Georgia’s song selection for Eurovision 2016 takes place on Fabruary 14, but voters in the country are already voting. Sadly we don’t have a Georgian passport or mobile phone, but we do have opinions on each of the five songs. So over the next week the Wiwi Jury — our in-house panel of musical unprofessionals — will review Nika Kocharov & Young Georgian Lolitaz‘s five songs. We’re honest and uncensored, and we promise this hurts us more than it hurts you. Today we review “Right or Wrong”.
Nika Kocharov & Young Georgian Lolitaz – “Right or Wrong”
“Right or Wrong” reviews
Kristin: I like this song a lot, though some might say its weaker than the others. But I’m digging the raw garage band sound, and the squealing guitar. I’d like to see this advance to Stockholm. It’s so vastly different from anything Georgia has ever sent to Eurovision (yes, I’m counting their 2014 entry). Positive vibes all the way from me.
Luis: I like this one, but I feel it’s too pedestrian for Eurovision. There’s nothing wrong about it, but it lacks the necessary punch a good Eurovision rock song has to have. I’m afraid it might get lost in the national final with just five songs, so imagine between the 19 songs in the Eurovision semi.
Robyn: If your friend’s band came up with a song like this, you’d like, “Dude, that’s really good!”. But there’s a big difference between playing this song at a local student bar and on stage at the Globe Arena. It’s not a bad song, but it just isn’t good enough for Eurovision. I want something more captivating and less student band.
William: You can tell the band accepted this as an outside submission — it doesn’t feel organic to them. While there is the distinct indie vibe, it seems a bit too happy for a band that does well with anger. To make matters worse, there isn’t a memorable hook or riff. Please pass on this one.
Zakaria: Of all the entries in the Georgian selection, this one is the weakest one. It’s still a good song though, but it doesn’t have an instant impact on the listener. This is one of those songs used to fill in the gaps in a concert and that the crowd enjoys while waiting for the real big hit to be played.
In the Georgian jury we have 14 jurors but only room for five reviews. The remaining nine 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 1 of and a high of 9.