Eurovision sunk to new lows back in the 90s when Ireland kept winning the contest with a series of boring ballads. Even the Irish got sick of winning and it seemed like they kept trying to send the worst possible song so they would never win again.
Things looked bright last year when they sent quite a poppy rock song but this year they’re back with another ballad sung by Niamh Kavanagh who was one of the winners during that 90s slump. Oh no, I cried.
But this ballad is actually really quite nice and I don’t even mind the pan pipes which are used quite sparingly but effectively. So it comes as no surprise that the song is written by Swedes. In fact, Swedish songwriters have also written the entries for Norway, Denmark and of course, Sweden itself.
Here is the song.
And here is the official club remix which takes the song to a whole new level.
This is one of the few ballads that I actually like this year.