6 Songs To Watch In Eurovision 2016!

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So the Eurovision has once again graced our screens for 2017. We ‘ve already been treated to the two semi-finals where 20 acts made it through to the Grand Final tonight! And there was even a marriage proposal for Macedonia’s entrant, Jana Burceska from her boyfriend Alexander.

 

 

Watch out for these six entrants at tonight’s final:

 

Portugal

 

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Potugal’s entry Amar Pelos Dois sung by Salvador Sobral and written by his sister Luisa Sobral is a soaring jazz-style ballad. Think male Bessie Smith or Billie Holiday. It had a wonderful reception at the first semi-final and is the current favourite with the bookies to claim Eurovision glory. Stunning, understated and very polished.

 

 

Bulgaria

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Bulgaria’s entry this year is Beautiful Mess sung by Kristian Kostov. A beautiful ballad with wonderful, modern, understated monochrome staging. Quite R ‘n’ B staging. Beautiful Mess is simply beautiful. Written by Sebastian Arman, Borislav Milanov, Joacim Petsson, Alexander V. Bley, Johan Alkanaes.

 

 

Cyprus

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Cyprus’ entry is Gravity sung by Hovig, who has previously been involved in writing Euphoria for Loreen. Gravity is catchy, a real earworm. I adore the staging from start to finish. It’s incrediby well put together. Written by Thomas G: Son.

 

 

The United Kingdom

Lucie Jones’ Never Give Up On You written by Eurovision winner Emmelie de Forest is the UK’s best chance in a while in the contest. A soaring ballad, beautiful staging and could definitely get top 10 or even top 5.

 

Australia

 

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lia’s entry Don’t Come Easy sung by Australia’s X Factor winner Isaiah Firebrace is a strong ballad sung with amazing power and control. A great chance of making top 10. Written by DNA (David Musumeci and Anthony Egizii) and Michael Angelo.

 

Sweden

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Sweden’s Entry I can’t go on sung by Robin Bengtsson is catchy, wonderfully staged from start to finish and the styling is great. Written by David Krouger, Hamed “K-Ono” Pirouzpanah and Robin Stjernberg.

My Opinion of The I’m A Celeb Finalists!


Well we have reached the final three in this year’s I’m A Celeb and it’s been a very lovely camp this year for the most part which was nice. So what is my take on the finalists. Read on to find out …

 

Adam Thomas

Adam has done great. He’s the record holder for the trials after the celebrity cyclone challenge yesterday so well done to Adam on that. He’s definitely done his bit in the show which is admirable. Seems a nice guy.

Joel Dommett

I love Joel. I love his nerdy sense of humour and I say that as a fellow nerd. He seems to be just an all-round nice down-to-earth guy and him and Martin have made this series for me. I was for them both now I’m defo team Joel. It’s going to be difficult for him to win been the third favourite but he’s my winner. Joel for King of the jungle! 🙂

Scarlett Moffatt

Scarlett seems a nice girl and watching her friendships with the other girls in camp was nice to see. Women get a lot of stick for not getting on with each other and as a woman it was nice to see the myth that all women don’t get on with each other and are always bitchy with each other been shown up. Really lovely.

 

My Opinion On The Last Five In X-Factor!

 

We have reached the final 5 in this year’s X-Factor and next week promises to be a treat after the jukebox landed on Louis Loves meaning eight of Louis’ favourites next week as the artists will perform two tracks each from this week. Very exciting! But what is my take on the final five acts vying for X-Factor 2016 glory? (And what songs do I think they should sing at some stage before the end?) Read on to find out …

Emily Middlemas

 

I’m not really crazy about Emily’s voice. I did think she was good at Judges Houses but outside of then I haven’t being that impressed. On the plus side she is going to be doing a fast song for the first time in the competition this week and it’ll be nice to see how she does it.

Songs: I’m So Excited by The Pointer Sisters
From Eden by Hozier

Five After Midnight

 

The lads have had some ropey weeks. In my opinion their performances of Valerie, Thriller and Try A Little Tenderness weren’t great. But other than that they had had some very good weeks and are clearly a talented and polished act. I really like them and they are my second favourite from the top five. They are one of two acts left that I think with the right songs could have a very good career outside of the competition.

Songs: Yeah! by Usher ft. Lil John, Ludacris
Where Is The Love? by The Black Eyed Peas

Honey G

 

Honey G isn’t the greatest singer or rapper in the world but I do admire in a way that she gets up there when it’s clear that she isn’t if that makes sense. It’s almost like a punk attitude in a more commercial setting. I think the amount of hate she gets is pretty ridiculous. It’s only a singing competition after all and as viewers we are meant to judge whether we think someone is good or not, not take hates against people. And it is brave of her to get up there every week despite the level of criticism thrown her way so regularly.

Songs: Straight Outta Compton by N.W.A.
Bust A Move by Young MC

Matt Terry

 

Like Emily, I am not that crazy about Matt’s voice. Considering he is odds on favourite as I write this it’s probably an opinion that’s in the minority. I loved his version of She’s Out Of My Life at Judges Houses but otherwise I haven’t being impressed by his performances. I love Sam Smith and Matt’s performance of Writing’s On The Wall to me wasn’t great this week.

Songs: 7 Years by Lukas Graham
She’s Like The Wind by Patrick Swayze

Saara Aalto

Saara is my favourite. I think she is so professional. She’s a great singer and performer and she hasn’t did a bad performance in the whole show. Her performance of It’s Oh So Quiet by Bjork in particular was excellent as was Enough Is Enough. Like Five After Midnight with the right songs she could have a great career outside of the competition. She’s an all-rounder.

Songs: Nothing Compares To You by Sinead O’Connor
Walking On Broken Glass by Annie Lennox

My Opinion of The CBBUK 2016 Finalists & The CBBUK Final!

Well my computer was down for a bit and I didn’t get to blog about the CBB Final. So this is the blog post now which I hope you all like. 🙂

Aubrey O’ Day

With the spitting incidence where she spit in Bear’s drink and sandwich I didn’t like Aubrey. Otherwise she was good in the show and gave a lot to the season. Her relationship with her boyfriend Pauly D is also really cute because they are clearly very much in love.

Stephen Bear

Ah Bear. I think he went too far with a lot of things but I don’t think at heart he’s cruel. I don’t think he should have won but he did give a lot to the show and he wasn’t the worse of them.

Frankie Grande

I absolutely loved Frankie in it. I’m definitely a new fan of Frankie’s. He was entertaining, lovely and he gave so much to the season. His friendship with Ricky was also lovely. Frankie was my winner.

Marnie Simpson

Marnie was lovely in it and would have been my runner-up. We didn’t see as much of her personality I don’t think because of her relationship with Lewis but she came across brilliantly in any case.

Renee Graziano

With her part in the chats about bisexuality with Christopher Biggins I didn’t like Renee. Otherwise she was good in the show like Aubrey and gave a lot to the show. Maybe Christopher was a bad influence on her and she became more herself after.

Ricky Norwood

My struggle with Ricky throughout the season was that he is a lovely guy but he didn’t give much to the show. There was some interesting chats he had on live feed but otherwise he didn’t feature much and didn’t participate in all the tasks. But he’s a lovely guy and I really like him and his friendship with Frankie was lovely to watch. His tribute to Frankie in one of the later shows was so heart-warming.

Bear Wins!

Bear, who was favourite to win going into the final, won the show ahead of Ricky Norwood. Third was the highest American Renee Graziano with Marnie Simpson coming fourth. Rounding off the final was fifth-placed Aubrey O’ Day and in sixth place Frankie Grande. It was a great achievement for all three American contestants to last to the final night.

Congratulations Bear and well done to all the other finalists too. 🙂

My Four Current Favourites In CBB!

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Well CBB is entering it’s 3rd week so this is probably a good time as we exit the halfway stage to discuss who are my current four favourites in the show. So here we go :-):

Frankie Grande

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I hadn’t heard of Frankie before the show and I’ve become a fan of his now. Watched a bit of him in the American Big Brother too and he was brilliant in that as well. He just seems very nice, very down-to-earth, very interesting and very funny. That moment when he was petting the fake dog in the bathroom area was really funny and cute. And he’s not scared to speak his mind which I like too. My winner. 🙂

Ricky Norwood

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Admittedly in the edited shows Ricky doesn’t feature much but he is very interesting because when he is talking in the live feeds I love that he picks interesting things to discuss like Blackfish and the rights of animals. He seems a bit of a nerd and I love that he is. Very interesting.

Sam Fox

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Sam is very down-to-earth. She’s like the quintessential English lady who always has her cup of tea in her hand. A really lovely woman and very interesting.

Marnie Simpson

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I like Marnie. There have been definitely moments where maybe how I’d act in certain situations differs massively from how she does but I think she’s a nice girl and when she brings out her genuine, down-to-earth side I like her.

Big Brother Break-Ups

 

Lately has been a sad time of Big Brother break-ups. Celebrity Big Brother runner-up Austin Armacost and his husband Jake Lees have separated while Andy West, who came fourth in the most recent series, has split from his fiance Ed Hutton who he got engaged to on the show.

Austin spoke to GuysLikeU about his split from Jake. The full piece can be read at the link below:

EXCLUSIVE: Austin Armacost: ‘Jake and I are splitting up!’

Writing on Twitter Austin said,

Jake also took to Twitter and said,

Following his split from Ed, Andy tweeted,

Very sad news. Best of luck to them all in their futures.

Jason Burrill Wins Big Brother 2016!

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Brighton stuntman Jason Burrill was crowned the 2016 winner of Big Brother 2016 last night. Burrill beat off stiff competition from Dublin’s Hughie Maughan who finished second. 3rd place went to Nottingham’s Jackson Blyton, 4th was Andy West from London, 5th spot went to Evelyn Ellis from Sydney with Gerrards Cross’ Jayne Connery finishing in 6th place.

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Speaking after his win Jason said,

 “I didn’t think I’d be here from day one.”

Runner-up Hughie was very gracious in defeat and congratulated Jason before exiting the house. He told host Emma Willis that he was happy was for Jason on his win.

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Hughie you done Ireland proud. Hughie and Andy, amazing housemates, my two faves throughout. You should both be very proud indeed gentlemen! 🙂

Congratulations Jason and well done to all the other finalists. 🙂

P.s. Cleo will have lots more doggy biscuits now. Love her. 🙂

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