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Romania ROMANIA 2021 - Roxen - Amnesia

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escYOUnited

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Once upon a time I used to know a girl
Ripped jeans, messy hair, shinin' like a pearl
I guess I'm a day sick, I push the night so far away

If you feel what I feel, see what I see
Don't bring yourself down
You are not alone, not alone now

Oh, I lost myself tryna have it all
This world view's in a rush and they say they know it all
Oh, I lost myself tryna have it all
Self love amnesia, don't worry if it got you
'Cause you're not alone, not alone
I try to fight but it's getting strong, getting strong, getting strong
Oh, I lost myself tryna have it all
Self love amnesia, don't worry if it got you
'Cause you're not alone

Giving all they want might make you lose control
Take it, breathe in the words like I should know
People always say, "Be careful what you wishin' for"

If you feel what I feel, see what I see
Don't bring yourself down
You are not alone, not alone now

Oh, I lost myself tryna have it all
This world view's in a rush and they say they know it all
Oh, I lost myself tryna have it all
Self love amnesia, don't worry if it got you
'Cause you're not alone, not alone
I try to fight but it's getting strong, getting strong, getting strong
Oh, I lost myself tryna have it all
Self love amnesia, don't worry if it got you

Self love (self love) is never gone
Self love (self love), put it back on
Oh, self love, self love, you're not alone
Not alone, not alone, self love amnesia

I lost myself tryna have it all
This world view's in a rush and they say they know it all
Oh, I lost myself tryna have it all
Self love amnesia, don't worry if it got you
'Cause you're not alone, not alone
I try to fight but it's getting strong, getting strong, getting strong
Oh, I lost myself tryna have it all
Self love amnesia, don't worry if it got you
'Cause you're not alone​
 
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I bims

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I do agree, between the 2 Billie Ellish wannabes, Victoria does it better for me. But then she has 6 freaking songs out to pick. So one of them is bound to be better than "Amnesia".
I mean as far as I know it will either be "Imaginary Friend" or "Growing Up Is Getting Old" and both of those are way stronger than "Amnesia" in my opinion.

Which is so sad I thought they had such a strong selection last year and now this is what she actually ends up with in Rotterdam...
 

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Roxen‘s song was probably my biggest grower last year. While I wasn’t impressed at first because it was hard to get into the song I really loved it later. It was like a good wine and got better each year (in this case: each time I‘d listened to it) until it got a long lasting beautiful aftertaste.

I hardly doubt Amnesia will have the same effect. The song has no highlight plus her voice is so autotuned in an unfortunate way that it put me off big time. Her voice was so special last year. Mature voice in a clumsy body, this year it’s the opposite.

Same with the lyrics. I hated them last year, I think they‘re well chosen and important this year but musicwise it’s the other way round, unfortunately.

So for now a solid 5 for the effort spreading an important message and the great video. But that’s not what counts on Eurovision night. Alcohol you had at least some notable bridge and key change that stuck in your ear while Amnesia has... nothing.
 

BorisBubbles

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The issue for me is the autotune. The song has a lovely, empathetic message, but her voice sounds inhuman and cold. There's no entry point into the empathy she's selling atm, and that's bad.

The composition itself is low impact and only slightly worse than Alcohol you. I disliked the latter because it had stupid ass metaphors however, that somehow convinced people it was 'a masterpiece'. :sick:. No, it was pretentious rubbish. Love yourself!!!

I'll stick with :5:. It's an average song, but the intent is good at least. You tried RoxRox! I would rather have a good composition without a meaningful message at any given time however, like most normies...x
 

pardoESC

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Because she is a stan iirc. But out of the two stans we have this year, Victoria clearly wins for me.

"Alcohol You" was okay last year, it moderately grew on me without reaching my "like" category though.

This "Amnesia" however, sounds very average to me, it's the "spotify-friendly stuff that gets released daily" kind. Not bad, not good, and she's not interesting enough vocally to give it some sort of spark.

The production and MV are fine and all, but it does nothing to me.

I expect this effort to be well staged/performed and to qualify, even if I would not shed a tear if it did not.

:5: points.
I think Roxen is more "Del Rey" then Eilish
 

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Roxen has a cool voice. But that's about it for me, I'm afraid. I still play Cherry Red though! I never warmed up to Alcohol You. And I really cant see myself adding Amnesia to my playlist.. not now and not in the future.
...Yaaawn...
 

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I’ve listened to this several more times today, hoping that it would maybe grow on me a little bit because other people seem to love it. But there’s just nothing to grab onto. The melody is quite simple and pleasant enough, but the song doesn’t take me anywhere. At the end I’m left feeling exactly the same as I felt at the beginning. Sticking with :5: points.
 

rasmuslights

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ok this will qualify, just imagine the staging potential for this song, it will also be one of the most modern tracks in the evening + Roxen's voice is soo unique and she can sing, not to mention that TVR also now has the budget of the biggest record company in Romania, I think we should not underrate this.
 

Gera11

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After listening to Moldova and Serbia, I really hope we're going back to something uptempo next year, it's what we do best tbh, not even TVR can ruin a good hit. If this is the best we can do with 'sad indie girl' style then maybe it's not for us in Eurovision, Bulgaria can have it, not to mention this kind of music is not very relevant to our local music industry.
 

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Already -4 Places down in the Odds after 1 Day.
Reminds me of Trashster Peony, who fell 31 Places during the whole Season.
 

grazy2266

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I enjoyed the start of the song and thought it would take me somewhere, but it didn't seem to get there, was rather disappointed in the end.
 

litewave

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Roxen is an alien. She went to earth, got stuck here and forgot about her original self.

As did we.
 
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anaraqueen

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on a sunday is fantastic and should have qualified. and tbh it would be so unfair to see roxen qualifying with a way inferior song

but hey look at the good side at least they are not tr*mp supporters so i guess they won in life xangel
 

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No it´s my turn to write a comment about Roxen. ;)

I like this song much more than her entry in 2020, the melody isn´t as lame as last year and her voice sound also more pleasant for me. But still it´s a bit boring for me, the title "Amnesia" fits perfectly, because after a few minutes the song disappears from my mind again. :confused:

At the moment I give :5: to :ro:, it´s better than last year but still not a masterpiece.
 

RainyWoods

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I had issues with Alcohol You but at the same time I thought it was actually an entry with a lot of potential. Softly anthemic and rather poignant. Amnesia meanwhile doesn't make me feel much of anything. There's nothing here to complain about and yet I can't find particularly much to celebrate. It's ok but honestly pretty much everything from Roxen's unintentionally hilarious NF last year was better. Juries have had the hots for colder entries with even less of an identity so who knows what might happen, but Amnesia doesn't feel like the song Roxen should have returned with after being given a year to think of something. I'm honestly quite surprised as I thought Romania would have gone harder here.

I can only give :5: points right now.
 
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