I didn’t watch the national final. The choice was between Switzerland’s Grosse Entscheidungsshow, one of the semifinals for Latvia’s Supernova, or doing my chemistry homework. While I was seriously considering watching Supernova to find something weird to blast at work, I chose my chemistry homework (and still managed to not finish it).
*Apologies to my professor. I really need to catch up and actually be able to focus…*
Eventually the ticket to Eurovision went to the 2/3-Romanian group Timebelle and their song “Apollo,” allegedly the only half-decent song in the selection. Disclaimer: I’m not the one to judge which ones were decent because I never listened to any of the songs yet.
Anyways the song’s not bad. I’ve found myself humming the refrain, especially “I will never let you down” and “I’ll follow you Apollo” despite not knowing the lyrics as well as I should (yes, I’m already disappointing myself as an ESC fan XD). It’s got slight Melanie Rene vibes from the rhythm of the song and seems to follow a similar format to Time to Shine; as a result, as a decent, middle-of-the-road/standard Eurovision ballad entry, I’m going to predict the song on the edge of not qualifying (9th-12th in the semi) or like Melanie Rene, dead last, especially if placed next to a marmite or hyped entry. (I hope I’m wrong though.)
Also, is it just me, or does Miruna’s dress look REALLY uncomfortable?