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14 Apr 2018

Eurovision 2018: Previewing the first half of Semi Final 1

JOYEurovision: The Show, Music, Society & Culture

Eurovision 2018: Previewing the first half of Semi Final 1

Eurovision is only weeks away and the JOYEurovision team are ready to preview the songs you’ll be hearing in Lisbon.

This week, Michael, Liam, Mark and Hikaru got together to listen to the songs in the first half of Semi Final 1.

With bops from Azerbaijan, Czech Republic and Israel up against huge tunes from Belgium, Lithuania and Estonia, the team had different opinions what what’s being sent to Portugal.

Who is the European version of Diesel at the AFL Grand Final?

Which entry does Hikaru not quite get?

What entry is accused of not having soul?

It’s all in the podcast. Plus vote for your favourite below to go in the draw for some fantastic prizes.

Loving the songs?

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The playlist

Aisel – X My Heart [Azerbaijan] Watch on YouTube
Ari Ólafsson – Our Choice [Iceland] Watch on YouTube
Eugent Bushpepa – Mall [Albania] Watch on YouTube
Sennek – A Matter Of Time [Belgium] Watch on YouTube
Mikolas Josef – Lie To Me [Czech Republic] Watch on YouTube
Ieva Zasimauskaitė – When We’re Old [Lithuania] Watch on YouTube
Netta – TOY [Israel] Watch on YouTube
ALEKSEEV – Forever [Belarus] Watch on YouTube
Elina Nechayeva – La Forza [Estonia] Watch on YouTube
EQUINOX – Bones [Bulgaria] Watch on YouTube

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