EDITORIAL – Few days before the United Kingdom decide its representative to the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest we invited our colleague Mikey Fearn to give us his views about the six songs. Let’s read together his review and at the end of this post you can also have a say by voting in our poll (choose up to three of your favourite songs).
Joe and Jake deliver a great, catchy and upbeat song which you can’t help but sing along to sing along to. Although “You’re not alone” is a lively song, I’m not sure it is a very memorable song. It does make you smile though and has a positive message. A good performance could see the two J’s in Stockholm.
Bianca and “Shine a little light” is a fantastic song, reminding me a little of Jessie J or perhaps Leona Lewis, with a twist and a little flavouring of reggae to spice it up all up a little. Great vocal performance with a huge range. This will be one at the higher part of the score board, but not sure it has something outstanding to win through to Stockholm.
Dulcima “When you Go” again is a catchy song with a country vibe to it. Good intro and chorus but sounded a little dated to me. Not one for Stockholm on my opinion.
Matthew James “A better man” is a very easy song to listen to and although Matthew has a voice that you could probably listen to all day, it’s a song that lacks conviction and memorabilia. This song is more something that you would expect to hear in a hotel lobby rather than Eurovision.
Darline “Until tomorrow” is a wake up and feel good song and although Darline has a lovely voice, the song needs to move up a gear to make it stick out in the crowd. Its likely to get lost amongst all the other songs.
Karl William Lund stretches the vocals with “Miracle” with a good tempo, stand-out voice and with a song full of optimism and hope. I think this one is awesome. Would definitely have this on my playlist over and over again. My personal favourite and I think the UK’s best chance of taking the trophy in Stockholm!