Welcome to The Xtra Files, our new series which will give you an insight into what the team at escXtra think of your favourite entries into this year’s contest! Today, we review Germany.
Now that all the songs have been released, we are able to review each and every one of them. Our honest and brutal reviews will keep you entertained until the rehearsals start in May! We will also each give a score out of 10 for every entry, and create an escXtra leaderboard of the entries! You can see our preview reviews here.
Today, it is the turn of the German entry, ‘Perfect Life’ by Levina, to be reviewed by Dimitris, Luke, Matteo, Nathan, Ryan, and Wivian. Let’s get started!
I’m gonna be original and say that the intro sounds like “Titanium”. Personally, I really like the song but it’s missing a lot of stuff. It’s a plain pop song with not really any “wow” factors. A revamp would be needed, and hopefully the one we’re getting will actually change something.
Wait what? David Guetta is representing Germa….oh, never mind. Perfect Life is quite a pretty song really. The chorus sticks in my head, although that might be because we heard it 1,000 times in the national final. It’s a very radio friendly song, Levina sings it beautifully, and I could see this easily doing well outside of Eurovision.
The beginning sounds like Titanium – and then the rest sounds like a pop song from a 00s TV show. Expectation to reality makes it awful.
Lena is starting to look like an anomaly more and more, isn’t she, as the years go on? Germany need to rethink their strategy again and approach the song contest in the same way they did when they chose their most recent Eurovision winner.
Of the various combinations possible in the German selection, they ended up with one of the best options. There is a good song here although I think a different production is required to really unlock its potential and this is most certainly shown by the fantastic Madizin official remix.
I’m not sure Perfect Life is a perfect song, but I really, really like this! Levina’s voice is really cool, and she delivers live, which is nothing we can take for granted these days. I do find that the beat gets a bit monotonous towards the end, but this is still one of the better entries in this year’s contest.
When we remove the top score of 8.5 and the lowest score of 2, the average score for Germany is 6.59.
(Removing the top score and the lowest score helps to make the average score more reliable and less affected by outliers.)
Germany reaches 11th place in our leaderboard with a score of 6.59.
- France – 9.04
- Sweden – 7.77
- Belarus – 7.75
- Australia – 7.25
- Serbia – 7.08
- Estonia – 7.07
- Switzerland – 6.96
- Denmark – 6.83
- Armenia – 6.80
- Hungary – 6.79
- Germany – 6.59
- Austria – 6.58
- Moldova – 6.58
- Greece – 6.54
- Norway – 6.33
- Latvia – 6.25
- United Kingdom – 6.00
- The Netherlands – 5.33
- Albania – 5.21
- Ukraine – 5.13
- San Marino – 3.92
Tomorrow, we will review Israel.
Do you agree with our reviews of Germany? What are your thoughts on Levina’s ‘Perfect Life’? Let us know in the comments!
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