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: Germany.
Personal Score: 41 out of 41
My Prediction: Auto Qualifier
I think Germany needs to change their selection process because this wasn’t anyone’s favorite song, and it was actually 5th or 6th with the audience and yet still won? There’s a lot about this song that just does not work for me. The staging, which I assume they’ll likely keep at Eurovision, is boring so I hope they’ll consider something else. The outfits give me little information and are of no interest. The topic of the song was never going to be a hit with me. The two women singing are…something. Their voices never really blend, they spend a lot of time singing past each other and really screeching out most of their notes with some shaky trilling and that doesn’t work for me. The song plods along without much resolution or build. I think at the end of the day they might have been trying for an empowerment vibe (a la Toy) and missed the mark by a mile because it just doesn’t read that way. I don’t know if this can be changed in any meaningful way to work but since Germany auto qualifies and they had a good placing last year I’m not sure they really care if this probably ends up in last place.