Love is forever by Leonora
Hello, it’s Scott again, your friendly American correspondent. I’m so excited to peer over the wall to see what Eurovision has in store for us this year. My first review is for Leonora from Denmark. I love her. I love her voice. I love her lyrics, and how she simplifies all conflict in a way only a bland white European pop star could. I love her hair. I love that adorable giant Ikea chair of a stage prop, it really highlights the emptiness of our wilting capitalist society. I love the way her undead stare peels away all pretenses.
As she summarizes the zeitgeist of 2019 so perfectly: “Travel the world to see the ruins of what has been. Learning our history, but still, we don’t take it in. Don’t get too political.” And such a boppy tune! Love is Forever, she cheerfully reminds us, and forever is a whole lot longer than any land claims west of the Jordan River. I’m confident this postmodern classic will sail past any entry that bores viewers with protest, or substance, or self-awareness. Leonora has no time for politics, she’s here to make Eurovision great again.
Review by Scott Fabrican
Montenegro’s entry is a high-minded character study in how the concept of heaven varies between whomever envisions it. For the song’s writer, heaven is watching a jumbled collection of sweet literal nothings elevated to national champions. For the stage director, heaven is the essence of simplicity, embodied by angelic white robes and a complete lack of attempted choreography. For the music video director, heaven appears to be a laundry detergent commercial. For me, heaven is a Eurovision final without this song. I’d make a Pascal’s wager on it.
Review by Scott Fabricant