Welcome to part 24 of our 39 part run up to the Eurovision Song Contest. Today’s edition is from the land of the Hard Rock Hallelujah, Finland! Softengine decidedly is no Lordi, but do they have the chops to bring it back to Helsinki?
Song: “Something Better”
Analysis: You know, the song itself is not a bad song. It’s poppy as hell, but then again, what do you expect from a bunch of teens? The lead vocalist is fricking terrible. It’s like he’s trying to be Bono, who himself is not a great vocalist. Okay, maybe “fricking terrible” is a bit too strong. He needs to stop performing and just deliver. Also, that falsetto is not helping him, and he needs to quiet it down, let the music do some of the work. And for fuck’s sake, LOSE THE GODDAMN KERCHIEF!
Verdict: I don’t think they’ll have too much trouble finding their way into the finals. The question then becomes where will they fall. I can see them being in the upper half of the finals relatively easily, but I’m not sure where. I don’t think they make top five, but I can see top ten.