Andorra’s Susanne Georgi is the early competitor for the annual Ruffus “Eighties Coming Back” award. “La Teva Decisió” wouldn’t be out of place in an ’80s beach movie montage scene. Judging from what Georgi and her back-up dancers are wearing, that might be what they were going for.
Here’s Gisela’s “Casanova” which is so ridiculously cheesy you want to serve a fine wine and snack on it while sitting on a blanket. The original video I posted here was the song set to a slideshow of pictures of Gisela. I’ve updated this post with the official video, which is not unlike watching the song set to a slideshow of pictures of Gisela.
Ooo, a synchronized jump to start! Rock on, little hamsters…
I’m digging the stock-ticker style graphics flashing on the electronic backdrop during the song. This is pretty generic American neo-punk, but it sounds completely different from any of the other songs we’ve heard so far, so they may have a sporting chance. They are a great live act, though. This was fun.
“Thank you, everybody! We can still change the world!”
Anonymous – “Salvem el Mom”
At last, a theme song for the Andorran version of Malcolm in the Middle.
Anonymous: “Salvem El Món”
Neo-punk rockers in the Sum 41/Avril Lavigne mold rock out about changing the world. If they were American or Canadian, they’d sound sarcastic, but in Andorra, they sound sincere.
I wish I thought of this when the show started. Our story so far:
- Armenia (Andre: “Without Your Love”) – Generic Eastern Mediterranean pop. Blah.
- Bulgaria (Mariana Popova: “Let Me Cry”) – Stiff singer, decent song, bad back-up dancers.
- Slovenia (Anžej Dežan: “Mr Nobody”) – Good song, even if it’s generic Eurotrash discopop. More bad dancing. †
- Andorra (Jennifer: “Sense Tu”) – Non-English. Sounded like Vanilla Ninja. Even more bad dancing.
- Belarus (Polina Smolova: “Mum”) – Think of a hard-rocking Backstreet Boys with a female singer and ’80s clothing. Plus the back-ups almost dropped the singer when they lifted her.
- Albania (Luiz Ejlli: “Zjarr e Ftohtë”) – Ooo, traditional musicans. More generic Eastern Mediterranean pop, though. Not surprisingly, this is not in English.
- Belguim (Kate Ryan: “Je T’Adore”) – Ooo, fluorescent pink mike stands! Someone has heard the “Chess” album. Key lyric: “Je t’adore and I can’t conceal it.”
- Ireland (Brian Kennedy: “Every Song Is a Cry for Love”) – And every Irish entry is a cry for help. Awful.
- Cyprus (Annette Artani: “Why Angels Cry”) – Buxom singer. Flabby pop song.
- Monaco (Séverine Ferrer: “La CoCo-Dance”) – Had a Hawaiian theme. Grass skirts and everything. Lame. It was sung in French. [NOTE: Actually, it’s Tahitian. My bad.]
- Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (Elena Risteska: “Ninanajna”) – Slutty. The singer, the music, the lyrics. Slutty. Kinda awesome, but only in a Britney Spears way.
- Poland (Ich Troje: “Follow My Heart”) – White tails on the piano player. Polish rapping, in a Real McCoy way. The male singer has green hair. The female singer is in a mask. It’s like Andrew Lloyd Webber did a song for Dead or Alive. ‡
† No, it’s a horrible song. What was I thinking?
‡ In a Real McCoy way because it was actually O-Jay from Real McCoy.