We created a list of the top 5 songs of Eurovision 2015: Semi Final 1, and now it’s time to list the 5 best songs in the second Semi-Final, in order to make some sense of which countries might make it to the Final. After extensive research on every single entry at this year’s song contest, I have decided to compile a list of the top 5 songs of Eurovision Song Contest 2015: Semi Final 2. This was no easy task, with countries involved and many great songs, but I have done everything my power to be unbiased and bring forth a proper list that makes sense. While we all have our own opinions, and will support our countries, it’s about looking at every song and being fair. After all, it is a song contest and the song’s are the ones that should be judged. So, scroll down and listen to the 5 best songs of the second Semi-Final, with the following competing for a spot in the final: the nations taking the stage: Lithuania, Ireland, San Marino, Montenegro, Malta, Norway, Portugal, Czech Republic, Israel, Latvia, Azerbaijan, Iceland, Sweden, Switzerland, Cyprus, Slovenia, Poland.
5. Norway: “A Monster Like Me” – Mørland & Debrah Scarlett
Kjetil Mørland and Debrah Scarlett are ready to feast on every other entry in the competition with their brilliant song, titled “A Monster Like Me”. Honestly, the Norewgian people have some guts sending this type of a twisted love song to represent their country at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, yet it might pay off in a big way because this is a hot entry. I mean seriously, the way in which this song is soothing and cheerful at the same time is quite unique, something that has a lot to do with the excellent melody. However, a song like this can surely stand out among other entries, as it’s cool, calm and collected, with some memorable lines: “I better set you free and give you up / just wave and say goodbye and let you live / without a monster like me”. The lyrics were in-fact written by Kjetil Mørland, and you can really feel the raw emotion in the words when he sings. Not only that, Kjetil found the perfect partner in Debrah, who has a memorable way of singing, with quite a deep voice. All in all, this Norwegian entry will definitely make it through the semi-final and compete on the grandest stage with other finalists. “A Monster Like Me” is a solid song, with deep and raw lyrics that will help the entry to shine brightly among the rest!
4. Israel: “Golden Boy” – Nadav Guedj
We can always count on israel coming to the song contest with a very positive and joyful entry that will get people dancing, and this year is no different, with the country sending Nadav Guedj to Eurovision with “Golden Boy”. This is one of the few fun songs at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, sounding much like an anthem while also coming across as the perfect party song. While it starts off calm and soothing, 30 seconds into the song and we have a party going on, with Nadav Guedji breaking out some dance moves as well. If only the performing artist can bring the energy from the music video to the stage in the semi-final, there’s no doubt in my mind that Israel will make it to the final. “Golden Boy” is an energetic song and a break from the majority of very serious entries at this year’s competition, something that makes it a bit special and quite memorable. However, Nadav’s voice could cause some issues in the final, as it isn’t anything special, yet it’s very fitting for this well-produced party song. With a catchy beat, mixing modern sound effects with traditional melodies that remind me of Israel, it’s a song that will hit home with numerous viewers. To put it simply, it’s a great combination of new and old, and it will surely make it to the final!
3. Latvia: “Love Injected” – Aminata
While she may be petite, Aminata is anything but small with her powerful voice, perfectly showcased in “Love Injected”, the song chosen to represent Latvia. This is no ordinary song, with music inspired by Aminata’s own difverse background, with her ancestry being a mix of African and Russian descent. This means that she mixes various styles of music together to be able to create some quite unique. In addition, the lyrics are top-notch as well, with Aminata’s voice making the chorus hard to forget: “your love / revives my soul / and I know / you’ll choose it whole / overall”. It’s definitely a song that will make it to the final, as the melody works nicely with Aminata’s lovely voice, setting up the powerful chorus nicely. Additionally, Aminata’s charm and beauty add to the song, making it important that the stage performance is memorable and well-structured to be as pleasant on the eyes as the song is on the ears. Latvia has made sure to turn some heads with this multi-cultural song, and if everything comes together well enough, Aminata’s song will come across as being magical!
2. Sweden: “Heroes” – Måns Zelmerlöw
What can I say about this entry? The Swedish people have once again chosen a phenomenal song to represent their country, with Måns Zelmerlöw’z magical “Heroes” fighting for Sweden. Considering that the song is well-produced, with a clear message of being heroes of our time, Sweden will definitely make it to the final and likely land a top 3 spot on the grand stage as well. “Heroes” is the title of the song for a reason, as Måns sings: “Heroes” is the title of the song for a reason, as Måns sings: “We are the heroes of our time / but we’re dancing with the demons in our minds”. It’s another one of those anthemic songs with beautiful music, with the chorus set up nicely by well-written verses. It’s different from the rest and it works, largely because it’s complimented extremely well by the on-stage performance, something that can only be called a treat for the eyes. Nonetheless, Sweden’s coming to compete, and I doubt that Måns will settle for anything else than a top spot in the final, as they are easily running past other entries in the semi-final!
1. Slovenia: “Here For You” – Maraaya
Marjetka and Raay are married, have two children together and make amazing music under the name of Maraaya. The two were chosen to represent Slovenia at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest with the extraordinary song titled “Here For You”. It’s catchy, meaningful and truly unique in the way the sounds are mixed, making it a dangerous song to compete against, as Maraaya is coming with blades in-hand, ready to shred the competition. The obvious highlight of the song is the chorus that goes: “When you’re down down low / sinking in the undertow / when you’re down down low / you know that I am here for you”. Not only is it arguably the most well-written song of the contest, it’s beautifully sung by Marjetka Vovk, who has a distinct voice that makes the song so special. She’s able to put real emotion into the song, elevating it to another level, with the sound effects and beats complimenting her voice perfectly. Not onyl will Maraaya’s “Here For You” make it to the final but the entry will likely find a solid spot in the top 5!