Finland: a little cheesy …which is always a great way to start off a Eurovision Song Contest. Quite a cute guy too.
Bosnië–Herzegovina: lady on piano had too little forearm stiffness. Entry was never going to win.
Denemarken: sounded too much like Muse to take seriously.
Litouwen: isn’t really Eurovision: I think the UK entered something like this a few years ago.
Hungary: what about my ears, love?! Too club anthematic for Eurovision.
Ierland: thank buggering fuck this isn’t representing the United Kingdom. You could land a microlight on those shoulder pads.
Zweden: so cheesy; so distasteful. Bang on for Eurovision.
Estland: props should be against the rules, but the song: very Eurovision.
Griekenland: white men rapping are just… fuck off now. Song didn’t do anything for me.
Rusland: do wish these Eastern European men would stop conforming to attractiveness stereotypes.
Frankrijk: didn’t really go anywhere, and orchestral music with a solo vocalist just doesn’t make for good Eurovision.
Italië: that’s more like it; now you’re getting the idea, Europe. The Temperance Seven bridges were a little displacing.
Zwitserland: very good combination of vocals, uke, cello and drums.
Verenigd Koninkrijk: really didn’t do anything for me; just reminded me of the early 2000s.
Moldova: giant gnome hat-wearing unicyclist blowing a trumpet?; has to be a small country’s entry.
Duitsland: I don’t mind if you take that chair but I do mind when you sample Also Sprach Zarathustra. Way too ambient; just sounded like background noise to me.
Roemenië: classic sing-to-able piano pop song; shame the pianist wasn’t actually playing.
Oostenrijk: your standard vocal ballad: it wasn’t anything special.
Azerbeidzjan: swear I heard this song on Heart Cambridgeshire back in 2008–9.
Slovenië: a cross between Christina Aguilera and the soundtrack to the desert levels on Croc: Legend of the Gobbos.
IJsland: nice, jolly song about something or other—but fuck: quite an animation they had behind them.
Spanje: instead of pretending to play instruments, like the other 21 entries, Spain decided to air play their song.
Oekraïne: completely ignored the vocalist as the live background artwork was far more interesting.
Servië: the Serbs have been watching too many Austin Powers films (and not concentrating enough on acknowledging the legitimacy of Kosovo).
Georgië: was barely listening; was trying to remember the name of that metal entry who won a few years ago. Did hear yet more white men rapping however.