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Eurovision 2023 Top 10 Pick: Borsch, Blood Unicorns, Drag Queens, and Glitter

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Eurovision is right around the corner, and as big fans, we are excited to announce our top 10 list and winner predictions. In case this is your first time hearing about Eurovision. Eurovision is like a fabulous, glittery unicorn galloping through a musical wonderland, leaving a trail of rainbows and dance beats in its wake. It’s a fierce competition where countries send their best performers to battle it out for the title of ultimate star, all while dressed in the wildest, most flamboyant outfits you can imagine. Think disco balls, spandex jumpsuits, and feather boas for days! This cultural event brings together people from all over Europe (and beyond) to celebrate diversity, inclusivity, and all things queer. It’s a celebration of music, creativity, and all things queer, and we can’t get enough of it!

This year’s Eurovision competition is breaking the norm with a significant increase in non-English entries. In the past, many countries would submit English songs despite having different native languages, under the perception that a more understandable piece has a higher chance of winning. However, we are thrilled to see a greater diversity of languages and cultures being represented on the Eurovision stage. This refreshing change is a positive reflection of the world’s diverse population and shows that music truly transcends language barriers.

Here are our predictions based on watching all the songs’ promo videos. Remember that we are just a fan and not professional music scientists. All predictions and reviews are based on our European gayness.

Learn more about Eurovision 2023 Liverpool and watch all 37 entries.

Honorable Mention: Let 3 – Mama ŠČ | Croatia 🇭🇷

Croatia’s Eurovision entry is a wild ride. Picture a barn full of chickens on caffeine, with my dad trying mushrooms for the first time and going all in. There’s mom, tractors, and even some Trixie Motel-level drag makeup. It’s like a fever dream from a country fair but with more glitter and confetti. And that’s the beauty of Eurovision – you don’t have to understand it. Let the farm-fresh beats and mushroom-fueled madness take you on a wild and wonderful journey. The only concern is that this song relies heavily on the visuals in the music video, which may not translate as well for stage performance. Regardless, sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride!

10. Käärijä – Cha Cha Cha | Finland 🇫🇮

Finland never disappoints with their random and entertaining entries. Pina colaColadascha libre wrestling, dancing, and fabulous hair – a combination of things we never knew we needed. Even after reading the English lyrics, I’m still not sure what this song is about, but I do know that I want to sing along and do the Cha Cha Cha! This song perfectly combines the heavy metal and pop culture of Finland’s party scene.

9. Noa Kirel – Unicorn | Israel 🇮🇱

As a self-proclaimed unicorn, I love Israel’s entry to Eurovision, the “Unicorn” song by Nao Kirel. The performance starts slow but quickly builds up to an excellent dance routine. I do wish the build-up was faster to add that extra unicorn sparkle. What I love most about this song is its focus on independence and standing strong against anything. It’s a great message to all the unicorns out there!

8. Vesna – My Sister’s Crown | Czechia 🇨🇿

Czechia is really bringing it this year with a powerful and inspiring song about love, beauty, and empowerment. What sets this entry apart from others is the beautiful combination of different languages, such as Czech, English, Ukrainian, and Bulgarian. While most countries perform in their native language, English, or a combination of both, Czechia’s entry seamlessly blends multiple languages, creating a unique and beautiful sound. The song perfectly blends folk, pop, and rap with a dynamic mix of fast and slow beats. All in all, Czechia’s entry is a strong contender for the top spot and one that is definitely not to be missed.

7. Pasha Parfeni – Soarele şi Luna | Moldova 🇲🇩

Moldova is taking us on a journey to a folk fairy tale land with a modern touch. We loved this song even before reading the English lyrics. The song has everything required for a winning entry, combining different melodies, music genres, and themes of love. It’s giving me a strong Viking vibe, or it could be because we have been watching Viking Valhalla on Netflix a lot.

6. Mimicat – Ai Coração | Portugal 🇵🇹

Portugal’s entry to Eurovision is a fantastic, fast-paced, cabaret-style ballad with a strong Chicago musical vibe. The song is performed entirely in Portuguese, which we think adds to its charm and uniqueness. Even without understanding the lyrics, the song’s energy is infectious and will surely get you dancing. It’s a fun and upbeat entry, which we believe is essential for any winning Eurovision song.

5. La Zarra – Évidemment | France 🇫🇷

France’s entry to Eurovision stays true to its theme of predominantly French songs. La Zarra, also known as Fatima Zahra Hafdi, has a powerful voice that expresses emotions in her music. Although the song starts slow, it quickly picks up the pace and showcases her vocal range. France always sets itself apart from the rest and stands strong in the competition.

4. Lord Of The Lost – Blood & Glitter | Germany 🇩🇪

Germany always brings their A-game when it comes to their Eurovision entry. Honestly, they are always the category of weirdness that we always love. They never fail to get something incredibly fabulously weird, like a scene from a magical fairy dream. It’s like a unicorn that’s really into metal but can’t help escape their love of pop! They’re all about that blood and glitter aesthetic, and it’s fantastic.

3. Mae Muller – I Wrote A Song | United Kingdom 🇬🇧

The UK’s entry to Eurovision is about turning heartbreak into an empowerment anthem. It’s a relatable topic we’ve all experienced – being told it’s not us, it’s them, only to discover their infidelity. But instead of wallowing in sadness, the song encourages us to channel our emotions into a catchy tune. The best revenge is success, and in this case, public shaming through music. It’s a refreshing change from the usual UK entries and has earned its place as one of our all-time favorites.

2. Gustaph – Because Of You | Belgium 🇧🇪

Belgium’s Eurovision entry is a total anthem for celebrating individuality and embracing our uniqueness. It’s a beautiful song that pays tribute to the LGBTQ+ community, featuring drag queens, voguing, and some awe-inspiring dance moves. This is an excellent representation of what Eurovision is, inspiring and celebrating.

1. Alessandra – Queen Of Kings | Norway 🇳🇴

Oh my gosh, you must check out Norway’s Eurovision entry by the amazing Norwegian-Italian singer Alessandra Mele! She’s the pop queen with a sci-fi twist, and the song starts with a pyramid straight out of Stargate Goa’uld. The melody gives off major Ava Max vibes, particularly “Kings & Queens.” It’s the perfect tune to get your party on, hit the gym, and unleash your inner powerhouse. Plus, Alessandra Mele’s experience as a bisexual woman has added an important layer of depth to the song, making it all the more meaningful. Trust me; you won’t want to miss this incredible performance. The beat, the words, and everything about this song made it our number one pick and one of our favorite new songs to play on repeat.

ACTUAL WINNER. Loreen – Tattoo | Sweden 🇸🇪