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Judging 2015 #6: Latvia, Azerbaijan, Iceland, Sweden, Switzerland

Judging 2015 #6: Latvia, Azerbaijan, Iceland, Sweden, Switzerland
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  • On May 1, 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 6: Latvia, Azerbaijan, Iceland, Sweden, Switzerland

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

 

 

10. Latvia – Aminata – “Love Injected”

> Artist profile

 

 

  • Eric
    Modern. Björk-ish. Could have better vocals.
    Score: 3
  • Kemal
    It might get better or worse on the ESC stage. We’ll see.
    Score: 3
  • Erdi
    Latvia is a country that always makes a difference I like this song too much.
    Score: 4
  • Helin
    It’s a good song if you going to listen once. Then its boring.
    Score: 3
  • Maral
    Boring. Zzz
    Score: 1
  • Emma
    Good while you are listening to it, but easy to forget.
    Score: 2
  • Tolgahan
    Not bad, not good, but so interesting! Everything depends on the performance on the live show.

    Score: 3
  • Iain
    A creative yet simple staging for this song should push it into the final.
    Score: 3

= Total score: 22

 


 

 

11. Azerbaijan – Elnur Hüseynov – “Hour of the Wolf”

> Artist profile

 

 

  • Eric
    Good voice, but song needs revamping.
    Score: 3
  • Kemal
    He is talented and the song is outstanding.
    Score: 4
  • Erdi
    That’s what I was waiting from Elnur..I just want some Caucasian Music in song.
    Score: 4
  • Helin
    I’m happy to see Elnur in Eurovision again, but song it’s simple, there is nothing special. Top 10 is guaranteed.
    Score: 4
  • Maral
    Best voice ever!
    Score: 4
  • Emma
    Fantastic song but it takes a few listens.
    Score: 5
  • Tolgahan
    Elnur! Second time on the Eurovision stage! A perfect voice & a different song! Azerbaijan is very good as usual.

    Score: 5
  • Iain
    A perfectly reasonable song but very forgettable. I expected more from a returning artist.
    Score: 2

= Total score: 31

 


 

12. Iceland – María Ólafs – “Unbroken”

> Artist profile

 

 

  • Eric

    Nice, sweet song. Sung well and has a good buildup.
    Score: 4

  • Kemal
    I smell some Emmelie De Forest here. Song is not bad.
    Score: 3
  • Erdi
    Good song…will qualify.
    Score: 3
  • Helin
    Hey Emmelie de Forest! Anyway it’s a catchy song.
    Score: 4
  • Maral
    Super cute! Iceland is going to do well this year, or at least I hope so.
    Score: 3
  • Emma
    Really like it since the new version was released.
    Score: 4
  • Tolgahan
    I didn’t like when I first listened to this song but now i love this! Really really cool!
    Score: 4
  • Iain
    An uplifting song from Iceland – may be too mainstream for Eurovision though.
    Score: 4

= Total score: 29

 


 

13. Sweden – Måns Zelmerlöw – Heroes”

> Artist profile

 

 

  • Eric
    Professionally done.
    Score: 5
  • Kemal
    Måns” -heart- “Heroes” -heart- however not the best.
    Score: 4
  • Erdi
    Great…simply great.
    Score: 5
  • Helin
    Thank god, finally Måns!!! I waited to see him in Eurovision since 2007. Dreams came true. But the song…I don’t know…not a winner.
    Score: 5
  • Maral
    Ok guys, the game is over! Sweden won. ;)
    Score: 5
  • Emma
    Amazing staging, amazing singer, amazing song.
    Score: 5
  • Tolgahan
    Finally Måns Zelmerlöw at Eurovision. Sweden can win again with this amazing cool song “Heroes.”
    Score: 5
  • Iain
    A classic Swedish pop song, it should qualify and do well in the final.
    Score: 3

= Total score: 37

 


 

14. Switzerland – Mélanie René – Time to Shine”

> Artist profile

 

 

  • Eric
    Nice ethnic elements.
    Score: 3
  • Kemal
    Beautiful song, but unfortunately the live performance was not like I was expecting.
    Score: 3
  • Erdi
    Song is good, but not for Mélanie.
    Score: 2
  • Helin
    I’m pretty sure that this is the song that I listened most in this year. I hope she will do a good stage performance.
    Score: 5
  • Maral
    Great song and fantastic voice. :) A super big like for Mélanie.
    Score: 5
  • Emma
    After too many listens, I’m now completely sick of it.
    Score: 2
  • Tolgahan
    I like this song too! Switzerland deserves the final this year too!

    Score: 3
  • Iain
    A predictable and self-indulgent song. It will definitely not stand out this year.
    Score: 2

= Total score: 25

 


 

After the sixth round of voting, Sweden has joined Estonia and Israel for the top spot, while Iceland managed to squeeze in between Norway and Russia, placing eighth.

Check back soon for the seventh part of Judging 2015, where we will look at Cyprus, Slovenia, Poland, Austria, and Australia.

 

 

Cumulative ranking:

1: Estonia – 37
1: Israel – 37
1: Sweden – 37
4: Belgium – 34
5: Azerbaijan – 31
5: Georgia – 31
7: The Netherlands – 30
7: Russia – 30
9: Iceland – 29
10: Norway – 28
11: Lithuania – 27
12: Albania – 26
12: Belarus – 26
12: Czech Republic – 26
15: Switzerland – 25
16: Moldova – 24
17: Armenia – 22
17: Latvia – 22
19: Montenegro – 21
19: Serbia – 21
19: Malta – 21
22: Ireland – 20
22: Greece – 20
22: Macedonia – 20
25: Denmark – 19
26: Romania – 18
27: Hungary – 17
28: San Marino – 16
29: Portugal – 14
30: Finland – 3

 

< Check out part 5 of the voting

(Malta, Norway, Portugal, Czech Republic, Israel)

Check out part 7 of the voting >

(Cyprus, Slovenia, Poland, Austria, Australia)

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