surie storm revamp release uk eurovision 2018

Last week brought the “Beast from the East” and “Storm Emma” to the UK. Now, it’s time for Storm SuRie. The UK’s hope for Eurovision 2018 has teased us on social media for weeks about a potential revamp of her entry.

And tonight, the revamp of “Storm” has landed on selected streaming services at midnight across Europe.

SuRie — “Storm”

Available on Apple Music and Deezer

After last year’s very well regarded revamp of “Never Give Up On You”, it’s clear that the BBC are hoping for similar success this year.

Initially, however, it seems that this might actually be more of a remastering rather than a revamp. There’s some changes: the piano introduction at the start of the song is gone, for example.

It also sounds like there’s more backing to SuRie’s vocal, giving more attention to arguably one of the best parts of the song. Whilst it’s maybe not quite as soaring in parts, there’s now an added “oomph” to make up for it.

Ultimately, it doesn’t feel like anything has really been taken out of the track — which can only be seen as a positive. For those hoping for a radically different track, they might be left out at sea.

One thing is definitely a certain: SuRie is winning many fans over on her social media. Her honest, witty tweets have not only been keeping fans updated, but seem to be building her more support too.

SuRie’s also tweeted positively about Belgium’s 2018 act, Sennek, and her recently released “A Matter of Time”. It’s clear she still has a lot of love for the country she’s provided backing vocals for twice before — even jokingly (we think!) offering to do them for Sennek too!

In fact, her Belgian connections were a feature on her social media elsewhere too. In mid-February, SuRie met up with 2017 entry Blanche once more for dinner (along with SuRie’s dog!)

What do you think of the “Storm” revamp? Do you think that it’s a good move by the UK, or should they have left “Storm” alone? Let us know all your thoughts in the comments section below!

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Malin
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Malin

I like her and her fantastic voice, but not the song at all. Sorry UK, but I wish you good luck. : )
Love from Sweden

Malin
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Malin

I have tryed to listen to the song and I like it more. But I just can’t like when she sings
Foreeeever, foreeeever. .. stoooorm … and togeeeether etc. That’s what destroy the song totalt for me. For meeeeee, foreeever.

Cee
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Cee

I’m not sure if I like this or not. I feel like the chorus has lost its power somewhere in the revamp and there’s a bit too much going on. If they could fix the chorus and make it more powerful, this revamp could be much better.

Matthew
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Matthew

As it’s gone along this entry has gotten better each time. I wasn’t mad on the studio version, she killed it live and now it’s amazing. Well done UK.

Safiya
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Safiya

I wasn’t a fan at first, but this is a real grower! It may not be the best song, but it’s not that bad! It has this anthemic quality and it sounds even better live. I’m sure people in the arena will sing along.

SimonW1985
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SimonW1985

I have to say that this is an ear worm! It really gets in there… before the national selection I really didn’t get it, however now I find myself humming along to it constantly.

I don’t think the “revamp” makes a major difference but SuRies live performance in Lisbon I think will elevate the song. Not a winner by a long shot, but in my opinion definitely not deserving of so much negativity! ?

Sabrina
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Sabrina

Isn’t it? I’ve listened to it 4 times (when UK contestants were released, 2 times on the national final and a last time yesterday to check the remastering of the song) and I’m also constantly humming it. I’m not saying that this is good, that it will do well on Eurovision (I would bet the opposite to be honest) or that I would vote for that, but somehow I can’t forget it and I blame SuRie for her engaging performance on the national final.

AndersP
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AndersP

I really want to support this song, but the revamp is proof that you can’t polish a turd. Her performance in Brighton left me unenthused stood just 10m away, but at least her personality was allowed to come through to the point where I was almost enjoying the live video; the new version seems to do all it can to dilute even that. I didn’t get the enthusiasm for her in the final, so maybe something had passed me by this time too, but this doesn’t do anything for me.

InTheNavy
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InTheNavy

I love this! It stands up well against the 32 songs already released. I was rooting for Asanda and Raya before the BBC selection show, but their performances came across as cheap and were sadly not delivered very well. Suri stood out to me for her cool, clean, elegant and fresh performance! I’ve got a feeling the UKs entry this year has been received just as Belgiums did in 2016 (Laura Tesoro with ‘What’s the Pressure’). Loads of people hating on it pre contest and completely writing it off but falling for it after they see the performance on the… Read more »

Jason Sindy
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Jason Sindy

What’s with all the negative comments!! If this was Sweden or Denmark sending this song you would all be saying how great this song was. Yes UK has sent some awful songs in the past however, we deserved a better placing last year and more than 12 televotes and also in 2008 and 2014. I have listened to the songs so far and what a lot of crap. The French song is nothing special. Finland is sending a cheap version of Lady gaga/kylie. Spain is Azerbaijan 2011, Australia don’t get me started on why the hell they are still in… Read more »

Malin
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Malin

She has a verry good voice, but she deserve a better song. That’s my opinion.

I think if UK would have a really god song it would be better if the audience had the opportunity to listen at it on the semi first. I think that it’s a mistake not to.

Alison
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Alison

I like the Storm revamp/remaster. I prefer how the instrumental sounds at the beginning (one of my favourite parts of the song) and the stronger beat does give the chorus more oomph. And as we saw from You Decide SuRie can absolutely elevate a song live. Anyone who was expecting a Never Give Up on You scale revamp was destined to be disappointed as that song had far less production to it at You Decide.

Ed
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Ed

If Russia or even countries like Denmark sends songs like ours: “Well Produced” “Not really into it” “Should do well” When the UK sends them: “Cringe” “made me want to hurl” “you DESERVE last place” smh… Hatrid online is so cruel

eurovision6
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eurovision6

Its still awful

forbai
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forbai

This song is plagiarism. No changes will help hide this. This is the original: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQkBeOisNM0&feature=youtu.be&t=98

eurovision6
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eurovision6

Not even similar lol

Jason Sindy
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Jason Sindy

You really need to look up the definition of plagiarism lol ? that I’m afraid is not it

Lady Gaga
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Lady Gaga

Everytime I hear this, I have this urge to listen to Selena Gomez’s Wolf. If they really wanted a revamp, they should have just revamped it similar to Selena’s song. Not a fan of Selena, but I felt the composers were trying to capture that vibe, but made a bargain basement version of it. I’m sure Surie’s a sweetheart in real life, but her blandness cannot & will not save this song. Last place for me

Lady Gaga
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Lady Gaga

Also, some people are made to be lead singers, some are really just for back-up. She’s more of the latter. No star quality. Surie, just continue to sing back up, your voice is so anonymous, lead singers have distinctive voices

Tigg
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Tigg

i love how everyone writes off the UK and says we don’t care.

UK Eurovision fans care, we care a lot.

The BBC presents songs for us to choose from and we have to pick the best from a bad bunch sometimes.

DyGh
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DyGh

It feels like they just took a bowl filled with papers with random sounds written on. “Coconut”, “kazoo”, “woman on heels” could just be some examples. I was more a fan of the other version

Janro
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Janro

This honestly isn’t that bad. The versus are great and the strings in the pre-chorus are excellent! However I think the chorus, may have been a little bit too overproduced. They tried to add too much I think. It’s still a good song and I am still proud of our entry this year! The last three years have been amazing compared to the disaster that was Electro Velvet! We may not do that well in Lisbon but it’s an entry that won’t be an embarrassment.

Eurovisionfan
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Eurovisionfan

Electro Velvet is better than 2016-2018. That was fun and interesting, and none of the last three have been anything special.

ImpressiveInstants
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ImpressiveInstants

I can’t see a single person voting for this.

Marty Mc
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Marty Mc

I will ! So your wrong! 🙂

Marty Mc
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Marty Mc

The UK will not come last. It’s definitely not a top 10 song but at least SuRie can sing, and it is one of those songs which is better live than listening to it on the radio. There are lots of singers who can not sing in this competition this year and there are a few songs which are worse than this. I think Europe expects the UK to send their big artists, but I agree the BBC are not showing what the UK really has to offer through this platform. The BBC’s whole perception of the ESC is still… Read more »

AngieP
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AngieP

Is it me or her voice sounds deeper in the chorus? Did they change the tone?
I like the verses better, the chorus not so much. Like the beat in the chorus, it gives the song energy. Not much difference from the original.

Ben ESC
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Ben ESC

I dunno why i was expecting so much more, cause the way the original is theres not really much u can do without changing whole chunks of the song. i think it is very slightly better, makes it a tad less bit boring, but theres something annoying about the chorus which i hope gets drowned out in everything else. at the end of the day, the UK are never gonna win unless we send a 10/10 song or get some borderline pop star to perform like Matt Terry or something. this song will come like 17-25 in the final imo

Ffs
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Ffs

Grim de La Cringe

simon
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simon

what the bleep happens at 1min.30sec in the revamp!!!!!

Weißbrot
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Weißbrot

I’m sorry, but I’m actually happy that the last place in the final will not be Germany again since UK already saved us from that. 😛 The ”revamp” didn’t really Change anything. It’s the same Problem that Germany had the last years… No bad song, but just boring and forgettable.

mad-professor
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mad-professor

Germany or Spain already called dibs on last place this year.

Weißbrot
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Weißbrot

I don’t think so. Germany may not stand out as much as Estonia, Hungary or anything, but it’s quite emotional. I see People voting for us and the Jury might give us some Points aswell. I certainly don’t see us making the top 10, maybe we’ll be between 15th and 20th place. Spain is just so polarizing that it CAN’T be last, we should have leaned that by now.

Sabrina
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Sabrina

If there’s a Big 5 nation that can end up on last place this year, that’s UK. But I would say that if SuRie performs with the same energy of the national final, she can avoid that. So I think a borderline qualifier from the semis will be the last place. I have no idea yet about who could be this “sacrificial lamb” though.

Weißbrot
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Weißbrot

I think Surie might not be last, I was just pointing out that there is a less interesting Big Five act this year, so the 25th place is safe for us Germans at least ;D In the last years the last place has always been a big five act, but that could Change 2018.^^

Sabrina
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Sabrina

Hahaha, I believe Germany won’t be near the bottom 6 this year. Safe and sound midtable I would guess. Maybe even better if people really connect with the subject of the song. 🙂

mad-professor
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mad-professor

Spain is always polarising.

The problem with Germany is that it’s incredibly forgettable – it’s hard to remember it after 5 minutes, never mind after 25 other songs. As we saw with Levina, Jamie Lee and Ann Sophie, people didn’t dislike the songs, they just forgot about them.

Weißbrot
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Weißbrot

Yes…. I never said that we had an outstanding song. But UK is even more forgattable… by a landslide. That was my whole Point tbh.

Ed
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Ed

That moment when you have to spout bs to defend your country’s song. Swear that if you watch SuRie’s NF performance THE WHOLE HALL is singing along. They are both not going to come last but to say that the UK is forgettable is nonsense especially when your song has no hook.

Weißbrot
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Weißbrot

Oh my god, I wasn’t serious! It was a freaking joke, why are you so sensitive? I never said our entry was amazing.

yellowman96
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yellowman96

For me the problem is the lyrics… it’s sooo cringy trying to listen to this song without wanting to vomit! its too much!

James
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James

Would it be less cringy for you if it was from another country?

Justina
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Justina

live version could save this song. right now as it is it sounds like a bad filler.

Bastian
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Bastian

The problem with this song is, it isnt the best in its genre. Azerbaijan and also Australia (if was still a fckn demo) are so much stronger and will make UK forgotten, unfortunately. SuRie is so likeable, i wish her the best, but im afraid she’ll end up disappointed

Ari
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Ari

The song is simply too weak, SuRie can’t do much about it, no matter how hard she’s trying.

About Lucie: Interestingly enough, I still like listening to her song BUT only the original version, because it sounds much more organic and raw. The subtle changes in the Eurovision version did not do anything for me.

@EugeneESCUK
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One betting exchange is offering 190/1, say no more!!

A revamp can’t help this song, it needs a complete re-write and that won’t happen!!

Sack the whole UK Delegation Team and bring in new people and start with fresh ideas, no other alternative, they have had their chance and failed.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

I wish that would help matters and be an “easy fix”. But in my opinion, the BBC has had the reins of Eurovision UK for far too long. It might be time to change broadcasters. What do you all think? As for the fact that the British public voted for the song in a National Final – part of the problem with that process is a lack of transparency about the results. Also, who is actually voting? This year’s final didn’t have a fantastic viewership. I wonder if the UK’s enthusiasm for Eurovision is going out of the door along… Read more »

@EugeneESCUK
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Hi PM, I think we all know that ITV would put a huge amount of effort into finding a worthy entry to be proud of and Simon Cowell could do no worse than the BBC right? At least we know he will give it a good go and he is a winner and has pride in everything he does. To the BBC they are more interested in a prime time spectacular TV show which costs the BBC not a lot really for what they get. Part of the issue is funding granted, but the Government should investigate how our licence… Read more »

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Thanks Eugene. Definitely invite Ed Sheeran if he wants to submit a song. 🙂
P.S. It is good to see you commenting on here again this season.

Miguel
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Miguel

The studio version of this song is boring. Only the live performance brings it to life. The same as last year.
Last year UK did well because the jury overrated it. Overrated it a lot! I’m not sure about this year. The jury loves balads, this is pop, so… They will probably go with Spain or Germany this year. And the public will ignore it.
UK will have a top10 when they actually start caring about eurovision.

Ben ESC
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Ben ESC

the UK does care about eurovision, we just don’t do it very well and no one likes us. our song last year was worthy of winning if it had been sent by like Poland or Russia, but because it’s the UK, a top 15 result is respectable

canein andkcl
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canein andkcl

the british girls are always so charismatic every year but the song doesnt do them justice. The UK hates ESC, why not have scotland and wales and england instead. It’d be more fun.

Ohi
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Ohi

It wasn’t great but now it’s worse sadly. I was bored by the second time she said storms

Leo M
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Leo M

I prefer the original, a bit too much going on now. Don’t like that noise during the chorus. She is also way better live than studio versions.

ts
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ts

And that is what counts:) Better to have someone who sounds better live than in the studio 🙂

Zuzu
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Zuzu

Just drivel. Hopefully it’ll come last without a single point.

Darkpassionplay
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Darkpassionplay

The real question is how many points Ireland will give to the UK.

Mark C
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Mark C

Considering Ireland only awarded Lucie Jones 4pts last year (all from televote) I doubt the UK can expect anything from them this year.

Tomás davitt
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Tomás davitt

She’s clearly a lovely woman so it’s a shame that she’s been given this absolute deadweight of a song, which I am absolutely certain will finish bottom 5.

Joys
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Joys

It’s so middle of the road! Why couldn’t the UK send an authentic song to the contest something more unique.
I think it will be ending on the right side on the scoreboard, in the lower parts-:)

ESC_UK
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ESC_UK

That’s why I wrote/recorded and sent a song in Spanish the BBC to be selected for “Eurovision: You Decide”. I’m British btw.

Joe
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Joe

Tell you what, the UK might be in my top ten now. Good job to all! So glad I can now be firmly on board with this song!

David
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David

For me, the song is not bad. But not good either. Its just bland… Sound like a fill-up track on some CD from the 90s.

I think the UK will land somewhere from last up to 15th at best in ESC.

Caroli
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Caroli

sounds like a Little mix song

ESC 4ever
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ESC 4ever

No lmao. Little Mix are on another level and this is just okay.

Caroli
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Caroli

not bad

Liam Lindsay
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I’m in two minds on this song. One mind their is this “Perfect Strangers” (Jonas Blue & JC Cooper) style revamp to which I don’t dislike. On the other mind their is the fact the BBC promised us the world and we did not receive it. But, their is potential with this revamp, and like last year the revamp wasn’t on anybody’s radar until rehearsals started where it went from 30ish place to 5th place in the bookmakers predictions, because of what…the staging knocked everyone out of the f***ing water. Also as a backing vocalist for Belgium on 2 occasions… Read more »

mad-professor
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mad-professor

The BBC never promised anything – they never even said a revamp was coming.

Robyn Gallagher
Editor

When there’s a paid public vote, the broadcaster can’t really substantially change the song. If they did that, viewers might say, “Hey, I didn’t vote for *that* song – the version I voted for was totally different! Bait and switch! I want my money back!” And – unless there was something very specific in the terms and conditions (like what Malta used to have) – they’d have to refund the money.

Anton
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Anton

Well they did that in Malta at least. Ira Losco sang a completely different song at Eurovision than the one she won MESC with.

Liam Lindsay
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Within all due respect, it isn’t that bad, Storm is one of those songs that needs a live audience to really shine, this won’t win but, Top 10 is perfectly achievable.

Thoughts?

ImpressiveInstants
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ImpressiveInstants

HAH

Ammaar Ahmed
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Ammaar Ahmed

You my friend are sooooo deluded

brennan
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brennan

nope

PP
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PP

They ruined song with new version. For me is much better version from national final.

Mark
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Mark

Meh!

Steve
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Steve

I really like it. Why do people always complain when it comes to the UK? I had more preferred songs in their selection, but this is not bad all. Probably people want Adele for UK. UK is on my list to get votes this year.

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

Wasn’t expecting much and didn’t get much. Still my last place. Such a disappointment what happened in the UK this year. I believe that this won a televote as much as I believed Lucie Jones won a televote last year.

Jim
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Jim

Is anyone really excited about this? We all know how this song will do..

Rob
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Rob

Really didn’t like the song to start with and this “revamp” has made a mediocre song even more bland. Not good. Hopefully SuRie being the great performer she is can win us some votes in the night … coz this song won’t! Lucky to finish mid-table.

Make Eurovision Sanremo Again
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Make Eurovision Sanremo Again

Doesn’t change how I feel about the song. Still in my bottom 5 unfortunately. I so wish they had picked a different song. 🙁

EscAU
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EscAU

they took away instruments and some flourishes and other stuff and now it’s more sad