The Wiwi Jury — our in-house panel of music unprofessionals — is still in Hungary reviewing A Dal performances. Today we listened to Laci Gáspár and his song “Love and Bass”. Were we feeling his funky grooves? Read on to find out…

Laci Gáspár – “Love and Bass”

Laci Gaspar, A Dal, Hungary 2016

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“Love and Bass” reviews

Robyn: This is like a house band from a nightclub in 1984, playing crowd-pleasing funk tunes to keep the dance floor full and the drinks a-flowin’. Even the rap does little to make it feel anything other than a dated throwback. To Laci’s credit, he is a great performer and brings lots of energy to the stage.

Score: 4/10

Angus: I wish this was fresh funk but it comes across as dated disco. You can boogie to it and throw a few shapes but after that it rapidly becomes apparent how disposable this is. There’s nothing to grab onto and the awkward rap break down makes you want to forget the song ever existed.

Score: 2/10 

Judit: Laci has a good voice, and yes, funky is his style. He’s good at it, but I don’t think people will like it. There are slow songs in this field, but “Love and Bass” was my toilet break. It’s okay as a background music in a bar, but for Eurovision? Absolutely not.

Score: 4/10

Patrick: Why am I not surprised that this isn’t good? I mean, it is nothing special. I like Hungarian but this doesn’t match at all. He is just trying too hard. Thank you for the headache!

Score: 2/10

Dayana: This song would perfectly fit to be performed at some high school graduation party, but not Eurovision. Yes, nice tunes, pleasant voice, vigorous artist… but way too basic.

Score: 4/10

Denise: 5/10

Sinan: 6/10

Edd: 2/10

Ramadan: 2/10

Antranig: 2.5/10

Cristian: 5/10

Mikhail: 3.5/10

To reduce potential bias, we drop the highest and lowest scores prior to calculating the average. We removed a low of 2 and a high of 6.

Wiwi Jury Average: 3.4/10

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I was feeling the funky grooves and I like dated disco.
….it will not win but I can still love it.