XTRA Decides continues this Eurovision 2022 season. In this feature the team here at ESCXTRA rank the national final songs, giving our choice of the winner. We are ranking the songs using the Eurovision style 12-1 scoring system. We’ve now chosen Daria with ‘Paranoia’ as our winner of Poland’s national selection.
|1||Daria – Paranoia||81||4|
|2||Krystian Ochman – River||69||1|
|3||Kuba Szmajkowski – Lovesick||57||1|
|4||Karolina Stanisławczyk & Chica Toro – Move||53||1|
|5||Ania Byrcyn – Dokąd||50||0|
|6||Siostry Szlachta – Drogowskazy||40||0|
|7||Unmute – Głośniej niż decybele||37||1|
|8||Karolina Lizer – Czysta woda||32||0|
|9||Lidia Kopania – Why does it hurt||23||0|
|10||Emilia Dębska (Mila) – All I need||21||0|
Daria’s “Paranoia” has a really infectious beat throughout that honestly makes me want to dance along each time I listen to it! I’m curious to see how this will be staged as the song is quite interactive, in the sense that a crowd could easily join in with Daria during the chorus. Whilst the song itself could do more to show off Daria’s great vocals and has a repetitive beat, this is in a good way, as the chorus is a bit of an earworm and pretty memorable.
Easily one of the standouts of the Polish selection! This is everything I enjoy about Eastern European music. The pulsing, almost Russian sounding, EDM beats and catchy repetitiveness of both the melody and the lyrics. I just know this is going to be the disaster bop we talk about all year. Mainly because of the heavy vocal effects, which will make a live performance difficult. But ‘Paranoia’ has a story that can be turned into fun, Lady Gaga style staging that could give it the edge over the others on the night.
Xtra Decides so far…
Previously on Xtra Decides:
- 🇨🇿 We Are Domi – “Lights Off”
- 🇦🇱 Ronela Hajati – “Sekret”
- 🇪🇸 Tanxugueiras – Terra
- 🇮🇱 Inbal Bibi – Marionette
- 🇲🇰 Andrea – Circles
- 🇮🇪 Brooke – That’s Rich
- 🇮🇹 La Rappresentante di Lista – Ciao Ciao
- 🇱🇻 Aminata – I’m Letting You Go
- 🇱🇹 Rūta Loop – Call Me from the Cold
- 🇪🇪 ELYSA – Fire
- 🇺🇦 Alina Pash – Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors
- 🇲🇹 Nicole Azzopardi – Into the Fire
- 🇳🇴 Elsie Bay – Death Of Us
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