Road to Copenhagen 2014: The Shin & Mariko – “Three Minutes to Earth” (Georgia)

Opting for an internal selection again this year come Georgia; the Caucasus nation waiting to get its big breakthrough. They’ve done pretty well though, qualifying 5 of the 6 times they’ve been put through the semi-finals. But then again they’ve sent some pretty amazing songs: 2007’s “Visionary Dream”, 2010’s “Shine”, and 2013’s “Waterfall”.

GeorgiaI suspect this won’t go down as a vintage Georgian entry though. Is there a melody in there somewhere? Give me a clue please… after the first minute we’ve barely started. Mariko has quite a nice voice and is actually singing a song, but that melody is just all over the place.

It’s a cute song, very light-spirited and there’s just something sort of nice about it. But I have no idea what it’s about, it’s just three minutes of folky enigma. Just pick a key, already! Utterly bizarre.

the shin and mariko georgiaUnless they’ve got something amazing lined up for the performance, they’ve got their work cut out for them qualifying out of Semi 2, very strange indeed!

I guess you can’t win them all, but kudos to them for going a different route this year, after 2013’s rather self-conscious attempt to emulate Azerbaijan’s victory by bringing the Swedes in.

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