Saturday, April 26, 2014
Everybody loves an underdog and the German audience loved their underdogs enough to vote them all the way to Copenhagen. A brave and original choice. Not necessarily a particularly clever one.
Elaiza - Is It Right (Germany 2014)
Maybe I'm out on really thin ice here. Maybe I am really, totally wrong on this one. But I have a nagging feeling Elaiza is a domestic phenomenon that won't be all that easy to export. Very much like Roger Cicero. Very much like Texas Lightning.
It's not bad as such. The lead vocalist surely has most things going for her. The folksy soundscape in between burlesque and cabaret is intriguing. And still the song falls so flat. I just goes on and on for three minutes without feeling the slightest bit interesting at any point.
And since they're asking: that is wrong.
Potential winner: Unless I'm really really wrong and lost all my skills in this game, no.
My grade: 1/5