Hello welcome to my series of quick takes designed to get you ready for Eurovision 2019. Just some quick thoughts / my take on each of the 41 songs this year. The countries are in alphabetical order so without further ado: Greece.
Singer: Katerine Duska
Song: Better Love
Personal Score: 6 out of 41
My Prediction: Q
Trying to divorce this song from the art house movie of a video is really difficult but I found a lot to love in this piece as a whole so I’m not even going to worry about it. I think it’s hard not to point out how deep and silky her voice is and that is always going to appeal to me and be a turn off for plenty of people. I hope that that staging can preserve some of the strange and mysterious feelings that the video has because that’ll help it stick in peoples mind and also give it a really cool flare. While the song seems to be about deepening a relationship it can also be read as “marriage / love / relationship equality” which is nice but doesn’t always play well at Eurovision. I think the vocals and the absolute stunning composition will easily help this modern ballad stand out. I can’t quite think of the artist it reminds me of but maybe a little Sia mixed with Florence and the Machine. An easy going vibe that feels like it is deeper than it is. Not bad Greece.