CYPRUS:

Singer: Minus One

Song: Alter Ego

Performing: First Semi-Final

Memorable Line: “You know, you know, you know, I’m still inside.”

Chances: Will qualify for the final and will take 11th place.

Link: Cyprus 2016

Rating: 7 howls at the moon (out of 10)!

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Well, that’s different!  This year’s loud, rock number comes from Cyprus, and it’s actually not that bad!

Songs like this are an interesting choice for Eurovision.  While they rarely win – with one obvious exception – they seem somewhat out of their comfort zone in a crowd of ethno-ballads and light pop music.  Yet, on the other hand, standing out by means of a different music style means that they won’t need to engage in cheap antics to get votes.

I know very little about the group.  However, they look to be energetic and will probably deliver a strong and memorable performance.  Their sound is catchy, and although not exactly my favorite song of the show, I certainly don’t mind it!

The song lyrics make very little sense, and I am not entirely sure what they have to do with an Alter Ego.  Unless it’s really about werewolves, which is really all that I can gather!

Actually, though, odd and senseless lyrics have become par for the course for Thomas G:son songs.  And may I say, I am so over him!  However, Europe seems to be in love with him still, and his songs frequently do well, and I suspect Alter Ego is no exception.  I predict they will get the Softengine spot and finish #11 in the final.

 

 

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