Hej Danmark! Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2015 — Denmark’s national selection for Eurovision — takes place on February 7. The Wiwi Jury — our in-house panel of musical unprofessionals — is reviewing the ten acts that will compete (along with the highs and lows and hits and misses that come with that). Next up it’s Andy Roda and his song “Love is Love”. Did we fall in love with the song? . Read on to find out…
Reviews: Andy Roda’s “Love is Love”
Deban: Repetitive and disengaging, “Love Is Love” is missing a few ingredients. The dance sample is brilliant, but the composition doesn’t quite fit in. Also, Roda’s voice is rather grating. Surprising considering he boasts an impressive resume as a session singer. Still, I’m certain he’s a talented soul. Unfortunately, this entry is a poor representation of his potential.
Denise: I usually like dance tracks but this song is just missing something. I bet this song needs a live show with a lot of dancers and awesome choreography to give it some extra power. Oh and backing vocalists, because I don’t like his voice. It’s not bad, but it isn’t great either.
Mikhail: Reminds me a bit of “Only Love Survives” and not in a good way… It sounds annoying and again too much “Love”.
Ramadan: This song is way too generic for my liking. It’s just like all the other dance-pop songs out there I’m afraid. It’s a bit enjoyable to listen to, but that’s all.
Robyn: The more I listen this song, the more it starts to sound like an ode to a person called Lavoslav. It’s a nice enough dance-pop song, but there’s nothing about it that makes it stand out above the rest of the MGP contenders.
Sami: The chorus reminds me of Ryan Dolan’s Only Love Survives (which I love), but this isn’t half as good as that. It feels like they ran out of new ideas and just made something we have had in the contest every year. His voice isn’t the best either.
William: Love is love, and mediocre is mediocre. This song is beyond generic and it’s definitely beneath Andy who, with a better song, could have done well. Sorry, we’re not a match.
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