Belarus' Eurovision 2013 Entry, Take Two

Alyona Lanskaya won the Belarus national final this year with “Rhythm of Love,” a decent little dance pop number. Obviously, because this is Belarus, “Rhythm of Love” is not the song Lanskaya is going to perform at Eurovision. She’s decided to perform “Solayoh” instead.

I’m a little fuzzy on the reason why she made the switch, but it’s not an improvement. The lyrics are lame and the music is boilerplate Latin pop. It’s not quite as desperate as Guri Schanke’s “Ven a bailar conmigo” in 2007, but “Solayoh” is not doing Lanskaya and Belarus any favors.

At least she is a good singer. She performs the song well, and her English pronunciation is quite good. Our main word of advice to Lanskaya (aside from switch back to her original song): Stop bugging your eyes out so much.

It's very Norma Desmond-esque.
It’s very Norma Desmond-esque.

Painful.