Eurovision 2017: [Australia] ‘Don’t Come Easy’ / Isaiah

After their stunning debut in 2015, and rousing follow-up in 2016, Australia’s third stab at Eurovision greatness is its weakest.

‘Don’t Come Easy’ fails to make it to my top ten list of this year’s favourites either. It’s a slow-burn of teenage angst that fizzles out with a moody look to camera.

It doesn’t help that I can’t take seventeen year-old X Factor Australia winner Isaiah seriously.

There are no rules on who can sing what lyrics. Music is a universal language that knows no borders, age, or creed. Blah blah blah.

But hearing a seventeen year old sing ‘Can we be much more beyond these sheets?’ and ‘Been burned too many times to love easily’ makes me think that someone’s trying too hard to be a man.

By the same token, I’m not expecting all teenagers to sing about skipping through the fields making dandelion chains. Even so, Isaiah just isn’t plausible. And I really can’t stand that awful coat he’s sporting in rehearsals.

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