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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it!
I love the songs from Israel, Montenegro, Romania, Spain, Portugal, Belarus, Russia and even Switzerland.

I hope I will see all these countries in the Final!

May the best song wins!
Published 3 months ago by Pedro

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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Its ok its better watching the acts on t v though as you can see all the different lighting.
Published 26 days ago by anita jane griffiths


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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it!, 20 April 2014
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I love the songs from Israel, Montenegro, Romania, Spain, Portugal, Belarus, Russia and even Switzerland.

I hope I will see all these countries in the Final!

May the best song wins!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Come and join us in Copenhagen, 12 May 2014
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Paul Tapner (poole dorset england) - See all my reviews
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The annual double cd release which collects all the entries from that year's Eurovision song contest. In this case all thirty six songs that entered the 2014 event in Copenhagen.

This follows the usual format for these, in that the inlay booklet gives a brief introduction then has photos of all the artists along with all the required information about their entries such as nationality, song title, running time, plus copyright notices.

The songs this year do lean towards female singers with backing artists, but as ever there is a fair amount of variety. Hearing them on cd does allow you to appreciate - or not as the case may be - some where perhaps the performance may not have measured up.

They are as follows:

Disc one:
Albania. A high pitched lady singer doing a very involved song that must have been hard to pull off. It's good but doesn't really have impact.
Armenia. A solo male singer with a loud power ballad. It's very powerful and very good.
Austria. Bearded lady conchita shows us all how to sing. A great performance and number that deserved to win.
Azerbaijan. Another lady singer with an atmospheric number that's not bad.
Belgium. Not too many ballads around this year, but here's one. An operatic ode to mothers. That is good for what it is.
Belarus. A novelty number that ends up being quite catchy and not unappealing.
Switzerland. A whistling heavy tune that brings a smile to the face.
Germany. A pink lookalike with a song that is the kind of thing she might do. It's okay for what it is.
Denmark. A catchy little number playing on love song clichés. It's addictive.
Estonia. Solo lady singer good voice good pop but doesn't stick in the mind for long.
Spain. Absolutely their best entry in ages, a lilting and very effective romantic number.
Finland. Boy band doing some very good pop music.
France. Novelty act comic song which is probably quite good if you speak the language.
United Kingdom. Another solo lady singer with a song that does have a refrain which grows on you.
Georgia. Tries to be different but ends up being three minutes you'll never get back.
Greece. A wonderfully catchy bit of music that makes you want to dance, and deserves to be a club hit.
Hungary. A very well sung song about a bad life and hope that isn't quite as memorable as it could be.
Ireland. Lady singer trying for a bit of irish flavour. It doesn't stick in the mind.
Israel. Another perfectly capable lady singer with a powerful number that also doesn't linger.

Disc two:
Iceland: A wonderfully memorable and jaunty anti prejudice song. Great stuff.
Italy; Loud pop music well sung but those not in English need to be really catchy to be memorable. And this isn't.
Lithuania. And another lady singer doing good but not great pop music.
Latvia: A great and gentle little song about not knowing everything. It really deserved to do better.
Moldova; Lady singer. Powerful song. Also quickly gone from the mind.
Montenegro: a very good tune with a strong ethnic flavour. But it doesn't really linger.
Macedonia: Same comment as the Moldovan one.
Malta; A very nice bit of folk music.
The Netherlands: a superb bit of country and western.
Norway: A solo male singer doing a ballad. He's very good at it.
Poland: novelty song which goes between languages, which never quite works. And won't stick in the mind for long without seeing the performers.
Portugal: a very nice tune to dance to, with a strong Iberian flavour. But not a memorable song.
Romania; excellent 80's style pop duet.
Russia: lady duet in a very Eurovision style song but it's very good and very well performed.
Sweden: Great song and excellent lady singer.
Slovenia: Good lady singer decent tune but doesn't linger for long.
San Marino: Lady singer with a more gentle ballad style. Pretty good.
Ukraine: Good pop music although it does get a bit repetitive as it goes on.

We also on this disc have Rainmaker, the official song of the contest - not something they've done before- which is a good tune and well sung. It wasn't on during the contest, so it's worth a listen.

As ever, really just one for the Eurovision die hards. But something they will definitely want in their collection.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hours of Cheese :), 14 May 2014
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Mrs. T. Le Plar "Tess" (London) - See all my reviews
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If you liked this year's Eurovision, you'll love the album - what more is there to say?! I love Eurovision and I have the last four albums! I am possibly the saddest person on the planet but there you go! Cheesemungus!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Contest for Years, 15 May 2014
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Got this album having watched the show. Some really good songs this year, especially the winner from Austria, the Netherlands entry and the Belarus song. However, when you listen to the production on all the songs, there aren't many that aren't great just to sing along to in the car. A great album for a journey or flight. Will have this on in the car for a long time, so many styles, with some sounding like artists such as Pink, Muse, Celine Dion, etc. CAN'T WAIT FOR THE 2015 CONTEST.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album, 18 April 2014
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I really like this album. It contains a lot of great tracks, especially the UK, Norwegian, Dutch, Macedonian, Austrian and Latvian entry.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant music in 2014, 15 Jun 2014
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Ok there are one or two tracks which don't quite hit the musical high spot but 2014 was a good year for Eurovision and I had to have the CD
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars More variety expected, 13 Jun 2014
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I was surprised by the limited range of musical styles represented. I thought there might be greater variations in languages used. The preponderance of English was disappointing. However overall it was not too bad.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The history book on the shelf..., 8 Jun 2014
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Exactly forty years after ABBA won the Eurovision Song Contest with 'Waterloo', its line "the history book on the shelf is always repeating itself" seemed to sum up the 2014 edition of Europe's annual marathon of song. In 1998 Israeli transexual Dana International snatched the trophy in the face of opposition from the Orthodox back home and became an overnight LGBT icon and heroine. Fast forward to 2014 and bearded drag queen Conchita Wurst repeated the trick despite opposition from the Orthodox of Eastern Europe. Many thought such a polarising act could never get the support of the Continent's music 'expert' national juries or the televoting public of Eastern Europe but in the end she did both with ease. Votes even poured in from the East just as rent-a-gob demigods from Belarus to Russia prophesised her victory as heralding the downfall of civilisation. But a powerful vocal and the best Bond theme we've never had proved, in the words of her won victory speech, "unstoppable". But her winning song wasn't the biggest hit from this year's extravaganza; that honour went to The Common Linnets, the runners up from the Netherlands with their laidback Nashville Country tune (busting the myth that overly American styles are doomed at Eurovision). One style remained poison, the strident, angsty, aggressive female singer, yet Italy, Moldova, Israel and Lithuania all sent local examples and all crashed and burned. As did France and its fun homage to the moustache, netting that country's first ever last place. Azerbaijan suffered its worst ever showing after a string of improbable top ten finishes. Warned that they would be thrown out unless they curtailed their cheating ways (bribing the odd jury, hijacking several countries' televotes), they duly complied and tumbled to the bottom of the scoreboard. The voting itself made the news as booing from the 16,000 strong audience greeted each set of points for Russia; one in the eye for Putin and his gay-baiting laws and annexation of swathes of Ukrainian territory.
Prior to the contest the line-up of songs looked a bit grim and downbeat (Hungary even sent a dubstep-lite entry about child abuse). But the qualifying semi finals filtered out the dullest offerings and the magnificant staging of Danish TV transformed even the most unpromising of candidates. Only four out of 37 countries sent songs entirely in their own language (France, Italy, Portugal and Montenegro), a sign that the global march of English also seems "unstoppable". This CD also includes 'Rainmaker', the African-flavoured interval act by last year's winner Emmelie de Forest, who turned up to show that, had she wanted to, she could've easily won the whole thing a second time. So, 2014 ... from human hamster wheels to trampolining Greeks, Polish butter-churning milkmaids to the bearded lady herself, definitely another Eurovision to remember.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Euro vision So, 13 May 2014
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Good songs but some, especially Rise Like a Phoenix is muffled. Shame because that song was my favourite. Otherwise good cd
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Eurovision 2014, 13 May 2014
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This is a great cd, can recommend to all those who love the show, music is great, now for the DVD.
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