All of this year’s songs have been selected, the running order has been decided: let’s get this show on the road! I’ll be reviewing all of this year’s participants three by three in running order. Lord, gimme strength… Let the Hunger Games…eum…fun begin!
The Song: Eum, didn’t we hear this two songs ago? Another one Big on Drama, my oh my. But then again, what was I expecting from Albania? LOVING the orchestra in the third act of the song. But THOSE LYRICS!
Standout lyric: ” It don’t make sense, what’s happening” Exactly.
The Voice: And THAT VOICE. If Georgia was flirting with going overboard, this one is already drowning as if there was no door in the vicinity with room enough for two people (#moveoverRose). All a bit too much for my taste.
The Performance: I kinda hope she’ll spice it up Aurela Gace style. Wait, that one didn’t qualify, did it. But I still love it nonetheless. Something with power to balance out Lindita’s vocals would be great.
The Song: BAM. I mean: for years I’ve been waiting for our country to deliver something stunning, and now RTBF manages to pick two stellar entries back-to-back. This is very non-Eurovision, which makes me love it even more than I already do because of its amazingly bewildering and nicely balanced, cool atmosphere.
Standout lyric: ” Are you ready to take my hand?” Understated, yet beautiful.
The Voice: Blanche’s low register is slightly weird but very intriguing. Her switch to falsetto is stunning and most welcome – kinda love that she drops again for the final chorus. Curious to hear this live, especially with the backing that accompanies Blanche for a large part of the song.
The Performance: Something along the video would be nice, with some lighting effects that are as understated as the song itself. And fingers crossed that Blanche will radiate a bit more than in that video, where she has about as much charm as a wet mop.
In one line: Proud!
PREDICTION: I’m hardly the one to be playing the patriot, but I get the feeling this will do VERY well. Secretly hoping for a top three, or why not the gold? Never in a million years did I think I’d say that in my lifetime. Obvious QUALIFIER, I’d say.
The Song: Ow Montenegro, you almost never disappoint. It makes absolutely no sense, and that’s exactly what it wants to do. Discolicious.
Standout lyric: ” Come into me from within ” Eum, come again?
The Voice: Well, it’s Deen all over again, no?
The Performance: Deen and Conchita have made a proverbial baby, haven’t they? I just hope he doesn’t feel the need to flash his torso like he does in the video. Not that’s not pleasing on the eye, on the contrary, but I get enough of those self absorbed queens on my Grindr #thanksbutnothanks
Tomorrow: Finland, Azerbaijan & Portugal!