jESC 2012: 02 Sweden – Lova Sönnerbo – Mitt mod

Hi,

It’s the continuation of my opinion regarding the 12 competing entries from the 12 participating countries of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2012, which will be held in Amsterdam

The next country is one of the ESC/jESC fans favourite entries this year and they will perform in the always called “kiss of death”-like #2 position (eventhough Croatia won on that position in jESC back in 2003 with “Ti si moja prva ljubav”, sung by Dino Jelusić). Talking about Sweden

Sweden has sent what is the only pure ballad of the edition, with Lova Sönnerbo defending SVT‘s honour with “Mitt mod” (translated as “My courage”), a song she co-wrote with Janni Steffner and Lydia Westin Malm. More about the biography of the participant in here: http://www.junioreurovision.tv/page/participant-profile?song=28143

Now to the opinion of the song: at first, I didn’t thought it was really special. It has grown on me only recently, thanks mostly to its retro ballad feeling and to the empowering lyrics about a girl that needs the courage to fight and speak up for herself and for her dreams. Now the question is: will it do well? One curious fact is that Sweden’s best placing in jESC came with a ballad (2006, Molly Sandén “Det finaste någon kan få”, 3rd place), but their worst placing was also with a ballad (2004, Limelights, “Varför jag?”. Although they share the 15th place with their 2003 and 2005, they got less points then the latter reffered entries (8 points). There’s, therefore, some doubt on how this will do and everything will depend on the performance (the most important thing: I hope she’ll rehearse her vocals more, because the vocal performance as heard on the video doesn’t seem convincingly strong to me)

Next stop will be one of the three debuting countries for this year’s jESC: Azerbaijan. Watch out for it…

Thank you,

LAboy 456
(Rui Craveiro)

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Posted on 16 de October de 2012, in Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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