Czech Republic (Eurovision 2007 Preview)

Kabát: “Malá Dáma”

Surprisingly, this is Czech Republic’s Eurovision debut. Kabát is a rocker, and the vocals have baritone under-dubs to make the song sound vaguely menacing. I’m willing to bet that if you replaced the guitars with synths and the tenor and bass vocals with sopranos, you would get a pretty generic Eurovision track. Fairly forgettable.

Croatia (Eurovision 2007 Preview)

Dragonfly w/ Dado Topić: “Vjerujem U Ljubav”

“Vjerujem U Ljubav” has a bluesy, smooth jazz feel to it, right down to the guitar licks. The chorus is really Eurovisiony, though. The song alternates between English and Croatian, which is fun. Not bad, but not a stand-out either.

Moldova (Eurovision 2007 Preview)

Natalia Barbu: “Fight”

I feel bad for Natalia because she has to follow Switzerland’s number. Although this, like “Vampires Are Alive,” is gothy electronica. Her vocal goes out of control at the end, which could be perilous when she’s performing live.

Switzerland (Eurovision 2007 Preview)

DJ Bobo: “Vampires Are Alive”

This song is really, really, really, really, really, really stupid. So stupid. Really, seriously stupid. It’s pure Eurotrash, so I of course adore it. It’s like the Battlefield Earth of Eurovision songs: it’s so awful, you can’t help but enjoy it.