Today the Wiwi Jury – our in-house panel of music unprofessionals — travelled to Amsterdam to float through the beautiful canals whilst indulging in some delicious patatje oorlog. After this combination made us feel a little seasick, we decided to have a rest by reviewing the Junior Eurovision 2017 entry from The Netherlands, “Love Me” by Fource. Is this awesome foursome ready for Europe’s love? Read on to find out…
The Netherlands’ Junior Eurovision 2017 song
“Love Me” reviews
Antony: There is a certain coolness that will appeal to kids with this contemporary song. It is also refreshing to see a boy band at JESC. However, what is a concern, are the various ‘noises’ throughout the song which could be perceived as annoying to listeners.
Josh: An upbeat pop song with a real teenage anthemic quality. These boys are serving everything and more. This is quintessential teenage pop in 2017, taking elements of Justin Bieber, Liam Payne and Shawn Mendez and adding a clear Dutch flair. This makes me want to jump on a boat and glide through the canals of Amsterdam. Just replace all those teenage girls with Satekrokets and I’m set.
Renske: Fource is an enthusiastic group of boys, but sadly, their song is weak. While sounding modern and fun, the song is incredibly cheesy at the same time. Though, Fource is ready to bring a proper party to Tbilisi and that will definitely work for them.
Robyn: The bright northern pop of “Love Me” makes me wish the Nordic nations still loved JESC. Fource is adorable — heart-eyes emoji all the way! — and they bring a fun swagger to their performance. “Love Me” has a fresh sound, and with no Swedish or Norwegian competition, Fource will stand out.
Sebastian: Post-One Direction, a boyband doesn’t exactly feel current. That said, the song sounds fresh. It’s got a great beat and a catchy hook. Simple English lyrics are scattered throughout the song where it matters the most. Tweens will probably love it, but for older viewers, it might serve as a reminder of how they’re not so young anymore.
William: The Dutchies are bringing back the boy band — and they’re pulling it into 2017 with sweet, witty and thoroughly contemporary lyrics. “You post a photo and even without a filter it’s lit,” they sing. “If you like sending snaps, please share them with me.” The appeal here comes less from the song and more from the fact they’re having a good time and enjoying what they do. Add a bit more vigour to the dance break and they can be proud of their effort.
Our jury for 2017 consists of 20 jurors, but we only have room for 6 reviews. The remaining 14 scores are listed below.
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 9.