There is always somebody who wants to save the world and bring joy and understanding to people at Eurovision. This year's ambassador for peace comes from Russia.
Dina Garipova - What If (Russia 2013)
This is the kind of song you have heard many times before. A big, atomspheric "American" ballad with a plea for everyone to take better care of each other, be kinder to other people, give them the strength to be who they are.
Nothing is really wrong with this song - it has a pleasant arrangement and sounds... well... right - but the overload of warm and "positive" words is more than I can handle. "Sincere" is hardly the word that strikes you when listening to this.
Too bad for charming Dina Garipova who sings very well and would deserve a better song to work with, instead of this sugary coated piece of fluff.
Then again, many people will love this and find it irrestistible. Good for them.
Probably, mainly because Russia always qualifies But this song won't really contribute with anything unmissable in the final.
My grade: 1/5