Friday, 20 February 2015

Austria 2015 - Johann Sebastian Bass - Heart of Stone

The home nation offered up the first view of their list of potential acts tonight, and they've clearly been thinking about this. All manner of oddballs and attention seekers line up alongside the usual home qualifier fodder, and none are trying any harder than this funny little mob.

Actually, perhaps they're trying a bit TOO hard. I can see what they're trying to do - updating one of their nation's most famous musicians while referencing both his look and his style. But somehow, despite having all the ingredients of a decent entry, they over cook it with the funky shit, and convert a promising verse into a pretty hackneyed chorus.

Still, I wouldn't begrudge seeing this as the home entry. You want a song that everyone remembers but that doesn't stand a hope in hell of winning, after all, and this would certainly tick off both of those boxes...

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