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Game on: Sweden vs Belgium

And the final match of the group stages is between Sweden, a country where I’d already got a totally acknowledged love of their pop scene and Belgium, a country whose pop scene is new to me and with which I’m totally enraptured.

For Sweden we have the wonderful, celebratory sound of Ida Redig’s Du är bäst which is like a sort of energetic piano cover of a mid-nineties inspirational house song, with all the heart-swelling emotion and danceability that implies.

For Belgium we have the smokey and slick modern pop of Alice On The Roof, which meanders beautifully and insistently into your brain.

Which country had the better song? Sweden or Belgium?

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Du är bäst –  Ida Redig [Uplifting hands-in-the-air stuff with a big heart]

Lucky You – Alice On The Roof [Adorably polished modern pop music]

 

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