Poland Entry: Kasia Moś - Flashlight

Flashlight - Kasia Moś |

This is a very sad day indeed, and I'm struggling to focus just thinking about the awful news that happened in Manchester at Ariana Grande's concert last night. Discovering that friends and acquaintances, I knew, were there and as the events unfolded it became more and more shocking. Regardless, we can't live in fear, hence why I'm continuing my Eurovision Song Contest 2017 Special. Kasia Moś didn't make an impression on me when she was announced for Poland as their representative, but she totally nailed it on the night and was awarded the much-needed points, during the Semi-Final to go through. She once again nailed it during the Grand Final. The music video is not as great as her live performance. She came 22nd in the Grand Final with 64 points, 41 from the televote and 23 from the jury vote. Watch Kasia Moś naked and looking beautiful as visuals are shown on her body for the music video to her Eurovision 2017 song "Flashlight".

Kasia Moś has been focusing on a music career for quite a few years now; she has one album out, which was released in 2015, and has released two singles prior to this Eurovision song. She was previously a member of The Pussycat Dolls Burlesque Revue, which explains her confidence for this music video. In 2006 she attempted to represent Poland at Eurovision, coming tenth on their national selection show Piosenka dla Europy. She then took part in the third series of the Polish version of Must Be The Music in 2012, coming third. She then attempted to represent Poland in 2016 with her new single, from her debut album. She came sixth in the national selection show titled Krajowe Eliminacje. She came back in 2017 to give it another shot and won with "Flashlight", finally representing Poland at Eurovision. It's a shame she didn't get more points, although the viewers at home liked it more than the juries did. The song was written by Kasia Moś, Pete Barringer, and Rickard Bonde Truumeel.

The music video seems very exposing as we see Kasia Moś's naked back, as certain visuals are displayed on her skin.

There really isn't a lot to go on with this music video. She's just singing her song, but it's not a performance; it's nowhere near on par to what she did on the Eurovision stage, both in the Semi-Final and the Grand Final.

The visuals don't exactly relate all that well to the song, so I don't really get this as an overall piece. Honestly, I'm not sure what they were trying to do here, and I just feel that compared to her staging, this is not that great. I was hoping for something much better than this; however, the song is still completely amazing.
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Poland Entry: Donatan & Cleo - My Słowianie - We Are Slavic

Keeping up with my Eurovision Special, this song would've got 12 points from my country, the UK, if it was all down to the public vote. Highly sexualised and definitely catchy, Cleo is a star in the making, her clear crisp vocals are rhythmically amazing. Poland scored 62 points placing them 14th in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014. Sexualised to the max, Donatan and Cleo's "My Słowianie - We Are Slavic" surprised us all at Eurovision, with a catchy number and expressing Poland's traditional ways.

Donatan, real name Witold Czamara, is a Polish producer and a part of RafPak. Both of his albums, one of which is a collaborative album with Cleo, have both hit the Polish number one. His infectious beats will continue to score him chart success and be known as a influence within Polish music. However, Cleo and Donatan have now parted ways, with Cleo going after a solo career. Real name Joanna Klepko, Cleo has really hit it off with her solo career, becoming a known name within Polish music and the chart. They were selected by internal selection. The song was written by Cleo. And despite the clear public love for the song and music video, it didn't chart anywhere else apart from Poland.

Directed by Piotr Smoleński, the video was shot in the museum of agriculture, Muzeum Rolnictwa, and features the Song and Dance Ensemble of the Warsaw University, 'Warszawianka'; as well as model Kamila Smogulecka who is also known as Luxuria Astaroth.

As stated before, this music video is over-the-top sexualised in reference to Poland's traditional ways. Although Slavic women can be found in history in many different countries.

Set in a whole different time zone, this is turned modern, as there's dancing, singing and Slavic Girls.

Various chores can be seen performed by women, along with baking and training. It's clearly a celebration of their past brought into the 21st century.

The video is relatable, well overly relatable, to the song. Taking a tongue-in-cheek look into the past of Poland. With a catchy song, this visual music video has been watched by the millions. Definitely deserved it's placing in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014, maybe deserved a higher placing, but there was so many great songs that year.
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