to not be forgotten.
    Score: 5
  • Kemal
    Dying here! Shaloooooom IZRAEL.
    Score: 5
  • Erdi
    Mediterranean song!! I like it!
    Score: 4
  • Helin
    I’m not sure if it’s extremely good or terrible. Who cares, I’m addicted the song. So fun. They save the contest. Btw, please let us see Tel Aviv, Nadav!!!
    Score: 5
  • Maral
    Funniest song ever!
    Score: 4
  • Emma
    Really love it. One of the few songs this year you can dance to!
    Score: 5
  • Tolgahan
    Begins as a ballad song then turns into a pop/R&B song. Eventually meeting in the chorus with ethnic elements. Really cool! I loved this song! CAN WIN!

    Score: 5
  • Iain
    A really fun and catchy song from Israel with a good hook.
    Score: 4

= Total score: 37

 


 

After the fifth round of voting, we’re past the halfway mark! Israel managed to tie with Estonia for first place. Portugal unfortunately wasn’t that lucky, falling under San Marino for second to last.

Check back soon for the sixth part of Judging 2015, where we will look at Latvia, Azerbaijan, Iceland, Sweden, and Switzerland.

 

 

Cumulative ranking:

1: Estonia – 37
1: Israel – 37
3: Belgium – 34
4: Georgia – 31
5: The Netherlands – 30
5: Russia – 30
7: Norway – 28
8: Lithuania – 27
9: Albania – 26
9: Belarus – 26
9: Czech Republic – 26
12: Moldova – 24
13: Armenia – 22
14: Montenegro – 21
14: Serbia – 21
14: Malta – 21
17: Ireland – 20
17: Greece – 20
17: Macedonia – 20
20: Denmark – 19
21: Romania – 18
22: Hungary – 17
23: San Marino – 16
24: Portugal – 14
25: Finland – 3

 

< Check out part 4 of the voting

(Georgia, Lithuania, Ireland, San Marino, Montenegro)

Check out part 6 of the voting >

(Latvia, Azerbaijan, Iceland, Sweden, Switzerland)

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