Five more Eurovision entries. This is the point in the rankings where I think "oh, it's actually not so bad this year" because all the truly bad songs went out last week.
Donatan & Cloe – “We
was much better in the original Polish. The revised chorus has very
awkward lyrics and rhythm.
beautiful ladies/sweet as a cake”
Sergej Cetkovic - “Moj
Reaction: I really
wanted to like this. It's the only true Balkan ballad in the contest
since usual contributors Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, and
Serbia are out of the contest this year. However, this song just
rolls along pleasantly as if it was dandelion fluff caught on a
spring breeze. It doesn't contain too much emotion, except a little
during the abrupt ending. Sometimes sadness is more interesting than
happiness, and this is an example.
Freaky Fortune feat. Risky
Kidd - “Rise Up”
among Greek entries, this is a really international sounding song. I
can see it being released by a K-Pop boy band. However, it's a little
too repetitive and scattered, and the trumpet (?) really detracts
from the song.
Best Part: Second
Ruth Lorenzo - “Dancing in
Reaction: This song
is a combination of “Don't Cry Out Loud” and “The Edge of
Glory” and makes the listener wish they were listening to those
instead. Surprisingly, the wailing in the second half of the song is
better than the song itself, but just wailing half of the title does
not a song make. The wailing is really passionate and enjoyable to
listen to, though.
RAIN! THE RAIN! THE RAAAAAAIN”
Pollapönk - “No
Reaction: This is a
really fun 90s throwback song with a good message. The band members
are teachers and it shows – this could fit in the indie kids' music
“Everyb-b-b-b-b-b-b-body looks the same on the inside”