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Judging 2015 #7: Cyprus, Slovenia, Poland, Austria, Australia

Judging 2015 #7: Cyprus, Slovenia, Poland, Austria, Australia
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  • On May 4, 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 7: Cyprus, Slovenia, Poland, Austria, Australia

In the seventh part of our voting, we will look at the last three entries from the second semi-final as well as the first two entries from the Grand Final!

 

 

15. Cyprus – John Karayiannis – One Thing I Should Have Done”

> Artist profile

 

 

  • Eric

    Sounds like an Eric Clapton song. One of the worst.
    Score: 0

  • Kemal
    Boring.
    Score: 0
  • Erdi
    Cypriot national final had better songs. This is sooo boring and old-fashioned.
    S
    core: 1
  • Helin
    Nothing special…kind of boring.
    Score: 2
  • Maral
    Beautiful song, but not really for Eurovision. Sorry. :(
    Score: 1
  • Emma
    Sweet song, but over time I’ve gotten sick of it.
    Score: 2
  • Tolgahan
    Really nice but very classic too!

    Score: 1
  • Iain
    A creative yet simple staging for this song should push it into the final.
    Score: 3

= Total score: 10

 


 

 

16. Slovenia – Maraaya – Here For You”

> Artist profile

 

 

  • Eric

    Amy Winehouse-sounding voice, but not a bad song.
    Score: 3

  • Kemal
    It is one of my favourites. Hope she wears something better in Eurovision.
    Score: 4
  • Erdi
    Maraaya I loooove them they are so sweet…WILL QUALIFY 100%.
    Score: 4
  • Helin
    So old school. I like it. This is the soul and sound we want to see in Eurovision! Thanks Maraaya! 
    Score: 5
  • Maral
    I would like to believe that this will make the top 10, but if they couldn’t get top 10 in 2011, then I’m not sure that this can either.
    Score: 3
  • Emma
    Fresh and different. Marjetka has an unusual voice, which is great to listen to.
    Score: 5
  • Tolgahan
    Jolly good! I’ve loved this song “Here For You” since the first moment I listened. Maraaya deserves a good place in the Grand Final!
    Score: 5
  • Iain
    A very interesting voice backed up by a strong beat. Hopefully this will qualify.
    Score: 5

= Total score: 34

 


 

17. Poland – Monika Kuszyńska – In the Name of Love”

> Artist profile

 

 

  • Eric

    Nicely sung and interesting ballad. Somewhat depressing.
    Score: 3

  • Kemal
    Intro part is great, but sorry, nothing special.
    Score: 1
  • Erdi
    Good song I think maybe deserve as 9th to qualify. :D
    Score: 3
  • Helin
    Boring. I don’t think that they can qualify.
    Score: 1
  • Maral
    That music gives me chills, but her English and lyrics are terrible.
    Score: 2
  • Emma
    Slightly boring and forgettable.
    Score: 2
  • Tolgahan
    “From heart to heart, in the name of love” This song really impressed me. I hope the best for Poland.

    Score: 3
  • Iain
    This is a very subdued entry from Poland and risks not standing out amongst the other ballads.
    Score: 2

= Total score: 17

 


 

  • Austria – The Makemakes – “I Am Yours”

> Artist profile

 

 

  • Eric

    Forgettable, boring, and bad follow-up for last year’s winner.
    Score: 1

  • Kemal
    No, host country. Not this time.
    Score: 1
  • Erdi
    No comment!!
    Score: 1
  • Helin
    Okay I have to be honest, I love them because they are hot! Song is good, but come on!!! I can’t focus on the song because of watching them. :)
    Score: 4
  • Maral
    I think this is going to do better than most people expect on the Eurovision stage.
    Score: 3
  • Emma
    Really beautiful ballad and great staging.
    Score: 4
  • Tolgahan
    Not bad but so boring! I waited something more exciting from the host country!
    Score: 1
  • Iain
    A very familiar song but as the reigning champions, will Austria prevail in the final?
    Score: 3

= Total score: 18

 


 

  • Australia – Guy Sebastian – “Tonight Again”

> Artist profile

 

 

  • Eric
    Seriously? That’s the best you could send?
    Score: 0
  • Kemal
    I hope they win. I want this to win not because it is the best song, I find the song very catchy and shines beyond all those boring ballads just like Israel.
    Score: 4
  • Erdi
    At first I didn’t like too much, but now I adore this song. Probably will be on top 10.
    Score: 4
  • Helin
    Well hello there. :) They are using their only chance very well! They’ve got the best song! Go Australia!!!
    Score: 5
  • Maral
    The only thing in its way is that is sounds like something you can hear on the radio everyday. It is not a very unique song. I actually expected more from your entry. But I love.
    Score: 3
  • Emma
    Was hoping for more from Australia, although it’s a fun song.
    Score: 3
  • Tolgahan
    Sounds are very fun and cool! Like that!

    Score: 3
  • Iain
    Australia’s debut and all I can say is at least it isn’t a ballad!
    Score: 2

= Total score: 24

 


 

After the seventh round of voting, Slovenia tied with Belgium for fourth place. Poland placed at 30th place with host country Austria making it to 28th. Cyprus had the worst luck, falling under Portugal for second to last.

Check back soon for the eighth and final part of Judging 2015, where we will look at the Big 5: France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and United Kingdom!

 

 

Cumulative ranking:

1: Estonia – 37
1: Israel – 37
1: Sweden – 37
4: Belgium – 34
4: Slovenia – 34
6: Azerbaijan – 31
6: Georgia – 31
8: The Netherlands – 30
8: Russia – 30
10: Iceland – 29
11: Norway – 28
12: Lithuania – 27
13: Albania – 26
13: Belarus – 26
13: Czech Republic – 26
16: Switzerland – 25
17: Australia – 24
17: Moldova – 24
19: Armenia – 22
19: Latvia – 22
21: Montenegro – 21
21: Serbia – 21
21: Malta – 21
24: Ireland – 20
24: Greece – 20
24: Macedonia – 20
27: Denmark – 19
28: Austria – 18
28: Romania – 18
30: Hungary – 17
30: Poland – 17
32: San Marino – 16
33: Portugal – 14
34: Cyprus – 10
35: Finland – 3

 

< Check out part 6 of the voting

(Latvia, Azerbaijan, Iceland, Sweden, Switzerland)

Check out part 8 of the voting >

(France, Germany, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom)

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