Hungary – a glorious shouty mess

AWS on stage at Eurovision 2018 rehearsals

AWSSpoiler alert: I still hate this song.

However, having said that (and I said it on Wednesday as well), this song knows what it is. A glorious shouty rock mess aimed at an existing fan base. There’s screaming and running and strobes and more screaming … and … you get the picture.

The performance hasn’t changed that much, although AWS have polished what needed to change from the first performance. It’s visually arresting – which is clearly what they are going for – and it still includes crowd-surfing, which didn’t go down well at their first rehearsal.

However, they do seem too “pretty boy” to pull this off properly – they don’t look gnarly enough for regular rock/punk people to go “that’s it – that’s the one”. For Eurovision casuals this is three minutes of noise.

Suspect not qualifying.

Image Credits: Thomas Hanses, Andres Putting.