Hej Danmark! Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2015 — Denmark’s national selection for Eurovision — takes place on February 7. So over the next week the Wiwi Jury — our in-house panel of musical unprofessionals — will review the ten acts that will compete. First up it’s Sara Sukrani and her song “Love Me Love Me”. Did we love her love her or simply hate her hate her? Read on to find out…
Reviews: Sara Sukurani’s “Love Me Love Me”
Denise: I love it, love it! This is the kind of music I’m addicted to. “Always”, “Qele Qele” and “Dum tek tek” are some of my all time favourites and this song fits right in. It’s not a typical Danish song, but I don’t care! I just hope that it won’t turn out to be a disaster like Javine’s “Touch my fire”. With some great dancers, they can make it unforgettable.
Deban: Back in the day, the Eurovision Song Contest was responsible for setting music trends. Nowadays, what do we get? Outdated Bollywood pop! I’m sorry to say, but this doesn’t cut the ice. Not even the cheap music video passes the test. Sara Sukurani’s vocals aren’t noteworthy on “Love Me Love Me”. The bhangra sample sounds two decades out of date, and overall, there’s very little authenticity being championed here.
Mikhail: A really nice and catchy dancing tune, but during the entire song I couldn’t get away from the thought that I have heard it somewhere. Exactly the same melody and exactly the same “na-na-na”. It doesn’t raise this song in my eyes.
Ramadan: My heart goes boom boom baby you’re the one. You are my number one Sara! As soon as I heard this song, it reminded me of Turkey and especially Hadise. I loved Hadise and I love Sara. It really brings the energy. I’m really addicted to this style of music and I hope the Danes don’t reject this song because it’s a masterpiece. It’s radio-friendly and perfect for Eurovision.
Robyn: This song gives me nostalgic feelings for ESCs of the late ’00s. There are even parts of it that remind me of the style of Helena Paparizou’s winning “Number One”, the combination of East meets West. More exciting is the little Bhangra break, which would surely be a fab dance moment live.
Sami: It’s a little like Arash’s Eurovision song “Always”, but I really liked that one too. It sure makes you dance and it will look great on stage with the dancers and fireworks. I hope so, anyway.
William: As Sara pleads for us to love her, love her, I can’t help but think, “Darling, you’re not the one.” This is generic pop at its worst. It takes euro-pop and laces it with Oriental flair. Unfortunately too many flavours spoil the dish and, like a bad Indian takeaway, ends up in the trash. Lovely singer, forgettable song.
Photo Credit: Bjarne Bergius Hermansen DR