Tuesday, 14 February 2012
Hungary 2012 - The Kiralys - Untried
They missed a trick in Budapest at the weekend. At the end of a long final, four songs reached a superfinal, and the earnest-but-dull Compact Disco won the subsequent jury vote, displacing this little gem to the dustbin of history.
But let us not forget it. This lass has possibly the greatest Eurovision barnet in years, and the first thirty seconds will almost certainly leave you slightly bewildered and disorientated. It begins with a close-up of the Ferengi-headed singer, face twitching manically as she slowly launches into a song that feels for every part a histrionic power ballad - until something very unexpected happens. Then seven or eight seconds later the song takes another, very unlikely turn.
I won't spoil the fun for you, but it's flippin' brilliant, and much more enjoyable than that turgid semi-clogger they actually picked.
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