Friday, April 25, 2014
The French music industry is the most successful participant through the history of this contest - no less than ten winning entries are Made in France - and yet it has been 37 years since the last time France won the contest. And they won't win this time around either.
Twin Twin - Moustache (France 2014)
There's nothing wrong with the song and there's nothing really wrong with the group either. This could possibly be a radio hit here and there and the video clip would also deserve a decent amount of airplay. But I have given up on France.
While French tv is renowned for classy camera work and for celebrating the visual aspect of television, French entries have gone from bad to worse in recent years. With the notable exception of Patricia Kaas, most French entries have looked more or less like the chaos theory explained in images.
Moustache sort of has chaos written all over it already in its studio version and would need a carefully groomed and cleverly produced stage performance in order to come across properly to the audience. Not going to happen. Unfortunately.
Potential winner: No. Hopefully it can pick up a few more points than France has recently, but I don't see this making it even close to top ten.
My grade: 3/5