Finally, all candidates for the Eurovision Song Contest have submitted their entries! Thus, the first six songs of the grand final are set already.
Denmark: Basim – Clisché Love Song
First of all, there is host country Denmark. X-Factor winner Basim says about his “Cliché Love Song”, which he describes as a pop song with a hint of soul and R&B: The song is about a girl I meet and have a crush on. I try and do everything I can in order to get her to love me, but no matter what I do, it just feels like a cliché, and that is the theme of the song. But there is a twist to the song.
Maybe twist is supposed to be the Scoubeedoubeedap and the feel good mood this song delivers. It definitely makes you want to sing and dance along!
France: Twin Twin – Moustache
France offers one of the most extravagant participants of this year’s contest – and one of the very few songs that are actually sung in the country’s native language. Everything else would be a scandal for the country of wine, baguette, and the Eiffel Tower – France wouldn’t be France not singing in French. Twin Twin combine creativity, optimism, and energy in a modern dance song which deals with the one thing every man dreams about – the “Moustache”. Though at first sight Twin Twin may seem quite superficial and like the perfect representative of the yolo generation, the song still has some deeper meaning by criticizing the increasing consumption of today’s society.
Germany: Elaiza – Is It Right
Elaiza (looking forward to how the band’s name is gonna be pronounced in the course of the contest) may be the biggest surprise of this year’s participants. Winning a wild card for the German final the three girls went pretty straight through the final and won the thing. “Is It Right” with its unusual combination of modern and traditional music definitely represents the singer’s Polish-Ukrainian background. This may attract Eastern Europe to vote for Germany.
Italy: Emma Marrone – La Mia Città
Not exactly a typical Italian entry! But definitely loud, full of power, and also a non-English song, which is what keeps a piece of the Eurovision tradition alive.
Spain: Ruth Lorenzo – Dancing In The Rain
Spain. What’s there to say about Ruth Lorenzo? Well, she has a great voice, that’s for sure. But voice alone doesn’t make a good song. Listening to the Spanish entry might bring up the question: What’s so tragic about dancing in the rain? Shouldn’t that be a good thing? Then, why does Ruth sound so… tortured? Maybe it’s acid rain she’s dancing in. Who knows?
United Kingdom: Molly – Children Of The Universe
After a couple of, well, not exactly successful years for the United Kingdom, this year’s participant might actually lead the UK towards a top position. Molly’s “Children Of The Universe” seems to have everything a ESC winning song should have: power, emotion, drama, inspiration. Molly herself describes her song as anthemic which might be a good concept for the contest.