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This is another excellent example of why you should never trust the public to pick a Eurovision song.
With three songs composed by Dimitris Kontopoulos, it was the Greek public’s job to select the right song for Demi to perform in Kyiv.
The upbeat This Is Love was the clear winner and will now compete to qualify from the second half of semi-final 1 in May.
This is another excellent example of why you should never trust the public to pick a Eurovision song, or why you should add a cheesy, dance-floor banger to a 3-song selection when it’s not your preferred song.
The early ballad opening is fantastic, but the transition to chav-dance track is so dated. I’m not sure Cascada would release this! The upward scale pre-chorus is nice, but the best bit is the: “watch the sunset in the sky, there will never be goodbye.” There’s come nice chord progression through that segment and it’s a shame they couldn’t build the song around that, rather than giving up and succumbing to the lazy dance beat.
With Fokas on board, there will no doubt be some sort of dazzling staging gimmick, which should see Greece back in the final. And as Greeks voted so heavily for this song, a huge diaspora turnout can’t be discounted in the final. With this sort of song, my instinct would be to oppose top-10, yet with the jury and televotes separated, it hard to make a case for them not landing a top-10 with the standard being so low. Kontopoulos and Fokas haven’t failed to hit the top-10 whenever they’ve worked together and that record has to be respected.
It’s another one to watch until we get to Kyiv!
Will Greece make a return to the top-10?