Don't Cover Your Ears
It’s time once again for my annual ranking of this year’s Eurovision songs. This year is a stronger one because it was definitely hard to place the songs at the bottom. There was nothing that I hate so strongly that I had to put it in last place, so instead I put the songs that just bored me at the bottom.
Iris - “Would You”
Reaction: A bland ballad in a field of them, and this is the blandest of them all. I can’t remember how it goes even seconds later. The melody is awkward (especially the “Any other guy would do” part). It’s like an idol singer’s winner’s single that would immediately flop. It feels weird giving the last place spot to Belgium two years in a row (and in the bottom two three years in a row), especially in a year with a large number of novelty/joke entries, but those at least have some merit and are not entirely unpleasant to listen to.
Best Part: I can’t even think of one.
Max Jason Mai - “Don’t Close Your Eyes”
Reaction: Definitely the hardest rock song, but it’s also unmemorable. The verses have potential but it falls apart at the choruses. Maybe it’s just not for me. Its boring the whole way through.
Best Part: Bridge