Eurovision 2017: [Finland] Norma John / Blackbird

I really like Finland’s entry this year. Norma John has a look of Adele about her, and she sings a song which makes me think of Kate Bush every time I hear the final interval in the chorus.

I warm to the song’s elegant simplicity and find its plaintive quality utterly endearing. Keep an ear out for the song’s evocative middle eight (possibly the most satisfying of all the songs in this year’s contest), and beam at the song’s rather tidy conclusion.

Well done Finland. I think this is fabulous.

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