Sweden Entry: Sanna Nielsen - Undo

October 26, 2016 Critic Jonni 0 Comments

Another amazing song that was entered for the Eurovision Song Contest 2014. This is effortlessly beautiful! Sanna Nielsen represented Sweden in the 2014 Eurovision Contest, she came third in the Grand Final with 218 points. Sweden, over the years, has done well in the contest. Their national selection process is one of the best in the world and always enable the best singers and performers to win and represent their country. Sanna Nielsen gives an emotional static performance as glitter spices up the video for "Undo".

Sanna Nielsen is definitely a household name in Sweden, having released a total of eight albums and a few Christmas seasonal music albums. She has competed in many Swedish music contests and has even entered the Melodifestivalen seven times! Who would've thought that she'd go on to win and represent Sweden at Eurovision in 2014. Definitely the comeback queen. She competed in 2001 with "I går, i dag" where she came third; then she came fifth in 2003 with "Hela världen för mig"; in 2005 she came eighth in a collaboration with Fredrik Kempe on song "Du och jag mot världen"; next was "Vågar du, vågar jag" in 2007 where she came seventh; next, in 2008, she came second again with "Empty Room"; she tried again in 2011 with "I'm In Love" where she came fourth; but it was her seventh attempt with "Undo" in 2014 that she finally got her win! It's clear that to achieve your dream you have to keep trying over and over again. She's made a name for herself, she just needs international success, because her voice is perfection! This song was written by Fredrik Kempe, David Kreuger and Hamed "K-One" Pirouzpanah.

Directed by Mats Udd, the video is a pure performance visual, although Sanna Nielsen doesn't move around much, instead staying in one position throughout.

Her facial emotions proves her performance ability. She sings the song from the heart and really means every word. She has totally connected with the song completely.

The dancers are shown in slow motion as they sprinkle glitter dust everywhere. Sometimes the visual is shown backwards so it looks like they're gathering the glitter dust.

As a visual it's captivating, although quite shocking to see the heart of the girl come out and smash on the floor, and then the flowers doing the exact same even though they shouldn't break apart like they've been shown.

The video definitely gives a different perspective, whilst relating well to the song. Sanna Nielsen can definitely perform, and she is clearly meant to be on a stage. Her voice is beautiful from start to finish. The video is intriguing and magical, but on the surface it doesn't keep the audience attentive the way the song does.
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