Elena Tsagrinou El Diablo Cyprus Eurovision 2021

The Wiwi Jury — our in-house team of music unprofessionals — is reviewing and rating the 39 competing songs in Eurovision 2021. Next we travel to Cyprus where Elena Tsagrinou sings “El Diablo”. Did we want a taste of her hot sauce? Read on the find out!

Elena Tsagrinou – “El Diablo”

“El Diablo” reviews

Natalie: This is probably gonna be a controversial take, but I think this song is much better than “Fuego”. It doesn’t have the bottomless charisma and energy of Miss Foureira, but it is a lot more modern, dark and sensual in production in a way that I love. It’s kinda repetitive and isn’t gonna win a Nobel Prize for its lyrics, but I feel like this has the same potential for staging that any high-quality club song at Eurovision has. With a very talented performer at the helm and a nice satanic undertone making for a very fierce performance, this will surely be a contender for the top five at least.

Score: 9

Josh: The song is instantly catchy and memorable, and Elena brings so much attitude to it. Most people can relate to having someone in their lives that they thought was amazing, but slowly they assert their influence and try to make you do things to try and take power and control over you.  You then see who they truly are, and they can indeed turn into an “El Diablo” type.  The song has great production, and a beat that just gets inside your head from the first moment, and makes you want to listen on repeat. The video is slick and shows Elena’s confidence as a performer and vision as an artist, and you can’t look away for even a moment. While detractors might point to the food references (sriracha/taco-tamale) as too silly, and the video elements too much of a copy of other artists to take the song seriously, that’s not enough for me to knock it down that far. While I won’t say this is equal to Eleni’s “Fuego”, “El Diablo” still has ALL the potential to bring a solid left-side result.

Score: 8.5

Kristín: “El Diablo” is one of the sleekest and best-produced songs of this year’s Eurovision. Elena Tsagrinou is a force to be reckoned with, immensely talented and beautiful. And of course there is that “Fuego” element that has been rather strong with Cyprus in the past three years.  They did hit a major speorg note back then and are desperate to repeat the success from Lisbon by giving us another smoking hot Latin pop number. Therefore the song should flow effortlessly and give out the exact same vibe and mood as its predecessor.  However, the magic that surrounded “Fuego” is unfortunately lost here. It’s the 3.0 version and by now, it’s getting a bit tired.  Well written? Yes. Gorgeous songstress? Oh yes. Mandatory Latin element? Yes, yes, yes. Original? No, not even a little. Cyprus is definitely bringing a big contender for a top ten placing to the table, but I’m afraid this particular “Fuego” clone is leaving me rather indifferent.

Score: 4.5

Pablo: Cyprus has returned to their roots of female dance tracks! Let’s be real, while “El Diablo” might not be reinventing anything new, what it excels on is in the replay factor. This track lends itself to plenty of relistens without getting stale; between its addictive lines and creepy-but-edgy spectral children’s choir bridge, it really presents itself as greater than the actual sum of its parts. A good result is possible if that confidence is exploited to its maximum potential. P.S, I’m still trying and failing to get “Dripping the lashes on the floor” lyric out of my head. Stunning.

Score: 8

Tobias:

Take a little bit of “Bad Romance” by Lady Gaga and mix it with the music video of “Love Me Land” by Zara Larsson and voila…  “El Diablo” happens. Even though I feel like I have heard this kind of song before I can’t deny the fact that I love this! Mainstream pop music at its best! I am sure that Cyprus will do something iconic on stage (at least that’s what I hope), something similar to “Fuego” with a sexy badass performance. If all goes well on stage and Elena’s voice is strong this will be a top ten qualifier for sure in the final.

Score: 7.5

Elena Tsagrinou – “El Diablo” rankings

In the Wiwi Jury we have 24 jurors but only have room for five reviews. The remaining scores are below:

Antranig: 9.5

Calvin: 7.5

Deban: 6

Diego: 7

Erdi: 9.5

Esma: 8

Jonathan: 7

Jordi: 8.5

Julian: 6

Lauren: 8

Lucy: 6

Luis: 9

Oliver: 4.5

Renske: 7

Robyn: 6

Ron: 5

Sebastian: 9.5

Tom: 8.5

William: 8

We have removed the highest and lowest scores prior to calculating the average. This is to remove outliers and potential bias. We have removed a low of 4.5 and a high of 9.5.

Wiwi Jury verdict: 7.45/10

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Daly
Daly
1 month ago

I give it 7! This debuted in my Top 3, I was really excited with it, because this is a BOP, really catchy, energetic, powerful and Elena is a great singer and performer. But, it became my biggest drop of 2021. We have a lot of BOPs this year and this just is not one of my favourites anymore. And we have seen this from Cyprus before. The a little bit cheesy but funny lyrics and the energy of the song doesn’t really match the message to me, but I appreciate her interpretation. Anyway, with a great staging, she will… Read more »

MadProfessor
MadProfessor
1 month ago

Almost 300 comments. This article must be the most talked about of the season after the one with Australia not attending Rotterdam

Sputnik75
Sputnik75
1 month ago

So much poison in these forums. In a way she won already as she got everyone’s attention. Good or bad reaction does not matter, she got everyone to react. I wish her well and I also wish Greece gives her 12 points as a middle finger to everyone else.

kas
kas
1 month ago
Reply to  Sputnik75

right !!!

Ana
Ana
1 month ago

What does she inject in that face? It always absolutely frozen

Last edited 1 month ago by Ana
Kas
Kas
1 month ago
Reply to  Ana

Nothing is physical…

MadProfessor
MadProfessor
1 month ago
Reply to  Ana

She is only 26, doesn’t any of that bs

Batkas
Batkas
1 month ago

Rah, rah-ah-ah-ah
Roma, roma-ma
Tsagkri, nou-la-la
Want your bad romance

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
1 month ago

it’s an interesting uptempo song with many elements, it’s basic and non-basic at the same time. i hope the performance will do it justice

Colin
Colin
1 month ago

CYPRUS – The sin has never looked so tempting as it does when Elena turns on her charm. Behind the glitter, this expensive shampoo commercial actually has something to say. It’s about surrendering to the darkness in order to be loved. In fact, this is a really relatable topic, even if it’s packed in a way that feels cheesy and funny. The Spanish expressions add some flair, but also make it feel more calculated. And, honestly, it is. It’s a slickly produced song, projected to work both as a radio hit, and as a stage performance. The melody is very… Read more »

Last edited 1 month ago by Colin
Kas
Kas
1 month ago
Reply to  Colin

Charm ??????????

kas
kas
1 month ago
Reply to  Kas

I don’t want to compare her with other participants. In my personal view she is not charmy. Ivi Adamou was, Eleni Foureira was…but Eleni Tsagrinou is not (Tamta wasn’t too).

All likes and dislikes are by heart my friend.

rainer1
rainer1
1 month ago

All of these up-tempo- ladies will do worse than many think. Moldova, Croatia, Malta, Cyprus, Greece, San Marino and Serbia are stealing points from each other

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
1 month ago
Reply to  rainer1

most of them will probably cancel each other out but malta has little to do with the others, it stands out

Mr X
Mr X
1 month ago
Reply to  rainer1

I only like San Marino of this list

Ian
Ian
1 month ago
Reply to  rainer1

I don’t disagree but what’s stopping them from cancelling out in the semis? The weaker ones won’t qualify and the final will be, more or less, balanced.
On another note, there’s tons of people here who believe this is gonna flop soo

Magpie
Magpie
1 month ago

I kind of wish that Elena got a better song than… this. On the surface it’s fine, however as soon as you go deeper this leaves me with a really bad aftertaste. I’m actually offended that Laurell Barker thinks that lyrics are too complex for the average listener.

On the other hand I heard that if she had to steal another entry it would be Technicolour by Montaigne.

Overall I think that Cyprus had already chosen to send this particular song and Elena was the unfortunate person selected to sell it.

London Boy
London Boy
1 month ago
Reply to  Magpie

Hehehe Wiwiblogs should check the IP of these trolls and they will realise that its probably same person difference profile name.. You are not tired yet? Stop bashing songs and artists and get a life!!!

Ian
Ian
1 month ago
Reply to  Magpie

You’re making it seem like she was forced to go.. She said herself she loved it the minute she first listened to it and constantly talks about how she feels connected to it so who’s we to say she was ‘selected to sell it’?

Héctor
Héctor
1 month ago

It’s not a bad song if we ignore the fact that the whole act is a copy of different songs and artists. It screams Gaga all over the place. That will appeal the general public and some diva lovers who don’t care too much about originality and take what they are given. In fact, this could perfectly a rejection of one of her albums. The problem is Elena isn’t Lady Gaga, and only Lady Gaga can act as Lady Gaga. The lyrics, well, some parts are interesting, some others are too obvious and pretentious. While it is better than Cyprus… Read more »

London Boy
London Boy
1 month ago
Reply to  Héctor

Get off from your couch and go and do it better yourselves.. All these trolls hahaha such a joke!!

Helene
Helene
1 month ago
Reply to  London Boy

Who is the troll here?

Batkas
Batkas
1 month ago

Where is ‘Who Am I?’ to give us a hint about the Cyprus stage?

Last edited 1 month ago by Batkas
Baldoenalcine
Baldoenalcine
1 month ago

Antranig 9,5/10 Very predictable as always. Giving 2.5 to Czech Republic by saying the lyrics are crap and then giving this almost a perfect score is way to hypocritical.
I don’t have a problem with this song although I think it’s a little bit overrated (for me it’s a 6,5/10), but it’s just so weird because it happens every year (like giving Lindita a 1 or 1,5 and dozens of others). Anyway, at least it’s not the real Eurovision.

Skiwalko
Skiwalko
1 month ago

The conflict perpetuating the wheel of discussion around Cyprus’ entry is hardly a new one. If I had to bring up an imperfect, yet close enough analogy in the history of music, it would be the rivalry of rockism v. poptimism. One tribe values authenticity, the other points out to the quality of music deemed ‘commercial’ and ‘mainstream’, and what ensues is a harmful dichotomy and pointless fight over the semantics. So… is “El Diablo” the true evil? Or is it the saviour of this edition? Or maybe it’s neither? Well, as I don’t want to get into either of… Read more »

Last edited 1 month ago by Skiwalko
eurovisionfun
eurovisionfun
1 month ago

Although I like Cyprus’ song, I feel like San Marino and Greece stand out more at this stage. at the moment. Unfortunately the comparison is inevitable since when it comes to a song contest, when you come across songs of the same kind you can only look at which one you like best. Although under normal circumstances I could very easily listen to all 3 songs in a club and enjoy them equally, because this is a competition I can only compare by saying my opinion. Unlike other pop songs (both inside and outside Eurovision), which create beautiful emotions to… Read more »

Last edited 1 month ago by eurovisionfun
Mr X
Mr X
1 month ago

Cyprus 0/10

Mr X
Mr X
1 month ago
Reply to  Mr X

I like dance songs like San Marino and even a little Azerbaijan….

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 month ago

Once you recognize where they took inspiration from, it’s tough to ignore the lack of originality. Putting that aside, the track is enjoyable, well produced, full of staging potential and Elena seems to have the personality to make it work. There’s some tonal inconsistency though. The production suggests something edgy and sexy, while the lyrics are totally in silly mode. Falling for “the devil” should be more about fighting temptation than listing kinds of spicy food and making plans for the night. 6/10

Darren
1 month ago
Reply to  Sabrina

This!

Volcano
1 month ago

The lyrics are metaphorical/allegorical, referring to a toxic relationship.For example, “All my spicy melts my icy” means that she recovers from her psychical damage. After breaking up and being hurt, she became “cold” as she did not want to feel the pain anymore. Time has flown, and she decided not to let herself down. Instead of staying in the depression state, she begins to follow essential things in life and not to be eaten by the “tasteless” hurtful life she led before. Well, she added “spice” to compensate her hurt heart rather than giving up and being sad about her… Read more »

Rob
Rob
1 month ago

I don’t like “el diablo” and i can’t understand why many sites support this entry that much, its place at the odds and why so many people like it.. i find it too unoriginal, the mamamacita, lolalolaloca and i love the diablo parts really weird and awkward! Also, nothing in this entry is cypriot… if i were cypriot i would not be proud of this entry!

MadProfessor
MadProfessor
1 month ago
Reply to  Rob

Probably Ireland

Rob
Rob
1 month ago
Reply to  MadProfessor

Haha no.. Ireland is a NQ for me 😛

Rob
Rob
1 month ago
Reply to  Rob

Italy and Russia

Rob
Rob
1 month ago
Reply to  Rob

I’m 21 yo.. i find Russia’s song really catchy.. and yeah.. that’s my taste.. it’s ok if you don’t like it!

Ian
Ian
1 month ago
Reply to  Rob

Good thing you’re not cypriot then.

Da Euro Neuro Lord and Master
Da Euro Neuro Lord and Master
1 month ago

The best thing, about the whole package, of Cyprus this year is the Head & Shoulders product placement in the promo video. They have come a long way from the Fyffes bananas in Fuego!

Kas
Kas
1 month ago

…those bananas considered cult in our days…

Leif Christensen
Leif Christensen
1 month ago

Don’t forget Air Malta!

Preuss
Preuss
1 month ago

Well, it’s another one of those pop songs where the live performance will make it or break it. They did it well in 2018, okay in 2019 so let’s hope this one will be better

pooky1001
pooky1001
1 month ago

Well this song has certainly divided opinion and created a spicy comments section.

Darren
1 month ago
Reply to  pooky1001

It’s basically one person trying to make it toxic though. Opinion isn’t actually divided. Quite unanimous actually.

Anita
Anita
1 month ago

On my qualification wishlist for SF1 Cyprus doesn’t have a place. (in running order): Lithuania, Russia, Australia, Ireland, Croatia, Belgium, Israel, Romania, Ukraine, Malta

pooky1001
pooky1001
1 month ago
Reply to  Anita

Could i ask, apart from Cyprus, which you have made your feelings about very clear, what other songs do you like this year?

Anita
Anita
1 month ago
Reply to  Anita

Which 10 songs of SF1 will you let through? You need to tell me 10

Kas
Kas
1 month ago
Reply to  Anita

Armenia, Bellarussia, Turkey, Andorra, Luxembourg, Monaco, Lichtenstein, Hungary, Montenegro and finally Vatican !

Last edited 1 month ago by Kas
Anita
Anita
1 month ago
Reply to  Anita

You don’t need toll tell me nothing as well! Who are you!
I followed the rules for 10 qualifiers. And from all 16 songs chose which I would like to let to the final- all within the rules. This has nothng to do with how many songs I like in the whole contest.

Last edited 1 month ago by Anita
Giolo
Giolo
1 month ago
Reply to  Anita

For me Cyprus is much better than Croatia in the fast food music category. Definitely better. At least Elena never uses playback

Jessie
Jessie
1 month ago

Top 10 for sure

Cray'
Cray'
1 month ago

Say. It. After. Me. : The song you love won’t be less impactful for you just because someone else doesn’t like the song.

Da Euro Neuro Lord and Master
Da Euro Neuro Lord and Master
1 month ago

her annunciation live is awful and her song is a blatant Lady Gaga rip off….but it is Cyprus so I will get flamed if I slag it off.

Da Euro Neuro Lord and Master
Da Euro Neuro Lord and Master
1 month ago

Yet on the PrePartyES21 and Eurovoix’s concert in the dark her annunciation was awful. I stand by my views. Who slagged me off? I see nothing. Maybe you should get your head outta her butt and listen closer. Let people like what they like! Everyone’s opinion matters!

Last edited 1 month ago by Da Euro Neuro Lord and Master
Giolo
Giolo
1 month ago

She is a really good vocalist, I appreciated that and I don’t even like her song that much

Ian
Ian
1 month ago

Can we stop pretending half of the wiwibloggs commentators don’t hate this entry?

Kristian
Kristian
1 month ago

This song makes me want to dance , get up and feel happy. In times of Covid , I could really use this energy.
Granted , this song will not get points for being the most original but I will take a great “generic ” song over an “original” song that I don’t like.
Having heard her singing skills , this is a certain qualifier.
8.5/10

hebbuzz
hebbuzz
1 month ago

What a ridiculous high score for a very mediocre copycat entry. Could it be we have spotted the shocking non qualifing fanwank here?

Last edited 1 month ago by hebbuzz
Da Euro Neuro Lord and Master
Da Euro Neuro Lord and Master
1 month ago
Reply to  hebbuzz

Couldn’t agree more about the fanwank comment…..although there are quite a few fanwanks this year.

Chris
Chris
1 month ago

Those comments about originality are getting boring. Don’t the rest of the songs remind you of some other songs? Only Cyprus does? What about today’s music you listen on the radio? Is each and every song original?
The issue here and in every entry is whether you like what you hear and makes you feel good.

Da Euro Neuro Lord and Master
Da Euro Neuro Lord and Master
1 month ago
Reply to  Chris

funny, cos it is supposed to be an original song contest! Originality is KING!

Chris
Chris
1 month ago

So all winners so far were original? Funny because I don’t remember how many times a winner had copyright issues. Toy is the last I remember.

Da Euro Neuro Lord and Master
Da Euro Neuro Lord and Master
1 month ago
Reply to  Chris

Oh i believe over the years there has been many original sounding songs…don’t reduce Eurovision’s history to the last few years!

Da Euro Neuro Lord and Master
Da Euro Neuro Lord and Master
1 month ago

I like what I like. I dislike what I dislike. I don’t have to prove my choices to you. I comment and critique what has been placed before me. My opinion!

Da Euro Neuro Lord and Master
Da Euro Neuro Lord and Master
1 month ago

No anger at all. Finland is one of the songs I like, but it was not the song I wanted to represent that nation.

A R
A R
1 month ago
Reply to  Chris

Actually, lots of songs are full of cliché. Malta, Switzerland, Sweden are not an exception.

Loreen and Jamala were unique.

Leif Christensen
Leif Christensen
1 month ago
Reply to  A R

Loreen was great but hardly unique…

Helene
Helene
1 month ago

Another Swedish music Industry product. Lady Gaga’s song was also written by Swedes so the similarities are not so strange. Will she also use Swedish dancers and so forth? I don’t know.

Markus
Markus
1 month ago
Reply to  Helene

Yep, for me Cyprus became the Sweden of the Mediterranean during the last few years with well produced commercial pop songs without any substance.

Dawid
Dawid
1 month ago
Reply to  Helene

Rita Ora (anywhere), not Lady Gaga. Pretty sure it’s also written by Swedes though xd

Oh and music video borrowed from Zara Larsson

Grft
Grft
1 month ago
Reply to  Helene

Bad romance was written composed and produced by Gaga herself (American) and RedOne (French-Morrocan). Not Swedish at all lol.

Roodi
Roodi
1 month ago
Reply to  Grft

RedOne moved to Sweden to learn how to produce music

Helene
Helene
1 month ago
Reply to  Roodi

Yes RedOne is a part of Swedish music industry.

Felipe
Felipe
1 month ago

Winner. Nicosia 2022. Like it or not.

Emily
Emily
1 month ago
Reply to  Felipe

Yeah, I think you’ve taken it too far there bud.

Emily
Emily
1 month ago
Reply to  Emily

I don’t think it warrants a comparison to Hitlerism as you call it. Not everyone is like this and the occasional overly harsh comment is inevitable, but I do think you’re being a little too hostile towards some of these comments when you can simply ignore ’em and get on with the rest of your day. It’s a song contest after all, it’s not the end of the world!

Da Euro Neuro Lord and Master
Da Euro Neuro Lord and Master
1 month ago
Reply to  Emily

People have the right to like or dislike what they want to. The world would be extremely boring otherwise. But for you to go on a tirade against everyone who has said something negative is beyond a joke.

Da Euro Neuro Lord and Master
Da Euro Neuro Lord and Master
1 month ago

Oh my, what a fixation you have with Finland now. Perhaps you truly desire that song to win and not the Lady Gaga-lite song from Cyprus!

Jay
Jay
1 month ago
Reply to  Felipe

No way. If it gets to the final I predict around a 15th place finish

daizy
daizy
1 month ago

Fortunately the vote in Eurovision is positive.
We vote for the song we like.
So Elena will have a lot of votes because the song itself is catchy and modern.

And Elena sings very well and she has a very professional team that works hard for a good result.
I don’t think that she will be first because these songs are not voted by the juries but it will go high from the people’s vote.
And something last:Stop being so jealous and stop spreading so much hate .

notyourtoy
notyourtoy
1 month ago

In the beginning I cringed hard about the lyrics, but the song as it is is really catchy and danceable. I give this a kind 7,5/10 giving a 0/2,5 to the lyrics

Volcano
1 month ago
Reply to  notyourtoy

The lyrics are metaphorical/allegorical, referring to a toxic relationship.For example, “All my spicy melts my icy” means that she recovers from her psychical damage. After breaking up and being hurt, she became “cold” as she did not want to feel the pain anymore. Time has flown, and she decided not to let herself down. Instead of staying in the depression state, she begins to follow essential things in life and not to be eaten by the “tasteless” hurtful life she led before. Well, she added “spice” to compensate her hurt heart rather than giving up and being sad about her… Read more »

notyourtoy
notyourtoy
1 month ago
Reply to  Volcano

They are metaphoric I agree with you. But the lyrics are a poor work, like it or not. Having a whole song in a metaphoric vibe it doesn’t mean that it is cool.

Anhel
Anhel
1 month ago

It’s so similar to Lada Gaga’s songs that I can’t convince myself that i haven’t heard Lady Gaga sing it before. Love the chorus, the rest not so much. It’s in my 19th position.

Whoareyou?
Whoareyou?
1 month ago

It finally turns out that the winner of Eurovision 2017 really harmed how people understand the contest. All this bunch of “music is not fireworks” warriors has appeared, almost like some kind of compensation for the times the competition was more “silly”. It is really ok not to like a song, but when it happens only because it’s “not quality as Switzerland” or “not localäy produced”, then that’s pure snobbism. Stop taking it all so seriously, and let the best song (not the best meaning, not the best local product, not the best quality), the best song win. P.S. Someone… Read more »

Last edited 1 month ago by Whoareyou?
Whoareyou?
Whoareyou?
1 month ago
Reply to  Whoareyou?

I mean, there are good and bad ballads, I have no problem with them in general. My only problem is how we have entered a Eurovision era that a more carefree, without “deep meaning (chosen after a PR meeting)”, can’t do that well, because people want to think that quality only means one specific, usually formulaic, thing.

Kas
Kas
1 month ago
Reply to  Whoareyou?

Right.

Kas
Kas
1 month ago
Reply to  Whoareyou?

Right.

Jay
Jay
1 month ago
Reply to  Whoareyou?

Very true

Aris
Aris
1 month ago

Kristin 4.5 , Oliver 4.5 , Ron 5 hahaah no taste

notyourtoy
notyourtoy
1 month ago
Reply to  Aris

Well, actually those are just ranking El Diablo below average. They don’t have to like that song jesus

Iván el Conquistador
Iván el Conquistador
1 month ago

Even despite being similar to Lady Gaga’s Bad romance (because of same producer), I enjoy this song. It screams summer hit and that always works in the contest. This is my Top 5 alongside Italy, Finland, San Marino and Belgium.

Grft
Grft
1 month ago

Bad romance and El diablo don’t have any producer in common tho?

Dave
Dave
1 month ago

I disagree with Kristin. Yes it is “fast food music”, but how on earth does it sound anything like Fuego? The only similarities is that they both have a Spanish title. In terms of song structure, sound etc then it is nothing like fuego? If any other country sent this nobody would compare it to Fuego. Replay literally was fuego 2.0, they sounded the same. But El Diablo does not

London Boy
London Boy
1 month ago

When Neta and Toy came out and Fuego from Fureira the ones bellow talking about ‘so called quality’ where saying the same things on repeat.. Until the votes came and they went back in their holes.. Every year people don’t have to be ballads winning or operatic high pitched voices.. That’s why Eurovision is so successful, because its diversity of different genres, styles of music and acts.. So stop attacking Cyprus, stop finding silly excuses, just say, “we are scared this might win” and we support other song.. I would admire more this approach, rather in every forum the same… Read more »

Last edited 1 month ago by London Boy
Giolo
Giolo
1 month ago
Reply to  London Boy

In fact I’m scared Cyprus is going to get a good result, but winning is far from the reach at least in my prediction

Steven
Steven
1 month ago

I don’t feel the song. It’s danceable and I listen to it quite often, but there is something missing. Perhaps it’s because the song is too polished. I don’t know.

A R
A R
1 month ago
Reply to  Steven

Yeah, it’s a fast food song, which will be forgotten after a while.

A R
A R
1 month ago
Reply to  A R

Lithuania – The Roop. But I like On Fire more than Discoteque.

Whoareyou?
Whoareyou?
1 month ago
Reply to  A R

And that’s not fast food? That’s literally the most “please please please, l will do anything to become a meme” song of the year

Giolo
Giolo
1 month ago
Reply to  A R

Both of them are not in my top 25, but Discoteque is more authentic, a Lithuanian song, not a Swedish product that fans always critizise but only when they come from Sweden

karworld
karworld
1 month ago
Reply to  A R

One difference between one and other is creativity. Another originality. And surely we can come out with more

karworld
karworld
1 month ago
Reply to  karworld

I also think it’s an OK song, but creative and original. About my comments, I’m OK with that, In not pretentious

MadProfessor
MadProfessor
1 month ago
Reply to  A R

Yeah just like Fuego was supposed to be forgotten. Or La la love or I don’t know what else the fans put in the box called Quality

Last edited 1 month ago by MadProfessor
Ian
Ian
1 month ago

Comment section’s toxic (as always). I can’t comprehend how people forget this is a one ‘week’ television show, not an exclusively-song/audio contest. Broadcasters don’t pick songs on what they base as ‘quality’ but on what they believe is gonna have broad appeal. Whether you like it not, this song could be amongst the ones whose momentum isn’t immediately vanished after the contest but has potential to actually hit the radios, chart, and gain a lot of spotify figures. That helps the contest (imo) because it keeps it even more relevant. Lastly, whether some melodies reminisce Lady Gaga’s fame era doesn’t… Read more »

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Ian

It doesn’t help a song contest to make it not a song contest.

Esc fan
Esc fan
1 month ago
Reply to  Ian

For me though it’s not just about sounding like some songs for that era of lady gagas music, the music video and styling are also not unique. Like is any of this song unique apart from the chanting of El diablo. That’s my issue with it. I honestly couldn’t care less if a song has similarities with other songs but with this particular song, some of the melodies, the styling and the music video itself isn’t unique or trying to be unique and I know it may not affect her on the esc stage but I still think there should… Read more »

Ian
Ian
1 month ago
Reply to  Esc fan

I definitely get your point but I’ve seen Elena on interviews and she really feels passionate about her song. Yes it has some silly lyrics but there’s a relatable message that resonated with Elena as well. After also watching some acoustic vids of her, I’m confident she’s gonna make it her ‘own’ live.

Last edited 1 month ago by Ian
Darren
1 month ago
Reply to  Ian

“Music First! Always!” – Duncan Lawrence, May 2019

karworld
karworld
1 month ago
Reply to  Ian

That’s when Spotify killed the contest? You may be right, and that’s why some of us react disappointed and in disagreement against a musical influencer big community like wiwi fostering mass production. We would like to keep ESC modern, but with essence and substance. And that’s posible. Having said this, I must say I enjoy these songs in other contexts, which I clearly differentiate.

Last edited 1 month ago by karworld
nope
nope
1 month ago

This hot mess rated higher than Finland, Russia, and Ukraine… yikes

purr
purr
1 month ago
Reply to  nope

as it should

Ravencrow Neversmiles
Ravencrow Neversmiles
1 month ago
Reply to  nope

Are you just going to reply on every comment that has a different opinion than you? You can’t get offended about someone saying they like other songs better than your favorite and then go on and do the exact same thing to them. If it hurt you so bad then why do it to others?

Ravencrow Neversmiles
Ravencrow Neversmiles
1 month ago

How do I “follow you around” or “stalk” you?? I literally just read the comment section. If you don’t want people reading your comments then DON’T COMMENT. And who is the hypocrite here? You are here telling people who like ballads and rock songs that they are wrong and everybody should like fun dance songs. And complain when people don’t like your favorite song but then hate on their favorite songs. And why get upset if people say el diablo sounds like other songs when you are admitting it in your own comment that it does??

Emily
Emily
1 month ago

I think they’re a troll. Calling for no hate, yet responding to the most critical posts calling people names and just being unnecessarily rude. Shame, as this comment thread wasn’t really all that bad ’til about an hour or so ago. There’s no need to be like that.

Last edited 1 month ago by Emily
Ravencrow Neversmiles
Ravencrow Neversmiles
1 month ago
Reply to  Emily

How was I unnecessarily rude? Or a troll? And “responding to most critical posts” what’s “most”? I have only replied to this thread in this comment section. You are not making any sense.

Emily
Emily
1 month ago

Oh, I wasn’t talking about you, I was talking about the Dididadada person. Sorry if that felt that way.

Last edited 1 month ago by Emily
Emily
Emily
1 month ago
Reply to  Emily

…?

Ravencrow Neversmiles
Ravencrow Neversmiles
1 month ago
Reply to  Emily

Oh that’s okay and your comment makes sense now. You just replied to my comment by accident and that’s why it said my name on the top of your comment.

karworld
karworld
1 month ago
Reply to  nope

Unfortunately, but true. And than many personal compositions, what is sad too.

Da Euro Neuro Lord and Master
Da Euro Neuro Lord and Master
1 month ago
Reply to  nope

Finland is 100% better than this Cypriot piece of garbage!

Ravencrow Neversmiles
Ravencrow Neversmiles
1 month ago

Ypu don’t really sound like you like rock songs. A lot of them are about getting issues off your chest amd what most would consider as “shouting” so it’s not that I have selective reading skills. You just contradict yourself all the time…

Emily
Emily
1 month ago

Excuse me, I know I’m not Ravencrow, but you’re seriously making yourself look ridiculous by putting words in their mouth. Not all rock bands are the same, and you don’t have to like all sub-genres. Not once have they mentioned the two you used as an example. You like what you like but don’t you dare invalidate someone else’s opinion on a song. This is about Cyprus – let it /JUST BE ABOUT CYPRUS/. I know you’re frustrated over peoples’ thoughts on the Cypriot entry, but you aren’t helping your cause with this holier-than-thou attitude. This’ll be the end for… Read more »

Last edited 1 month ago by Emily
Mr X
Mr X
1 month ago

I´ve nothing against good pop music but El Diablo isn´t

Da Euro Neuro Lord and Master
Da Euro Neuro Lord and Master
1 month ago

So because they make “noisy boy music” they need to see a shrink? At least they wrote their song.

I like the days when Cyprus cared about the quality of their entries…not rehashing the same style over and over.

bring back Evridiki, the one and only true Goddess of Cypriot Eurovision!

Emily
Emily
1 month ago

I have stupidly-fond memories of Femme Fatale, myself. Those were the days!

Mr X
Mr X
1 month ago

Absolutely ! And not only this….

Boreal
Boreal
1 month ago

Excessive score, how can this get more points than Belgium or Albania, something doesn’t quite work here…

Last edited 1 month ago by Boreal
purr
purr
1 month ago
Reply to  Boreal

because it’s a good pop song…

Mr X
Mr X
1 month ago
Reply to  purr

No it´s a fake

purr
purr
1 month ago
Reply to  Mr X

… to you

Boreal
Boreal
1 month ago
Reply to  Boreal

At least they don’t need to use a Lady Gaga’s song to be memorable.

Da Euro Neuro Lord and Master
Da Euro Neuro Lord and Master
1 month ago
Reply to  Boreal

Sadly, in your ill-formed mind, Hooverphonic have been on the scene since 1995, Goldfrapp only 1999 – 4 years later.

Boreal
Boreal
1 month ago

In your face!!! Dididadadada 😀

Mr X
Mr X
1 month ago

Pure plagiarism – Rita Ora wants her song back !

Boreal
Boreal
1 month ago
Reply to  Mr X

Apparently plagiarism gets rewarded

Emily
Emily
1 month ago
Reply to  Mr X

Am I the only one who doesn’t really see the comparison to Rita Ora’s Anywhere? Just curious.

purr
purr
1 month ago

Y’all are men. Y’all are grown, gay men. It’s no reason for women to be the topic of ya conversation. Y’all gave women up to focus on men, so why is the focus never on the men? Please help me understand this.

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
1 month ago
Reply to  purr

………..the misogyny SHINES through

purr
purr
1 month ago
Reply to  Ashton Schier

Exactly! The gays see a stunning, talented Greek woman performing an amazing pop song and hate it… now imagine their reactions if it was performed by a muscular Greek man.

Ethan
Ethan
1 month ago
Reply to  purr

what are you on about lol? i’m gay and elena is in my top 5 so stop being so sweeping with your false, frankly irrelevant statements that don’t speak for everyone please 🙂 and for what it’s worth, nobody regardless of sexuality will place an entry just because of the singer’s gender

Last edited 1 month ago by Ethan
purr
purr
1 month ago
Reply to  Ethan

If the middle-aged gay Eurovision viewers saw a Greek hunk singing El Diablo in May, they would place it higher. That’s just a fact.

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
1 month ago
Reply to  purr

…..girl I was talking about you

purr
purr
1 month ago
Reply to  Ashton Schier

Gay men STILL talking about me, a woman.

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
1 month ago
Reply to  purr

imagine hating gay men when half of the way you talk on this website, including your username, comes from gay culture.

Last edited 1 month ago by Ashton Schier
purr
purr
1 month ago
Reply to  Ashton Schier

Gay culture would be nothing without women. Take the women away from gay culture and you’re left with Adam Lambert and Graham Norton. Also, the ”way gay men talk” mostly comes from African-American Vernacular English, most of the phrases gay men use come from Black women.

Once again, gay culture would be nothing without women. Y’all forgetting who threw the first brick at Stonewall?

Leif Christensen
Leif Christensen
1 month ago
Reply to  purr

Girl, you have issues.

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
1 month ago
Reply to  purr

yes, black queer women are the backbone of gay culture and have been for quite some time. but I’d take a guess and say that you aren’t queer, and therefore cannot speak for us. your homophobia shows in every comment you make, and it’s sick. it’s obvious that you were rejected by a gay man once and developed a complex about it.

Anhel
Anhel
1 month ago
Reply to  purr

I wonder if you realize yourself how silly you sound?

purr
purr
1 month ago
Reply to  Anhel

Poppers reduce your hearing – need I say more?

notyourtoy
notyourtoy
1 month ago
Reply to  purr

WTF?

karworld
karworld
1 month ago
Reply to  purr

As we say in my country, ‘you are pissing out of the toilette’. In any case, what could be said here (what is out of the topic discussed here) is right the opposite, in favour of female dignification. But again, out of this topic By the way, I recommend you solve those problems of tolerance against gay people, you will feel even better.

Volcano
1 month ago
Reply to  purr

Did you smoke something????

Volcano
1 month ago

Why do I have the feeling that I am surrounded by childish people? Can you please accept the Wiwi Score…this is so disrespectful. Everyone has a DIFFERENT taste and I do not understand why y’all invest the time to hate. I like El diablo and let’s be real. There are so many songs that sound similar. Why? Because the music production is LIMITED. Only because the chorus seems a bit like Bad Romance, it does not mean that it does exactly sound like it. Grow up

karworld
karworld
1 month ago
Reply to  Volcano

Don’t confuse hate and disrespect with disagreement and disappointment.

Whoareyou?
Whoareyou?
1 month ago
Reply to  karworld

You have LITERALLY said that supporting this song KILLS the local music industry.

karworld
karworld
1 month ago
Reply to  Whoareyou?

This is what I said, you are right. I’m sorry if you see disrespect and hate here. That wasn’t the intention, but disagreement and disappointment with wiwi. In fact, my second today.

Volcano
1 month ago
Reply to  karworld

But the hatred against Cyprus in the comment section is so awful…where do all the haters come from? Many eurofans actually like the song and here everyone hates it…

Marcus
Marcus
1 month ago

I like this song so much and is my top 10,but it’s not so modern.
Gaga sang something like this 10-12 years ago,but I love Gaga vibes and so because of that I adore this.
Good luck,Cyprus <3

Last edited 1 month ago by Marcus
Alex
Alex
1 month ago

Elena Tragrinou is good and the song can be enjoyable… but come on, how can you say this is “modern”? And I know she’s going to do great, but I’m not blind enough to think that this is modern. Lady Gaga and some of her songs will trend when this song starts playing, the ideas they took to create this are ridiculously obvious.

Ian
Ian
1 month ago
Reply to  Alex

The production’s obviously contemporary…

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
1 month ago

There are four distinct elements to this song. I’m going to call them: “Giving up,” “Exposition,” “The Devil’s Tune” and “Playground Chant.” “Giving Up” is the main Chorus section, which also appears as an intro. It contains three chords: F, G and an A minor inversion. When the melody is put over the top of these chords, there are two conflicting emotions at work here: Giving up and playfulness. “Exposition” is what is in the verses. The rhythms take over for a bit and we get a semi-tuned rap explosion with super bass, followed by a descending melody and an… Read more »

Last edited 1 month ago by Purple Mask
Jimmy Smit
Jimmy Smit
1 month ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Welcome back. 🙂

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
1 month ago
Reply to  Jimmy Smit

Haha, I pushed the boat out a bit with this one.

Mariah
Mariah
1 month ago

She will flop in the juries. She has received bad comments in preview shows in Iceland and Germany.

purr
purr
1 month ago

Just say y’all hate women and move on… If El Diablo was sung by a hot muscular Greek man y’all would be eating it up.

Grft
Grft
1 month ago
Reply to  purr

Nope

purr
purr
1 month ago
Reply to  Grft

Y’all are men. Y’all are grown, gay men. It’s no reason for women to be the topic of ya conversation. Y’all gave women up. Y’all gave women up. To focus on men, so why is the focus never on the men? Please help me understand this.

Lollipopmonster ESC
Lollipopmonster ESC
1 month ago
Reply to  purr

That’s called ‘gay pride’ ….. so don’t wonder

Pandaman
Pandaman
1 month ago
Reply to  purr

…the hell you’re talking about? Since when disliking a song is hating on the whole gender/race/sexuality the singer belongs to? Are you out of your mind?

purr
purr
1 month ago
Reply to  Pandaman

The gays would eat up El Diablo if it was performed by a muscular Greek man. That’s my point.

Esc fan
Esc fan
1 month ago
Reply to  purr

I would hope that’s absolutely not the case and would assume its not. People can dislike a song and it not being related to gender/sexuality etc. They all loved eleni in 2018, and yet you think that they hate this song becusse a woman sang it, also la la love, sung by a woman, they loved that.

Last edited 1 month ago by Esc fan
Pandaman
Pandaman
1 month ago
Reply to  purr

I’m gay. I don’t mind “El Diablo”, it’s a good song, but not among my favourites. My opinion wouldn’t change based on the singer because… it’s a song that matters for me. My favourites this year are Switzerland, France and Iceland and none of them include a muscular Greek man as far as I’m aware.

And I’m sure there’s many, many other gay men that share this sentiment.

Mahi Mahi
Mahi Mahi
1 month ago
Reply to  purr

Did anyone “eat it up” when Imri did something similiar in 2017?
When it’s cheap it’s cheap.

Whoareyou?
Whoareyou?
1 month ago
Reply to  Mahi Mahi

Many more did, lets face it. And the beat was even cheaper.

purr
purr
1 month ago
Reply to  Mahi Mahi

The gays DID eat up Imri’s song… and his song was LEAGUES below El Diablo.

Da Euro Neuro Lord and Master
Da Euro Neuro Lord and Master
1 month ago
Reply to  purr

We did? I can’t remember giving any love for Imri’s song. In fact I found the whole Imri performance to be massively overrated – like the huge images of himself on the LEDs. Please don’t lumber us all as a stereotype.

Emily
Emily
1 month ago
Reply to  purr

.

Last edited 1 month ago by Emily
purr
purr
1 month ago
Reply to  Emily

Last edited 1 month ago by purr
Emily
Emily
1 month ago
Reply to  purr

I took down a post as I don’t think arguments are necessary, I just was confused by your post as my opinion wouldn’t have changed if it was a male singing this song instead.

Emily
Emily
1 month ago
Reply to  Emily

(then again you mention the gays, and I can’t speak for them, this was just my thought)