The Wiwi Jury — our in-house panel of music unprofessionals — is still in Hungary reviewing A Dal performances. Today we listened to Petruska with his song “Trouble in My Mind”. We were troubled by the tune? Read on to find out…
Petruska – “Trouble in My Mind”
“Trouble in My Mind” reviews
Angus: The folksy guitar and violin make this pleasant ambient music, but the composition itself fails to imprint on your mind. The shouty chorus is a dissapointment and the speed of delivery means that a lot of the lyrical nuance is lost. Another one for the reject pile.
Cristian: I cannot resist that violin and in general I find this track catchy and addictive but there is something in the progression of the melody, the lyrics and his voice that really bothers me. A good idea poorly developed.
Judit: Petruska is one of my favourite this year, but in my opinion his song was a bit overrated last Saturday. Catchy and upbeat, it still has a meaning but others are much better in the field. My first thought was, he is the Hungarian Sebalter. Although I see the differences, somehow I can feel some connection. Good song, but I miss the wow factor. I need a surprise or at least something to happen before the end.
Luis: What a cool song! I’m feeling Petruska’s attitude, but I fear that might not be enough for Stockholm. “Trouble in my mind” is a song that I could be humming to all day, and it manages to put a smile on your face after it finishes. Still, I wouldn’t vote for it. It’s sad because the guy has talent, but his song comes across as filler for a national final. A filler, not a winner (nor a killer).
Robyn: For a song that’s about the weight of the world weighing on one man’s shoulders, this is a surprisingly catchy and upbeat number. András Petruska is a great frontman, deftly delivering the song’s blues, soul and folk elements. But the song doesn’t sound well developed enough. It goes from being catchy to repetitive, with no conclusion to this man’s troubles.
In the Hungarian jury we have 11 jurors but only room for five reviews. The remaining six scores are below!
To reduce potential bias, we drop the highest and lowest scores prior to calculating the average. We removed a low of 3 and a high of 8.5.