Today, we look at a country notorious for singing about peace, Russia. Although the irony of that is overwhelming, let’s take a look at their song for this year. Russia decided quite late on who would represent them, and it came down to Polina Gagarina.
I sort of enjoy the song. I enjoy it enough to finish listening to it, but not enough to want to listen to it again. It’s perfectly pleasant, it builds nicely and it has some power to it. But saying that, I’m over Russia sending the same cliché songs and I’m over Russia taking places in the final which are more deserved by other nations. I’d be perfectly happy to not see this in the final, but at the same time, it wouldn’t surprise me if it qualified, as it does have some fan power behind the song.
I don’t think the song need any seesaws or ice skating rings, and I predict that the staging will be quite similar to that of 2013 with the awkward hand holding. I’m quite sure it won’t win, and if it qualifies into the final, it will probably end up in the middle of the pack.
Taking all that into consideration, I’ll give this song a 5/10. I don’t rate it, but if millions of others do, it will end up in a respectable position come May.
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