When you say Sebalter, I say honkey tonk. When you say the Common Linnets, I say bluegrass. When you say Firelight, I say country with a splash of folk!
Yes, Eurovision 2014 has turned into something of a hoedown, replete with banjos, harmonicas and a whole lot of whistling. It all screams American South. Switzerland’s Sebalter has told us how his song “Hunter of Stars” was inspired by a roadtrip through America. Ilse DeLange and Waylon spent time in Nashville recording “Calm After the Storm”. And Firelight dove into the country-folk genre when dreaming up their own original sound.
But which is your favourite? You can review each of this year’s country-inspired tunes below. Then vote in our poll. You can vote for as many acts as you would like, but you can only vote ONE time.
Malta: Firelight with “Coming Home”
Netherlands: The Common Linnets with “Calm After the Storm”
Switzerland: Sebalter with “Hunter of Stars”
Country music at Eurovision