La La Love

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"La La Love"
Single by Ivi Adamou
from the album San Ena Oniro (Euro Edition)
Released January 6, 2012
Format Digital download
Recorded 2012
Genre
Length 3:02
Label
Writer(s)
Producer(s) Victory
Ivi Adamou singles chronology
"Voltes St Asteria"
(2011)
"La La Love"
(2012)
"Madness"
(2012)
Cyprus "La La Love"
Eurovision Song Contest 2012 entry
Country Cyprus
Artist(s) Ivi Adamou
Language English
Finals performance
Final result 16th
Final points 65
Appearance chronology
◄ "San Aggelos S' Agapisa" (2011)   
"An Me Thimase" (2013) ►

"La La Love" is a song by Greek Cypriot singer Ivi Adamou. It was chosen to represent Cyprus at the Eurovision Song Contest 2012. The song was released in Europe on 3 February and in China on 14 April. The song was included in the euro edition of her debut studio album, San Ena Oniro (2011).

Background[edit]

The song was written by Alex Papaconstantinou, Björn Djupström, Alexandra Zakka and Viktor Svensson for the Cypriot national selection for the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest. The title of the song was revealed in early-December along with the titles of the other two songs.[1] The song would be revealed on 9 January during a press conference of CyBC but was later announced that they would also be revealed three days earlier through the Facebook page of MTV.[2] On 6 January, the song was revealed along with the promotional video clip.[3]

Critical reception[edit]

The song received mostly positive reviews from critics and was considered as one of the favorites of the 2012 Eurovision. The song was named as a "halfway house between Jennifer Lopez's "On the Floor" and [...] dance hits by Inna and similar artists".[4] Eurosongnation described it as an "upbeat entry and does appear quite refreshing" and said that despite the fact that the song has been a fan favorite, it won't be able to win.[5] Writer of the Dramatic Reviews, during the live commentary of the final, described it as "cute little pop song, very catchy and very Eurovision" and also said that it samples a song of Lopez.[6]

With an average of 7.13 out of 10, "La La Love" was positively received by the jury of Wiwibloggs.[7] "Wiwi" gave the song 7.5 out of 10 and said that the lyrics are easy to remember and the melody gets stuck in your head and also said that the song could get a top 10 spot for the country.[7] After giving it 8 out of 10, "Vebooboo" described it as upbeat with catchy tune and also said that the song could get as "Qele, Qele" and "Shady Lady" got a top 5 place.[7] "Meows Kitty" gave the song the lowest score - 5 out of 10 - and said that "it's not a bad dance number but could do with some backup dancers with a more structured routine, as opposed to her dancing like a wild jungle woman on her own".[7] Lastly, Deban gave the song 8 out of 10 and described it as "a song that upbeat, euro and bursting with a catchy chorus [...] a sound that's reminiscent of Stargate meets Guetta" and also called it as one of the freshest entries.[7]

Critics of the EscFlashMalta gave the song an average of 7.33 out of 10.[8] After giving it 7 out of 10, Jan described it as a cheap song with melody line and catchy words that could be a hit not only in Greece and Cyprus but possible in Europe too.[8] Knut-Oyvind gave he song 6 out of 10 and said that "it feels a lot more sophisticated and the production has a more modern and individual sound".[8] Lastly, Pitchtunes said that it is "a modern uptempo club song with potential, mediocre verses, with a even better bridge. The chorus has a catchy "lalala" b-part and contains a lot of energy" and gave it 6 out of 10.[8]

Eurovision[edit]

After Adamou was internally selected to represent Cyprus in the Eurovision Song Contest, there was a selection with three songs, all performed by Adamou, including "La La Love".

CyBC used an internal selection method to choose Ivi Adamou.[9] Ivi and her recording company, Sony Music Greece, picked three songs to sing at the Cypriot national final, all of which are primarily written by foreign composers.[9] At the national final, which took place on 25 January 2012, the winning song would be determined by 50% televoting and 50% jury vote.[10]

In the end, "La La Love" was chosen to represent Cyprus in Eurovision Song Contest 2012.[11] The song finished 7th in its semi-final and 16th in the grand final, Cyprus's best result since Lisa Andreas came 5th in the 2004 grand final with "Stronger Every Minute". Following the contest, "La La Love" also became one of only two Eurovision entries in the next week's UK top 100, selling 4,002 copies[12] to chart at #77. (The other charting Eurovision entry was the winning entry "Euphoria", which charted at #3.)

The music video of the song is based on the story of Snow White.

No. Song Writers[13] Points[14] Place
1 "Call the Police" Lene Dissing, Jakob Glæsner, Mikko Tamminen 18 2nd
2 "La La Love" Alex Papaconstantinou, Björn Djupström, Alexandra Zakka, Viktor Svensson 24 1st
3 "You Don't Belong Here" Niklas Jarl, Alexander Schöld, Sharon Vaughn 18 2nd

Ivi performed 12th in the first semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2012, on 22 May 2012.[15] She qualified to the final where she finished 16th, the best result of Cyprus since the 2004 contest with its entry by Lisa Andreas with Stronger Every Minute.

Formats and track listings[edit]

  • CD Single
  1. "La La Love" – 3:03
  2. "La La Love (Instrumental Version)" - 3:03
  • Digital download
  1. "La La Love" – 3:02
  • iTunes Remix EP
  1. "La La Love" (Rico Bernasconi Remix Edit) - 2:56
  2. "La La Love" (Rico Bernasconi Remix) - 5:07
  3. "La La Love" (Arovia Remix Radio Edit) - 3:35
  4. "La La Love" (Arovia Remix Club Version) - 5:29
  5. "La La Love" (Duomo Remix) - 4:43

Charts and certifications[edit]

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
Europe 3 February 2012 Digital download Sony Music Greece
China 14 April 2013

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ΚΥΠΡΟΣ: Αυτά είναι τα τρία υποψήφια τραγούδια της Ήβης Αδάμου!". OGAE Greece. Retrieved 6 December 2011. 
  2. ^ Ragkousi, Gregoris. "Eurovision 2012: Νωρίτερα τα τραγούδια της Ήβης Αδάμου!". Tralala. Retrieved 26 December 2011. 
  3. ^ "Το τρίτο τραγούδι που θα διαγωνιστεί η Ήβη Αδάμου στη Eurovision 2012 είναι…". Gossip-tv. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Road to Baku 2012: Ivi Adamou – "La La Love" (Cyprus)". Verbal Diarrhoea. Retrieved 25 April 2012. 
  5. ^ "Song Review – Ivi Adamou – La La Love (Cyprus)". Eurosongnation. Retrieved 15 May 2012. 
  6. ^ "TV: Eurovision 2012 Live Commentary". Retrieved 26 May 2012. 
  7. ^ a b c d e "The Wiwi Jury Reviews Ivi Adamou's La La Love (Cyprus, Eurovision 2012)". Wiwibloggs. Retrieved 25 February 2012. 
  8. ^ a b c d "Cyprus: Reviewing the song 'La La Love'". EscFlashMalta. Retrieved 22 April 2012. 
  9. ^ a b Toronidis, Theofilos (5 November 2011). "Cyprus: Possible mid-January national final". ESCDaily. 
  10. ^ Montebello, Edward (25 January 2011). "LIVE: Cypriot national final". ESCToday. 
  11. ^ Montebello, Edward (25 January 2011). "Cyprus: Ivi Adamou will sing La la love in Baku". ESCToday. 
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  15. ^ Escudero, Victor (March 20, 2012). "Results of the 2012 Running Order Draw". eurovision.tv. Retrieved 2012-04-10. 
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  27. ^ Swedish Airplay chart by Nielsen
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  29. ^ Turkish Top 20 Chart
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  32. ^ "DigiListan 2012". Sveriges Radio. Retrieved January 6, 2013. 
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