Greece has sent a beautiful and haunting ballad called Oniro Mou that is performed beautifully by Yianni Terzi. She’s called it a tribute to Greece, and that country should be proud to have such a beautiful song representing it.
The one issue? I can’t sing along to it.
Now, please note that this is not a complaint about songs that are sung in their native language – a development that I heartily endorse. This year, I can and have found myself shouting things like ‘Hvala Ne!’ and ‘Valo Inje’ as I’m singing along to songs.
But Greece doesn’t have a natural hook. In fact, a big part of the song is taken up by an instrumental build, during which time Yianni sways alluringly to an alarming buildup of dry ice behind her.
So I’ll like hearing this song wave over me, but it’s just not of my favorite genre. Sorry, Greece! It really is a beautiful song!
TWITTER JOKES YOU SHOULDN’T BOTHER MAKING BECAUSE THEY’VE ALREADY BEEN DONE BETTER BY THE EUROFANDOM: Anything involving ‘I blue myself!’ or Tobias Funke; the hand that Yianni has dyed blue is a tribute to the colours of the Greek flag.
SHOULD YOU TAKE A PEE BREAK DURING THIS PERFORMANCE: Yes, unless you really like dry ice.