Just when the members of the Wiwi Jury were sharpening their claws and preparing to tear Roberto Bellarosa to shreds, he releases a new version of his Eurovision song “Love Kills”.

William really likes the new version, but he isn’t sure why. It could simply be that, after hearing an endless stream of mediocre songs this year, “Love Kills” no longer seems that bad. Or it could be that the new version (which is clearly digitally re-nastered below) has pumped up the backing and cleaned up Roberto’s voice. Either way this song suddenly seems totes danceable and I am ready to shake it at EuroClub.

What do you think of the new version? Does “Love Kills” have a shot of making the final now?

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yogafire
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yogafire

All I have to say is that the new version seems does not connect one verse to another for me…

MJ
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MJ

The main problem with the first version is that he is wearing a snood. Oh my, that’s so 2011!

MJ
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MJ

This song will win this year. So far I have picked the winner in the past five years… This song is simple, catchy and smart. Having heard all the other options so far this year, they are all pretty dismal. Germany’s wants to be Sweden’s from last year, as does Ireland’s. Cyprus’s entry would be in for a shout if it was sung in English…the rest are all just awful. I mean, were Romanians on drugs when they chose their entry? To quote the God and Goddess of Europop (Roxette) ‘Don’t bore us; get to the chorus’…and that’s what this… Read more »

george
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george

it’s still tragic.

Zolan
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Zolan

I’ve just listened to “Ingranka”, and yes, I suspect that even Montenegro’s rap-heavy and potentially dodgy live performance has a chance to beat this, if only because it’s different.

Assuming Belgium works out the vocal support, expands the dynamic range, and bedazzles the stage somehow, some pop-loving televoters still have to prefer it over Ireland, Denmark, Lithuania, Austria etc.

Although, as John points out, the ballad vote will be stretched even thinner, so it could probably avoid last place on that alone.

AlAlekoff
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AlAlekoff

Sorry to say, but this one remains the absolute bottom this year. I don’t have the nerve to listen to it in full, never mind listening to it again and again like you normally do with entries that grab the attention!

Melissa J
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Hopefully he has been using the time to practice, but I like the new arrangement. He still has two more months to practice, so hopefully he’s using the time well. I think it could have a shot of making it through, but it will be close.

C_Verdo
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C_Verdo

Even Gemini?

C_Verdo
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C_Verdo

It wasn’t the lack of production value that made the old version dreadful, it was that he couldn’t sing. Anybody can cobble together a studio version that sounds alright, but he’s not going to be able to use that in the competition.

Unless his singing improves drastically, he hasn’t got a chance of making the final. And even so, it’s still such an insipid song that I feel he could only go through via the failure of six others.

John
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John

Meh, it’s still mediocre pop-trash in my eyes. Could still stand a chance in qualifying from the fairly weak, ballad-stuffed first semi-final though.

Zolan
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Zolan

No, at least I hope not.
I find it incredible that this is all they did with it after all this time.
The lyrics and melody are fine, but it falls short on every other front: the arrangement, the backing, and sadly, the singer. Whatever you look for in a Eurovision song, another entry does it better.
I think we need to hear Montenegro’s hip-hop entry to decide where this belongs.

Sokratis
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Sokratis

Probably still no final, but if Belgium managed to come 11th in a semi with the worst song ever to grace Eurovision, “With Love Baby” a few years back, this clearly should equal that