United Kingdom 2021: James Newman - Embers

Ag

User
Joined
Aug 3, 2009
Messages
207,282
Location
Your womb
Please say we're at least getting a couple of dancers? The only highlight of the song shouldn't be adorned by him smugly looking around.

Actually I'm dissociationing from it being our entry.
 
Joined
May 9, 2014
Messages
8,314
Location
TALATA
It’s like a random from the crowd has mistaken the performance for an OPEN MIC NIGHT down their local.

A country of 60+ million people and this SLOP is the best we can serve up :bruised:
 

Tisch

Pauline Quirke has passed away...
Joined
Jun 11, 2010
Messages
29,598
Location
South Sandwich Islands
It was for a BBC Three late night show for the cool kids, so the laid back vibe makes sense. I'm SURE it will be more polished and FunForEurope on the night. I'm SURE HUNS.

We've seen him sing live before and he is way more competent than that. I'm holding out hope!

#Hull2022
 

Diddy

Rice Queen
Joined
Feb 5, 2004
Messages
58,083
Location
Osaka, Land of Fire
Yeah I think the only points will be the ones that make up 90% of his choreo.

then just sort of lolloping like some sad space hopper
 

ButterTart

Party dude
Joined
Jul 27, 2014
Messages
37,710
Location
The Land of Broken Dreams
It was for a BBC Three late night show for the cool kids, so the laid back vibe makes sense. I'm SURE it will be more polished and FunForEurope on the night. I'm SURE HUNS.

We've seen him sing live before and he is way more competent than that. I'm holding out hope!

#Hull2022
@Tisch, don’t you understand that this one performance absolutely, definitively represents what it will look like on a much bigger stage with a much higher budget? This one, televised performance makes us an international embarrassment because every other contestant does theirs with full Eurovision staging on every minor TV show they’re booked to appear on!

Or people could just yet again be feeding into the narrative that the UK is hopeless despite our song this year being anything but.
 

Soldi

Super Moderator
Joined
Apr 1, 2020
Messages
24,567
Oh I can’t wait to see BT’s face when we crash out bottom five again.
 

Ag

User
Joined
Aug 3, 2009
Messages
207,282
Location
Your womb
The song is basic. He is the purveyor of absolutely nothing. Obviously the staging is an unknown quantity, but I don't have hope.
 

Pingu

Noot noot
Joined
Oct 14, 2009
Messages
9,158
I mean, of course we’re probably finishing bottom 5 but the reaction to that performance is a SLIGHT overreaction.

It’s not like our hopes were hinging on his make-or-break appearance on Saturday Mash-Up.
 

David 5000

I'll dance alone
Joined
Feb 3, 2006
Messages
24,977
Location
London
The few snippets we had of last year's staging did sound promising and more interesting than we usually do; hopefully the same thought has gone into it this year.
 

Alex

When it all falls down, gotta build it better
Joined
Feb 3, 2004
Messages
35,253
I mean, of course we’re probably finishing bottom 5 but the reaction to that performance is a SLIGHT overreaction.

It’s not like our hopes were hinging on his make-or-break appearance on Saturday Mash-Up.
Gays in overreaction SHOCKER.
I can’t even muster up the interest to even watch it myself
 

ButterTart

Party dude
Joined
Jul 27, 2014
Messages
37,710
Location
The Land of Broken Dreams
If he comes bottom five he comes bottom five, but ok song quality alone that won’t be deserved and I’m not about to write him off after one performance when I saw him perform it better earlier in the week.
 

Soldi

Super Moderator
Joined
Apr 1, 2020
Messages
24,567
If he comes bottom five he comes bottom five, but ok song quality alone that won’t be deserved and I’m not about to write him off after one performance when I saw him perform it better earlier in the week.
Yeah I agree on that song probably won’t be among the five worst of the night. But then, like all our songs since 2016, it’s just FINE. Not the best, not the worst, just a palette cleanser before something interesting.

We’ll just be hoping for a random smattering of jury votes before inevitably crashing out in the televote with pity points from Ireland, Australia and Malta. It’s what happens when you’re everyones fifteen favourite.

Twelve months later the cycle will repeat.
 

Pingu

Noot noot
Joined
Oct 14, 2009
Messages
9,158
From a sneak peak of rehearsals on the BBC’s Instagram, it looks like he’s going to be singing this a semitone down from the studio version, with a female backing vocalist singing the melody live along with him.
 

Tisch

Pauline Quirke has passed away...
Joined
Jun 11, 2010
Messages
29,598
Location
South Sandwich Islands
From a sneak peak of rehearsals on the BBC’s Instagram, it looks like he’s going to be singing this a semitone down from the studio version, with a female backing vocalist singing the melody live along with him.
Cool, but is he going to TRY this time?
 

Users who are viewing this thread

Top Bottom