Where: Riga, Latvia
What: Don’t Break My Heart by Nicola
If you ask a fan, a hater, and someone who thinks Eurovision is a not-for-profit charity organisation what a typical contest song is like, you’ll get very different answers. But among all the gushing, expletives and/or quizzical looks, you’ll probably hear one adjective more than once (ironically) and that’s ‘repetitive’. Yes, even we obsessives can acknowledge that more often than not, the entries consist of the same minute-and-a-half run through twice – and there’s nothing wrong with that, thank you very much.
Why am I making this point? Well, it’s because I’ve chosen possibly THE most repetitive song in ESC history for today’s time-warp.
In 2003, the Romanian broadcaster realised that 90 seconds multiplied by two was so Tallinn, and subsequently sent someone to Riga who had no problem with performing the same 20 or so seconds over, and over, and over (and over) again. That someone was Nicola, who, if I may point out, also had no problem with wearing a too-big red suit, a la Santa Claus. Together with her posse of backup DJs/dancers/mimers, she took us on a musical journey akin to taking the bus from your house to your neighbour’s, walking back to your house, and then doing the whole thing again…about eight times.
Oui, this is repetitive. But like I said before, there’s nothing wrong with a little déjà vu. I like this entry, even with its dodgy choreography and random undressing. How about you?
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