Tim: So, you know how about three quarters of this year’s Eurovision’s entries are competent but dull ballads, including Norway’s?
Tom: Yep. It’s going to be a tough Eurovision.
Tim: Well, this came second for them, and it kind of starts out the same way.
Tim: I say kind of, because there’s always a hint of something a bit bigger underneath, and then for the pre-chorus, it’s confirmed.
Tom: It’s a long build, but it certainly pays off in the end. Not sure if the composition is quite up to the production, though.
Tim: That enormous voice of his is put to proper use, and then we hit the chorus proper and OH THE LIGHTS and THE BEATS and THE NOISE and THE JOY and then it never lets up until the end with THE SPARKING and THE GLORIOUS GLORY.
Tom: And the full orchestra! Don’t forget the full orchestra.
Tim: Stylistically it’s basically a dance mix of Norway 2010, and it’s just as fantastic, so WHY MUST ALL THE SONGS BE BALLADS???????
Tom: Because Conchita won last year, I’m guessing. Here’s to 2016.