Vebooboo: This one was a bit disappointing. I loved the song when I first saw the way it was staged in the Hungarian national final, but somehow the staging from the first rehearsal seems a lot more toned down…and that ain’t a good thing. The second semi is a weak one, so I’m hoping this squeaks through. But I ain’t all that confident.
Wiwi: Oh my god. I think this song just depressed my immune system. It’s so mellow that even a stoner would find it a bit too much of a downer. I like the cartoon visuals—some of them are identical to the ones we saw in the official video. But cute visuals alone won’t drag a song into the final. This needs more oompf. Maybe his dealer should replace all the weed with some speed.
Deban: Playful visuals pumped with Lorazepam. That’s clearly the slogan of “Kedvesem”. I’m somewhat puzzled that ByeAlex and his team weren’t wheeled out on stretchers after their 40 minute rehearsal. How did they stay awake through it? Plus, is that their final outfit? SVT gave clear instructions to all performers to show up in their show apparel. Perhaps that’s when Hungary decided to nap. The irony of this is that the version of “Kedvesem” that we all know is the remix. Does that mean that the original was a slower tempo? Please wake me up when this is over.
Photocredit: Sander Hesterman (EBU)