Select Page

Line-up check 2019: Belarus

by | Apr 9, 2019

Line-up check 2019: Belarus

by | Apr 9, 2019 | Eurovision |

Belarus: ZENA – Like It

Shi: I doubt there’s a more appropriate title for a fun-but-uber-generic little uptempo pop song than “Like It”. Because I do like it. I don’t love it, but I also don’t dislike it. I tap my foot to it, and I don’t skip to the next track when it comes up on shuffle, but I also never actively search for that track.

I like Zena, too. She exudes the kind of fearless confidence only 16-year-olds (and younger) can have. That can also be a bit annoying, but I think she’s at the lower end of that particular scale. She also looks like a mini-Tamta, but while she’s definitely better than young Tamta was, she’s got nothing on grown-up Tamta.

I’m not entirely ruling out its qualification chances, because this semi has a couple of obvious qualifiers, a couple of obvious NQs and then a wide gray zone in between. But it it will need a staging that works some serious magic to stand out. (And I mean stand out in a positive way, not in a traumatize-the-audience way. Sit down, Alekseev.)

Prediction: Personal:

➡

Martin: I’m not sure magic is required so much as competence, but that’s often still a big ask for Belarus. ZENA/ЗЕНA/O’G3NA has a lot of natural charm and I also like the song, in a “second single by a late-90s Australian soap actor” kind of way, but I hope she’s given the freedom to deliver it in a way that suits it.

Felix: Aw, Belarus. I really, really like it! In other years, it might have been in the midfield of my ranking, but it’s one of my favourites in this disastrous 2019 line-up. This one is charming, easy, lightweight, catchy. Nothing spectacular, but hey – I like it.

video and title image source: eurovision.tv

Visit our Eurovision Chat!

Join the Chat!

0 Comments

0 Comments

Visit our Eurovision Chat!

Join the Chat!

Raise a glass to the Eurovision that never was

Tonight should have been the grand final of the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest. Instead, we fans are still coming to terms with the loss of “our” contest – and doing a pretty good job under the circumstances!

read more

SongHunt 2020 – The Final

It’s here! Vote now in the final round of SongHunt 2020, as our search for the most robbed song of the 2020 Eurovision season reaches its exciting conclusion!

read more

Raise a glass to the Eurovision that never was

Tonight should have been the grand final of the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest. Instead, we fans are still coming to terms with the loss of “our” contest – and doing a pretty good job under the circumstances!

read more
Shares
Share This