Wiwi: You can debate whether it’s right or wrong, but one thing is certain: it’s the same staging as at the German national final. Elaiza are bathed in purple light and stand in place, with Ela delivering her mystical vocals and the other two squeezing their squeeze box and strumming the double bass. I still find this lethargic and somewhat boring, and not even fancy camera angles will help with that. It’s my least favourite of the Big 5.

Patrick:  This is a big disappointment, Germany. The performance is just like it was at their National Final – no changes, no surprises, and overall a big let-down. There are nice colours… and that’s it.

Judit: There’s nothing new in Elaiza’s performance and it’s so sad. They have a good song and it looks like they don’t want to use this beautiful stage. If they weren’t in the big 5, they probably wouldn’t qualify.

Anthony: There are virtually no changes to the way Elaiza are set up on their first rehearsal. Just like as it was in the final of Unser Song für Dänemark, Ela (lead vocalist) is in the middle along with Yvonne (accordion) to the left and Natalie (double bass) on the right of the stage. Sadly, while the song itself is growing on me already, the whole performance simply lacks the wow factor. Vocals from the trio are solid and consistent, whilst the staging and camera shots look reasonable enough.

Bogdan: This was an impossibly boring rehearsal. I’m sorry, but there is nothing right about three women standing and singing this bland song like it’s a local country festival. If they don’t step it up, they’re going to be dead last in the Final. (This wouldn’t have qualified, by the way. Lucky Big 5 benefit!)

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Marcelo N
6 years ago

This is a good song in a song festival; what’s wrong with that??
She should cut the hen-scratching at the floor though 😉

Margaret
Margaret
6 years ago

Germany this year reminds me of Iceland 2011. They both are happy, but underrated.

Huh
Huh
6 years ago

I cannot take Armenian King too seriously here. Instead of getting mad and annoyed, I just find you funny for making a fool of yourself.

Eugene UK
Eugene UK
6 years ago

A very underrated song in my opinion, but this does not seem to have the magic of the NF??!! Where’s the drummer? It does look a bit flat. I agree with Leaf, simple is what will stand out this year. There are so many OTT and very messy productions with cramming in as much as possible in 3 minutes and some very ridiculous gimmicks. After 15 of them in a row, people are going to be very fed up I think. Not to mention some having fits with all the flashing lights!! I think 2014 will be remembered for the… Read more »

Robyn
Robyn
6 years ago

Good costumes and Ela’s vocals sound great. But I have this bad feeling that it will be the sort of song that seems really nice when you watch it, but when it comes time to vote, it will be forgotten.

Iberian
Iberian
6 years ago

I don’t see what’s wrong with three women singing their song… If the tune is good – and I think Elaiza’s song is great – you’ll get through the three minutes with no need of distractions such as hamster wheels, rollerblading or round pianos. But people might have forgotten how to just sit back and enjoy good music. They always want loads of lights and surprises and things. Remember the glory days of Eurovision? Just singers and the orchestra… that was enough.

Max
Max
6 years ago

No typical eurovision kitsch and no stupid gimmicks. I like this.

Jericho
Jericho
6 years ago

Zzzzz

Leaf
Leaf
6 years ago

Honestly, I do not see what is wrong with keeping things simple ….
After all the kitsch I saw I some rehearsals being SIMPLE is what might stand out this year ………

Just being honest
Just being honest
6 years ago

I have a strong feeling that the producers are gonna allocate Germany the opening slot at the Grand-finals because the performance is rather simple and will struggle to stand out if it was given a later draw.

German
German
6 years ago

Very enjoyable song and melody. My favourite of the big 5.

Iberian
Iberian
6 years ago

Nice little song there from Germany, Elaiza are lovely, bless em.