November 18: Georgia, Armenia, Belarus second round of rehearsals review
Fotis Konstantopoulos (Greece)
The Georgian entry is based on their successful recipe. The dance pop retro dance act is once again here reminding me the amazing and hot favourite Mariam in 2010 Junior Eurovision edition. The song although it resembles to the tune of 2010 JESC entry is a dance act which you cannot ignore. It doesn’t need special vocal skills, it is delivered perfectly and I would;t mind seeing it winning on Saturday night. Energy and passion all over the stage and the kids could surely become huge professionals. Somehow the song reminds me the 2009 disqualified entry of Georgia “I don’t wanna put in” and we all know the story!
Have you seen pink Smurfs? We will all see them on Saturday night and they are from Armenia. Totally dance pop retro song again with great vocals and dance energy all over the stage with the word “love” in he backdrops. Somehow Armenia and Georgia can destroy each other in the scoreboard as they have too similar songs. But I wouldn’t also mind seeing them in the top of the scoreboard. Mika is delivering the song perfectly and he is proven to be a true showman. Watch out for him we will definitely see him in senior Eurovision soon (and we can’t wait, actually).
Ruslan Aslanov is considered by me one of the most promising artists for Belarus in the future. He is just a young boy and in the meantime he delivers a passionate and sentimental theatrical ballad in the best possible way. This boy has excellent voice and there is something more in him: sparkle in his eyes. He is a kid you cannot ignore while watching the show and you definitely cannot forget his vocals. We all know from the JESC history that with songs well staged and professionally delivered, Belarus pops up in the scoreboard out of nowhere and wins. Belarus in JESC is always a dark horse and we all know it!