The Wiwi Jury — our in-house panel of music unprofessionals — is still in Hungary reviewing A Dal performances. Today we listened to Gergö Oláh and his song “Gyöz a jó”. He’s fusing Eastern and Western styles, but do we like the result? Read on to find out…
Gergö Oláh – “Gyöz a jó”
“Gyöz a jó” reviews
Robyn: A Dal 2016 has a couple of really strong pop contenders, and then there’s this. I love the combination of Eastern European styles with modern electronic sounds, and there’s even a bit of trap in there. It doesn’t even matter that it’s in Hungarian – the drama of the performance and Gergö’s charisma totally carry it.
Angus: This is the kind of ethnic dance number that slayed the pack year-after-year in the late 2000s. Something about Gergö’s vocal is truly mystical and the instrumentation makes the whole effect even more hypnotic. The water works at the end completes the magic.
Judit: He’s talented, he can dance and sing, and thank God, he shows everything to us. For me the roses and the sand is a bit confusing, but if I close my eyes, I can enjoy this unique song. Last year he came with a ballad, and I’m so grateful that in 2016 he is showing his other talents. This is your way!
Denise: Everyone in Team Wiwi knows that I’m in love with Turkey and that I hate it that they don’t participate anymore. This song sounds and feels so Turkish to me — I love it. Those violins, the outfits, the dance moves. This is totally my thing.
Sinan: Oh yeah! I like this one! The violin part is my favourite — it sounds very on point. He has a great voice and knows how to use it in the song. I love the vest, by the way.
Edd: A song with a similar gangsta feel to Reni Tolvai’s “Fire” – although this time it’s actually a good song. The sand is an interesting gimmick, and with a bit more thought I think it could become something really special. Oh, and bit of fiddle never goes unnoticed with this juror!
In the Hungarian jury we have 12 jurors but only room for six reviews. The remaining six scores are below!
To reduce potential bias, we drop the highest and lowest scores prior to calculating the average. We removed a low of 7 and a high of 9.