Top picks from Eurovision 2018
Lithuania – Ieva Zasimauskaitė – When We’re Old
The best of the evening’s ballads, with elegant staging only ruined by completely unnecessary black and white video footage of families. Ieva delivered this perfectly, although she did look as though she was going to burst into tears multiple times. If you’ve been forced to sing against your will Ieva, wink at the camera three times, and we’ll come and save you.
Norway – Alexander Rybak – That’s How You Write A Song
You will recognise Alexander as 2009’s winner. He’s back, and he still looks as youthful as he did back then. This song probably isn’t the strongest in this year’s contest, but it is delivered with such aplomb and charisma by Alexander that we simply had to mention it. There was also some absurdly enthusiastic violin skills on show from Alexander. A stellar job.
Germany – Michael Schulte – You Let Me Walk Alone
Going from one of the evening’s most charismatic performers to one out of the Ed Sheeran school of understated performance, nonetheless the German entry is strong enough to stand on its own. Like Lithuania, there was also a questionable decision to use random photos of families. It won’t win but it’s pleasant enough, although it never really soars.
Czech Republic – Mikolas Josef – Lie To Me
Immediate Jason Derulo vibes from the funky trumpet intro, there was no way this wasn’t going to be a Popfools favourite. From the wiggling of Mikolas’ ass to some backpack choreography, the staging of this felt tongue-in-cheek enough to be in on the joke whilst cool enough to appeal to the youth. Is it going to be a song we’ll remember for years? Probably not. But as Eurovision goes this is a very pleasant surprise. Well done to all involved.
Moldova – DoReDoS – My Lucky Day
Serving Balkan realness, this song has an undeniable beat that would make any self respecting Popfool want to report to the dancefloor. However, what really caught our attention is the hilarious staging. Completely bonkers and we’re not sorry at all to give this the Popfools seal of approval.
Israel – Netta – Toy
GOT TO BE THE WINNER. WATCH IT NOW. You deserve to treat yourself.
United Kingdom – SuRie – Storm
Poor SuRie. She didn’t deserve to have her performance ruined like that. She carried on like a true pro. All bias aside, her song probably is up there as one of the best of the night.