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. Alsowith the perfect arrangements, this song could become an enjoyable Eurovision finalist.

Score: 7.5/10

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.

Score: 8.5/10

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.

Score: 8/10

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.

Score: 4/10

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.

Score: 4/10

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!

Score: 8/10

In the Maltese Wiwi Jury we have 18 jurors but only have room for six reviews. The remaining twelve scores are below.

Anthony: 7.5/10

Antranig: 10/10

Cristian: 7/10

Denise: 7/10

George: 7.5/10

Luis: 4/10

Maria: 7/10

Mario: 4.5/10

Patrick: 9/10

Renske: 7/10

Rezo: 3/10

Zakaria: 8/10

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.

WIWI JURY SCORE: 6.78/10

FOR OUR LIST OF MESC 2016 RANKINGS, CLICK HERE

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Donatas
Donatas
5 years ago

The one who gave 3 out of 10 to this song is either someone who tries to support a specific, another song from the contest or someone who is clearly not someone who can be a judge of songs… c’mon… honestly guys… it’s so obvious that Falling glass is one of the few clear sounding winners here..

Comi
Comi
5 years ago

It’s a clear winner for me.

BlandZebra
BlandZebra
5 years ago

My apologies Malta for my previous comment: the selection this year is very good. Not sure what I listened to earlier but there are a fair number of contenders. Corazon is still my favourite though. 😉

SpirK
SpirK
5 years ago

9/10 from me and probably pushing to be my number two. It really grows! Corazon is a fantastic vocalist the chorus is really catchy and the song offers real versatility. Congratulations and I really want Corazon to make the top 3!!

nikolas
nikolas
5 years ago

I can’t believe tha someone gave 3/10 to this song.Whatever…This is one of the best choices in the malteze selection…maybe the BEST!

Graph
Graph
5 years ago

Let the Euphoria comparisons begin . . .

Anyhow, this song is very good. Probably the best one I’ve heard from Malta this year (only heard a few though). Although I disagree with William about the timing – I think Valentina Monetta 2013 was better. Falling Glass peaks in momentum in the middle of the song, and the last quarter of it seems underwhelming.

BlandZebra
BlandZebra
5 years ago

Strong standout in a very poor group of songs this year. Night and day compared to last year’s group.

Steven
Steven
5 years ago

This song is GLORIOUS

#Secretly
#Secretly
5 years ago

This is her best song in MESC ever. It’s pure perfection. I would love to see it in Stockholm. She has voice of an angel, song is catchy and modern, and she can sing live.

DenizNL
DenizNL
5 years ago

Last year I liked “secretly”, this year I like her song even more.