Wednesday, January 04, 2017

FINLAND: #UMK17 REVIEW - GüNTHER & D'SANZ - LOVE YOURSELF

50,5/120
"If everyone loved themselves world would be a better place". Right. Günther & D'Sanz's entry was instantly labeled as an anthem for masturbation, with 70's porn star moustache as a bonus. Their aim is to start a Love yourself revolution in #UMK17. And they don't plan to win only #UMK17 but the whole Eurovision as well. Well, we'll see. When the artists were announced these guys got the most attention in media with My First Band.

If this is your favorite vote for it in my poll or here

Günther (Mats Olle Söderlund) is a Swedish singer and ex-model. His Ding dong song topped the charts in Sweden in 2004. In 2006 he took part in Melodifestivalen with Like fire tonight and finished 6th in the semifinal. One album, Pleasureman, has been released. 
D'Sanz (Daniel Sanz) is from Spain and lives in Finland. He took part in the Voice of Finland earlier this year but lost in knock out only to be saved by another coach and then was eliminated in the second live. (Btw Emma was in the same show and dropped out earlier). 

So what did our little international* jury think about it? Very divided votes, either 1-3 or a couple of 8's and even one ten from Francisco. Robert finds this kind of songs awful, Valentina wasn't amused thinking first it's Serhat "singing" and Jack confessed it being propably his guilty pleasure of the season. This blogger finds this a bit monotonous and unoriginal and the giggling for the lyrics wears off after two listenings. I liked Daniel in the Voice, never cared for Günther and all in all this is cheap.  (Later confirmed by the video that is supposed to be either sexy or funny and fails in both being just embarassing...) Very cheap. UMK, you can do better to get attention! And all this reminds me of this... This said, 50,5/120 for these guys and 8th place in our ranking. 

Current ranking and review:
8. Günther & D'Sanz: Love Yourself 50,5

*Valentina (San Marino), Jack (UK), Michele (Sweden/Italy), Markus (Germany/UK), Marco (Italy), Francisco (Spain/Venezuela), 3M (Malta), Robert (Netherlands), 3K (Finland) and Blogilkar (Finland). Most jurors have years of experience inside and outside Eurovision as artist, producer and delegation members. Some are just active fans while 3K are a group of teenagers, non-Eurovision fans who follow it as randomly as any normal people, :-) 
All of us gave votes from 0-10 to each entry, so the maximum votes is 120. 

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