Earlier today, the Wiwi Jury — our in-house panel of music unprofessionals — gathered in Valletta to discuss the contestants participating in Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2016 (MESC), the national selection for Malta. Today we look at Corazon with her entry “Falling Glass”. Were we mesmerised by the falling glass, or do we feel like we’re walking on broken glass? Read on to find out…
CORAZON – “FALLING GLASS”
“FALLING GLASS” REVIEWS
Bernardo: Corazon’s voice is like a gentle whisper in your ears – and a good one! “Falling Glass” builds quite nicely as a ballad and finishes strongly as an uptempo tune — it gave me da chills! I’m quite sure this is going to be the dark horse on the night of the final. It’s going to be a top-three finish for Corazon. Also, with the perfect arrangements, this song could become an enjoyable Eurovision finalist.
Deban: Was I mesmerised? Definitely! Corazon’s crystal clear vocals glue the hybrid production elements in this number, thus making it a vocal standout. It is catchy, memorable and helmed with lyrics that are relatable, and beautifully enunciated. “Falling Glass” serves a delicate mirage with its title. Don’t be fooled though — this is one of Malta’s strongest offerings this decade.
Josh: “Falling Glass” gives me life, darling! Corazon’s voice is angelic and lovely and surprisingly compliments the song quite well. Starting off as a sweet ballad and blending into an uptempo dance track as the song climaxes makes it was easy to listen to. I’m confident this song will given Corazon her best placing in MESC thus far. Is it a winner though? I’m not too sure.
Ramadan: Wow! As soon as Corazon started to sing, she has totally touched me. Corazon has a really beautiful voice and sounds very professional. It’s not an outstanding ballad, to be honest. Corazon deserves a much better song. I don’t think the song suits her.
Robyn: Corazon sounds like a classically trained singer, with a sweet, precise voice. However, “Falling Glass” seems written for someone with a bigger voice and more attitude. As a result, the floor-filling instrumentation ends up swamping Corazon’s delicate voice, and the lyrics about “falling glass” sound more like a health and safety warning.
William: Corazon’s voice is pure seduction: baby, I’ll do whatever you want so long as you want it! She pulls a bit of a blinder with “Falling Glass”. A strong if somewhat predictable opening minute gives way to a proper floor stomper. This is Valentina Monetta 2013, but with much better timing! It’s a hybrid entry that should appeal to fans of cheesy balladry and EDM in equal measure. That glass may be broken but Corazon is not — her best MESC entry to date!
In the Maltese Wiwi Jury we have 18 jurors but only have room for six reviews. The remaining twelve scores are below.
The highest and lowest scores are dropped prior to calculating the average score. This is to remove outliers and reduce potential bias. We have removed a low of 3 and a high of 10.