MIKA NEWTON : Angel
The people of Ukraine last hosted the Eurovision Song Contest back in 2005 after their entry Ruslana Lyzhychko triumphed the previous year. But in 2011, they’re hoping to wrest back the contest with their official entrant Mika Newton.
25 year old Mika has what’s been described as an ‘Avril Lavigne-ness’ to her sound – but her entry ‘Angel’ sounds like un point Avril et cinq points Delta for our money – a mid-tempo ballad with diva-esque vocals.
The official clip is set in a circus, where the blonde bombshell seems to covet the attention of a certain performer who seems to have forgotten half of his shirt.
As for the song… We’re not sure whether Ukraine will make it past the second semi final, to be honest. It’s okay, but there’s nothing that makes this ‘Angel’ stand out from the heavens.