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.

Score: 9/10

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 Outdated Bollywood pop!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 The bhangra sample sounds two decades out of date, and overall, there’s very little authenticity being championed here.

Score: 3/10

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.

Score: 6/10

Sara Sukurani 2Ramadan: 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.

Score: 10/10 

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.

Score: 6/10

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.

Score: 8/10

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.

Score: 3/10

Photo Credit: Bjarne Bergius Hermansen DR

WIWI JURY AVERAGE: 6.43/10

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Alex
Alex
6 years ago

I listened to all 10 and I thought this was the most solid of all the entries.

fikri
fikri
6 years ago

i really love this song. 🙂

Josh Salmon
6 years ago

Selecting this song wouldn’t be a bad idea for Denmark. Unfortunately they have been drawn to compete in a semi final against almost, what feels like, every eastern European country in the contest. I feel like Armenia, Georgia and Greece would go cray cray for this song.

Thiefo
6 years ago

This is my favourite song, not only from Dansk Melodi Grand Prix, but also from the entire national selection season as a whole so far, I like it that much! And I love it precisely for what others have said; it reminds me of ESC back in the late 00’s and sounds so much like My number one and Dum Tek Tek, a combination of turkish and greek sounds… AND I LOVE THAT! I don’t see that as a bad thing because I love this kind of sound and I miss it desperately since Turkey withdrew for good from ESC… Read more »

bastian
bastian
6 years ago

We have heard this all before many years ago, nothing new, and this one is very very weak. If this wins (doubt it) they will fail miserable 🙂

deli
deli
6 years ago

I hate this style. This is pure crap.

Bruno B
6 years ago

I really like this. It’s catchy and fun, although it sounds like a Bollywood version of My Number One…

JESCGermany15
JESCGermany15
6 years ago

I don’t like any of Denmarks songs this year! And this one is very bad for me because it reminds me on a typical 2000s ESC song!

D
D
6 years ago

It’s a combination of every song Greece and Turkey have sent since 2000 with some Armenia in it also. It’s not original at all and the lyrics are just horrible. Sure it’s catchy and danceable but I need more than that in my music. 5/10

Deven O'Kearney
Deven O'Kearney
6 years ago

I hope for the best for Denmark and I really want them to push through what could be a very difficult semi final for them. But if they don’t have the song or singer, I expect Denmark to struggle this year. Having said that, I trust Denmark with selecting the right song for Vienna. But the song is only half the story, you also need to have the presentation. I have no fear that Denmark will have a very strong visual package this year. As the last few songs for Denmark had fantastic presentation. Even Saluna Samay and she nearly… Read more »

Marco
Marco
6 years ago

My favorite… She is the only hope for Denmark, all the other songs are forgettable and bland (Yes, Mi Amore too)

Mario Vision of Gay Love
Mario Vision of Gay Love
6 years ago

Exactly Paul…This song is totally complete copy cat from his old hit called *Temptation* and this is very obvious..!
Its like i’m listening again his 2005 song but with different singer & changed lyrics! this time
Like the same happened unfortunately with *Mi Amore* as well that its too similar and G:Son used exactly the same formula with the 2010 Danish entry *In A Moment Like This*…He certainly must not be really interested to see this song of his representing Denmark..
So mark these two songs off from winning the Dansk Melodi..

Calum Macleod
Calum Macleod
6 years ago

This is my absolute favourite!

Paul
6 years ago

As I remember in the rules of ESC2015 we see “Date before which the songs entered for the ESC must not have been commercially released and/or publicly performed, in full or in part (“Release Date”) – 1 September 2014″. In full or in part.
In this song, its co-author Arash used the chorus from his old song ‘Temptation’ 2005 year.

Deniz@TurkNL
6 years ago

My favourite from Denmark 10/10

Siggy
Siggy
6 years ago

I don’t know how I feel about this song. On the one hand I love it because of its bollywood-esque element. However I feel that no matter who wins in the Danish selection they will struggle to qualify this year for the grand final. The fact that they have no neighbours or hardly any friends in their semi will alow hinder their chances

Gavin
Gavin
6 years ago

Sso basically Helena Paparizou’s and Hadais with a splash of Javine in one song. Seen it, heard it, don’t need to hear it again. Im sure if it was staged we would get a dress which dances twirl around the singer too. NEXT!