IRELAND 2014: WE REVIEW THE NF ENTRIES
DUBLIN, IRELAND – Last week Irish national broadcaster presented the five songs for the national selection as one of them will represent Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Copenhagen. We listened to the songs and we decided to write a review for them.
Patricia Roe gives her “body n soul” to this performance. At the start of the song it sounds like she has just come off a treadmill and is out of breath, then the song picks up in tempo and power, but nothing that is overly memorable.
Eoghan Quigg’ performance is modern, bright and happy, the guitar throughout this song adds a touch of simplicity and with lyrics such as “groovy because nobody uses them anymore” makes this a very “feel good factor song” .. I think this would get Europe voting and put Ireland back in the race at Eurovision.
Can-linn featuring Kasey Smith faces the danger with her “heartbeat”. I like this energetic Irish pop song which has a strong Celtic influence to it .. A little bit like riverdance but without the feet! Powerful chorus which will stay memorable in people’s minds .. Very strong contender to represent Ireland in Copenhagen.
Andrew Mann hopes to win in Ireland with “Be Mine” .. Unfortunately it’s a singing contest and not a shouting contest .. Can’t see this song capturing the votes, mute button on a remote will be needed for sure.
Laura O’Neill sings “You don’t remember me” and to be honest after the song was over I truly couldn’t remember anything. The vocals were all over the place and the music has no rhythm .. Not one for the top spot in my opinion.
To conclude .. I think either Can-linn featuring Kasey Smith or Eoghan Quigg will win the golden ticket to represent Ireland in Copenhagen. Wishing all the artists good luck.