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Line-up check 2021: Our views on the second semi-finalists

by | Apr 28, 2021 | 2021 reviews, Eurovision, Featured

Line-up check 2021: Our views on the second semi-finalists

by | Apr 28, 2021 | 2021 reviews, Eurovision, Featured

Have you been following our line-up check of the ESC 2021 entries? Each song is assigned to one of our team, and once they’ve had their say, the other team members get a brief right of reply. That way you get to see what we all think – and whether we share the same opinions or disagree wildly.

We’ve already covered the “Big Five” and the Netherlands here and the songs of the first semi-final here. So what’s next? That’s right, it’s time for us to turn our attention to the second semi-final! We’ll be adding each review as it’s published on our front page – simply click the country name below to read the full review!

San Marino
“A catchy tune that is sure to be an explosion of color and terrible vocals on stage.”

“I can see it picking up some votes here and there. Enough to reach the final, though?”

Czech Republic
“The slickness of the sound is a good match for his personal style.”

“‘Last Dance’ isn’t a lost cause, but it is a missed opportunity.”

“If there’s a memorable male ballad this year then it’s this one.”

“It’s one of those few songs in 2021 that don’t sound exactly like every other song.”

“It needs to be fun rather than overtly sexy, flirty and playful rather than cheap and grubby.”

“A weak song, and the quirky moves and synthesizer gimmicks don’t make up for this.”

“Maybe 9th-10th already has their name on it again.”

“Officially the best way to find inner peace, relaxation, tranquility, healing.”

“I never thought it was possible: the revamp made it way more ethnic, and yet I like it less.”

“A quiet and humble and normal interlude in a sea of loud.”

“Striking in its sobriety and elegance.”

“Have I stumbled through a time warp to 2001?!”

“The things kids listen to now. This wouldn’t have happened in my day!”

“Can an entry this musically sophisticated win? Yes.”

“Sometimes the distance between retro and outdated is the distance between the 80s and now.”

And that completes our line-up check for 2021. Happy Eurovision, everybody!

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