Ireland… Dear EdExcel

Nicky at Eurovision

… It appears one of your students has written the Eurovision Entry for Ireland this year and deserves to be marked down accordingly.

When you listen to the middle eight of this song, or what is laughingly the chorus, the lyrics could be written by a 14 year old….. and that’s the problem.

It’s so written by numbers this song, that it’s too safe. It doesn’t do anything you would not expect and that will be a massive issue.

Also, in my opinion, Nicky isn’t a lead singer he has, as Roy has described it, a character voice. By that he means that it may not be strong, but you can hear emotion in his voice. However, you can’t emote what is not there and, as such, it’s very….. one dimentional.

There might be trouble qualifying here.