It’s been a busy day for the Wiwi Jury — our in-house panel of musical unprofessionals. We woke up early to visit the Acropolis and then turned to another wonder: Shaya Hansen. Born in Denmark, she’s a favourite to win Greece’s Eurosong 2015, so we just had to review her song “Sunshine.” Did it bring the heat? Read on to find out…

“Sunshine” — Shaya Hansen

William A: It’s like Ruslana had a bit too much to drink, got on a bus in Kyiv, wound up in Thessaloniki and decided to perform at Eurosong. This is a melange of so many sounds and cultures that it shouldn’t work, yet somehow it does. I love how Shaya fills the pauses not with her voice but with her booty. You betta werk!

Score: 9/10

Sami: This song really brings some sunshine to this competition! I love the traditional instruments and the chorus is really beautiful. It’s a little bit like “Only Teardrops”, but I love that too, so I don’t really mind. I really hope Greece sends this to Vienna!

Score: 9/10

Deban: Fun, energetic and upbeat, but make no mistake, Shaya ain’t no Shewolf. However, in a field of shockingly weak entries, “Sunshine” offers a glimmer of hope. A clever bouzouki cameo reminds listeners that this track has Greece stamped on it.

Score: 6.5/10

Robyn: With so many thrilling songs in the Greek final this year, it’s disappointing to find one that’s just really average. The intro takes too long to get going, and the lyrics are annoyingly lightweight (though the line “sunshine, let me be your wife” is brilliant). There are plenty of countries that would love a song like this, but Greece can do so much better.

Score: 6/10

William C: The Greek music at the introduction is very fitting. The lyrics are so settling for me, and make sense! I love this so much. I hope Greece either send her or “One Last Breath”. Like Ireland, Greece has two standouts to choose from.

Score: 10/10

Billy: Well, Shaya really knows hot to “Shake It”. I like the song, as it melds Eastern, Greek and European elements. “Sunshine” has original lyrics, but some parts seem stolen from “Only Teardrops”. This style is tried and tested, so it can’t go too badly for her. She has the style, fame and talend needed for Eurovision. So, why not?

Score: 9/10

Max: Shaya has totally brought sunshine to my life with this track!  The use of a clarinet is so unique and something I doubt will be seen from any other countries this year. Yes, the lyrics are pretty predictable and repetitive but it’s a good thing because it stays in our heads! The musical break half way through is my favourite part as I can imagine what they are going to do on the stage during this bit. So much potential. I just hope the staging doesn’t let it down.

Score: 8.5/10

Patrick: OMG, if somebody deserves to win, then it’s Shaya! When she was announced as one of the hopefuls, I really expected something amazing and she brought more than I expected! Wow, I can already imagine how she would slay in Vienna. Everybody would be dancing to that party song and Greece could reach the Top 10 again! I hope she is as good live as in the studio version – GO SHAYA!

Score: 10/10

Wiwi Jury Verdict: 8.9/10

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BIONDA
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BIONDA

CIAO BELLA SHAYA!YOU ARE THE BEST.YOU ARE GOING TO WIN AND YOU ‘LL BE TOP3!

Mario The Vision of Gay Love
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Mario The Vision of Gay Love

Shaya Hansen is from Denmark and if she goes to the Diamond Vision since we are on the same semifinal with Denmark i expect nothing less than 12 points from them to our Shaya! 😛 Ok im kidding of course here…:) But possibly i can see the Danes giving us points anyway if Shaya goes to Vienna.. 🙂

Mario The Vision of Gay Love
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Mario The Vision of Gay Love

I like it much…Really nice song..
8/10
My 2nd most liked one 4 the rec..
Shaya & Thomai are hyped as the big hot favorites 4 the victory tonight..

Nikos
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Nikos

We in Greece are not only bouzouki and sirtaki folks 🙂

I hope this wins, not just cause of the song but I really like Shaya and her style can appeal to all of Europe. As I had said before, I come from area in Greece with the clarinet so extra points from me for this song haha. (Zhto h Thessalia!)

Brunowskii
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Brunowskii

After the finnish tragedy, Greece could gift us with this all-in-one-ESC powerful entry. Shaya can certainly be top 10 if not top 5…

Alex E
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Alex E

Shaya is the best hands down. She slays her performances, and her song “In Your Eyes” was my Summer Jam in 2011!!!

Antranig Shokayan
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I think it’s Greece’s best choice by a mile. As for how well it will do in the contest… that remains to be seen.

Donna
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Donna

Greece should go and send this. It will totally guarantee them a Top 10 finish or even a repeat of their victory ten years ago if they worked much harder on this one.

rob
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Please greece send shaya!!!! I realy like the song and the flute is perfect! Sunshine can bring greece back in the top 10 again or even top 5!!! I wonder about her live performance…. i hope it will be fine!!!
Good luck!

SteKay
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SteKay

Yikes this is waaay overrated. I really do not like the clarinet at all, would totally prefer a saxaphone. There is lots of hype around Greece but tbh I think none of these songs are near as good Rise Up, or any recent Greek entries :/

Eugene ESC UK
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Eugene ESC UK

If Europe were voting, this would win, but there are 3 songs with the bouzouki prominent and it’s Greeks voting. Greece will have a good position with this one if it went through. It has immediate impact, but maybe that is because it is based on a very popular song, but I can’t recall that song at the moment, but I will. It’s still good. I’m guessing the Bookies will react if this one wins.

WTF
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WTF

@EF0912: Well, you better brace yourself…

SpirK
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SpirK

As a Greek, it also is my favorite. It is really different, and doesn’t use the overused bouzouki, but the greek clarinet and drums. It’s fresh, original and Shaya knows how to get the job done! 8/10 from me!

EF0912
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EF0912

I would be DEVASTATED if Greece doesn’t send her