Because our lovely Belgian blogger Jacintha is visiting the States and currently playing in the snow, I (Mike, the Dutch alternative) am here with the results and some mini-reviews of tonight’s Eurosong semi-final. Earlier this evening four contestants—Axeela, Yass, 2 Fabiola ft. Loredana and SIL—grabbed the microphones and performed their original songs. It wasn’t always pretty…
During the first three acts I debated whether Belgium is even trying to reach the finals this May in Copenhagen. Disaster. But the upbeat jury liked everything, giving each act 80 points or more…
Axeela gave us a lot of leg and sang about “happy pills.” I’m not making this up.
2 Fabiola ft. Loredana put on a circus show…It felt very Moldova National Selection.
Axeela was more understated and had a modern Tom Dice vibe.
But then SIL took to the stage. With a beautiful ballad, she made herself cry—and plenty of Belgians too. I could feel the emotion all the way in Holland! It’s clear that SIL and her song are ready for Eurovision!
And if that wasn’t enough, ESC 2006 contestant Kate Ryan performed her song ”Je t’adore”. After that I just can’t hate her for performing in Sochi last month! Also she told us that she is not the lead singer of Day One, but we already guessed that one…
After the televoting, it was clear Axeela was out. They came last with the jury and the public. The presenters then announced that Yass had made the final.
The last announcement was between 2 Fabiola ft. Loredana, who the jury ranked third, and SIL, who the jury ranked first. Was Belgium sending the best song of the night to the final or were they going all cray cray like last week? Luckily SIL advanced—and there was hope for Belgium!
What do you think of SIL and Yass? Is Belgium on to a winner?
Mike Bos contributed this report from the Netherlands. You can keep up with the latest Eurovision news and gossip by following the team from wiwibloggs.com on Twitter @wiwibloggs and by liking our Facebook page.