Georgia’s song selection for Eurovision 2016 takes place on February 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 music 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 “Sugar and Milk”.
Nika Kocharov & Young Georgian Lolitaz – “Sugar and Milk”
“Sugar and Milk” reviews
Antranig: As terrible as it is — especially in terms of the lyrics — I’d set this as an alarm to wake me up in the morning because it’s loud, annoying and obnoxious. That’s basically everything you need in an alarm. Other than that, I have no reason to listen to it ever again. My only question — where is the snooze button?
Renske: From all songs in the Georgian national final, “Sugar and Milk” definitely has the most energy. This song can easy stick out between two other upbeat songs when it comes to Eurovision. It has my attention from the first second to the last: final-worthy, if you ask me.
Robyn: At one point, the Young Georgian Lolitaz were based in the UK, so it’s not surprising they’ve picked up on that Britpop sound. “Sugar and Milk” is like the Blur vs Oasis rivalry of the 1990s condensed into one song, though there’s an obvious influence from Oasis’ “Roll With It” (and some Beatles). Weirdly enough, there’s a minor revival of this sound happening outside the UK, but for me at least, I’m not ready to relive the ’90s.
William: Take me back to middle school and crank up Blur and Oasis! This has that magical Britpop sound — but sadly the one from the mid-’90s. There isn’t much shape here — rather just a long series of verses that are hard to distinguish from each other. That said, I like the soul and grit of his voice when he says oh yeah and honey.
Zakaria: This song has so many British pop/rock elements in it. While I really enjoyed listening to it, it still lacking the same thing as pointed in the other previous songs reviewed: a hook! A hook that will persuade viewers to grab their phones and vote for Georgia.
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 of 1 and a high of 8,5.