In the run-up to each heat of Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu (UMK), Finland’s selection for Eurovision 2015, the Wiwi Jury — our in-house team of music unprofessionals — will rate all of the songs from that heat. Next up is “All For Victory” by Angelo de Nile. Were we all for his victory? Read on to find out…
Deban: The caricature is so far up his sphincter, it’s not even palatable anymore. I enjoyed his wiwibloggs interview with Sami, but that’s where the love ends. Finland is a tolerant nation, but even they have their limits.
Josh: “All For Victory” surprised me quite a lot. In the beginning it sounds like it’s going to be a romantic, Latin ballad. Then all of a sudden a heavy guitar starts strumming and I’m listening to medieval rock. And then towards the end I’m reminded of Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ for some reason. The combination of musical styles confuses me and it makes the whole song seem messy and all over the place. The lyrics are a bit lame, and I’m not dying over the film clip for the song. It’s not the worst song in UMK 2015, but definitely towards the bottom of the scoreboard for me.
William: Naturally Angelo plays all the characters in his video, because he is a narcissist with a capital N. I’m pretty sure that he is more concerned with his image and character than he is with his music. The first 90 seconds of this song are painful and forgettable, but the chorus has some merit. It sounds like a stadium anthem from Queen. Even so, this three-minute song ultimately feels like it lasts for 10. If Angelo doubts that he is going home, the name “Angelo Denial” may be more appropriate.
Ramadan: I honestly cannot stand this song and I hope it doesn’t qualify next week (sorry Angelo de Nile). It will probably give me nightmares, and I don’t want that!
Robyn: Scandinavia is the world’s epicentre of metal, so it’s great to see the genre represented at UMK. This song has an ’80s style and seems strongly inspired by Queen’s anthem “We Are the Champions”. It’s a very flamboyant production, which would surely suit some grand staging. It’s another case where I’d like to see it at UMK, but not so much in Vienna.
Sami: The song isn’t very original or new and at some point it starts to repeat itself. His voice is amazing, though, and the song is quite dramatic, but it just isn’t something I like to listen to.
Sopon: What the you-know-what is this music video? It’s BONKERZ!!!! I don’t get this composition — it’s too dramatic. However, it stays in your mind (along with the image of Angelo’s overdetermined hooded face), and not in a bad way.
Patrick: This song is just too much of everything! His voice is strong, yes yes, but the song is seriously not Eurovision material and not pleasent to listen to. Those dark times in Eurovision are over, thank god!
Mikhail: There are moments that I thought this was nice, but they always came to an end. His scream is awful and the chorus is really boring. Just sayin’ “live, live, live” doesn’t make a song.
The highest and lowest scores have been removed before calculating the final scores to avoid bias. We have removed a high of 7 and a low of 1.
The Wiwi Jury Verdict: 3.3/10
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Let’s be clear. This song is actually part of a much larger extravaganza (a rock musical of sorts). It is theatre with a capital ‘T.’ I absolutely ADORE this kind of music, and I hope Angelo de Nile does well. I understand the Eurovision sceptics [see what I did there?], but at the same time I think they have underrated this guy and I’m looking forward to him surprising everyone in today’s semi final. 🙂
Oh, c’moon! This is one the best in this years’ UMK. The singer has a background in musical theaters which explains a lot about the style. I’m expecting a glorious show on Saturday.
C’mon mates! You cannot be so closeminded!!! This is actually one of the greatest songs in all UMK. Just because it is metal-ish is not a bad thing. It’s really hard to pack in just three minutes all the things Angelo pours in All For Victory: all the emotions he tries to transmit to the listener, all the complex evolution of the song with its ups and its downs and the final sensation of completion the song leaves in you with its final chorus after building it up during all of the song Yes, it’s not pop, or electronic, or… Read more »
This song will make the final…if it’s performed well enough it could go to vienna
This is a guilty pleasure song. I really like it even though it is nuts. Now that Mustelmat is gone…why not put this one in.
I kind of dig the image of evil mastermind descending into madness of his glory. And the song is kind of catchy. But definitely gets repetitive, which is unfortunately often in many ESC entries.