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Belgium: Iris – Would You

Belgium chose the song ‘Would You’ for Iris to perform at Eurovision 2012.

It’s a fairly cheap bubblegum ballad reminiscent of Katy Perry’s ‘Not like the Movies’ and something you’d likely hear at the climax of an American teen flick rather than Eurovision. The song is far too vacant, flimsy and naive to make any impression in Baku. Belgium struggle for support at the best of times, so with this song, I’m expecting Belgium to make an early exit.

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I’m quite fond of this song, but what concerns me is that it follows the more exiting Swiss entry and proceeds the better quality Finnish song. Nevertheless, being performed in English, it trumps Finland when it comes to appeal. If they can give her some backing singers and some on-stage performers or instrumentation, then it stands a good chance of qualification given its running order slot. The clash with Finland is key though.


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