It’s April and we have less than 60 days till the annual Eurovision contest that will happen next month. Get excited! If you don’t know what Eurovision is, I wrote a detailed post about the contest a couple of years ago. I am back with my series “Road to Eurovision”, predicting who will win this year’s contest. Each day, I will feature a song from one of the countries. Then, I will make my own predictions of who will make it to the finals and win the competition. Good luck to those who are competing!
You can check out my commentaries on past years:
Let’s get started!
Andromache’s “Ela” (Έλα: Come)
Andromache‘s “Ela” is representing Cyprus in this year’s Eurovision. Although representing one country, songwriters from Greece, Albania, the Netherlands, Sweden, and Spain help to write this song. The song is described as an ethnic pop with modern dance-pop production. This song might sound a lot like Samira Efendi‘s “Mata Hari” or “Cleopatra” as they used the same set: ethnic pop with modern production. Though, Andromache’s song features a Greek bouzouki and Albanian fyell brezi.
“Ela” is an addictive dance-pop song that features ethnic instrumentation. It charms audiences with its ethnic roots but also with its popish melodies and danceable beats. With this, it will make it to the finals.
My Eurovision 2021 Predictions
Here are my predictions for this year’s contest. These are my own opinions and I am not getting paid or endorsed for them.
(Note: I changed my prediction for Intelligent Music Project after a week of thinking about the song. I think they will be going to the finals as the song grew on me.)
|Ronela Hajati (Albania)||Finals!|
|Citi Zēni (Latvia)||Finals!|
|Monika Liu (Lithuania)||Will Not Go Through|
|Marius Bear (Switzerland)||Will Not Go Through|
|Last Pizza Slice (Slovenia)||Will Not Go Through|
|Kalush Orchestra (Ukraine)||Finals!|
|Intelligent Music Project (Bulgaria)||Finals!|
|S10 (the Netherlands)||Finals!|
|Zdob și Zdub and Frații Advahov (Moldova)||Will Not Go Through|
|Mia Dimšić (Croatia)||Will Not Go Through|
|Lumix featuring Pia Maria (Austria)||Will Not Go Through|
|Amanda Tenfjord (Greece)||Finals!|
|Rosa Linn (Armenia)||Will Not Go Through|
|the Rasmus (Finland)||Will Not Go Through|
|Michael Ben David (Israel)||Finals!|
|Nadir Rustamli (Azerbaijan)||Finals!|
|Circus Mircus (Georgia)||Will Not Go Through|
|Emma Muscat (Malta)||Will Not Go Through|
|Achille Lauro (San Marino)||Finals!|
|Sheldon Riley (Australia)||Finals!|