Drawing semi to a close, here’s part 17 of the run through of this year’s contestants! Will they be beautiful butterflies, or rather moths that have to hide away in the dark?
First of all, a bit of framework for the judging – I’ll be looking at the song, the vocal performance and the stage presentation (or concept of the video if we haven’t seen a stage performance) and I’ll round up by putting them to the DIMI test (do I think it’s Dramatic, Intriguing and/or Modern enough to Include in my iTunes library?). I’ll score the entries from 1 to 5 on each of those points, resulting in a score out of a possible maximum of 20.
17. Romania – Cezar – It’s my life
The Song: It’s really hard to pay attention to the song itself I have to admit – the first half is rather OK, with that beat and those dubstep effects but that bridge is as bewildering as his voice and that keychange simply murders this not all that fantastic entry. Cheap might be the word for it.
The Voice: Farinelli is good in his genre but should perhaps stick to his genre. The attempted wow effect degrades to something bewildering and even a bit shameful.
The Performance: If they’re going to keep the NF performance this is doomed. The outfit, the dancers, the entire approach is simply off. How to try and fix something tailormade for Eurovision and fall flat on your face.
The DIMI test: I love quirky shit, but this is just shit.
PERSONAL TOTAL: 5/20
PREDICTION: Even with that draw, I suspect the producers put it there in order not to lose viewers during the show, I don’t see this qualifying. Unless Europe wants a laugh on Saturday.
This concludes semi 2, let’s take a look at the ranking:
10. FYR Macedonia
And I actually think this might be my prediction as well. Oh wait, there’s Georgia. I’ll swap them for…dunno…eum…on the fence here…bare with…bare with…bare with…FYR Macedonia?
Tomorrow: France & Germany