Song Title: “Soldiers of Love”
Artist: Lighthouse X
Second Semi-Final: Position #14
Last year’s entry: “The Way You Are” – Anti Social Media (DNQ – 13th Place, SF1)
Denmark’s been pretty good about mixing Eurovision-cheese with pop songwriting acumen to regularly produce great Eurovision entries. Which is why their last few entries feel like a disappointment:
Nothing against Denmark or Lighthouse X, but this gets more dated every time I listen to it. After last year’s “boy band with a cheesy pop song” entry failed to qualify, I’m surprised the Danes chose this as their representative. I love a good cheesy pop song, but this is just sort of middle-of-the-road, Backstreet Boys reunion level stuff.
If I had any suggestions on how to improve this, I’d want Denmark to lean all in with the “Soldiers of Love” thing. Military-esque outfits for Lighthouse X, etc. Give it the full “YVAN EHT NIAJ” treatment. Given the lineup of the second semi-final, Lighthouse X stands out simply by not being a female solo singer, but I’m not sure that’s enough to carry them this time around. This one seems like an easy “just misses the Eurovision final” pick for me.