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Georgia is next up with the duo Sophie & Nido trying to convince Europe to vote for them in three weeks. Their song “Waterfall” was written by Thomas G:Son who wrote the winning song of 2012 Euphoria. Let’s see if this song receives similar support.[vsw id=”CvdcRmzuXKM” source=”youtube” width=”425″ height=”344″ autoplay=”yes”]
Woowww…this song grows and grows and grows and almost reaches the cloud I’m sitting on. Too bad their accent is horrible and I can hardly distinguish what they are singing. Even that, to show you how kind I can be, in the semifinal I’ll post on your TV screens subtitles for this song
You have to be in an emotional state to enjoy this song –pass me the sick bucket or the tissues! The song is full of the usual clichésbut I feel it will be received well despite the Disney feel to it. I think itwill be enough to qualify but it depends on if they can perform pitch perfecton the night! Personally, I think has a great climax and is built up well to atruly powerful ending. If they can try to edge away from cheesy, then it shoulddo well.
Eau: Oooh, do you remember how we used to teach our young children during toilet training? We would make noises of water to help them control themselves. “Sssssssssshhhhh, ssssssssssssshhhhhhh, ssssssssssssshhhhhhh”. I always had to think of waterfalls doing that, they’re such a charming phenomenon of nature. The water just flows so naturally and with so much force.
Liz: Ah, yes I still remember. I just let my children pee whenever they felt like it. I didn’t want to force them.
Eau: Tsk tsk tsk, we don’t use that word here Liz! (to be continued)
It is hard to make a good love ballad this time around, it is a genre tried and tested in ESC. This follows the formula quite well without much issues. You have two singers with no chemistry with each other, instantly falling in love with each other. Of course, is a power ballad complete without a screamy belting lines? Na-ah. Girl, you better believe it, you’re going to the how do you say it… final.
I don’t really care about this song. Flying without wings, a sea of dreams, so much impossible things! It’s like the idea of water disappearing because of heat, ridiculous! I have no time for such silliness!
Though the some sounds of the music are interesting for my ears, in common the song seems very ordinary and boring for me. Forgettable lyrics and weak performance of the singers, so I don’t think that it will be a successful entry. And by the way, am I the only one who made an effort to realize what are they singing about?
This is a strange song. It stars slowly and intensely, The singing is of a high standard from both, hitting all the difficult notes. It keeps building up to a crescendo, and in the 30 seconds delivers on a lot of that anticipation. BUT, there is something missing that makes me enjoy this less. Soul. It has none. This has been compared to “Running Scared” and I can see why. It’s purely designed for maximum points scoring. No one is talking about this winning, and yet I can imagine it getting a lot of consistent points. Potential winner.
So Georgia decided to send another Sopho, this time with a guy, to sing the soundtrack of Pocahontas 3? The song is average, I feel like I heard it so many times in the past. And Swedes are behind this song too? I think I should do something so the Swedish parliament to establish a new law for the Swedes who write songs for other countries in ESC, to be taken away their Swedish citizenship and not to be allowed to come back to Sweden after that.
I have not heard such a good use of english in a song since I listen to Amanda Lear. I kid you with my sarcasm there. However I love Amanda Lear. Her english may be questionable but she has a charm, character, mystery. She is an Enigma. These two don’t have any of that going for them. Instead they have a bland, by numbers ballad written by some unknown, long haired Swedish man. They also happen to have the charisma of a loo roll. This song is very boring.
Oh…weeell… At least it is better than that Joker from last year. Did you really had to pick a G:son reject? Quite horrible, I must add. Just as the Spanish boredome was over, there goes this one, but worse. It is lovely to hear them performing on Georgian though (or whatever language they sing). To me waterfall is more like a…. waterFAIL. Detention for Georgia!
CURRENT SCORE: 32
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