Bulgaria – Bones


Bulgaria was about the last song to announce, with plenty of hype about doing something completely new. And then they released Bones, a spacey composition with five singers (pretentiously referred to as a common framework) harmonizing with plenty of ohs. To be honest, I liked the song, but thought the hype was a little much.

Fast forward a month, and I cannot get enough of Bones. I love Trey’s initial opening. I love JJ’s vocals (and the fact that he’s called JJ even though there is not a single J anywhere to be found in his name). I love the intensity that comes through Vlado’s performance even though I’m scared he’s also going to snap me in two. I love that Johnny Manuel has gone from America’s Got Talent to this without batting an eyelash. And I love that Zhana can perform under both that wig and what looks like an intensely complicated dress-trousers combo.

How much can I not get enough of Bones? I make at least one joke a day around the house using the basic structure of this song. I’ve made up a version of Bones about our cats. I’ve sung a version of Bones about phoning in Eurovision results. I sing Bones about doing chores like laundry. It’s both that good of a song and that catchy of an earworm.

And don’t get me wrong – I’m not just Stockholm Syndroming this tune, where I end up liking it because I’ve heard it a million times. I’ve seen Bones performed twice live, and it’s genuinely goosebump inducing. When the five voice raise and fall in harmony, it’s something magical.

And let me just note, if you’re American like me, a full 40% of this common framework comes from the United States. So you know who you need to vote for.

Good job, Bulgaria. Please keep it up with next year’s entry.

TWITTER JOKES YOU SHOULDN’T BOTHER MAKING BECAUSE THEY’VE ALREADY BEEN DONE BETTER BY THE EUROFANDOM: Sia jokes. Yes, we get it. But please do make more common framework jokes. I’d love to see what you come up with.

SHOULD YOU TAKE A PEE BREAK DURING HIS PERFORMANCE: No, although this performance may make you have to pee, because it’s that good.

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