Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Semi 2: 17 Albania / Fairytale
Albania is one of those countries that never seem to fail completely in this contest. Even when their song isn't my cup of tea I can usually find something appealing hidden at the bottom of the package.
This year's song is pleasant and well performed, presented in a sleek and attractive arrangement. When you single it out and listen to only this one, you will find it a very good song.
Problem is it comes in a line-up where I've already heard Armenia and Azerbaijan and Czech republic and Switzerland and Serbia and Australia and I have no idea how this will manage to sell itself to an audience at this point.
Borderline. A good song is a good song and it does have a favourable starting position. But if it qualifies it is more due to good luck than anything else.
My grade: 2/5
Eneda Tarifa / Fairytale (Albania 2016 preview clip)