Greece is betting a Freaky Fortune on “Rise Up” as its Eurovision entry this year (see what we did there, you Riskykidds?):
As you might expect, Greece has done this properly with a poppy dance track with dashes of traditional Greek music sampled throughout. It’s far from perfect: Riskykidd is not the most dynamic rapper in the business, though he’s no Professor Stereo Mike either. Also, the lyrics can be summed up thusly: “Come on and rise up.”
But why quibble about a lack of depth in a good old bouncing dance anthem? “Rise Up” is catchy and fun, and we’re really looking forward to see how Greece stages this in Copenhagen. Yay, fun things!