I had my doubts about this song, but in Düsseldorf I just had to resign to it. A sentimental little ditty performed by the right people at the right time.
Sjonni's Friends - Coming Home (Iceland 2011)
You all know the back story about the composer's tragic and unexpected death right before the national final in Iceland, and there was where my doubts came in. I way prefer songs that can stand alone without explanation, without back story.
And then I realised that this song actually does. It isn't quite my cup of tea musically, but it is performed with a warm intensity and it is very easy to like.
Not quite every ingredient in the stage performance is fully to my liking either, but that is not of any great importance.
So I rest my case and admit I was wrong. Well done, Iceland.
My grade: 3 / 5