Likely Televote Appeal
Likely Jury Appeal
Mire of Meh
Fire of Love is nice, but it lacks an edge to bring western voters on board
Poland has finally confirmed that Tulia will be performing Fire of Love at Eurovision in May.
I was quite pleased when I heard that Tulia would be representing Poland. I was less happy when Fire of Love was chosen as the song having hoped for a Babushki-meets-My Słowianie influenced song to excite the Polish diaspora.
Fire of Love is nice, but it lacks an edge to bring western voters on board. I’ll keep my options open for the moment in the hope of them bringing a quirky ethno staging concept to Tel Aviv. If not, then Poland are very borderline in semi-final 1, as ‘A random lurker‘ points out in the comments section. What’s also correct in the analysis is that juries tend not to enjoy ethnic songs [see Klapa s Mora and My Słowianie for starters]. That’s why delving into the somewhat novelty realm of the Russian Grannies and Donatan & Cleo might work, as it allows the televote to overcome any lag on the jury side of the scoreboard.
We can live in hope that Tulia surprise us in May.