The Wiwi Jury — our in-house team of music unprofessionals — is continuing its journey through Hungary. Tonight we take a listen to Passed with “Mesmerize”. Do they pass the test, or should they pass into obscurity. Read on to find out… 

Angus: Ewww. Marie-Marie made the harp-ethereal-trance schtick work a lot more enchantingly in Germany last year. Also the harp player herself just looks like she’s suffering early onset frostbite. LEARN TO MOVE GIRL.

Score: 4/10

Deban: Potentially, Passed could’ve excelled the test. There’s an ease about “Mesmerize” that would’ve been rather enchanting if/when delivered beautifully. Alas, there’s enough shoulda woulda couldas packed here. Far from being mesmerised, I’m sad at the lack of practice and the abundance of nervous energy.

Score: 4/10

Robyn: I’m still torn. This is such a cool song, but it’s all wrong for Eurovision. The lead singer sounds quite nervous when she sings, and her diction is poor at times. But the weakest points are the song’s numerous instrumental breaks. Gaps of nothingness that have to be filled in with adventurous camera work. I want to hear more from Passed, but not in Vienna.

Score: 6/10

Renske: This doesn’t flow at all. I don’t understand how it’s in the final, since it’s one of the weakest songs in A Dal 2015. The combination of the harp, the bass guitar and the DJ doesn’t work. I don’t get with the awkward dance routine. It should be forbidden! At least, she sang in tune, but that’s probably the only good thing I can say about this performance.

Score: 5/10

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Padraig: As far as I’m concerned, this year’s A Dal is all about the ladies. Alas, Passed isn’t one of them. The performance is basically Germany’s Elaiza on drugs. Clunky, repetitive, folk inspired elevator music, finished off with a complimentary acid trip. I’ll pass!

Score: 3/10

Patrick: The Semi Final performance was amazing compared to the heat, but then the heat was horrible so it’s still not good… Her voice is so nasal and she cant hit the notes. The word “Mesmerize” has been in my head for the past few days so I think that’s a good sign. It’s different, it’s nice but not Eurovision!

Score: 4/10

Judit: It’s something different in Hungary and I can understand why people like it, but does it deserve victory? I don’t think so. Weak vocals, boring instrumentals and the singer jumps like a weird rabbit.

Score: 4/10

Max: I’m not really mesmerized by Passed because the songs totally out of my head after a couple of minutes. Some may consider it memorable but it’s just all a big hot mess that I can’t wait to forget about. The only part that saves it a bit is the instrumental half way through. It’s got electro vibes that I can give some credit for but it’s all a bit like a pound shop London Grammar.

Score: 6/10

Wiwi Jury Average: 4.5/10

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Daniel
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Daniel

I hate that dj just standing there and nodding his head. If that is the case, I hate the song. 2/10.

BritneyHooker
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BritneyHooker

Best song in A Dal. Actually only one I like. If you’re saying that she can’t sing I would say Kati Wolf voice is annoying. I even have this on my playlist and I love to listen to it.

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Random.sage2.0

That song is AMAZING! Only song I remembered from the first heat! The harp and electronics and THAT BEAT, DOE? Omg Top 10 for the Eurovision Vienna audience. Definite.

Although the vocals could be better. The singer has nerves like a newbie in boot camp, getting scream at by her Drill Sergeant. If she can’t do it in front of a few million… Half a billion is an issue. Unless she pushes live promotions AFTER SHE WINS A DAL, Hungary’ll get no love.

Even in neighboring country territory.

Ian
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Ian

I like this, but it’s not for Eurovision. That being said I definitely would like to see them come back next year. (and all y’all hating on her voice are WRONG!)

ify_
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ify_

Love this song so much, it should win, even though her voice isn’t strong lol, they might not go to the finals but well.. at least I enjoyed the song then.

Prince_Austria
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Prince_Austria

I am from Vienna and I want to hear more from them HERE. This is musically-wise the most modern and avantgarde entry from ALL pre-selections, yet catchingly beautiful: It stayed in my head and heart since December. Maybe you guys are better suited with the dullness of melodifestivalen: Cheer on and worship the cheesy Swedes and in the meantime Vienna welcomes the wonderful Passed to ESC 2015 in VIENNA ??

EF0912
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EF0912

I think it’s a great song but different. I really like it and I think its a bit underrated by international fans. I’d give it an 7.5/10