Ace Songs for Europe #4

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Elin Lanto performed in last weekend's Melodifestivalen with the very ace Money. Lanto is a popstar in waiting, having a hit a few year's ago with I Won't Cry, a poppy, soppy ballad. Money is completely different, and thank goodness. It's ace, with its delightfully cheeky selfishness.

Now, SVT are a bit touchy about people handing out mp3s willy-nilly and I don't want to anger the Swedes, so below you can watch the performance on youtube. It's equally ace! Elin progressed from the semi-final to the Second Chance round. Here's hoping she gets through to the final! It needs to be there, here's why:
  • Money is in line with its Swedish ancestary, namechecking Abba's Money Money Money

  • Show me what it takes to be a real rich bitch is a fabulously audacious lyric. Adopt it as a slogan now!

  • Shining gold for me to hold - she needs it alright.

  • I love the wilfully cheeky contrast between the lyric I'm not greedy, I'm not greedy, I'm not greedy, not at all, only to be followed by I want money, I want money, I want money, I want it all. Trashy!

  • Someone's been attending the Paparizou School of How To Be Fierce on Stage.

  • Canes are always a good thing.

  • Elin brought the only example of strutting to this semi-final. Hurrah for strutting!


Hurrah for Malta for selecting Olivia Lewis & Vertigo (Ace Song for Europe #1) for Eurovision! Although, lady needs a dance routine now! Special mention to the man with the fans. //
Strange faces at Slovenia picking an intriguing opera-pop song //
Boo for Andreas Lundstedt crashing out of MF //
Big hurrahs for Anna Book. She's a game lass, bless her! //