We are getting close to Estonia’s national selection for Eurovision Eesti Laul 2016, which kicks off on February 13. In recent weeks the Wiwi Jury — our in-house panel of music unprofessionals — has been listening and reviewing all of the songs. Next up are The Jingles who persuade us to “Love a Little Bit”. Are we willing to give them a tiny bit of love? Find out below!
THE JINGLES — “LOVE A LITTLE BIT”
“LOVE A LITTLE BIT” REVIEWS
Robyn: The only way I am willing to accept this song is if it’s the result of a team-building workshop, where a group of guys who have never played an instrument before are taught two chords, and over the course of an afternoon, they manage to jam out this song and learn about themselves in the process.
Josh: Unfortunately I can’t even manage to love this song a little bit. It’s too acoustic-in-the-back-corner-of-a-pub for my liking. There’s no hook to the song that makes it stand out or make it memorable. I can’t see this doing awfully well.
Bernardo: No, no, no! I’m feeling the vibe, I would listen to it drinking my evening coffee in Chiado. But that’s it. This song belongs in the background of a coffee shop, not the Eesti Laul stage. Eurovision? Let’s not talk about it with the tune still playing, please.
Deban: Are you kidding me? This is drunken karaoke quality that’s lacking in substance and musicality. At best, it’s a warm-up jam session to test the sound for a pub gig. I’m sorry, try harder next year!
Kristin: This song is not horrible as such. It’s just there. They constantly repeat the title in the chorus, which instead of being catchy, just gets irritating after a while. It does not leave a lasting impression, unfortunately for The Jingles, because I think those guys are in fact talented and could do so much better. But this just doesn’t do it for me. Sorry, guys.
Antranig: This is one of the most boring songs you could ask for. It is completely dull and it never gets anywhere. It feels like some teenager wrote this after a magical first date 20 years ago and someone found it at the bottom of a cardboard box and entered it into Eesti Laul 20 years later.
George: Well, this is a song that has no winning potential. The song is really forgettable and it doesn’t even have a chorus (no guys, repeating the same phrase ten times isn’t a chorus). I’m really disappointed with this song and I can’t see it making it to the final.
Cristian: One of those songs you forget after a listen. Redundancy makes it rather boring. At the beginning it sounds listenable but in only one minute it gets pretty annoying. Thinking about the selection, this is without any doubt one of the worst entries.
Zakaria: This is the type of songs you usually hear in pubs and bars played by debutant and unknown bands and surely not a song that would represent a country in Eurovision.
Renske: Personally, I have a lot of love for this song. I love the swing and jazz influences around it. Perhaps this could be a dark horse in the competition, because it’s certainly underrated. But for Eurovision, this song is just way too small.
“LOVE A LITTLE BIT” SCORES
The highest and lowest scores are removed before calculating the final score. We have dropped a low of 1 and a high of 7.