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Sunday, May 3, 2015

Semi 2: 17 Poland

The running order can really make or break you in the ESC. If you get a too early spot or if you get drowned in a row of similar entries you can have your chances pretty much ruined. And the other way around.

Poland should buy the Austrian producers chocolate and flowers for giving them the golden spot of performing last in this semi.

Their entry is pretty but not exceptional but that together with Monika's gripping back story, visual appearance as well as the advantage of being the last of many standard ballads will work in its favour.

Maybe it sounds like I'm no bigger fan of it, but I actually quite enjoy it. It sounds like a very nice album track, something that the fans can love at a concert. But it doesn't sound like a hit single and had it swapped starting positions with Ireland it wouldn't stand a chance.

Yes, thanks to the starting position. And I really don't mind.

My grade: 3/5

Monika Kuszyńska - In The Name Of Love (Poland 2015)


  1. You're right about the starting position but we have been served very poor vocals by Monika every live performance so far - if that doesn't change, having Poland last will provide a very poor ending for SF2...

  2. still better vocal than winners of Esc 2011...