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.
Konstrakta – In Corpore Sano
“What could be the secret behind Meghan Markle’s healthy hair?”
This song definitely is going to be my guilty pleasure. 🙂
During last year’s Eurovision, the hubby told me that I might experience several WTF moments for some performances, and WTF could be either a good or bad thing. I think that I had my first good WTF moment for ESC2022.
- First listen: What the hell is this mess, and why is she singing about Meghan Markle? Also, is she gonna wash her hands for the entire performance?
- Second listen: It’s different; give it a chance.
- Third listen: This is going straight to my top ten. And yes! She did wash her hands the entire time.
Although I gave this one 4 stars, it’s highly unlikely that it will qualify for the finals. But hey there is something about this song with the simple staging, randomness, and health-conscious message vibe that makes me like it. Actually, based on social media, a lot of people are digging the “weird” vibe from this song, so maybe it will advance to the final.
“The pesky spots around the lips point to an enlarged spleen. That’s not a good spleen, not a very pretty spleen.”
“God grant us health. Since there is no health insurance for me”
Actually, I’m glad they included the English translation in the video clip because I probably would have given this 1 or 2 stars without the translation. Ain’t nobody got time to be translating stuff from Serbian to English on his own time.
I cannot with this song, but I LOVE IT!!!!
LOL at the meme regarding the runner up to this year’s Serbian national selection
Serbia in last year’s Eurovision:
Hurricane – “Loco Loco”
Or as they said at the beginning of the song: hu – Hu – Hurricane
- Semi-final results: 8th place out of 17 performances (124 total points – 56 national juries and 68 public votes)
- Final results: 15th place out of 26 performances (102 total points – 20 national juries and 82 public votes)
Video from an ESC21 attendee
This group is “eurodivaness” personified – hair, makeup, clothes, decent choreography, and strong vocal all in one package. LOL, I wonder if this year’s “simple” performance from Konstrakta is due to Serbia spending a ton of money (on hair extensions alone) for Hurricane’s performance. 😉 I’ve seen and heard this song at least 80 million times, and it makes me shake my bum every time – even without knowing a single word in Serbian. I think this song is on ALL of my running and workout playlists. The group did make an English version of the song, but it does not hit in the same manner that the original does. Random: While I’ve seen the performance a “few” times, I still get a bit nervous when they move from the main stage to the smaller stage (~2:18) in those heels. I probably would have tripped and/or twisted an ankle during that part of the performance.
The three women of Hurricane seem like they would be a lot of fun off of the stage. LOL at them, grabbing the lead singer of Måneskin right after that group received the final points confirming Italy’s win.