The Wiwi Jury — our in-house panel of musical unprofessionals — has enjoyed several days under the Greek sun and our skin is now sufficiently bronzed. Last night we applied aloe vera cream to our bodies while listening to C:Real’s Eurosong 2015 entry “Crash and Burn.” Did she crash and burn with us? Read on to find out…
Sami: The chorus is great, but it takes way too long to get there. This is a very weird mix of rock and electro music, and it’s not the best choice for Greece this year.
Deban: Despite the modem dance riff running through the chorus, “Crash and Burn” is decidedly unengaging. Georgia Lazopoulou’s attempt to infuse sex appeal into this number comes off as borderline vulgar. As the song draws to an end, there’s a slight improvement. However, the real relief occurs when their time is up.
William A: She’s ready for our love, but I’m not ready to give it to her. The melody isn’t particularly inviting and, despite her energy and sultry moves, it cannot elevate an ultimately flat song. This will live up to its title and crash and burn — both in the Greek final and, on the off chance it goes, at Eurovision.
Robyn: There’s a pretty decent chorus, but the rest of the song just sounds like filler thrown in to bide time until the chorus rolls around. The chorus soon outstays its welcome and the song ends up getting really boring and repetitive. The song title is threatening to be prophetic.
William C: Okay start. Okay voice. Nothing special. And the chorus is dire. I cannot for the life of me stand that voice. Sorry, but I hope you crash and burn in Greece’s NF. The Greek music is the best part of this for me.
Billy: I really enjoy C REAL’s energy in the video clip, and I hope to see the same on stage. Their song is good, with typical (and predictable) pop-rock sounds. Of course, mpouzouki, the Greek feature, can not be omitted from “Crash And Burn”. It really reminds me of the participating entries from the Greek national final back in 2012. Yes the one held in a mall!
Max: I was expecting more from C:REAL but instead we get this watered down rock/pop track that honestly belongs in a bargain bin at a local supermarket. It’s unmemorable, cheap and something I can’t see the Greeks going for. The instrumental near the end doesn’t fit in at all — it’s as though they thought, ‘Oh yeah, it’s for Greece, let’s add ethnic flavor at the last minute!’ It just doesn’t pay off and I hope it crashes and burns.
Patrick: This is the worst song in the Greek NF this year. It’s a mess with too much rock in it and and injection of traditional sounds ot make it sound Greek again. I’m convinced that her voice won’t be that great live. They won’t go to Vienna, they won’t go anywhere… CRASH AND BURN C:REAL!