France’s Eurovision 2014 Entry

France has voted to send Twin Twin to Eurovision with “Moustache”:

After “Moustache” was initially presented in January, there were rumblings that it sounded similar to Stromae’s hit song “Papaoutai.” Per esctoday.com, Virgin Radio did a mash-up of the two songs, along with “Dur Dur D’etre Bebe” by French child star Jordy, who won A.V. Club’s Least Essential Album by a Minor in the 1990s. Actually, “Moustache” sounds more like “Dur Dur D’etre Bebe” than it does “Papaoutai.”

Regardless, “Moustache” is a bright, bouncy gimmick song. It’s goofy and catchy, but Twin Twin are going to need to figure out how to expand the staging when they perform in Copenhagen. Something this light and airy is in danger of falling flat when being performed on a big stage. If they can get the tone right at the Final, then “Moustache” will be a fun way to spend three minutes. If not… well, it will probably be a bit annoying. C’est la guerre du Concours Eurovision de la chanson.