Our #ESC250 2020 votes – Part 2 – Nathan P

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With the announcement of this year’s Eurovision Top 250 results shortly, we really want to tell you all who our all time Eurovision favourites are.

In this series, our editors will be looking closely at their Top 3 entries (the ones that got 8,10,12 Points) and will also provide their honorable mentions (a song they really like, but did not make their ESC250 list).

Today, it is Nathan P’s turn to let you know who he voted for in this year’s edition of #ESC250.

*Nathan P*: Somehow the South East is always where my heart lies

As some of you may know, I live in Kent in the South East of the UK. Yeah being a British Eurofan isn’t the most ideal of things! But you know what, I wouldn’t change a thing! Funnily enough that’s where I have gravitated towards Eurovision wise.

I have always loved uptempo music, but Eurovision woke me up to a sub genre that changed my life…ETHNO! I absolutely adore ethnic influences in my Eurovision songs and I have a few countries to thank for that; Greece, Cyprus, Azerbaijan, Armenia and my favourite Eurovision nation of all Ukraine

Here are the first part of my votes:

  1. Urban Symphony – Randajad (Estonia, 2009)
  2. Ruslana – Wild Dances (Ukraine, 2004)
  3. Hurricane – Hasta La Vista (Serbia, 2020)
  4. Helena Paparizou – My Number One (Greece, 2005)
  5. AySel and Arash – Always (Azerbaijan, 2009)
  6. Poli Genova – If Love Was A Crime (Bulgaria, 2016)
  7. Charlotte Perrelli – Hero (Sweden, 2008)

8 Points – Gina G – Ooh Aah…Just A Little Bit (United Kingdom, 1996)

If there is a song that defines Eurovision in the 90s it’s this utter banger! In my opinion it’s the most robbed song in Eurovision history. The beats, the staging using computers the costuming it’s every bit the perfect 90s song!

It’s transcended Eurovision so much it’s not even seen as a Eurovision song anymore. A Grammy nominated legend to boot. Thank You Australia that’s all I have to say!

10 Points – Eleni Foureira – Fuego (Cyprus, 2018)

I said I owe Cyprus a lot of gratitude earlier on, here’s why! Oh I love this song. I remember this dropping on the week of the Beast From The East that brought record snow and cold temperatures to much of Europe and CyBC were absolute ICONS by dropping this FUEGO of a track that kept us hot all the way till May!

It’s almost the perfect Eurovision banger. I just wish it had won and got more radio play in the UK. Eleni is still booked and busy even through a pandemic. What a woman! I often watch back the reaction videos to her first rehearsal when she went to an also ran to a contender in three minutes flat! Oh I love this song!

Honourable Mentions

I could have just used this place to give my 20-11. But I decided to highlight my favourite song to not qualify. That title goes to Bulgaria and their 2012 entry “Love Unlimited” by Sofi Marinova.

My second favourite Eurovision entry from Bulgaria! The Balkan beats, the staging, the Catherine wheels and of course them pInk thigh high stripper heels! An incredible entry that deserves it’s place in the final and does absolutely deserve it’s place in ESC250

12 Points – Ani Lorak – Shady Lady (Ukraine, 2008)

I said that Ukraine was my favourite Eurovision nation and this is my favourite song by them. Ani is an ICON in my eyes. The best song the “Dream Team” has ever made. The staging with the light boxes that really cemented Ukraine’s status as the Queens of Eurovision staging.

That disco beat, the utter divadom that she exuded on stage. The dress that shone brighter than my future and the iconic double head nod. This song is my call to prayer and the light bod is my altar! She should have won!

What do you think of Nathan P’s votes for this year’s ESC250? Let us know! Stay tuned, as Sean will present their votes in the next edition.

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