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If the standard is particularly poor in Belgium’s semi-final, great vocals and camera connection is surefire way to attract support.
Tonight’s Eurosong national final has delivered a result with Laura beating Tom in the super-final. Laura will now represent Belgium in Stockholm with the song, What’s The Pressure.
Ralph Siegel would be proud of such a song!
The dirty opening bass line promises great things and reminds me of a great tune from the early noughties. To the uninitiated, though, the remaining 2:40 of the song lacks the sort dynamic arrangement and writing expected in the modern Contest.
Laura sells What’s the Pressure brilliantly and there’s nothing I can criticise her for in terms of vocals and camera interaction; she’s just doing her best at selling an average song.
I have to make a small admission, in that having listened to What’s The Pressure over 10-times during this review, it has grown on me a little. I’m not doing the Suzy shake, but I can see Belgium being one of this year’s guilty pleasure songs. Unlike Suzy’s Quero Ser Tua, I don’t think Laura’s What’s The Pressure will get close to qualifying given this year’s larger semi-finals.Having said that, if the standard is particularly poor in Belgium’s semi-final, great vocals and camera connection is surefire way to attract support.
If by some miracle Laura makes the final, the song has 20th-26th place written all over it.
Did Belgium make the right choice, or are they doomed regardless?