It’s April and we have less than 60 days till the annual Eurovision contest that 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 is 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 compeition. Good luck to those are competing!
“The last year was a bit of a rollercoaster, filled with really good moments and some low points also. In the end, what kept me going the most was that I had some really great projects. Amnesia somehow manages to give a voice to all repressed feelings and to the people whose voices haven’t been heard, in a way that for me is incredibly pure. I would like to thank everyone who has been by my side all this time and has offered me all the support that I needed. ROXEN is made up of pieces from each and every one of you.”Roxen
Roxen’s “Amnesia” is representing Romania in this year’s Eurovision competition. Described as a melancholic dark ballad, the most important to take away from this song is the messages; “you are not alone” and “self-love is so important”. The song follows the story of a character who has been caught up in modern society’s ways of self-neglect, calling it “self-love amnesia”. The character blames the world for the way we live life in a way that allows self-neglect. In the end, the character encourages the listeners to take time for themselves and always practice self-love. Such powerful and wise words!
The other highlights of the song are the incredible buildup and the singer’s iconic raspy vocals. The buildup starts with verses that are calm, then goes to a powerful, mid-tempo refrain, and then end with a finale full of energy. Of course, this buildup couldn’t be complete with Roxen’s iconic raspy vocals which perfectly sets the song’s sequence perfectly.
With it’s very poignant lyrics on self-love and its perfectly executed building between musical plot and vocals, it is safe to stay that Roxen’s “Amnesia” will be going to the finals!
My Eurovision 2021 Predictions
Here is my predictions for this year’s contest. These are my own opinions and I am not getting paid or endorsed for them.
|The Roop (Lithuania)||Will Not Proceed|
|Ana Soklič (Slovania)||Will Not Proceed|
|Tusse (Sweden)||Will Not Proceed|
|Vasil (North Macedonia)||Finals!|
|Lesley Roy (Ireland)||Finals!|
|Elena Tsagrinou (Cyprus)||Will Not Proceed|
|Hooverphonic (Belgium)||Will Not Proceed|
|Eden Alene (Israel)||Finals!|