I was sure you were talking about someone else, there was no way I could see this being anywhere near a PQ. Not the first time you've been better at predicting NSC than me tho.Told you Morty - my comments from the semis were about your entry, I couldn't see it being any less than an easy PQ, it had amazing cross-roster appeal, and taking the win is just epic
Yeah, absolutely mind-blowing.First Käärijä, now Morty what a fantastic day
There's always something so satisfying about a Balearica Island win. Maybe it's because I so often see you fail in the semi that it makes me really happy when you finally get the recognition you deserve. And of course this was also my second-favourite song of the edition.
The results Otyken got earlier surprised me too. I thought KYKAKACHA was going to be a sure qualifier, and even when it wasn't, I still thought Storm would get a better result in the next edition. And yes, Billx has made My Wing into something on a completely different level, but I didn't think it was going to be a level NSC would enjoy more than the Otyken originals. Even tho it looks like I've found a formula that works here, after NSC 199 and this, I also sent Ummet Ozcan - Xanadu in NSC 209, which got a more typical result, but that one is also EDM mixed with folk music. I simply cannot understand what makes "Ich Schenk' Dir Einen Jodler" and "My Wing" work so well here, when "Xanadu" didn't. But, this is also one of many reasons why I love NSC so much, it never stops surprising me.When I first heard the song, like many others I instantly knew it would do well. It just has such an NSC sound to it -- probably due to the combination of folk and electronic elements, as you identified. I was surprised Otyken didn't have much success with their previous entries, honestly. But I have to agree that this one is on a whole other level to the others.
no offense but I'm a little glad Tom's Diner is still your best result since it was my 12Couldn't beat the result of Tom's Diner in the end, but it was close, just 10 points behind.