Earlier today William and Deban journeyed into the bowels of London’s Shadow Lounge—a gay club in Soho—for the London Eurovision Party. Before the show kicked off we pulled out our cameras and filmed Emmelie de Forest singing an acoustic version of her Eurovision entry “Only Teardrops”. It left William yawning.
I don’t know if it’s Eurovision fatigue or if I’ve truly gone off of Emmelie’s song, but it just didn’t sing for me. Stripped of its tribal drumming and male flute players, “Only Teardrops” felt tired and limp. I know she’ll be singing the original version at Eurovision, but I can’t help but wonder if the bookies’ pick might join Stella Mwangi and Amaury Vassili and Kati Wolf in the graveyard of former favourites who went bust.
Anyway, you can hear the two live soundchecks below.