Earlier today, the Wiwi Jury — our in-house panel of music unprofessionals — gathered in Nuremberg to discuss the contestants participating in Unser Lied für Stockholm, Germany’s national selection for Eurovision 2016. Today we look at Joco, who will sing “Full Moon”. Does it belong among the stars? Read on to find out!
Joco – “Full Moon”
“Full Moon” Reviews
Robyn: I love the sound and the energy. The two Joco girls have really close harmonies that work perfectly with the structure of the song. The piano drives the number and is virtually a third member of the band. I’ll need to see this live at the national final to really know how it could work at Eurovision, but at this stage, it’s one of my favourites.
Luis: This began promisingly, but I soon lost interest. It’s elegant and charming, but it leaves me cold in the end. I don’t see any progression, and the song basically ends where it started. I’d rename it “walk in the park on Sunday morning”, because it’s as exciting as that.
Rick: I don’t know what I should think about this one. It has its own flair which would stand out in the competition. But maybe people would rate it rather low because of the nostalgic, romantic feeling, which may come off as old-fashioned to many. It’s not typical 2016. Besides that I’m afraid their live vocals could be weak. So we have to wait for their live performance. For now I’d say it’s average.
Kristin: Those girls harmonise beautifully, both in the studio and live. I actually saw a live recording of this song, and they seem to love what they’re doing, and just sparkle with charm and personality. The song itself is fine, but those two are a dynamic duo, and could easily charm their way to Stockholm. Yes, I think I like it.
Deban: The harmonies here are great, but one ingredient on its own does not make a feast. I love the understated All Saints-chilled vibe that “Full Moon” packs in. It’s unassuming at first, but on repeat listens, it develops into a fuller flavour. Joco are über-suave, and effortlessly cool.
Mikhail: The piano — it’s amazing! I love these playful sounds. The girls are very cheerful and they keep you entertained. They sound great together and it gives an extra captivating bonus. The only problem is that the song is getting a bit repetitive, but, nevertheless, it is really good and relaxing.
Antranig: Before they start singing, the music draws me in like the smell of bread coming out of a bakery. When I go inside, however, I find only a small slice rather than a whole loaf. There’s so much promise here but it feels incomplete. The great parts of the song transition into some really boring parts and by the end, I am thoroughly confused.
George: This song is a mess. It combines many different things and the result is chaotic. I can see the “Taken by a Stranger” influence here. Come on, Germany — for once do something original. This song is not good enough for Eurovision and I will be really really disappointed if it wins.
In the German Wiwi Jury we have 14 jurors but only have room for eight reviews. The remaining 6 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 5 and a high of 8.