The Wiwi Jury will be travelling around Austria in the lead up to Wer singt für Österreich 2016 on February 12. Today, we visited a ski resort near Sölden and made our way through the snow to listen to our next song for review — Farina Miss & Céline Roscheck’s “Sky is the Limit”. Do we think that the sky is the limit for these two at Eurovision — or have these women hit the glass ceiling? Read on to find out…
FARINA MISS & CÉLINE ROSCHECK – “SKY IS THE LIMIT”
“SKY IS THE LIMIT” REVIEWS
Antranig: The musical composition of this song is absolutely impeccable. Vocally, Farina is on point as well. They have everything they could possibly need for a Eurovision hit and then they tarnish it with some of the most repetitive and boring lyrics imaginable. There is so much unfulfilled potential here — I’m completely unimpressed.
Bernardo: I’m not feeling it. Forgettable, repetitive and in some parts poorly produced. Céline and Farina may be sweethearts, but the limit for this song is the national final. Sorry!
Chris: Célina and Farina present “Time” V2.0, I guess. On first listen, the repetitive nature of the song actually isn’t too bad, but it does start to lose your interest after one or two more plays. It doesn’t grow anywhere, and they’ll need a killer stage show to really push the song further, but there’s nothing too bad here.
Luis: I do want to like this, but unfortunately it ends up bland and forgettable when it should have all the ingredients to be a hit. They might think the sky is the limit, but I’m seeing a ceiling for them if this isn’t revamped (or reconstructed) from the beginning to the end. It’s such a shame when a song can be good but poor production brings it down.
Mikhail: The first part of the song sounds really promising with interesting piano hooks and then strings, but it soon loses its originality and transforms into something bland. In music there are no limits and boundaries, but this song has it.
Patrick: Violins always work in Eurovision they said… sadly they lied! Okay now guys, this is just a wannabe dance song and it kind of works because in Austria we are used to this music and we also kind of like it. I love the violin in it and it also brings some ESC flair but I really need to see this on stage because I have no clue how it will come over live. Patience Patrick, patience, this might even surprise you.
Robyn: Violins seem to work best at ESC when they’re played by handsome, waistcoat-wearing singers (Rybak, Sebalter). But when it’s a non-singing violinist, we know they’re miming and it feels more like an accessory to the singer than an essential part of the performance. The song has plenty of funk and drama and Farina sounds great, but the central message — that the “sky is the limit” — gets pretty repetitive and ends up saying little. And when Farina frequently sings “sky is the limit” — dropping the first the — it sounds like an ad for the UK satellite television company Sky.
Sami: The dramatic beginning gave me high expectations, but they were quickly shattered when the disco beat came on. I like the violin, but that’s pretty much the only thing I like in the song. The chorus is really annoying and the lyrics are really cheesy.
William: Well this sounds cheap. The sky is the limit, and my patience is limited. Farina and Céline spend too much time on loop. It’s dizzying, but not in a good way, and their strings do not belong on the dance floor. The only nice thing I can say is that they look great in the thumbnail image. Go girls!
In the Austrian Wiwi Jury we have 15 jurors, but only have room for 9 reviews. The remaining 6 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 1.5 and a high of 7.