Let’s keep powering through, YEAH!!! Let’s hear some enthusiasm! Or not, whatever. So here’s the halfway mark, and to spice things up, I’m writing this quite drunk as I’ve just got back from my family Christmas party, and realised I hadn’t written it yet. Fun!
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I really need to wrap this up, don’t I? I mean come on, it’s like 6 weeks after the show…
So here we are in the top 20, and already a really solid selection of hot trax from Europe’s biggest music festival. There will be crazy costumes, props, big ballads and a near decade long payoff, but who will be left in my top 10? You’re excited right? Yes.
If you can’t beat them, join them (and then try to beat them). That seems to be Georgia’s approach to its sixth appearance at Eurovision since its debut at 2007. It’s been shown with surprisingly regularity over the last decade that you don’t need to be an established competitor to win Eurovision, just have the right song at the right time. Newest addition Azerbaijan found that out when they won the 2011 contest on their fourth attempt.
Taking a rather lot of inspiration from its victorious neighbour, in a somewhat delayed reaction. Male & female duet, check. Middle-of-the-road power ballad with no particular cultural references, check. Big power moment, check. Neutral colour-schemes, check. Lyrics setting up an inevitable curtain of sparks effect onstage, check. Get the Swedes in to write a winner, BIG check.
They didn’t just get any Swede in, they got THE Swede, Thomas G:Son. Continue reading