The Wiwi Jury – our in-house panel of music unprofessionals – continued the journey around Norway last night and listened to Ilebek and his song ‘Who Needs The Universe’. Was the result out of this world or something we should resign to a Black Hole? Read on to find out!

Ilebek Who Needs The Universe


This singer, with only a piano for company, ran the very high risk of being boring. But he’s cool! His voice is very sophisticated and his song has a lot of potential. As cool as it is, the song probably isn’t best suited to Eurovision and would most likely be forgotten. This would probably be a repeat of Anouk’s “Birds”.

Score: 7/10


This song is lacking in peaks and interesting turns. I respect artists that go for the monotone composition. Sade is a prime example of this school of artists that went on to sell millions of records, with almost zero publicity. That said, you need a certain enigmatic magic in your voice. In Ilebeck’s case, it’s almost non-existent. Only family members and close friends would vote this as their favourite.

Score: 3/10


I personally don’t find much appealing about this song, I don’t think has that factor to make it stand out like it’s competition.

Score: 5/10


First, I want to respond to this title by saying: Probably you because you want to win this contest in this universe and not in some parallel universe where the Antichrist reigns. This is clearly a song about existentialism and purpose in life. It seeks to make us question whether or not we feel our own fingers and toes. Yet, it’s drab. It lacks an urgency or purpose. It does nothing to me. It doesn’t make me want to fangirl or die from tragedy. It’s… meh.

Score: 5/10


Another bland and uninteresting offering. It’s vocally monotone and ploddingly crafted. Who needs to waste 3 minutes of their life listening to this drivel? It starts so promisingly and then the singing starts and I’m bored by it. This would make a perfect lullaby.

Score: 0.5/10

Wiwi Jury Verdict: 4.1/10

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