The song “You Are The Only One” is an up-tempo pop song which is already being seen as the winner by the betting offices. The composers Dimitris and Phillip have desperately tried to write a winning song. But this song falls under the same scheme typed song like Sakis “This Is Our Night”.
Even if Russia made a wonderful 2nd place last year with Polina Gagarina’s “A Million Voices” composed by other composers, it does not automatically mean that Russia is #1 already. There are too many good songs this year. When listening closely to this year’s Russian entry, it’s noticeable that there is a superficial top modern entry, but works with Schlager-escque elements which is not very radio friendly. Despite of that Sergey is a very talented and attractive singer, but a bit over hyped internationally, as well as in Russia. Good luck anyway.
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