It is catchy. It has a bit of a handle, and a bit of a chorus. I have to give it that. Otherwise, this is a bit no.
Witloof Bay - With Love Baby (Belgium 2011)
I applaud anyone ready to bring a new style into Eurovision and experiment a little bit. The ESC needs that, to break out of the formulas.
But it also has to be good.
The Belgian entry is not good, it is smug. Horribly smug. They want to be charming and fun, but end up neither nor.
They never said it anywhere so I would have seen it, but they leave me the impression that they consider themselves "real" musicians since they can sing without backing tracks.
Real musicians know a weak song when they hear one. They don't try to improve it by throwing in some beatboxing under the pretence that is something new, edgy and unheard of.
My grade: 1 / 5