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Friday, March 29, 2013

Semi 1: 03 Slovenia

Team Slovenia should consider sending flowers to SVT as an extra thank you for giving them the best possible spot in the running order.

Hannah - Straight Into Love (Slovenia 2013)

Slovenia's entry is modern, well-produced, slick and energetic. Unfortunately Eurovision has not been particularly quick to embrace qualities like these lately. It is OK to be modern, but not too modern.

After the Austrian girlie-pop and the Estonian ballad, Slovenia will burst onto the stage and really wake the audience up. As the first song of its kind on the night, it would have quite good chances of imposing itself on the audience.

If things work out according to plan, that is. As Slovenia has a history of wanting a bit too much when they set up their stage performances, there is an obvious risk this performance will turn into a mess.

Straight Into Love is also one of those songs that are hard to bring to life on a live show. It is designed for a dancefloor, not for a tv performance. Will they manage to keep it interesting for three minutes?

If the answer is yes, then there could be bright things ahead of Hannah.

Yes, given that the live performance is as tight and televisual as needed and that the vocals don't become too shouty.

My grade: 3/5

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