Editorial – The runner-up of Melodifestivalen 2011 and 2012, Danny Saucedo has released a new video. After his loss at this year’s Swedish national final he made headlines as a sore loser not going to the after show party and saying things like “I would have done better. Loreen will not work in Europe”. Even after her Eurovision victory he continued: “I’m still convinced I would have won, too. I think any Swedish entry would have won this year. It was Sweden’s turn. But I’m happy for Loreen.”
His new song is quite different from what Danny has shown earlier, the song is an R & B mid-tempo and a partnership with rapper Lazee (with whom he worked on his second album). In fact, the theme is a version of a ’90s hit, “Take a ride,” the Swedish double Rob’n'Raz. Where is the downfall, then? The duo, probably inspired by this year’s Austrian Eurovision entry, changed the lyrics from “Take a ride” to “Shake that ass” with Danny playing what can only be assumed to be a pimp-like persona, looking at young ladies’ behinds and telling them to “Shake that as up and down”.
Sorry Mr. Saucedo but sore loser paired with sexist lyrics are just not our style and seems more like the downfall of a career than its climax.
Well, see for yourself: