In 2012 Eurovision was held in Azerbaijan. The capital Baku had the honour to organize Eurovision that year. After just participating for 5 years they organized the contest. The theme of that year was Light Your Fire.
Sweden won in 2012 with their song Euphoria by Loreen. For me it was clear that she would win the contest that year, but there was still one song a little bit better. You will read which country it is later on.
Before I show you my top 10, I will give you one entry that you really should watch! It are the Russian Grannies. They weren’t in my favourites, but it is so cute to see them and Party For Everybody, dance!
Max Jason Mai – Don’t Close Your Eyes.
When a country finally sends a rock song, but it doesn’t reach the final. Okay to be honest after hearing the live performance again, it isn’t that good. The singer sings off tune sometimes and it is not his best perfomance. BUT, Eurovision really needs more rock songs.
Slovakia didn’t reach the final, they got the 18th place with 22 points.
Litesound – We Are The Heroes.
After seeing their videoclip, I loved their song! It became my guilty pleasure. I was really dissapointed that they didn’t go to the final. It was not the best song in the contest, but they really deserved the final. I just love these kind of songs and ofcourse bands!
Belarus didn’t reach the final, they got the 16th place with 35 points.
Can Bonomo – Love Me Back.
First of all I really love the beginning of the song! It is really a weird song if you listen to the lyrics and the performance is so funny. All the dancers together made a boat and it looked so funny on stage. This song makes me really happy and it makes me miss Turkey in the Eurovision! The melody of the song is so traditional.
Turkey reached the final and they got the 7th place with 112 points.
Soluna Samay – Should’ve Known Better.
And there is Denmark again. I think Denmark is really my Eurovision country. Somehow they manage to reach my favourites every year, but the first time I heard this song I disliked it. I guess it was, because she won the Danish final and my favourite didn’t. This a typical song that doesn’t need a big show around it and she sings really good. After hearing this song a few times it really grew on me. It is a shame she didn’t reach the top 10.
Denmark reached the final and they got the 23th place with 21 points.
Mandinga – Zaleilah.
This song gives me a summer feeling. I love this song so much! Their performance was simple, but I loved it. Vocals are on point and even afters 4 years I still think this is an amazing song. They deserved atleast top 10. Back in 2012 I thought it would be in the top 3.
Romania reached the final and they got the 12th place with 71 points.
Eva Boto – Verjamem
I have a weakness for songs from the Balkan. Especially when they sing in their own language. When I was writing this blogpost I found out that Slovenia didn’t reach the final that year. I must say I am shocked, because I really thought they were in the final. I love this song much and I don’t understand why they didn’t reach the final. Vocals are amazing.
Slovenia didn’t reach the final, they got the 17th place with 31 points.
Roman Lob – Standing Still.
This song is my favourite german entry. It is so simple and cute. Everytime I listen to this song it feels like I am dreaming. I love this song so much. The only thing I dislike about the performance is Roman wearing his beanie. He looked way better without it.
Germany was already in the final, but they got the 8th place with 110 points
Greta Salome & Jonsi – Never Forget.
This song gives me goosebumps and the melody is a bit dramatic, but I really love it. This song also gives me a mysterious feeling. At first I didn’t like the song that much, but after seeing the semi-final it became one of my favourites. I am surprised that this didn’t get into the top 10
Iceland reached the final and they got the 20th place with 46 points.
Loreen – Euphoria.
This song is a masterpiece and the only song I still hear on the radio sometimes. Vocals are perfect, sweden had a nice performance and it was pretty clear Sweden would win that year. This song is amazing and I love it so much! Even after 4 years it still is amazing!
Sweden won the contest with 372 points
Zeljko Joksimovic – Nije Ljubav Stvar.
This song is the only song I liked a little bit more than Euphoria. First of all the melody is so charming and beautiful. Second it is a song from the balkan and third they sing in their own language. Zeljko is an amazing singer and even when I don’t understand a single word, I still can feel he sings it with so much emotion. Besides that Zeljko is my favourite artist from the balkan.
Serbia reached the final and they got the 3th place with 214 points.
What is your top 10?
Please respect my opinion.