Review: Gromee ft. Lukas Meijer - Light Me Up - Poland

Event: Eurovision 2018  Category: Eurovision  Published: Thu 19th Apr 2018 19:55
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Looking like a young 'Heisenberg', Gromee cooks up Light Me Up a dance track with hints of Norway's electronic 2017 entry - Gromee even styles himself like the JOWST singer.

Light Me Up is definitely a good song, the chorus is uplifting and fun but there are questions over it's suitability for Eurovision, in particular the long instrumental sequences. Lyrically the song lacks depth, though you wouldn't expect much from a dance track anyway but even then, a lot of the song is simply either "Oooooh" or "Tell me where to go".

Outside of Eurovision this could be considered a pretty good dance track, while I think it will reach the left-hand side of the leaderboard on the big night, it isn't a threat for the win - or even Top 5, possibly even Top 10. I suspect Poland won't do particularly well with the juries this year because of the points listed above but the song is feel-good and will likely go down better with the voting public, not least because the song is very accessible.

The betting markets consider Poland to be 38th most likely to win, this is below even Iceland. While they won't win, they're way too far down the betting markets considering the song they present. Poland perform in the second-half of the second semi-final surrounded by some pretty bland songs, for me Poland is highly likely to qualify.


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