Eurovision 2010: UK’s Josh Dubovie promos That Sounds Good To Me
“It’s got elements of swing and rat pack,” says the UK’s Josh Dubovie describing the reworked UK song ‘That Sounds Good To Me’ on Dutch TV’s Life 4 You.
God give me strength.
Josh’s appearance makes me wriggle uncomfortably in my seat for a number of different reasons. (Go to 5 mins 20 secs if you can’t stand the interview.)
1. Contrary to what Josh says on the Dutch TV show, the reworked ‘That Sounds Good To Me’ displays absolutely no evidence of swing or rat pack. It just has a handful of tarted up chords.
2. Those tarted up chords don’t make me think of swing or rat pack. I’ve no idea what would. But this doesn’t make me think of swing or rat pack.
3. Josh still can’t dance. Of that I’m confident in still writing.
4. Josh also appears to be miming. Although if the Schlagerboys video from the Eurovision Concert is to believed (I didn’t go – I’m normally a square peg in those particular round holes), he can sing it convincingly live, although he may need to work on the final note a bit more.
4. On reflection – post the reworking – Josh’s song doesn’t sound anywhere near as nauseating as the version we heard in Your Country Needs You which prompted this deflated summing up.
5. And because of point number 4, I may need to change my opinion drastically.
6. But I still LOATHE the final coda.
And yes, I’m hating myself right now for finding my feelings have changed but should add that this doesn’t mean Josh, Pete Waterman or the BBC are forgiven .. just yet.