Hej Danmark! Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2015 — Denmark’s national selection for Eurovision — takes place on February 7. So the Wiwi Jury — our in-house panel of musical unprofessionals — will review the ten acts that will compete. Next up it’s Marcel & Soulman Group and their song “Når veje krydses” (When paths cross). Do we hope our paths cross again? Or would we consider that very bad luck? Read on to find out… 

Reviews: Marcel & Soulman Group’s “Når veje krydses”

Deban: When funk starts to grate, you know that you’re onto a losing formula. I had to time this track on the second listen to convince myself it wasn’t 10 minutes long. I was dead bored 40 seconds in! Unlike many songs that borrow from the 70’s, and manage to remain fresh,”Når veje krydses” reads beyond stale.

Score: 2/10

Denise: This is probably the worst song in this year’s Danish selection. I play the songs of the Danish selection constantly in my car, but when I hear this song, I push the next button inmediately. On the positive side: I do like the fact that they’re singing in Danish.

Score: 3/10

Mikhail: This is a funny song, but it maintains the same tune on loop. While listening to it, I was waiting for some sort of energy boost, but it never came. Boring, but cute.

Score: 6/10

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Ramadan: It’s a fun song but it’s just way too cheesy for my taste. It’s nice that they’re singing in their native tongue though. Too bad this is stuck in the 1970s, as Marcel has great vocals for today and tomorrow. They deserve a much better song.

Score: 4/10

Robyn: With Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk” currently revitalising and modernising funk, it’s disappointing to hear a song like this that’s just doing the boring old soul-funk thing. If I want to hear music like this I can go just go down to the local pub.

Score: 3/10

Sami: The first lines makes me think there might be something good coming, but then the weak verses really screw everything up. It’s a typical big band song and it’s not the best in its own genre either. He sounds fine, but all the instruments just give me a headache.

Score: 2/10

William: Someone pass the earplugs — I cannot cope. I don’t know what they’re saying but it’s schmaltzy, cheesy, and belongs in the 1970s, or in a very low-budget made-for-TV movie. That said, Marcel has great soul and I could see him doing great…with a different song.

Score: 2/10

Photo Credit: Bjarne Bergius Hermansen DR


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