The Wiwi Jury — our in-house panel of music unprofessionals — is still in Hungary reviewing A Dal performances. Today we listened to Karmapolis & Böbe Szécsi and their song “Hold On To”. Did we get a grip on their song? Read on to find out…
Karmapolis & Böbe Szécsi – “Hold On To”
“Hold On To” reviews
Robyn: This song just floats in and out on a wave of cool without leaving a trace. It’s very nice and relaxing to listen to, but beyond that, there’s nothing substantial, nothing sticky. If “Hold On To” made it to Stockholm, when the recap clip played, viewers would be like “Wait, where did that song come from?”
Angus: While the Finding Nemo screens are adorbs and so is the song, the whole thing feels very ‘mermaid under the sea’ chic and through the percussion in the chorus a little Bond. It may be a little too mellow to win out at Eurovision but I’ve totally been swept away with the fishes on this one.
Judit: “Hold On To” was my first favourite after I listened all of the songs. It has something, what I can’t explain, but still feel a strong connection. For me the fish background is a bit weird, but this is something what will force you to watch the performance and think about its meaning. Love it, and Böbe’s voice works perfectly!
Edd: I love the Szécsi twins’ voices, an Böbe’s soft tones are perfect for this delicate production. The performance, however is all just a tad too casual (and that goldfish is very distracting). Why not dress her up in a veil and get her to do some spiritual hand movements? They need to summon the mystery inside them.
In the Hungarian jury we have 12 jurors but only room for four reviews. The remaining eight scores are below!
To reduce potential bias, we drop the highest and lowest scores prior to calculating the average. We removed a low of 4 and a high of 8.