Ireland’s Eurosong final is mere hours away. Erika Selin’s “Break Me Up” may have topped our reader poll, but Nikki Kavanagh is refusing to go down without a fight. Earlier today she released a revamped version of “Memories”, along with a rather expensive looking music video. The key appears to have been lowered, and a few extra flourishes have been added. What do y’all think? Is this enough to snag victory for Nikki?

Nikki Kavanagh “Memories” Official Video

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Erin
Erin
6 years ago

It was butchered from the very beginning on the live show plus Nikki looked about 5 years older with an unflattering studio lighting and makeup, but it was the official video that alluded to a big gap between the audio mastering and the reality check up. It’s just really sad because Nikki didn’t want to be another tragedy…at least the song will get some recognition on the OGAE second chance or some fair amount of airplay on ESCRADIO.

EscAus
EscAus
6 years ago

Sorry but you can hear the pitch correction software trying to put her vocals in tune but the portamento is overpowering :/ good luck, hope she can perform it live

davved
davved
6 years ago

she was off-key….

Jacob
Jacob
6 years ago

Preferred the old version 🙁

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
6 years ago

@Erin: But if you play it TOO safe, you may still be sorry.

I still have to go with Erika; and if Erika wins, I think I have a theory as to why.

Just being honest
Just being honest
6 years ago

Yeah its much better now I guess. I still prefer Break Me Up though. We’ll see how the staging & performances flow during the show.

Robyn Gallagher
Admin
6 years ago

Less shouty, more country, which is a nice change. But what will it be like live? (We’ll find out soon enough…)

Harry
Harry
6 years ago

The addition of a bass line really gives the song substance. I can hear the lyrics a lot clearer now and those tweaks were definitely necessary. This is turning into one hell of a showdown between Nikki and Erika tonight. I don’t know what to think of all of those shots of her rolling around on the bed though…

blondboybc
blondboybc
6 years ago

Slightly more toned down on the high notes, which means less “shout” and more
pleasant to the ears. Likely easier for her to handle live on stage. Best wishes to her. She was and remains my fave!

Daniel
Daniel
6 years ago

So much better. Even though I want Erika Selin, I won’t mind this. Just a great revamp, Switzerland and Belarus’ revamps seem awful compared to this.

Deven O'Kearney
Deven O'Kearney
6 years ago

WOWZA. I loved the original version. But I am blown away by this version. This could really be one to watch in Vienna. It has the winning touch. Ireland has a habit of choosing a song, and not tweaking it where necessary. I know Ryan Dolan changed the key for his live performance. But that was it. This song, in it’s new form, is a lot more mainstream and it will appeal to a wider audience.

Calum Macleod
Calum Macleod
6 years ago

I think this version gives her a much better chance at winning…and doing well in the contest if she does.

Easpag
Easpag
6 years ago

@Dar her diction is pretty good actually. I can understand her pretty clearly.

It’s a good improvement. It’s now my favourite along with Molly. Now it’s all down to the live performance.

Mario The Vision of Gay Love
Mario The Vision of Gay Love
6 years ago

This remastered altered version does look different..
Its my most liked song from the bunch..

jr esc nl
jr esc nl
6 years ago

i can understand every word she says and i’m not even english her diction isn’t that bad

Eugene ESC UK
Eugene ESC UK
6 years ago

Just a video makes a huge difference; it’s still the best song for me with some nice subtle changes. It could just come down to live vocals, staging, personality, charisma and experience. She also sings 4th which is a huge help. Hers to lose for me. (RTE no dancing please anywhere!!)

Since we did not get a Wiwi interview, how about this one instead? :-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7zgSDrjETs

Charles
Charles
6 years ago

Even if his does not win … this remains a great song. Period.

And analysing a song like dissecting a frog in a lab is just a waste of our time …

Erin
Erin
6 years ago

I could do without the suggestive smoldering temptress close-ups. It’s just tacky…and lowering the key is a ‘better play safe than sorry’ admission which makes it sound less risky and on the edge like it should.

camill
camill
6 years ago

wow nice!

Dar
Dar
6 years ago

her diction sounds awful .. i cant understand what she is saying at all .. the song is hard to remember as it does not really have a melody like walk along for example

lel
lel
6 years ago

great revamp! Switzerland, watch and learn, that’s how you do it!

RicheyW
RicheyW
6 years ago

The remaster makes a huge difference. I actually want this one to go through for us now. The lowering of key eliminated the “shouting” in the previous version.