We’re running up to the 2012 Contest, all entries for Baku have been chosen and it’s time to take a closer look at what we can expect to see and hear at the end of May. I’m reviewing everything in order of draw: I’ll first give my general thoughts on the countries’ choices, then I’ll subject them to the DIMI test and finally I’ll score them, accompagnied by a predicition of how I think they’ll do in Baku. I’ll be tackling them in pairs & on the menu today: San Marino & Cyprus.
11. SAN MARINO – The Social Network Song
This is exactly what I want to see eliminated from the Contest: farfetched fluffy farts that make the Contest come across even more ridiculous than it already can (to some ie. The majority of the masses). I’m curious to see how they’ll clarify this song’s about Facebook without mentioning it and I’m sure it will come across stupid, whatever they’re planning. And curious to hear this live as well, I smell Autotune all over the studio version. This is just very wrong – or to say it in its own words: oh oh.
Daft? No. Stupid? Yes.
Intriguing? Not for a nanosecond.
Modern? Let’s keep the question rhetorical.
International? I should hope not.
Personal score: 0/20 – Prediction: Stuck in the semi (of course)
12. CYPRUS – La La Love
Well, nobody ever died of a couple of lalala’s in Eurovision so this should feel right at home. I hear too many computerized vocals in the studio version and I’m itching to hear Ivi Adamou’s live rendition of this bouncy little number. It’s not really my cup of tea I have to say but it sure wouldn’t tarnish next to a David Guetta summer song – it sounds more modern at least than the Romanian and Greek songs in my ears. It’s got a bit of potential and out of those three I think this one would feel least out of place in international charts, although I fear there’s no room for all three in the final and this could very well be the one to lose out.
Daft? Not really, no.
Intriguing? Not really no.
Modern? I think so, but it can easily be mistaken for a wannabe as well I feel.
Personal score: 12/20 – Prediction: Stuck in the semi
Tomorrow: Denmark & Russia