Now, I’m not a gigantic fan of most of the songs from Eurovision 2016, as a huge majority are of the ‘been-there-seen-that’ variety, or they’re just plain terrible.
I have to admit, though, if you look at my Top 10 list for Eurovision 2016, there are quite a few good songs on it but it wasn’t until today, when I watched the official Eurovision Recap of the Big 5 and Sweden songs, that it dawned on me most of them are from Big 5 countries.
The Big 5, of course, are France, Germany, Spain, Italy and the United Kingdom, and Sweden is this year’s Eurovision host.
And, out of all six countries, the only song I think is not up to a high Eurovision standard is the United Kingdom. And, yep, I’m British, so I’m definitely allowed to say that.
As for the other five, France is sending a fabulously catchy and gloriously happy dance song with Amir’s ‘J’ai cherché‘.
Germany’s Jamie-Lee is singing ‘Ghost‘ and it’s quirky, cool and very memorable,
Italy’s Francesca Michielin’s ‘No Degree of Separation‘ is everything I imagine when you think of Italian romantic pop songs.
Barei from Spain has ‘Say Yay!‘, and it’s another foot-tappingly fabulous dance number and, of course, Sweden’s Frans with ‘If I Were Sorry‘ is so wonderfully indie-sounding and radio-friendly, and his voice is so cool, it’s been on repeat since I first heard it.
Watch all of my five Big 5 plus Sweden favorites in the video below and, of course, the UK’s entry as well, because, you never know, you might think differently than I do.
I'm a former radio DJ, an ex non-profit Director of Development, and a left-wing human rights advocate with a 20 year background in gay rights and HIV/AIDS rights advocacy. I'm also an avid video game player. Minecraft is my obsession.
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