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Austria AUSTRIA 2022 - LUM!X & Pia Maria - Halo

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escYOUnited

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Let me be your halo
'Cause we've been through hell and back in only one night
Let me be your halo
'Cause heaven can't wait for us to finish the fight

We don't need a Hercules to bring a man down to his knees
No more apologies
Philosophers like Socrates define yourself, think on your feet
Go sharpen your teeth

We can be CEO
Yeah, you already know
Yeah, we can be the boss
Fly higher than the Gods
We're not under control
And no, no, not anymore
If you feel me, then put your hands up

Let me be your halo
'Cause we've been through hell and back in only one night
Let me be your halo
'Cause heaven can't wait for us to finish the fight

And I'm stronger than angels
I'm fearless in danger
And I will bring dark to the light
Let me be your halo
'Cause we've been through hell and back in only one night

I think I had the right idea
Beautiful, something to feel
For a hundred years
We're gonna be written among the stars
Posing so we're hustling young queens

We can be CEO
Yeah, you already know
Yeah, we can be the boss
Fly higher than the Gods
We're not under control
And no, no, not anymore
If you feel me, then put your hands up

Let me be your halo
'Cause we've been through hell and back in only one night
Let me be your halo
'Cause heaven can't wait for us to finish the fight

And I'm stronger than angels
I'm fearless in danger
And I will bring dark to the light
Let me be your halo
'Cause we've been through hell and back in only one night

La-la-la-la-la-la
La-la-la-la-la-la
La-la-la-la-la-la
La-la-la-la-la-la

Don't need no
La-la-la-la-la
La-la-la-la-la-la
La-la-la-la-la-la
La-la-la-la-la-la


Let me be your halo
'Cause we've been through hell and back in only one night
Let me be your halo
'Cause heaven can't wait for us to finish the fight

And I'm stronger than angels
I'm fearless in danger
And I will bring dark to the light
Let me be your halo
'Cause we've been through hell and back in only one night​
 

Ezio

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I wonder how Halo feat. Natália Kelly or Sara de Blue would have fared. They don't have stage fright and could have pulled it off with ease.
 

Datura

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I wonder how Halo feat. Natália Kelly or Sara de Blue would have fared. They don't have stage fright and could have pulled it off with ease.
pia maria doesn't have stage fright, they basically left her alone.
her voice was quintupled for the studio version, they made the song even a few bpm faster than originally planned not leaving much breaks to breathe. they knew that this was very very hard to sing live even for an experienced singer. and the 2 backup singers were from turin and they met for the first time 2 weeks before the show.
i dont think any of those 2 u mentioned would have done that with ease
 

Ezio

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Yeah, I read the Krone article, which presented the producers of the song and how they manufactured the bop, but then ORF should have known that this song couldn't be pulled off properly.
 

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Well, congrats for being the best german speaking Country this Year.

I was so wrong back then.
:ch: wiped the floor with us.
 

Franzilein

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What a train wreck. Actually impressive how much Pia improved between this and the ESC performance, props to her for working so hard on her voice.
 

musicfan

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My first listen to this wasn't as negative. First it was in the correct higher pitch which gives more power to the music. The smaller stage helped with this too, and LUM!X seemed enthusiastic here. And as with pretty much all the live on tapes the camerawork was likely better done. And despite the lower pitch in the semi her voice was seriously straining at times anyway.
 

Ezio

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Austria removed all the polish from the studio production and video to give other countries are winning chance. Didn't see it coming that it became too much of a trainwreck.


What do you think about Das Meer?



I think the semifinal 1 would have been more complicated with this song, and all ballads would have struggled more altogether. However, I appreciate it that this song has a kinda of a rousing bridge, unlike any song of Paenda, Nathan Trent, Vincent Bueno etc.

This moment: https://youtu.be/fS90G2CwAAU?t=108 is magic

My thought: borderline NQ, at least another qualifying ballad NQ (Iceland), and Denmark/Latvia or Albania qualify instead

So, for the sake of diversity, Halo was the right choice.

However, ANGER should be in the OGAE 2nd chance contest.
 
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The live on tape vocals are awful

They either didn't properly test Pia singing the song live or just ignored the fact she can't hit those notes live.... It's embarrassing
 

Realest

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Biggest Fanflop of the Year I guess.
 

marty

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Actually I dont see a progress from the live on tape to the performance in Turin. Maybe the live backing vocals made it sound even more messy in Turin. The lack of Pia Maria's stage presence was the biggest problem in my eyes.
 

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Fun fact: I am obsessed by Das Meer
 
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