ERT has stepped up its game in recent Eurovision years. Rather than send yet another cheap banger, there’s been a genuine effort to invest in upcoming talent and risk something different. Sometimes it pays off. This year, I’m just not sure.
Victor Vernicos is a heavily-accented mumbler. Like James Arthur with long covid. The song itself lacks build, and rumbles along at a steady pace.
All that said, there’s something going on here that I can’t quite place. I sort of know it’s a song I’ll listen to again, and that might make it a grower rather than a shower. I would imagine the staging will matter more than it should. If they get that wrong, Victor is borderline for the final.