Tim: I think it’s about time we have a song from this year’s Eurovision that actually sounds like a modern pop song. Shall we visit Greece?
Tom: They don’t exactly have a history of doing modern pop in Eurovision, but sure, let’s try it.
Tim: Admittedly the video’s very distracting, and for the first forty-five seconds or so you’re wondering what the hell’s going on and is this just awful Eurovision garbage. Then the chorus hits, though, and you put the video in a background because you’ve seen enough and it’s just weird, and you realise that actually it’s a really good song.
Tom: I actually said “oh!” out loud at that chorus.
Tim: The nice thing is that it works both as a standard pop track, which you’d be happy to hear multiple times, and as a Eurovision track, with a really strong hook which, even if it gets buried in the standard twenty-odd tracks in a row, stands out bright and loud in the multiple recaps.
Tom: You’re not wrong, although I don’t think the Hellenic Florence Welch sound is going to win over enough of the audience.
Tim: I don’t know, I really think this could do well. And, indeed, I hope it does.