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During the opening segment of tonight’s show, the Danes took the piss out out of their frenemies, Sweden. Something tells me Sweden will have the last laugh!
The Danes voted for Lighthouse X to represent the nation at Eurovision with Soldiers of Love.
Purplefairy thinks Denmark haven’t learnt their lesson from last year and Black n Blue reckons it’s a marginal qualifier. This sums up the general reaction to Lighthouse X’s selection, which when you consider the huge winner’s staging gifted to Anje Nisson, is quite fair.
Soldiers of Love isn’t as showy or glitzy as The Way You Are, but it is more contemporary. At Eurovision, though, songs need to grab your attention and thrill you, and Soldiers of Love fails to do that. It’s just 3-minutes of safe, middle-of-the-road monotony with very little variation.
For a boyband, though, there’s a serious eye-candy deficit, and visually, they lack the charisma of Anti Social Media’s Philip Thornhill. Their vocals are weaker too, and during the nation final, there’s clear backing track assistance. The lads might need backing singers to carry the song in Stockholm.
Had Denmark sent Lighthouse X last year, they would have finished with less than 33-points. This year, Denmark has a much friendlier semi-final to negotiate, so qualification shouldn’t be an issue, especially as Sweden are hosting and get to set the running order for their neighbours. Once in the final, Denmark might struggle to make the left hand side of the scoreboard.
How well will Lighthouse do in Stockholm?