2013 - Cascada - Glorious (Germany)
Welcome to the final post in my countdown of favourite Eurovision entries from the past 10 years, now is time for 2013.
Last year we saw some great entries in Malmö, but also some mixed results and some big surprises, maybe the biggest surprise was San Marino, after the joke Valentina Monetta was just a year before, she came back with a completely different, more mature approach, proving she can sing and actually have a competitive entry. Unfortunately she didn’t make it to the final still, but still was a great improvement. Also, after so many years of not advancing to the final, The Netherlands finally made it with Anouk. Besides these I also liked Belarus, Estonia, Ukraine, Montenegro and Israel, these last two also suffered from the great injustice of not making it to the final despite being two great songs.
My top favourite for this year is actually Sweden, but I’ve talked so much about Robin before, so I decided to mention Cascada instead. Another big surprise, many thought Germany would end up quite high in the scoreboard with the help of Cascada’s “big name”, however predictions were proved wrong when they ended in 21st. It is true that their live performance was not great, to put it nicely, but the song itself is still one of my favourites and I so enjoy listening to it.
Now, onwards to 2014!