Friday, April 22, 2011

BULGARIA 2011 - Na inat

What to say about this song? Meh. That really sums up my feelings about this song. It's just meh. There's nothing much I can say about it that's very negative, except that the melody is kind of strange, not very melodious, and the singer's voice is nothing special. But the tune improves as you go along, it starts out rather strange, but it does improve. So there's nothing very much wrong with it, as such.

However, I don't have a lot of positive things to say about this entry either. Was this really the best there was in the Bulgarian lineup this year? It's an honest question, I haven't checked out the competition, but it's weird to think that there was nothing that stood out more than this. It's just a really anonymous entry with little to no personality that I can spot, and nothing to make it stand out in the crowd.

Bulgaria's been in the contest since 2005, but they've basically had the most pathetic showing EVER for that whole time. For some mysterious reason they managed to come 5th in 2007. I'm not a fan of that song, but obviously a lot of others were. So, 5th, that's pretty good, you probably wouldn't call that pathetic, right? No, I wouldn't either, except that that is the one time they've managed to even qualify for the final in six years. o_O Personally I loved their song last year, but not a lot of others did. :-) So they mostly struggle along somewhere at the back.

I have an extremely hard time believing that this song could possibly change that.

This is Poly Genova performing Na inat (it's in Bulgarian, kudos for that) which she cowrote with Sebastian Arman, David Bronner and Borislav Milanov. This optimistic foursome will compete for Bulgaria on Thursday, May 12th.

Widescreen here.

Lyrics with translation here.

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