Does Sennek’s Bond-style song “A Matter Of Time” have what it takes to win Eurovision?

Today, Flemmish broadcaster VRT officially released the song, which Sennek will perform this May in Lisbon. The release of the Belgian entry was actually scheduled for tomorrow, but as the song appeared leaked last night, VRT decided to reveal their entry today on Peter van der Veire’s radio show. The official video followed this afternoon.

Sennek, whose real name is Laura Groeseneken, was the first artist announced for 2018 Eurovision back in September last year when she was internally selected by VRT.

After the first listening A Matter Of Time sounds very much as a theme song from a James Bond movie. Actually it’s most comparable to Sheryl Crow’s theme song from 1997 – Tomorrow Never Dies.

Can Sennek win?

This year’s Belgian entry is a kind of a dark and mysterious song, which honours those who follow their own path despite dominant expectations. Does A Matter of Time have what it takes to win the contest this year? It certainly does. Belgium’s song is sincere, emotional and recognizable, and it will definitely appeal to a broad audience. After all Conchita won back in 2014 with her Bond-style song Rise Like A Phoenix. The same formula can easily work for Sennek too.

Sennek will perform in the first half of the first semi-final on May 8th. She will try to continue Belgium’s recent run of good results in the contest, by becoming the fourth consecutive Belgian entry to finish among the best ten songs in the grand final.

Currently Belgium is 11th with the bookmakers, but this is likely to change.

Lyrics

Sometimes it feels like it’s meant to be broken
Sometimes we long for the unspoken
We try to fight every commotion
By showing hardly any emotion
Sometimes it seems we’re at the wrong station
Looking for a deadly combination
Sometimes it feels like imagination
Looking for all these cheap sensations

Heeeeey
Don’t we go against the tide?
Against all their advice
We keep running, we keep on running
It’s just a matter of time

Before it all echoes, echoes
and goes
Crashing against the walls
Hold my hand and keep your eyes closed
Before it all echoes, echoes
and falls
I suppose it’s just a matter of time

Sometimes it feels like it’s meant to be broken
Sometimes we act like we’ve already chosen
We try to retrieve something stolen
By remembering how it used to be golden

Heeeeey
Don’t we go against the tide?
Against all their advice
We keep running, we keep on running
It’s just a matter of time

Before it all echoes, echoes
and goes
Crashing against the walls
Hold my hand and keep your eyes closed
Before it all echoes, echoes
and falls
I suppose it’s just a matter of time

In the video below, take a look at the official video released this afternoon for A Matter Of Time.

Source: vrt.be

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