This afternoon the Wiwi Jury — our in-house panel of music unprofessionals — traveled to Yerevan to take some glorious photos of Mount Ararat. We fell in love with the city so we felt inspired to review Mika‘s Junior Eurovision 2015 track ‘Love’. Are we loving Armenia’s ditty, or is it more of a love/hate relationship? Read on to find out…
ARMENIA’S JUNIOR EUROVISION 2015 SONG
‘LOVE’ REVIEWS – MIKA
Robyn: This is so good! A great big 1960s-style gospel-inspired soul number, complete with a call-and-response bit that ought to be amazing live. There’s so much packed into this song and if the video is anything to go by, Mika is a proper little soulman. Preach it, brother!
Antranig: Betty’s “People of the Sun” is one tough act to follow, but Mika holds his own! It’s like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory meets a kids’ game show meets an anime cartoon. I love the quirky video and the Armenian lyrics are beautiful! The recent JESC winners have had more adult-friendly songs but if a kid-friendly song is going to win this year, Armenia will run away with the prize! I absolutely LOVE it!
William: I’m in love with “Love” and it’s only a matter of time before Europe is too. This song builds from the first note to the last and my only criticism is that I want Mika to sing for six minutes instead of three! Fun, funky, fabulous — this is the closest thing to perfect in this year’s contest.
Angus: Mika is waaaaaaaaaaaaay out in front for me: he’s locked down kid and adult appeal to play to televoting kids and adult jury members. “Love” is freaking catchy. The video theme is strong, so it can definitely be transferred to stage and Mika has charisma in abundance. If he doesn’t win it would be a shock to me.
Deban: Perhaps one of my least favourite radio entries, but visually, this is a clear winner. Mika has got guts, gusto and bundles of energy. If the music video is a teaser of what we’ll see on stage, then “Love” is a contender for victory.
Josh: Armenia never fail to disappoint me when it comes to Junior Eurovision. Mika’s song is uptempo, catchy and fun, and the film clip for it is styled magnificently. If the same sort of theme is bought to the JESC stage, this is to be a sure contender for a top three spot. L-O-V-E I-T!
Rezo: It’s a catchy song with a fantastic video — it’s dripping with enthusiasm and creativity. I think Armenia stands a good chance of winning with this.
Our jury consists of 21 people, but we only have room for 7 written reviews. Here are the remaining 14 scores.
William C: 6/10
The highest and lowest scores are dropped prior to calculating the average score. This is to remove outliers and reduce potential bias. We have removed a low of 5 and a high of 10.