Well it’s now May and that can only mean one thing – the Eurovision Song Contest isn’t far away. It’s now just weeks before entrants from across Europe descend on the Azerbaijani capital Baku to take part in the first of the semi finals in this year’s competition. Each semi final consists of 18 performances, with just ten performers from each making it through to the 2012 Grand Final on Saturday May 26, where the ‘big five’ of the UK, Germany, France, Spain and Italy, along with the host nation Azerbaijan, will be waiting for them. Here at auspOp, we’re continuing our daily look at each of the competitors’ songs in the lead-up to Eurovision 2012.
ANRI JOKHADZE : I’m A Joker
Given the number of dislikes on the official video for this year’s Georgian entry and the low number of views, we’re presuming that Georgia will be on struggle street to get past the second semi final on Thursday May 24.
With numerous awards to his name and a trio of albums released across the past decade, Anri is seemingly no stranger to success. The track is sung partly in Georgian, partly in English, so surely everything should be on track for the country to experience a relatively decent slice of the vote, right? Wrong. For our money, the song doesn’t seem to know what it wants to be – there’s a touch of an operatic vibe, some dance, some pop, a tradition Georgian instrumental stanza, some funk, a piano solo and some impossibly high notes. Look it might be bigger on the night, but we’re not holding our breath.