Wiwi’s Jury journeyed to the sunny island of Cyprus this morning to review Ivi Adamou’s “La La Love.” Did it set our hearts racing, or have us diving into the ocean ahead of Eurovision 2012? Check out our quick takes below…


Wiwi: One of Wiwi’s Twitter followers called this song “La La Lousy.” That’s way harsh—and completely off the mark. This is exactly the kind of frothy pop that voters respond to at Eurovision. The rather simple lyrics, which you can read here, are easy to remember (she says “la” 134 times), and the melody gets stuck in your head instantly. Admittedly, it starts to feel a bit monotonous after the two-minute mark, and never really takes us higher. But given how happy it makes me, I’m fine being stuck on the ground. I just hope that being on that ground doesn’t mean I’ll get hit by Ivi’s flailing limbs. She needs some back-up dancers and choreography to make this really pop. In any case, Wiwi is hopeful “La La Love” will give Cyprus what it deserves: a spot in the Top 10. Ivi, who clearly has a knack for lip-synching, gives us energy and life and is la la lovely.

Score: 7.5/10

Vebooboo: Praise Jesus, another feel-good song has come along. To quote Ivi Adamou, “I just feel the energy taking over me.”  If Qele Qele and Shady Lady can finish in the Top 5, I think this girl might have a chance of coming Top 10. I’m just curious to hear her sing it live…but assuming she can nail that, then this could do quite well in Baku.  It’s upbeat, she’s pretty, and it’s a simple but catchy tune.  Work it out, Ivi!

Score: 8/10

Meows Kitty: I guess it’s not a bad dance number but could do with some backup dancers with a more structured routine, as opposed to her dancing like a wild jungle woman on her own.

Score: 5/10

Deban: This year’s Cypriot entry packs a punch. Delivered by Ivi Adamou, a Cypriot singer who rose to fame in Greece and Cyprus following her participation in the Greek version of The X Factor, Although she didn’t win it, many of these contests favour the runners up. Here, she’s singing a song that upbeat, euro and bursting with a catchy chorus. The song is composed by Alex Papaconstantinou, Bjorn Djupstrom, Alexandra Zakka, Viktor Svensson with a sound that’s reminiscent of Stargate meets Guetta.

It is one of the freshest entries in this year’s selection. Its strong elements of the 80’s translate well in the current vein of dance music. Music aficionados may argue that it’s an auto-tuned sound that’s not worthy of a continental showcase.

I completely disagree. Yes, they may have tweaked her voice here and there, but she’s auto-tuned to club perfection. Her beauty queen looks also give off an energy that may pitch itself in ESC 2012’s Top 5.

Score: 8/10

The Wiwi Jury Verdict: 7.13/10

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Christian
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Not my cup of tea but it will of course do well.

Anthony Ko
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Holomorph, would you just stand still at a nightclub trying to listen to the lyrics of Tiësto’s Adagio for Strings? You wouldn’t as there isn’t any lyrics! Despite the use of “La La La”, La La Love is meant to be a dance track and since I’m into my dance music, it tends to use repetition. Since I’m also a huge Ivi Adamou fan, it suits her pop/dance specialty (well, apart from the occasional ballads), so she’s completely satisfied on the song she’s been given for Baku. Just like Richard, I’m simply in La La Love with this song and… Read more »

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francisco

This is a common garden variety song, there is not one single original thing in it! everything has been done before, and better! At least it is fun…

Zolan
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Zolan

I can’t remember which previews had been released by February, but there can’t have been much to go on, so I can understand the jury’s relief at this stage, but it’s time to recalibrate. This is a fun, accessible song that anyone can enjoy, but let’s face it – it’s pretty weak. It doesn’t matter whether Ivi can sing; the short lyric phrases simply punch out the rhythm, nursery rhyme style. The backing track could not be more conservative and uninspired. It has the energy of a brisk walk in the park. Last year Cyprus were daring, and tried to… Read more »

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Remi

At last, a tune I can actually boogie too……though with a strong Eurovision vibe but equally upbeat, appropriate and current.

Just a couple of upward notches is required and she could win the show by a mile. I’ll give her a much more sultry look with a splash of joyful primary colours thrown in and a few leggy dancers, who should emerge midway through her performance without snatching her tiara of glory (limelight) and voila she’ll be setting a huge gap not to be bridged for the night and perhaps in the charts.

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fotia

ACTUALLY THIS SONG IS ONE IF NOT SAY THE ONLY GOOD SONG THAT CYPRUS IS RENDING TO EURO VISION I DON’T FIND IT BORING UNLIKE I FIND IT VERY UPBEAT AND HAPPY IT MAKES ME WANNA DANCE .. DESPITE THAT I THINK CY SHOULD BE ON FIRST 10 OR 5 .. AND I SAW HER DANCE IN YOU TUBE SHE REALLY HAS IT WE WILL BE HAPPILY SURPRISED I THINK

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Nathan

Wiwi, you are truly a great educator. 134 times of la ? I will pass this knowledge on to my spinning classes that I teach. My participants who come to my spinning classes will be thrilled to know this tidbit of information. At Will again, flailing limbs – I love it, you are such a hoot. At Vebooboo: yes! Praise Jesus for this feel good song. Its just a song that makes you in a good mood. And if you discount a couple lines, it can even be a Christian song! Maybe not the first line on “the way you… Read more »

Christian
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@Deban: Does’nt it sound a bit like Antique? If the answer is yes then I guess it is because one of the songwriter (Alex Papaconstantinou) were behind Antique and Helena Paprizou’s songs

H.K. Dick
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When feeling a little down in the dreary winter, I now throw on this song, throw my arms up in the air and dance around my (tiny) Hong Kong apartment. I feel the energy between her and me…this song is so uplifting and will surely be the smash of the Eurovision clubs this year and could well be the hit of Europe. I’ve played this at my club night and it goes down a storm. Depending on how well she performs it this should easily be Cyprus’ best placing for a long time and I would not be disappointed if… Read more »

Neil
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Neil

A well-deserved high score from the jury. Very dancy combined with simple lyrics, should appeal to most – could this be the way to the top 10 or even top 5?

Nirgal
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Holomorph, you’re stopping right when the actual lyrics begin. The lalala part is more like the violin in Fairytale.

Holomorph
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Holomorph

La,La,La,La,La,La,La,Love
La,La,La,La,La,La,La,Love
La,La,La,La,La,La,La,Love
…thats boring, dull and childish. This song does not deserve to win.

Nirgal
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Oh, YESSSS!
Now we’re talking. If this doesn’t win, Europe deserves to be nuked.

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