This is a Cold Play song and I have always thought that the media speculation surrounding the entry was overrated. To be honest I still think the same.
Roman sings his song well and knows how to work the camera. He will be dressed in beige jeans, a maroon t shirt and black suit jacket. He is accompanied by his 4 piece band – 2 on guitar, one on piano and the other on the drums. They all play well and that is really about it. “Nice” is the word that comes to mind. I have no burning desire for the song and I don’t detest it. It is just plain.
The staging is simple – dark with some diagonal yellow spot lights. There is a lot to be said for keeping the presentation simple if it is a mid tempo ballad that you are performing but this has just taken it a step too far and is positively static. I can’t help but think this is all too safe. If you like Cold Play and drive a volvo then you will love this!
Personally I don’t think this is a strong song from Germany but the opinion in the arena is that this should take germany into the Top ten. What do you think?
(video courtesy of Eurovision.tv)