2000 and Whatever – Germany

We may not get to see our 2020 favourites take to the stage, but that doesn’t mean we can’t reminisce on our Eurovision favourites. This series is aimed to discover the team’s favourite entries from the 21st century, from 2001 to 2019.

In collaboration with ESCDaily, we will be reviewing some of their 21st Century favourites, while over on their site, you will find their reviews of our favourites!

Below our reviews, you will find a poll where you can vote for your favourite Eurovision entry from the 21st Century.


Anita Reviews Dennis’ 21st Century Favourite

Lena – Taken By A Stranger | 10th place, 107 points (Final)

It was brave of Lena to return to the Eurovision stage after winning the year prior, because let’s be real, the chances of her winning Eurovision again felt slim. Despite that, this is surely one of Germany’s best entries in the 21st century. I go through phases where I think I prefer this over Satellite, but then other times, prefer the charm of her winning entry. Taken By A Stranger is the grown up version of Satellite, and it was evident through all aspects of the performance, from her vocals, to her look and the visual performance. With all that said, I think 10th place is pretty respectable, and I don’t think it was too high nor too low.

Joshua Reviews Brandon’s 21st Century Favourite

Michelle – Wer Liebe lebt | 8th place, 66 points (Final)

Although this song isn’t exactly to my taste, I understand why many people (including Brandon) enjoy it. It is charming, and almost fairytale-esque. I also personally love how it is sung in German. Not enough western European countries sing in their native language, and I would like to see more of it in the modern contest. And if you’re playing Eurovision bingo, it ticks a lot of boxes, too! Sung in German, pyrotechnics, key change… It’s the whole package.

What does the ESCDaily team think of our 21st Century favourites? Make sure to head over to escdaily.com to find out!

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