Anything but Balearica hopefully. It's on brand for Balearica so that's okay and I mean sure it's an iconic song and an ESC winner and competitor combining, but it was such a low effort shitfest.
I honestly did not expect this. I thought too many would see this as an obvious attempt at scorewhoring, and I hoped for a mid-table finish. Top 10 would have been awesome tbh. To actually get my first WLSC win instead? I didn't even consider the possibility. I've had The Rasmus' "In The Shadows" on my WLSC list for a while, there are loads of great covers and remixes of it. In fact, so many I wasn't able to narrow down to one favorite, until they released this new version with Kalush Orchestra. I don't know much about Ukrainian music, most of my knowledge comes from this forum, and I've learned that there's some amazing music coming from Ukraine, and this seemed like the perfect opportunity to add something Ukrainian to my
history (after Juicy M in NSC 123 and Jay Filler in AATW Caribbean). I don't know what more to say right now, this came as a big surprise. Слава Україні!
Thanks to everyone who voted for it, thanks to The Rasmus and Kalush Orchestra for making this new version, and thanks to @Grinch
for a great edition.
About hosting, I'm gonna let y'all decide tbh. As I've previously showed in NSC and spinoffs, a
hosting is not going to compete against the world-class hostings we've seen lately in WLSC, I have poor color-vision, and my editing skills are limited to MS Paint. But if you're ok with that, then sure, I'll welcome you all to Balearica Island for 249.