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Poland: Gromee feat. Lukas Meijer – Light Me Up

Following last year's disappointing showing, Poland's Krajowe Eliminacje 2018 selection show chose to send Gromee feat. Lukas Meijer to Lisbon with the song Light Me Up. Gromee feat. Lukas Meijer will perform in the second half of semi-final 1. Light Me Up is a great little dance floor bop with an enjoyable feel-good vibe. It actually makes you overlook Lukas' dodgy vocals, though the Eurovision juries will be less forgiving. JOWST have been mentioned in the comments, but whereas they did well with the juries and performed poorly on the televote, I think the reverse will be true with Light Me…
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If they can tighten up the live performance in May, they could just about make left-hand-side of the scoreboard.

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Following last year’s disappointing showing, Poland’s Krajowe Eliminacje 2018 selection show chose to send Gromee feat. Lukas Meijer to Lisbon with the song Light Me Up.

Gromee feat. Lukas Meijer will perform in the second half of semi-final 1.

Light Me Up is a great little dance floor bop with an enjoyable feel-good vibe. It actually makes you overlook Lukas’ dodgy vocals, though the Eurovision juries will be less forgiving.

JOWST have been mentioned in the comments, but whereas they did well with the juries and performed poorly on the televote, I think the reverse will be true with Light Me Up. This is a song that should galvanise the Polish diaspora much more than Kasia Moś did – that dirge finished 12th on televote, so top-10 on the televote is within reach this year. If they can tighten up the live performance in May, they could just about make left-hand-side of the scoreboard.

Can Poland hope for a better result this year?

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8 comments

  1. I think this is quite lightweight. It’s different and better than Flashlight last year but will again be reliant on Poland’s voting power and second half draw to see it through. Borderline, if it makes the final it won’t do anything of note.

  2. Catriona colville

    Wow, the quality of ESC really dropped off a cliff after tonight’s results.

  3. I’m coming to this one totally new. The audio/video version of this is not bad at all and Light Me Up has a good hook, however there are some big question marks about the live performance. The first 30 seconds make no impact at all. Then there is the supporting cast. If I was Lukas, I would keep his two backing vocalists in the shadows and find his grandad some respite care for the night rather than sticking the old boy behind the decks and obliging him to do the occasional bit of hand dancing.

    My assessment of its chances is similar to Hippo’s, although with some staging improvements I would tend to err on the side of qualification.

  4. This reminds me somewhat of Norway’s entry last year in that it’s simple, upbeat with a decent hook which may give it a favourable slot. Coupled with Poland’s potential voting power and semi draw, I think this qualifies and maybe pushes top 12 or top 10 in the final similar to Walmann and Jowst last year.

    • Norway’s (vocal) performance was very good though, this is vocally totally not good enough to have as many jury points, not even close

      But agree that these type of concepts are underrated if done well(!) and when theyre a bit more modern, like Norway last year

      • Totally agree that the vocal is shaky in parts, but they have time to work on this (if they can). I do think it may be underrated which yields some betting opportunities.

  5. This will most likely qualify but with an instrumental dance break in the chorus filling up a fair bit of time I’d give it a lower-mid table ceiling in the final.

  6. Having more time to consider this one, I agree with Gav. This is a really good pop dance number and the song stands up to comparison well with similar entries in this year’s competition – Cyprus, Azerbaijan, Finland.

    I’ve even grown to like the slightly amateurish staging which fits the optimistic feel-good vibe of the song. Light Me Up could do a Poli Genova and come top 5. However, the vocals are pretty ropey and I’m not sure they will be fixed entirely come Lisbon.

    Like Gav, I expect this to be top 10 televote but the juries may pull it down.

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