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Despite its cliched lyrics and solemn stage show, Wars for Nothing is well delivered by Boggie and her ensemble of backing singers.
After three heats and two semi-finals, this year’s A Dal has finally delivered a winner.
If last year’s song about child abuse wasn’t enough, Boggie will attempt to lighten the mood with the song, Wars for Nothing. There might be some points from the East for this song!
If there’s one reason end all wars, it would be to stop these fucking banal world peace songs being entered every few years. Eurovision is a place for celebration, not a forum to remind people how shit the world can be.
“Do you know our earth is a mess
All the wars for nothing, it never ends…”
Thanks for that. I’m sure ISIS are all ears.
Despite its cliched lyrics and solemn stage show, Wars for Nothing is well delivered by Boggie and her ensemble of backing singers. The camera connection is strong and the performance feels genuine and sincere, but it does little to attract support from a wider demographic. Semi-final 1 is made up of Balkan, Baltic and Eastern & Western European nations who will all feel some association with the song’s message, so I do believe that Hungary will get a good spread of mid-ranking points that should see them progress to the final. Once in the final, I think that support will dissipate, which could see Boggie floating around the 20th-place+ positions on the scoreboard.
Once in Vienna, I think we should expect a slightly different stage show, as the naming of past and current conflicts on the backdrop could contravene Eurovision’s rule against political statements. Rather than highlighting the depressing number of dead in each conflict, I reckon they should paint a picture of hope in Vienna – build bridges, rather than demolish them etc.
This won’t be a big year for Hungary.
What do you think of Hungary’s choice?
- Qualification History
- Final Performance
Highest semi-final score: 224 (2007 – Magdi Rúzsa, Unsubstantial Blues)
Lowest semi-final score: 6 (2008 – Csézy, Candlelight)
Average semi-final finishing position: 7th
Average semi-final score: 86 points
Highest score (since 2008): 143 (2014 – András Kállay-Saunders, Running)
Lowest score (since 2008): 19 (2012 – Compact Disco, Sound Of Our Hearts)
Average final position: 9th
Average final score: 56 points
Finland – 6.8
Romania – 6.4
Serbia – 6.3
Iceland – 4.6
Poland – 4.1