As I mentioned in a previous post (Random Thoughts Thursday: Eurovision), I’m going to start reviewing and making my predictions for ESC2022 as countries begin to name their artists and release their songs. While these songs will be performed at Eurovision, countries have some time to revamp the song (mainly to fit it into the 3-minute window) and staging.
In addition to making comments about the current entry, I’ll provide information about the country’s entry from last year’s Eurovision just as a comparison.
Reddi – The Show
I think that I’m on the fence between two and three stars for this one. It’s a catchy tune, but it’s not really moving me. Maybe this is because I listen to this song right after a really powerful and strong performance from Australia. For some reason, it gives me too much of an early 2000s vibe, which a lot of people love. To be perfectly honest, I think that I would have preferred if it stayed more a piano ballad. I have to admit that I lost interest once the lead singer left the piano. Then again, I feel like if this is going to be a rock anthem, then the piano intro should be a bit shorter. Hey, I’m fickle 😉 Perhaps, this one will grow on me after I listen to it a few more times.
Denmark in last year’s Eurovision:
Fyr og Flamme – Øve os på hinanden (Practise on Each Other)
- Semi-final results: 11th place out of 17 performances (89 total points – 9 national juries and 80 public votes)
- Final results: Since they did not land in the top 10, they did not advance to the final
I could not find any live ESC performances for this one
At first, I did not care for this song at all, but it found a special place in my heart . . . eventually While watching the semi-final, I kind of knew that the group was not going to qualify, but I am a bit surprised with the number of public votes that the song received. Then again, a good chunk of the public votes came from other Scandinavian countries (Iceland, 12 – the max and Finland, 8).
I looked up the Danish lyrics, and I’m a bit surprised that a song about a man and woman dancing did not have well . . . more dancing. That said, you can tell that they were really enjoying themselves while performing the song.