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JESC’12 Review: Azerbaijan, Israel & Albania

 

It’s Our First Review

It’s the 1st of November which means that Junior Eurovision 2012 is just 1 month away. This year the contest takes us back to the Netherlands for the first time in 5 years and brings Eurovision to Amsterdam for the first time since 1970. It is also time for us to start reviewing the songs in this years contest and it only seems right to review the songs of the debuting nations, so today Albania, Israel and Azerbaijan will be reviewed by myself and a guest, so without further to do let’s look at the first song.

  • Country: Azerbaijan
  • Artist: Omar Sultanov & Suada Alekberova
  • Song: Girls and Boys (Dünya Sənindir)
  • English translation: Girls and Boys (The world is yours)
  • Language: Azerbaijani & English

Me: Apart from the fact that someone forgot to read the rules, it’s not a bad song. It’s a very upbeat song and will probably have some great staging on the night, the two of them are capable singers and seem to be having fun. I think it’s probably going to well on the night as it’s Azerbaijan, it’s a great debut song and it’s going to get a 7/10 from me with a predicted placing of between 3rd and 5th.

Bruce: Basic but somehow relativity catchy typical beat, the sort you may find in one of these high school musical/glee like programs. The boy and girl add to the liveliness of the upbeat song. Not much more too it, I’m not exceedingly keen personally, but my thoughts aside I’ll give it a 5/10.

  • Country: Israel
  • Artist: Kids.il
  • Song: Let The Music Win
  • Language: Hebrew, English, French & Russian

Me: I do like the way that this song builds, it doesn’t go mad at the start but builds gradually and they can all sing very well. The message behind the song is great and it will get across every well on the night. I think that the chorus is quite good it get a bit repetitive after a while, but it’s got a nice rhythm to it. I will say that it’s another impressive debut song and has the ability to get high marks off a few countries, whether it can break the eastern bloc voting it’s hard to say. I feel that it’s worth a 7/10 with a placing between 5th and 7th.

Bruce: This ear-blowing song by Israel with a simple track (as seems to go with all JESC songs), has a wonderful trick up its sleeve of beautiful lyrics all done in a wonderful harmony. I can clearly see they have picked the best and have put a lot of effort into getting there. I do like the opening, first minute is wonderful. I sadly cannot understand the lyrics, but they are sang wonderfully and I’m sure there pretty decent too. Wonderful stuff, good luck. 9/10 from me.

  • Country: Albania
  • Artist: Igzidora Gjeta
  • Song: Kam një këngë vetëm për ju
  • English translation: I have a song just for you
  • Language: Hebrew, English, French & Russian

Me: This song for me does absolutely nothing, there were 2 or 3 songs that should have gone instead of this song and they probably would have got my vote. But this just doesn’t feel right for me, I have a feeling this may crash and fall into last place. I really don’t like this song whatsoever so it’s 3/10 for me and a predicted 11th to 12th place.

Bruce: This relatively slow song, seems to touch into the 1990’s style of slow rock like songs, with a rather high-pitched variable voice that seems to not be in control, it seems unnatural sadly. The track seems basic and relative  just the same as the music. Good try however, as always, I like to view JESC a little less of a competition and more a “lets all sing-song and have fun!” event for the young generation, who will eventually grow to newer heights. I therefore, rate it 2/10.

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