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Finland FINLAND 2021 - Blind Channel - Dark Side

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escYOUnited

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heke1988

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Ilta's song is very good. The beginning of the song wasn't great, but after minute ago it got better.

My top 7 UMK 2021:

1. Blind Channel - Dark Side 5/5
2. Teflon Brothers feat Pandora - I Love You / Ilta - Kelle mä soitan 4/5
4. Aksel Kankaanranta - Hurt 3.5/5
5. Oskr (Oskari Ruohonen) - Lie 3/5
6. Laura - Play 2/5
7. Danny - Sinä päivänä kun kaikki rakastaa mua 1/5

I hope, Blind Channel is our entry in ESC 2021, but also I am okay with Teflon Brothers feat Pandora and Ilta. Aksel Kankaanranta still is Plan B.
 
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I like Ilta's song. She could be a contender.
I see her as a good compromise between what the fans actually want and what's the right thing to do.

But still:

1-Blind Channel xbow
massive gap
2-Teflon Brothers x Pandora
3-Ilta
 

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Blind Channel's song is like Linkin' Park circa 2000. It's refreshing to hear in ESC, that's all.

Aksel's song is alright. But I prefer "Looking Back".

Iita's song is actually not bad, reminded me of a typical ESC ballad upon second listen. Can't put my fingers on which one to be exact. Maybe the 'live' performance will elevate the song further.

I dig the instrumentals to Telfon Brothers' song. Love the 80's influences. But the verses are such a letdown to be honest. The chorus is just basic but still somehow make it somewhat catchy.

I can actually see Oskr's song being played on the radio these days. It's actually pretty good, but the ending of the song is so abrupt actually. And also, it's in same vein as Aksel's song.So I can see both of them cancel each other out.

Seems like I am the only one who actually think Laura's song is pretty good? Not a winning song, but it has a nice modern country-influenced melody to it.

Danny's song. I am sorry. Not my kind of song.

My overall ranking pre- "live" performances:

1. Teflon Brothers feat Pandora - I Love You
2. Ilta - Kelle mä soitan
3. Laura - Play
4. Oskr - Lie / Aksel - Hurt
6. Blind Channel - Dark Side
7. Danny - Sinä päivänä kun kaikki rakastaa mua
 
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1. Blind Channel - Dark Side
small gap
2. Ilta - "Kelle mä soitan"
huge gap
3. Oskr - Lie
4. Aksel Kankaanranta - Hurt
5. Danny - Sinä päivänä kun kaikki rakastaa mua
6.Teflon Brothers feat Pandora - I Love You
7. Laura - Play

I have to add, that I really like Ilta's song, but as someone mentioned before, would it be in English, it would sound bland, I think. It's rather the language that makes the song beautiful.
 

heke1988

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I really hope, we don't pick something like in 2015, because it is "special". In this case it must be Danny.
 

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For quite some time now i've been saying that Finland should be doing what they're good at. Metal. So i'm glad to see Blind Channel - Dark is being liked quite a lot. (Even though it's quite mild metal, i don't think that's a bad thing for the ESC audience :p )
 

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I really hope, we don't pick something like in 2015, because it is "special". In this case it must be Danny.
Well, we'll have a WHOLE month to wait and to dream ... and maybe to fall down to the reality ...*shudder* :oops: If it's a boring ballad I will scream.
 

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I agree with @RainyWoods Blind Channel's entry is too watered down for my liking as well. Initially, I thought I would love this after listening to it for 20 seconds but overall, it's too cliche and wannabe-ish.
It's so try-hard. They try to be cool, like putting the middle finger in the sky and shooting a bullet kind of type but to me, it sounds really childish. It's like they try to be a heavier version of Linkin' Park.. Just with ridiculous and embarrassing lyrics.
It will probably be alright for Eurovision since it's rather mainstream and I guess that we won't be getting any other rock entries this year.
I can't get the AWS comparisons, tbh.
 

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Dear Finnish friends, very good day.... last year you've been cheated by an international jury and brought you at ESC 2020 with one of the most forgettable song.... even know I don't remember it... so... you had a masterpiece of a Pink-Latex-Mistress and they led you to throw her away...
Now you have a second chance with 2 master pieces and a good second choice....
So please screw the audience with modern dark rock sound of Blind Channel or please cheers us with you nice languange with Teflon Bros & Pandora.
B plan for Axel.
Thx
 

heke1988

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Dear Finnish friends, very good day.... last year you've been cheated by an international jury and brought you at ESC 2020 with one of the most forgettable song.... even know I don't remember it... so... you had a masterpiece of a Pink-Latex-Mistress and they led you to throw her away...
Now you have a second chance with 2 master pieces and a good second choice....
So please screw the audience with modern dark rock sound of Blind Channel or please cheers us with you nice languange with Teflon Bros & Pandora.
B plan for Axel.
Thx

I don't mind, if Teflon Bros and Pandora is our entry, but still I am going to vote Blind Channel, because it is my kind of music and I have so many years hoping, that there is some rock/metal band in UMK(Y).
 

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Final ranking before the show :

ESC 2021 Winner Potential :

1. Aksel "Hurt" : The song is so sweet and his voice it beautiful, I can't stop listening to it

Amazing :

2. Oskr "Lie" : Thanks Oskr, I really needed this song in these times, It made me cry

Very Good :

3. Ilta "Kelle mä soitan" : Lovely song, it was beautiful and I had goosebumps
4. Danny "Sinä päivänä kun kaikki rakastaa mua" : Ow this :( Danny is really touching, my stomach was hurting me when I readed the lyrics, beautiful song

Not Bad :

5. Laura "Play" : This is enjoyable

Very bad :

6. Teflon Brothers & Pandora "I Love You" : Really not my style

My ears are bleeding :

7. Blind Channel "Dark Side" : When I readed all the comparaisons with Manga, Minus One and AWS I was hyped, but I just couldn't listen to this song more than one or two minutes, for me it's not music it's screaming
 

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heke1988

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It's true that one part (the one that I disliked) was screaming, but not the whole song ^^

Well in my opinion Blind Channel song isn't whole time screaming. Perhaps we have different kind of way to see screaming;).
 

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Well in my opinion Blind Channel song isn't whole time screaming. Perhaps we have different kind of way to see screaming;).

Yes it's not whole time screaming but it's almost screaming and rapping (rap is the style that I hate the most). I actually hoped that they'll be like Softengine but sadly it's not ^^
 
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