The Wiwi Jury will be travelling around Austria in the lead up to Wer singt für Österreich 2016 on February 12. Today, we stopped off in Salzburg to visit the Hellbrunn Palace, where we reenacted our favourite Sound of Music scenes before listening to some new music of our own — Sankil Jones’s “One More Sound”. Did we think his sound is perfect for Eurovision — or are we hoping he won’t make another sound? Read on to find out…
SANKIL JONES – “ONE MORE SOUND”
“ONE MORE SOUND” REVIEWS
Antranig: “One More Sound” is walking a very fine tightrope between being a modern hit and sounding like a very cheap piece composed in someone’s basement. Even after multiple listens, I still struggle to decide which side it falls on. It’s a bit too repetitive for me to fall in love with it but I don’t mind listening to it.
Bernardo: His voice annoys me and I also don’t get the instrumental — this a mess. The toilet break of this national final. Obviously, talking about Eurovision and this song in the same sentence is not possible.
Chris: This actively annoyed me. Please, Sankil, don’t make any more sounds. It’s so self indulgent in terms of performance and sounds like it was composed via demo track on a keyboard. Just plain awful.
Luis: Sankil’s voice is displeasing, and the song is not exactly suitable not only for Eurovision, but for the non-electronic fan audience. I wanted it to stop right from the very beginning. It’s not that I wasn’t feeling it, it’s that it was disturbing me. It’s annoying. I felt so weird after listening to this, and in that weirdness moment, I decided I’ll skip listening to this again in the future, aka the national final.
Mikhail: This is annoying! His voice sounds like one of a shattering, barely moving old man. It is so scratchy. And that vocal puking he does is unbearable. It is just some hot mess that I cannot even listen to until the end.
Patrick: Cezar meets Erlend Bratland feat. Tooji. Might not sound bad but the result is horrible. This is scary, not pleasant at all and just too much for my eyes, ears and also mind. I can already see him on stage in black leather and angel wings with trashy dancers. Given Austria and its taste this might do very well (I would know — I’m Austrian). But please don’t make one more sound ever again!
Robyn: This song sounds like the sort of work by a superstar DJ who gets a guest vocalist to come in and anonymously warble over his sick beats. The result: in this song, Sankil feels secondary to the music, a glorified backing singer. He’s a very talented performer (apparently a fan favourite) but this isn’t the right song for his big Eurovision shot.
Sami: This guy should be singing opera with a voice like that! In a pop song like this, his voice sounds creepy more than amazing. Like most of the songs in Austria’s national final, this one also has a really repetitive chorus. I’m sure his live vocals will be great, but this song might sound and look very weird in the live performance.
William: He needs to take his own advice and not make one more sound. He should also ditch the bizarre, South Asian dubstep at two minutes and the two-minutes that lead up to that. And the minute that follows. The changes in mood and style — R&B, dance, popera — lack cohesion and are completely grating. I’ve developed a new wrinkle on my forehead listening to this.
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 0 and a high of 8.