The Wiwi Jury — our in-house panel of music unprofessionals — is still in Hungary reviewing A Dal performances. Today we listened to B The First with their song “You Told Me You Loved Me”. Were we feeling the band’s rock ‘n’ roll styles? Read on to find out…
B The First – “You Told Me You Loved Me”
“You Told Me You Loved Me” reviews
Angus: This is totally Elvis karaoke territory. Cringey styling, antique sound and dull stage performance do nothing to sell this to me.
Antranig: This is not the type of song I’d usually go for but I am having a lot of fun with it. Their live performance was not breathtaking and it’s so painfully cheesy but the final product works. This isn’t going to move mountains but it will get Hungary moving and might just scrape through to the final.
Judit: The jury went crazy. Just like our readers, I wouldn’t have thought that they could get to the semi, but it still happened. I don’t like the song. The singer is annoying — his costume is awful. I would love to say something nice, but simply can’t.
Mikhail: Old badass rock ‘n’ roll style in all its glory. It is catchy, it is rhythmic, it is cool enough and has a lot of energy. Is it old-fashioned? Probably. But it’s so nice to have a rest from all those boring ballads and the generic pop crap.
Robyn: I’m slightly disturbed by the “sexy circus strongman” aesthetic of the frontman, but the song’s energy matches it. There’s a cool rockabilly sound, one of those genres that come in fashion whenever 1950s Americana is hip. I can’t see a song like this qualifying in Stockholm, but it would bring some fun to the A Dal final.
In the Hungarian jury we have 11 jurors but only room for five 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 2 and a high of 7.