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Poland POLAND 2021 - RAFAŁ - The Ride

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escYOUnited

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Lights, beaming down the rainy street
All the faces that I meet tell me I'm wrong
Ride, staring at the neon signs
Making up a storyline, gotta hold on
Not lost, even in the death of night
I can make it out alright
Just let me go
Yeah, I, I will make it through somehow
Let me figure out what is in and out

So baby, hold on for the ride of your life
High above ground, living it now
I'm gonna take you to the end of the line
Taking that fight, make it alright
It doesn't matter if I stumble and fall
I'll make it through, I'll never touch the ground
So baby, hold on for the ride of your life
Hold on real tight, make it alright

Hard, I won't give my heart and soul
I am going for the glow, no looking back
I'm gonna rise high up in the atmosphere
I ain't got no time to fear
Follow my tracks

Not lost, following the neon lights
Shooting through the summer skies
Just let me go
Yeah I, I will make it through somehow
Let me figure out what is in and out

So baby, hold on for the ride of your life
High above ground, living it now
I'm gonna take you to the end of the line
Taking that fight, make it alright
It doesn't matter if I stumble and fall
I'll make it through, I'll never touch the ground
So baby, hold on for the ride of your life
Hold on real tight, make it alright

I'm gonna take all the world tonight (Oh-woah-oh-oh)
Not gonna ask, gonna take what's mine (Oh-woah-oh-oh)
So hold on tight, baby, let's get high (Oh-woah-oh-oh)
High above the ground
Ride, staring at the neon signs
Let me figure out what is in and out

So baby, hold on for the ride of your life
High above ground, living it now
I'm gonna take you to the end of the line
Taking that fight, make it alright
It doesn't matter if I stumble and fall
I'll make it through, I'll never touch the ground
So baby, hold on for the ride of your life
Hold on real tight, make it alright​
 
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wtf

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Not this random demo really being Rafal's song :LOL:

And wow they really sound similar with Greece, and I have to say I prefer this one :rolleyes:
 

harey

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The chorus is underwhelming but the beginning and the verses are nice. (And I think it's better than Greece.)

It makes me think of the film with Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore with this fake 80s band and song. 😂
 

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The MV was filmed in a Museum of Neons. "The institution documents and protects Polish light advertisements created after World War II."
When traveling will be allowed again probably first thing I will visit when I go to Poland....
 

Ezio

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Polsko, odbierz moje 2 punkty. :love:

One for the cute singer,
one for the background dancers.
 

crashworld

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I have watched a few youtubers' reactions to the song. For those who don't have any knowledge of Rafal, they actually enjoy the song. So if Rafal is able to translate the music video setting as the staging and work on his vocals, I wouldn't say this will be completely chanceless especially since casual ESC viewers don't know him and semi-2 have quite a few open slots to the finals for grab.

The added factor that will work against him is that he may not enjoy the support from Polish diaspora since he is not that well-liked by the Poles.
 
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theditz83

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This is pleasant, but probably won't be memorable enough to crack my Top 10. Mid-ranking for me, wouldn't skip but not overly fussed about playing it again and again.

:6: for now...
 

SAYAY

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It's not bad, but for me this song is not very memorable in its current form. I do like the 80s kinda vibe though.
I will give Poland :3: points for now
 

midnightsun

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I have watched a few youtubers' reactions to the song. For those who don't have any knowledge of Rafal, they actually enjoy the song. So if Rafal is able to translate the music video setting as the staging and work on his vocals, I wouldn't say this will be completely chanceless especially since casual ESC viewers don't know him and semi-2 have quite a few open slots to the finals for grab.

The added factor that will work against him is that he may not enjoy the support from Polish diaspora since he is not that well-liked by the Poles.

I had no clue who he is and I like the song. But I am a granny in Eurovision terms (though not Estonian), so that‘s why... 😂
 

Iker

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I was afraid of something extremely bland or vomit-inducing this year for my country (especially after those rumours started that it's going to be him ~ one week ago), but it isn't aggresively bad in my view. It is quite catchy, has good beats. My main issue are overproduced vocals (I think there is a lot of autotune, his voice barely sounds like he usually does). But he can sing live for sure (went far in Polish 'the Voice'), I am not sure about that dancing + singing combo though that will be necessary. That might be harder to pull off.


But it is not very memorable either or impressive in some other ways. Still Poland is going to get some MILFs votes for sure, lol.
 
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Stiven

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Okay sorry for for this useless question but does brzo means faster in Polish?
Because in Macedonian his surname translates into Faster-er-son (Брзо-зо-вски).
Which coincidentally would make his surname suitable for the song.
 

mauve

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The chorus is underwhelming but the beginning and the verses are nice. (And I think it's better than Greece.)

It makes me think of the film with Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore with this fake 80s band and song. 😂
That movie was fantastic! An old rocker only singing on weddings or small parties ... I love Hugh's self-irony ... and yes the songs were soooo bad in that movie!!! :ROFLMAO:
 

A-lister

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Oh well, at least I have a guy to put on the "hottest male acts of ESC 2021" list xshrug ...although he is hot (and not at the same time), but I haven't found many hot guys of the chosen ESC entrants this year so I guess you take what you get :lol:

I will review the song later, let's just say I'm not happy with the choice...
 

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Wow, just when I thought the scandel rollercoaster that is this Eurovision season is finally over, we got this lol. Alicja's song last year was an absolute bore to me so almost anything would've been better. And this is pretty nice, TVP opted for a lil' Lidl shopping and picked a discount MGP retro-inspired song. I like the song itself more than let's say "Hero" by Raylee, but that artist choice pushes it to parody boundaries lmao. It could've been worse *cough* 🇲🇰 🇩🇪

:pl: ➡️ :6:
 
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