Meanwhile, Ireland chooses a great winner

Don’t get distracted by the Eurovision hooligans mixing it up in the audience of Irish Eurosong 2014.  Because meanwhile, the entry chosen during the show is pretty fantastic!  Can-Linn featuring Kasey Smith’s “Heartbeat” is an excellent song and perfect for Eurovision.

Kasey Smith, featured singer of Can-Linn

Kasey Smith, featured singer of Can-Linn

Some viewers accused the Celtic-tinged midtempo song as ripping off “Only Teardrops”, but they must not remember the mid 2000s when every song mimicked the ethno-pop style of “Wild Dances” and “Every Way That I Can”. Using the style that is currently popular in Eurovision to write a new song is hardly plagiarism. Here is the newsly-crowned entry for Ireland:

(And MANY congratulations to the excellent Jonas Gladnikoff, who now has co-composed the winning song for Ireland three times.)

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