Eurovision Song Contest: Copenhagen 2014 – Ukraine


Part 9 of our 39 part run up to the start of the Eurovision Song Contest and it’s time to get Kiev all up in this piece! Maria Yaremchuk is in the house and she’s got her eye on the prize. Can she pull it off?

Artist: Mariya Yaremchuk

Song: “Tick-Tock”

Analysis: Well…I really don’t know where to start. The lyrics are simpler than American pop (that’s an insult…to American pop even). I’m not sure if there are coherent lyrics other than “tick-tock tick tick tock tock tock”. Musically, this would not be a bad song…if someone else sang it. Yaremchuk has a range, but shouts all over it. Here is where sticking to a narrow range of notes would have worked to her advantage. Also, it would have helped if she dropped the song down maybe half an octave, or perhaps changed keys. One last note, she tries to sound seductive (and look seductive). She failed.

Verdict: I don’t really see how this song makes it into the finals. The greatest stroke of vindictive karmic payback would see Russia getting bounced in favor of this track, but that would actually be a robbery. As much as I talked smack about Putin in yesterday’s breakdown, the Tolmachevy Sisters don’t deserve that kind of a beat.


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