I’m usually not interested in the Swedish “song contest” (a very big phenomena in Sweden which leads to the international “Eurovision song contest”).
But this time, our very own visual-kei-swede YOHIO will attend and therefore I will watch and give him my support. I have this fear that the interest of jrock and visual kei will fade out in Sweden – and hence no more Japanese bands will come to us – so I would love to see some exposure of this genre to the public.
YOHIO made a great performance, very professional and I’m so impressed. The looks and styling was perfect – very visual kei. Beautiful – me like. (I avoid saying sexy ’cause he’s so young…)
But… the song? Heartbreak hotel? It wasn’t composed by YOHIO himself. Why not? He’s an excellent songwriter. Do a song in the Swedish song contest HAVE to sound like a typical “swedish-song-contest”-song, i.e. like something you’ve heard 1000 times before?
It was a good song but not as good as Yohio’s usual work. I wanted some growls, jrock-sound and cool guitar solos. ^^
Anyway, it wasn’t that bad in comparison to his competitors. It was a catchy song and I guess it’s more selling to the simple-minded swedes. Maybe they would have found his original sound too cool. I hope he will win the whole thing – he deserves it.
Well done, YOHIO !
Watch his performance here:
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