Last night the Wiwi Jury—our in-house panel of music un-professionals—flew to Moscow to protest government reprisals against political dissidents and to review Dina Garipova’s Eurovision 2013 song “What If?” Did she inspire us with her message of peace and solidarity? Or did we gag on all the cheese? Read on to find out…
We’ve spent a lot of time looking at the odds to win the final of Eurovision 2013, but the bookies also have betting markets for each of the semi-finals. Emmelie de Forest—the Dane who doesn’t wear shoes—looks like a shoe-in to win the first semi-final. She currently has odds as low as 7/4. And as […]
Team Wiwi understands that Eurovision 2013 hasn’t yet taken place. But judging from this year’s early betting odds, we’ll all be going back to Scandinavia in 2014.
Ever since Russia revealed Dina Garipova’s ESC 2013 song, you guys have been clawing each other to pieces on our comments page. Many of you can’t stomach the cheesy lyrics and generic sound. Yet some of you actually think it has a shot of winning.
If you’re lactose intolerant, then don’t read the lyrics to Dina Garipova’s “What If”. It’s pure cheese. The Russian starlet debuted her Eurovision entry earlier this evening, and Wiwi is so underwhelmed he might pass out.
Mother Russia has closed her eyes, thought long and hard and decided to send Dina Garipova to Eurovision. That may smack of Soviet authoritarianism, but officials are keen to stress the public already gave her their stamp of approval. Dina earned 54% of the tele-vote during the final of Russia’s The Voice last December.
The Russian language seems to have been invented for pop music. Throw in the legacy of communism, which made the Eastern Bloc a creative force upon its dissolution, and combine that with the number of people in the region and you have one amazing talent pool.
If our Junior Eurovision poll is anything to go by, then Israel’s Kids.il will win JESC on Saturday. The poll predicts that Israel will storm to victory with Russia’s Lerika providing the biggest competition. This mirrors the results of the Wiwi Jury, which also placed Israel first and Russia second.