Hi guys! So, because there was so much going on last night, we here at ESC Views decided to write a song review for Hungary the day after to ensure that everyone country would have an article written about them. So, after one of the most closely followed editions of A Dal, we now know that Boggie will represent Hungary in Austria with her tearjerking peace ballad “Wars For Nothing”. So what do we think of the song, and how well will it do in Eurovision? Keep reading below, while you listen to the Hungarian entry to the Eurovision Song Contest 2015!
So what do we think of the song? Well, you know how there always has to be some sort of a heartwarmer in the Contest at some stage? Last year, it was Jessica Mauboy singing on stage for Australia – the year before, it was Kedvesem. Well, it seems that Hungary is continuing that trend in sending this song to Vienna. The song itself is a very intimate one, with only a guitar as a backing track, along with a strangely capturing choir as the song progresses and such intimacy really makes you feel like that she is singing directly to you and you’re the only person in the audience. Inspired by the War in Ukraine, the song really is just a cry for peace and love. And judging by recent events that have been transpiring in the world, I’m sure that a song like this will be very popular with the fans in the Wiener Stadthalle!
Speaking of, how well will the song do in Eurovision? Well, Hungary is to perform in the second half of the first semi-final. Now, the second half of the first semi-final is populated with rather typical songs with the beats that are supposed to the get the audience to dance and have fun, so to have a really slow and fragile ballad in this half of the semi-final will be a bit of a shock to the audience, as they have to calm down and take it nice and slow. However, as we all know how political the audience in the arena can be *cue Russia 2014*, I have a feeling that we’ll be seeing a lot of flashlights on and a huge round of applause when she takes to the stage on the 19th of May. Should she qualify to the final, it’s difficult to tell where she would place, due to the underrated nature of the country in Eurovision, so she could end up like ByeAlex and be a surprise top 10 finalist, or end up like Kati Wolf and finish in 19th place or something…it all depends on the fans’ reaction to her in the arena on the night…
So what do you think of Hungary’s selection?
Rob Visser from the Netherlands: For me this is clearly the best winner of the evening. It seems to be a good song.
Sigrun Skuladóttir from Iceland: I don’t get this at all. I am all for the message that they are trying to convey but it’s just not getting through. It’s like a plastic version or a poor replica of something genuine and heartfelt…but not the real deal.
Michael Romano from Australia: Believe me you don’t have to be ignorant to think this song is fake. I certainly care about the wars going on in this world… especially the one in Ukraine which is rather close to my heart… but this song does nothing for me. It’s a lovely message, but it’s also a cliche we’ve heard a million times before. And quite often it’s been done a lot better than this. Hungary had an amazingly strong selection this year, and they’ve chosen one of the most bland songs in the lineup. It’s a shame really. I was convinced Budapest 2016 was a possibility… but not anymore.
Andy Ayres from the United Kingdom: Personally, I think it’s one of the best songs chosen in this low-quality year. Not many can I play more than once – this, I can. Beautiful song.
So it seems as if fans are rather divided about Boggie’s selection for Eurovision 2015. However, whether or not the first-time-listeners will be as torn as whether or not to vote for the song remains to be seen! So what do you think? Are you happy that Boggie will represent Hungary in Eurovision in May, or did you want one of the other songs in A Dal to win? And how well will “Wars For Nothing” far in Vienna? Feel free to tell us what you think by commenting below!