Welcome to The Xtra Files, our 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 Hungary.
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 on 30 April! We will also each give a score out of 10 for every entry, and create an ESCXTRA leaderboard of the entries!
Today we have reviews of the Hungarian entry, ‘Viszlát Nyár’ by AWS, from Riccardo, Hlynur, Rigmo, Wiv, Yassia and Vincent. Let’s get started!
Give me oxygen please, I’m outta breath! Considering my music taste, I really should be hating this, but I most certainly don’t! I mean that last minute is golden. It does give me some anxiety for the well-being of the singer at times, but I am so looking forward to seeing this staged in Lisbon, even if it won’t be anywhere near one of my favorites.
This one of my favourite this year, don’t usually go for metal. But this time I do, and I find myself trying to sing to it. And I really like that they are performing in their own language.
HOLY BALLS OF FIRE! A POT OF COFFEE, 12 CANS OF RED BULL AND SUUS BLASTING FROM MY ALARM CLOCK COULD NOT WAKE ME UP THIS GOOD. THIS IS AN ADRENALINE SHOT RIGHT TO THE THE EYEBALL. AUDIENCE MEMBERS USED TO FESTIVAL DA CANCAO SLEEPING PILLS WILL NOT BE READY FOR THIS. EVERY PACEMAKER IN THE ARENA WILL EXPLODE AND LEAVE TRAILS OF SMOKE IN THE AIR SHAPED LIKE DEVIL HORNS. IT JUST KEEPS AMPING UP AND UP AND UP AND THERE’S NO END IN SIGHT. I CAN’T GET OVER THE THE ENERGY, THE SHOWMANSHIP, THE KEY CHANGE, IT ALL LEAVES ME UNABLE.TO.STOP.WRITING.IN.ALL.CAPS!!!!!!!!
This is another song I really liked a lot when I listened to it the first time. Now however, I have decided I need to stop listening to it, as I like it less and less every time… And I don’t understand why as this is very much my kind of music.
Too heavy and too loud for my ears;( It will definitely stand out, as it’s very different from the rest of the songs this year. My prediction is that it won’t stand out in a positive way though. The only thing that I like about this song is that it’s in Hungarian.
Summer’s gone, but winter ain’t coming, at least not from Hungary. This is raging and boiling, and quite a good “democratization” of metal, since fans and non-fans can appreciate it. It even has a key change! As far as lyrics are concerned, this dialogue between verses and chorus is beautifully authentic. Musically, though… I love the chorus, I love the background, but I’m not a big fan of the long scream or the verses’s “melody”. Still a strong entry.
Therefore, the average score for Hungary is 4.65.
Looks like the heavy metal bomb of AWS left most of our reviewers a bit shell shocked, which means Hungary and AWS didn’t manage to end up any higher than 19th place.
- Finland – 7.66
- Bulgaria – 7.63
- France – 7.50
- Sweden – 7.21
- Germany – 6.95
- Ukraine – 6.92
- Austria – 6.79
- Australia – 6.76
- Lithuania – 6.50
- Italy – 6.39
- Azerbaijan – 6.05
- Latvia – 5.61
- Albania – 5.50
- Serbia – 5.05
- Belarus – 4.97
- Moldova – 4.92
- Romania – 4.73
- Montenegro – 4.71
- Hungary – 4.65
- Armenia – 4.29
- Georgia – 4.18
- Iceland – 4.18
- San Marino – 4.03
Tomorrow, it will be the turn of Estonia to be reviewed.
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