Samantha’s Unranked Rankings – 2013 Edition

ESC2013_butterfly_backgroundWell, here we are.  From here in Malmö, the first rehearsals are about to start.  After months of speculation over how Song X will look on stage when all of the lighting, costuming, camera angles, and final arrangements are presented, we’ll finally get our first impressions.  Before those images settle into our collective psyches, however, I’d like to present my own personal list of “unranked rankings”.  Regardless of how I think a song will place, or if it will qualify, I simply judge these songs on how they hit my eardrum!

And with that, away we go!

Love it, love it, love it!

  • France
  • Hungary
  • Italy
  • Montenegro
  • Norway

Really Like It!

  • Albania
  • Armenia
  • Denmark
  • Iceland
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Sweden

Not Bad!:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Croatia
  • Georgia
  • Greece
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Moldova
  • Slovenia
  • Spain

So-So…:

  • Bulgaria
  • Cyprus
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • Germany
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Macedonia
  • Russia
  • Switzerland

Not for me…:

  • Azerbaijan
  • San Marino
  • Serbia
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom

Ummm…No.

  • Belarus
  • Romania
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Posted on May 6, '13, in 2013, Personal, Special Comment. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. For the sake of creativity, I’ll switch up the names of the categories a bit.

    If it comes on iTunes, I’m hitting the “Repeat” button and singing into something.
    – France
    – Italy
    – Montenegro
    – Sweden
    – Switzerland

    I’ll sing along, but only once or twice.
    – Belgium
    – Denmark
    – Estonia
    – Hungary
    – Germany
    – Greece
    – Malta
    – Slovenia

    Certainly okay, but one play will do.
    – Norway
    – Ireland
    – Serbia
    – Russia
    – Croatia
    – Spain
    – Austria
    – San Marino
    – Iceland
    – Finland
    – UK
    – Cyprus

    They’re not in my library, but I’ll listen on YouTube once in a blue moon.
    – Georgia
    – Azerbaijan
    – The Netherlands
    – Ukraine
    – Moldova
    – Macedonia
    – Israel
    – Albania
    – Romania

    Not touching these except for the rehearsals.
    – Lithuania
    – Armenia

    Damned to the ESC Hell where “Leto Svet” and “Celebrate” burn.
    – Belarus
    – Latvia
    – Bulgaria (On an additional note, this has got to be the worst song to grace a Eurovision stage since I became a fan in 2010. Absolutely VAPID.)

    Hope you’re having fun in Malmö! I caught you on the escXtra livestream before you jetted off somewhere. Have a blast and best wishes from the US! 🙂

  2. Ooh… let me try!

    Love (3):
    Croatia
    Belgium
    United Kingdom

    Really Like (4):
    Cyprus
    Iceland
    Sweden
    Hungary

    Not Bad (6):
    Finland
    Greece
    France
    The Netherlands
    Montenegro
    Ukraine

    So-so (15):
    Azerbaijan
    Norway
    Denmark
    Italy
    San Marino
    Georgia
    Belarus
    Spain
    Bulgaria
    Estonia
    Albania
    Israel
    Austria
    Slovenia
    Germany

    Pas pour moi (7):
    Russia
    Armenia
    Fyrom
    Switzerland
    Ireland
    Moldova
    Malta

    Ööh… non (4):
    Romania
    Latvia
    Lithuania
    Serbia

  3. I can totally see this being your list. lol

  4. Samantha I heard that you have interviewd Anouk!!!
    Can you tell what us what she has said to you PLEASE…

    • Samantha Ross

      We had some technical difficulties with our little chat with Anouk…but we’ll talk with her more after Rehearsal #2! 🙂 She basically told us that the timing was right, between having an album out, not touring during traditional promo times, and simply having the right song! She had been thinking about it for a few years, though. She’s absolutely beautiful in person!

  5. Thank You Samantha xxx Yes she is isn’t she:))

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