Hallo Deutschland! Earlier today, the Wiwi Jury — our in-house panel of music unprofessionals — gathered in Frankfurt to discuss the contestants participating in Unser Lied für Stockholm, Germany’s national selection for Eurovision 2016Today we look at Luxuslärm, who will sing “Solange Liebe In Mir Wohnt” (As Long as Love Lives in Me). Were we feeling the love? Read on to find out!

Luxuslärm – “Solange Liebe In Mir Wohnt”


“Solange Liebe In Mir Wohnt” reviews

Robyn: This reminds me a lot of Greta Salóme’s song in Iceland’s national final — a folk-inspired song with a sweet female vocalist to guide the listener along. But “Solange…” is so cutesy that it makes Salóme’s tune seem quite dark and edgy in comparison. It’s not strong enough to do well in Stockholm, but I’m curious to see how this turns out at the national final.

Score: 6/10

Luis: My limited knowledge of German gives me the feeling that I’d experience a cheese overload if I understood all the lyrics. So I’ll happily keep my ignorance, because this is actually a quite nice tune. It’s not particularly original, but it is memorable and puts me in a good mood.

Score: 7.5/10

Rick: This is nothing special and it isn’t particularly memorable. Even though I can understand what she’s singing I can’t really remember the melody after listening to it — which is a bad sign. It feels like we’ve heard it a million times before. Germany has better options than Luxuslärm and I can’t see this doing well at Eurovision.

Score: 2/10

Kristin: I’m a bit torn here. On one hand, I like the beat, her voice and I find the chorus appealing, but on the other hand, said chorus gets a little repetitive and monotonous without leaving a lasting impression. I don’t see this doing any major damage, unless the singer has a hissy fit on stage because of a broken mic or something. Otherwise it’s just “that song I heard, but I can’t remember how it goes”.

Score: 5.5/10

Deban: Give me sticky, but don’t make it sweet. This entry overdoses on both! The vocals may be good, but the song doesn’t grab my attention.  A cross between a romantic melody and a nursery rhyme, I can’t see this making a huge impact in Germany, never mind Europe.

Score: 3.5/10

Mikhail: We’ve heard that beat a lot before. The songs is pretty dull and repetitive without any highlights. It is sweet, but that’s just it. Actually, I am getting a bit annoyed by all this sugar by the end.

Score: 4/10

Antranig: This sounds mystical and ethereal at the start and the effect is carried across the entire song. I’m not sure the beat needs to come in — it certainly adds power to the song but it leaves me unsure of what the song is trying to be. I quite like it but it lacks something special to set it apart from most of the competition.

Score: 7/10

George: Luxuslärm is my favourite German band and I was really exited to hear they’re participating in ULFS. When the song was released, though, I was kinda disappointed. I really wanted something more like “Lieb deine Träume” — that would definitely slay! I doubt, though, that “Solange Liebe in mir wohnt” can do the same.


In the German Wiwi Jury we have 14 jurors but only have room for eight reviews. The remaining 6 scores are below.

Bernardo: 6.5/10

Edd: 2/10

Dayana: 8/10

Patrick: 7/10

Bogdan: 7.5/10

Josh: 6/10

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 2 and a high of 8.

Wiwi Jury Score: 5.88/10