Monday, April 28, 2014
Spain has been waiting for their next victory since 1969 and I'm not really sure what kind of an earthquake is needed for them to win it again. Perhaps a Ruth Lorenzo could be just what it takes to secure a better score?
Ruth Lorenzo - Dancing In The Rain (Spain 2014)
I think this is a lovely little song that has grown on me considerably since it won the Spanish final. It is catchy, engaging and sounds vaguely familiar - Beyoncé's Halo springs to mind - and could easily have a long and prosperous life in various european radio charts this summer.
Ruth Lorenzo has a warm presence and is likely to be liked by the viewers but she is also a major threat to her own success. If she can't keep her vocal chords under strict control she will easily become shouty and scream the song to bits, and if that happens Spain will end up way down the list again.
Potential winner: No. This package is probably a bit too nice to stand out in a line-up of 26 songs but with a good vocal delivery and some good luck, top ten could be within reach. But if Pastora Soler didn't do better than 10th, then who knows what's in store for Ruth.
My grade: 4/5