Fucking hell where did this come from?! Baby RAI have been sat in the corner with only Valentina Monetta and the comfort of their seemingly inevitable non-qualification for years, only for Valentina to bugger that up and get to the final. She, and everyone else, was upstaged though by the mighty Sir Hat bungling his way into the hearts of the drunk Semi Final crowd on a Tuesday night, meeting us in Jerusalem on a Wednesday, and singing on a Saturday.
Senhit isn’t going to meet us, she’ll have to sing on a Thursday night but there is no doubt she will be singing on a Saturday and Valentina will be furious.
The rest of us should be, if there’s any justice, dazzled by just how damn good this song is. If Malta says winner because it a natural progression, and Italy screams winner but makes you run away, then this could be the dish of choice. Senhit, who is bonkers by the way, has teamed up with a certain Mr Flo Rida of real music fame but I suspect they’ve never actually met and Flo possibly doesnt know what the contest is, but I don’t care. It’s an uptempo banger of a track that relentlessly screams vote winner down the camera at me and doesn’t make me cringe when Mr Rida starts rapping in a natural break in the song. What worries me more than anything is that it took TEN people to write this and if it takes the crown that trophy is going to have to claim its air miles back. Yes it sounds like something straight outta Melfest but that’s not a shock considering who write it.
Phil’s Score – 10/10