'Cliche Love Song', performed by Basim.
Composer: Lasse Lindorff, Kim Nowak-Zorde, Daniel Fält, and Basim. Lyrics: Lasse Lindorff, Kim Nowak-Zorde, Daniel Fält, and Basim.
For the record, there is a technical name for the banner dropped at the end of the performance - it’s called a ‘Father Ted’, and is designed to put on a really good show, but ensure that the host country does not win it again. Denmark, more than any other host country in recent memory, did not like the invoice.
What was the banner needed? Because Ben Savage Basim was in with a shout. A cheeky Bruno Mars’esque number, with a fabulously singalong chorus, coupled with an infectious grin, threatened to bring us all back to Copenhagen in 2015. Basim delivered on the night (and to be fair, he delivered in every PR interview and was a wonderful ambassador), so something else needed to be donw to push the performance into ‘over the top’ territory.
Hence ‘The Father Ted’.
Now, everyone else sing along…
Semi final - Automatic qualifier (Host).
Grand Final - Points: 74. Placing: 9th.