Off the races we were last week with a somewhat weak semifinal, heres to hoping that this weeks competition is much more positive and enlightening.
J.E.M. – Love trigger
=> Andra Chansen
What to do with two women and a man, one of which raps in English that is barely comprehensible, and the other two that give their charm and odd beauty in the form of shaved head and tons of jewellery? Well this one is catchy to say the least, and I really just want to shake my booty to – although the middle part in terms of production value is very amateur and not very good – the overall performance is pretty decent.
Nothing really to write home about this one. Its boring and simple with unattractively dressed people on stage. Why in the world would this song be selected in the pre-selection? I really dont understand how the criteria was met, but alas its a major flop. Sorry!
With the semi-hipster hair that just is gorgeous but odd, and the nails to cut like a cat, this song leaves much to be desired. Its modern and upbeat, but its just too much of a mainstream pop song to be attractive to me. The strings are similar to many songs that Ive heard and thus it lacks originality. The vocals are alright, but doesnt sell with me.
This one qualifies and I dont really understand why. I dont see at all what the appeal is – its a bunch of reggae grassy men singing and it just looks awkward on stage. Its a group of five black guys and a white guy that raps – and stereotypically shouldnt it be the other way around? The choreographs are awkward and it just looks like a mess on the stage. What were you thinking, Sweden?
When you get two homosexuals and two drag queens together to sing against inequality, what else could there be but fabulousness? The men have fantastic vocals, but the ladies struggle a bit and look a bit awkward. Black and pink go perfectly together, but really when it comes down to it, the song might have been too political for the contest. It has a good message of tolerance, but Sweden didnt buy it. 🙁
Well shes back, and she come back with a punch that could quite possibly win the competition. Its classy, its simple, its an epic power ballad that speaks about past relationships and wanting to undo the mistakes that have been made. Her vocals are flawless and its about time that she deserves to win – its been forever and shes tried many times. This may just be her moment, but it depends on what other songs are in the next few semifinals.
Its bad, its just plain bad. I dont like it and there is nothing about it that appeals to me is perhaps the mascara on the lead singer. The green isnt so bad either, but really its just annoying and the song has no thrust. Bunch of youngsters rocking about with no real purpose, cause we all know that they wont win!
Hes back, after a long break and with a song that really strains his abilities. Hes a professional artist but for some reason he elected to sing a song thats on the top end of his range and the strain is visible in the production of it. Its bright with lights, and its a decent enough song, but boy does it show the aging of Martin. Hes not 18 anymore, clearly!
So-so semifinal, possible winner in this one, but what do the next two have in store?