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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Semi 1: 16 Georgia

We've had quite a few entries of this kind: the hard, energetic rock chick that is convincing and sensual at the same time as slightly aggressive and intimidating.

They've been in no short supply for the last ten years or so and so far nobody has done it better than Moldova's Natalia Barbu back in 2007.

Nina Sublatti isn't that far behind, though. Her song went through some pretty successful tweaking and sounds pretty convincing.

There is the risk that this one will come across as more high-pitched and screechy for anyone to particularly enjoy it, but in its current form it works quite well. It also has the lucky break of being the first of two songs with identical titles and similar themes.

What works against it is perhaps that this hardly is the chorus all Europe will sing along to or hum in the shower the next day. It's a bit volatile and not as catchy as it could be, but has the huge advantage of coming last in a semi final full of pretty but similar-sounding songs.

Yes and not only thanks to its spot in the running order.

My grade: 3/5

Nina Sublatti - Warrior (Georgia 2015)

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