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Road to Eurovision 2021: Rafal (Poland)

Cover art for Rafal's "The Ride"

It’s mid-April and we have about a month to go till the annual Eurovision contest. It will happen next month. Get excited! Though the contest was canceled last year and faces strict protocols due to the current pandemic, we can still enjoy this international contest from anywhere in the world.

Each day, I will feature a song from one of the countries that are in this year’s Eurovision. Like 2019, I will make my own predictions of who will make it to the finals and maybe win the competition. Good luck to those who are competing!


Rafal’s “The Ride”

RAFAL‘s “The Ride” is representing Poland in this year’s Eurovision. This 80s synth-pop has a really catchy beat. I really love the song. But, the big problem this song has no pizzazz factor to it, nothing that makes this song really stand out. It is something you can hear during a workout or during work, but as soon as it ends, you will forget about it because nothing about the song is memorable. I also think the vocals are really bland with the instrumentation outshining the vocals a little more.

Like I said above, I really love the instrumentation. I love the throwback to 80s with the synth-pop vibes. But, this song has no “wow” factor and is pretty bland. And because of this, I don’t think “The Ride” will riding along to the finals.


My Eurovision 2021 Predictions

Here are my predictions for this year’s contest. These are my own opinions and I am not getting paid or endorsed for them.

Semi-Final Round 1

CountryMy Prediction
The Roop (Lithuania)Will Not Proceed
Ana Soklič (Slovania)Will Not Proceed
Manizha (Russia)Finals!
Tusse (Sweden)Finals!
Montaigne (Australia)Finals!
Vasil (North Macedonia)Finals!
Lesley Roy (Ireland)Will Not Proceed
Elena Tsagrinou (Cyprus)Will Not Proceed
Tix (Norway)Finals!
Albina (Croatia)Finals!
Hooverphonic (Belgium)Will Not Proceed
Eden Alene (Israel)Finals!
Roxen (Romania)Finals!
Efendi (Azerbaijan) Will Not Proceed
Go_A (Ukraine) Finals!
Destiny (Malta) Finals!
NOTE: Since only ten songs make it to the finals from each semi-finals round, I had to bump Lesley Roy from “Finals” to “Will Not Proceed”.

Semi Finals Round 2

Senhit (San Marino)Finals!
Uku Suviste (Estonia)Finals!
Benny Cristo (Czech Republic)Will Not Proceed
Stefania (Greece)Finals!
Vincent Buono (Austria)Will Not Proceed
RAFAL (Poland)Will Not Proceed

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