Performing: Auto-qualified for Final
Memorable Line: “A money chest full of love (but we hid the key).”
Chances: Bottom 5 in the show, top 3 for the Barbara Dex Award!
Link: Germany 2016
Rating: 6 alternate endings (out of 10)!
Well, on one hand, this song is obviously not taking itself very seriously. And Jamie-Lee is a shoe-in to win the coveted Barbara Dex Award.
“Ghost” is actually not such a bad song, and I don’t mind Jamie-Lee’s voice, although it sounds like she is deliberately singing off key at some parts.
The lyrics are a bit nonsensical, but then again, the whole performance is a bit nonsensical.
Actually, when I think about it objectively, this song does everything I always hope for in a Eurovision number. It is not soppy and it is memorable, and the singer sells it on the stage. Yet, still, I don’t love it. Sorry Jaime-Lee! However, I suspect it will grow on me as I listen to it more.
In terms of their final placing, Germany probably won’t do very well. Their song is a little too odd to capture the mainstream votes, but it’s not odd enough to impress those who love the unusual. I suspect it will do better than last year’s 0 points, but not by much. I fear this song has just a ghost of a chance!