It’s time to groove to the rhythm of Malta’s Eurovision heartbeat as we dive into the sensational world of The Busker with their 2023 entry, “Dance (Our Own Party)”!

This indie pop ensemble from the Mediterranean’s jewel has taken the Eurovision stage by storm.

They infused the contest in Liverpool with their electrifying energy and a funky anthem that’s all about celebrating life, love, and the freedom to be yourself.

Oh, and sweaters, too!


In this article, we’ll unravel the layers of this exuberant track, share a personal take on the song and the performance that had us all tapping our feet, and, of course, present you with the full transcript of the lyrics that are bound to become your next sing-along favorite.

So, strap in and let the rhythm move you as we explore the magic that The Busker brought to Eurovision 2023!

This is the Eurovision Corgi review of “Dance (Our Own Party)” by The Busker for Eurovision 2023.

Who is The Busker?

The Busker is a vibrant and dynamic band hailing from the sunny island of Malta, known for their infectious indie pop sound that’s been capturing hearts since their formation in 2014.

Their music is a lively blend of catchy melodies, spirited lyrics, and a feel-good vibe that’s absolutely irresistible.

With their track “Dance (Our Own Party),” they brought a fresh, energetic sound to the Eurovision stage in 2023, showcasing their ability to turn any space into a jubilant celebration with their music.

The members of The Busker come off as immediately likable with a certain “adorkable” charm.

Embodying the joyous spirit of Malta’s rich culture and the universal language of dance and partying, it was such a treat to have them in Liverpool!

Song Analysis – “Dance (Our Own Party)”

“Dance (Our Own Party)” by The Busker, Malta’s entry for the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest, is an upbeat and relatable song that captures the experience of social anxiety at a large-scale event.

The lyrics vividly depict the feeling of being overwhelmed by the loudness and the crowd, whether these “fogged” up feelings are caused by the drinks or the social pressure.

As a chronic introvert myself, I totally appreciate how the song portrays the inner tension and the struggle to focus in such an environment!

But it’s not all negative. Far from it!

The song takes a positive turn as it describes the band’s decision to break away from the overwhelming atmosphere and create their own intimate party with friends.

It’s about finding comfort and relief by leaving the main event and creating a more personal and enjoyable experience.

The lyrics convey a sense of liberation and joy as they escape to their own space, where they can be themselves and truly enjoy the moment.

But we’re invited to the party too!

The catchy chorus, “Do you want to dance?” repeated throughout the song, adds an element of fun and inclusivity, inviting others to join in and share the experience.

The overall vibe of the song is lively and uplifting, reflecting the joy of breaking free from social anxiety and embracing a more intimate and enjoyable gathering.

“Dance (Our Own Party)” is a funky and relatable tune that captures the universal experience of seeking solace from social anxiety by creating a more personal and joyful atmosphere with friends.

It’s a celebration of finding freedom and comfort in their own space, and the invitation to dance embodies the spirit of inclusivity and fun.

Overall Impression

From the very first beat, The Busker’s “Dance (Our Own Party)” was an undeniable explosion of fun that lit up the Eurovision stage!

The moment the saxophone solo hit, it was clear that this wasn’t just a performance; it was a celebration, a jubilant declaration of music’s power to unite.

In a way, the band’s dance moves weren’t just choreography—they were an invitation, a call to everyone watching to join in the revelry.

The Busker’s immediate likability, with their infectious enthusiasm and genuine joy, made the song a delightful spectacle for all.

The staging was nothing short of ingenious, transforming the stage into a narrative playground with three distinct “locations” that seamlessly told the story of the song. It was a visual feast that perfectly complemented the track’s narrative.

The special nod to Malta’s Eurovision history, with cardboard cutouts of previous Maltese entries donning party hats, was a delightful touch that paid homage to the island’s musical journey while infusing a sense of humor and camaraderie.

I found myself swept up in the performance, wholeheartedly convinced that The Busker would effortlessly dance their way into the final.

It was a moment of disbelief when they didn’t make it through—truly, I felt they deserved a spot.

Their absence in the final was Eurovision’s loss, but I remain hopeful.

The Busker’s Eurovision story shouldn’t end here; they have the charm, the talent, and the sheer joy that embodies the spirit of the contest.

Here’s to hopefully seeing them return to the Eurovision stage in the future for a well-deserved encore and the chance at redemption they so richly deserve!

The Busker – “Dance (Our Own Party)” – Lyrics

Wait now, can you speak up?
It’s a little bit loud, I’m a little bit lost, oh
Fogged up, might be the drinks
Or the social tease of anxiety

The tension I’m getting
The faces I drew on
I can’t focus, Should’ve known this
When the tik gets toking, I’m gone

I feel better in my sweater
I got my stereo
I’ll play you songs you know
But hey, wait, what you say?

Do you want to dance?
Do you want to dance? (Dance)
Do you want to dance?
Do you want to dance?

It’s on
Yeah, we go outside
Take the very first ride
Try to save our night

If you’re keen,
I got some indoor shoes
I can offer you,
get you in the groove

The tension is lifting
Another moment would’ve been too much
This the real me
Our own party
Our own party
Our own party

I feel better in my sweater
Gaga radio
is this the song you know?
But hey, wait, what you say?

Do you want to dance?
Do you want to dance?
Do you want to dance?
Do you want to dance?

I feel better in my sweater
Gaga radio,
is this the song you know?
But hey, what you say?

Do you want to dance?
Do you want to dance?
Do you want to dance?
Do you want to dance?
Do you want to dance?
Do you want to dance?

Final Thoughts – “Dance (Our Own Party)”

As The Busker’s “Dance (Our Own Party)” was ultimately left behind in the semi-finals, we were left with a lingering sense of what could have been.

Personally, I would have loved to have a Eurovision final graced with the unbridled joy and infectious groove of Malta’s indie pop maestros.

But let’s not let the music stop here! The Eurovision stage may be grand, but it’s the voices of fans like you that truly give life to the performances that grace it.

What did you think of The Busker’s Eurovision journey? Did the saxophone solo send you spinning, or were you charmed by the clever staging and heartfelt homage to past Maltese contenders?

Jump into the comments, and let’s keep the conversation—and our own party—going!

And for those who live and breathe Eurovision, who anticipate the dazzle of the stage and the thrill of the scoreboards, there’s more for you.

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