Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Monty’s Eurovision Countdown 2013 Part 13 - FRANCE L’Enfer Et Moi by Amandine Borgeois

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Amandine’s voice has a story, her biography on the Eurovision website tells me. Once upon a time this little girl dreamt of a duet with Whitney Houston, we’re informed. Oh. Well at least she’s had some time to become accustomed to her dreams not coming true. In fact she seems to have turned things into a living nightmare for the poor chap in her video. “I’m going to give you hell” she growls, whilst a beau is trussed up on an occasional chair looking for the life of him as if he’s regretting whatever it was he’d consented to. Amandine meanwhile appears to be concocting some kind of love potion by crushing red hot chillies with a pestle and mortar before she gets bored of that and takes up voodoo instead. You almost forget there’s a song going on, which is perhaps her goal as it’s not very good. Well, maybe that’s a little unfair; it’s ‘different’, and I suppose that’s worth an extra mark or two. It starts out making you think it’s going to be a bluesy number, but given the visuals it’s more like a rage. I’ll give her the benefit of the doubt though, she might just be pre-menstrual. An extra mark for managing to make it look interesting on the video, but I’m not sure how’s she’s going to manage to do so on stage without looking completely terrifying. Bottom quarter again for France I think, which is a shame as their willingness to experiment most years ought to be rewarded.

My score: 4 points

Monty x

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