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Best of National Finals 2007

2007′s edition was the second I did during; it was held the spring of 2007, between April and May, as explained in the rules here. 42 countries took part in the 2007 Eurovisiong Song Contest. 32 of them used some sort of national finals in which 517 songs were performed. I wrote down a list of 75 songs I liked and then came up with these top 30:

Albania | “Eklips” Alban Skenderaj
Albania | “Jemi kaq të largët” Voltan Prodani & Alfred Habibi
Albania | “Pa ty, pa mua” Rosela Gjylbegu
Andorra | “Salvem el mon” Anonymous
Bosnia & Herzegovina | “Rijeka bez imena” Marija Sestić
Bulgaria | “Only way back home” Dimitar Atanasov
Croatia | “Što je to ljudima” Brentini
Croatia | “Vjerujem u ljubav” Dragonfly feat. Dado Topic
Czech Republic | “Žena ze stínadel” Lili Marlene
Denmark | “Husker du” Aud Wilken
Estonia | “Sunflowers” Laura Pudvere
Finland | “Anyone, anymore” Lovex
Finland | “Wild and violent” Lovex
France | “Besoin d’ailleurs” Valérie Louri
Germany | “Frauen regieren die welt” Roger Cicero
Greece | “With love” Tamta
Iceland | “Orðin komu aldrei” Snorri Snorrason
Iceland | “Segðu mér” Jón Jósep Snæbjörnsson
Iceland | “Vetur” Helgi Rafn Ingvarsson
Ireland | “The Thought of you” Dervish
Latvia | “Boys never say they’re sorry” H20
Latvia | “What a love can do to me” Gunars Kalninš & Jolanda Suvorova
FYR Macedonia | “Belo e se” Lambe Alabakovski
FYR Macedonia | “Potseti me” Super Nova
Malta | “She gives me wings” Klinsmann Coleiro
Malta | “Starlight” Trilogy
Serbia | “Nebo” Slobodan Trkulja & Balkanopolis
Sweden | “The Worrying kind” The Ark
Sweden | “Tror på dig” Caroline af Ugglas
Sweden | “Trying to recall Marie Lindberg

Semifinal

My friends recieved the mp3 of these 30 songs and they have graded each of them with a 1 (awful) through 5 (great) system. For the first BoNF years, I did not save the full results (just like old Eurovision lol) but only the ranking. And so we have from 30th to 16th:

30  Iceland | “Orðin komu aldrei” Snorri Snorrason
29 Andorra | “Salvem el mon” Anonymous
28 Albania | “Jemi kaq të largët” Voltan Prodani & Alfred Habibi
27 Latvia | “Boys never say they’re sorry” H20
26 Finland | “Wild and violent” Lovex
25 FYR Macedonia | “Potseti me” Super Nova
24 Croatia | “Vjerujem u ljubav” Dragonfly feat. Dado Topic
23 Greece | “With love” Tamta
22  FYR Macedonia | “Belo e se” Lambe Alabakovski
21 Albania | “Pa ty, pa mua” Rosela Gjylbegu
20 Estonia | “Sunflowers” Laura Pudvere
19 Sweden | “Tror på dig” Caroline af Ugglas
18 Denmark | “Husker du” Aud Wilken
17 Germany | “Frauen regieren die welt” Roger Cicero
16 Bulgaria | “Only way back home” Dimitar Atanasov

Final

So now that I had all 15 finalists, I used a computer “random playlist” to get the running order for the final:

01 - Latvia - Gunars Kalninš & Jolanda Suvorova - What a love can do to me 101
Latvia
“What a love can do to me”
Gunars Kalninš & Jolanda Suvorova

04 - Iceland - Helgi Rafn Ingvarsson - Vetur 102
Iceland
“Vetur”
Helgi Rafn Ingvarsson

03 - France - Valérie Louri - Besoin d'ailleurs 103
France
“Besoin d’ailleurs”
Valérie Louri

02 - Iceland - Segðu mér - Jón Jósep Snæbjörnsson 104
Iceland
“Segðu mér”
Jón Jósep Snæbjörnsson

05 - Malta - Klinsmann Coleiro - She gives me wings 105
Malta
“She gives me wings”
Klinsmann Coleiro

06 - Albania - Alban Skenderaj - Eklips 106
Albania
“Eklips”
Alban Skenderaj

07 - Croatia - Brentini - Što je to ljudima 107
Croatia
“Što je to ljudima”
Brentini

08 - Sweden - The Ark - The worrying kind 108
Sweden
“The Worrying kind”
The Ark

09 - Ireland - Dervish - The Thought of you 109
Ireland
“The Thought of you”
Dervish

10 - Serbia - Slobodan Trkulja & Balkanopolis - Nebo 110
Serbia
“Nebo”
Slobodan Trkulja & Balkanopolis

11 - Bosnia-Herzegovina - Marija Sestic - Rijeka bez imena 111
Bosnia & Herzegovina
“Rijeka bez imena”
Marija Sestić

12 - Malta - Trilogy - Starlight 112
Malta
“Starlight”
Trilogy

13 - Finland - Lovex - Anyone anymore 113
Finland
“Anyone, anymore”
Lovex

14 - Czech Republic - Lili Marlene - Žena ze stínadel 114
Czech Republic
“Žena ze stínadel”
Lili Marlene

15 - Sweden - Marie Lindberg - Trying to recall 115
Sweden
“Trying to recall”
Marie Lindberg

Results

2007

If you don’t remember those songs, you can check BoNF’s youtube page or this recap video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYBuwD_xhW4

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