There’s no stopping the Wiwi Jury as we move on to our fifth act of Eurovision: You Decide. In this review, we’re looking at the duo Darline with their song, “Until Tomorrow”. The band is made up of two singer-songwriters, Abby Inez and Cára Beard. As a group, the two have toured alongside The Shires in support of their 2015 tour. Find out what we thought about “Until Tomorrow” below, and don’t forget to vote in our Eurovision: You Decide poll to have your say too.
Darline – “Until Tomorrow”
Check out the “Until Tomorrow” lyrics here
Deban: Saccharine-dosed country pop! It’s cute, but doesn’t lure me anywhere meaningful. The voices harmonise well on record, and overall, “Until Tomorrow” remains a well-produced effort. Unfortunately, this will never be a classic — and that is a missed opportunity.
William: Part country queen, part Celtic goddess, Darline have light and ethereal vocals that take me to their heaven. This is a sleepy song yet it’s strangely intoxicating. It is rooted in country-folk and yet has just the right about of pop to go mainstream. In a so-so field this is far and away the stand-out track — radio-friendly, rooted in 2016 and sung by two appealing starlets. Eurovision entry sorted.
Antranig: This song takes me to heaven and back. When I first heard it, I thought it was cute. On the second listen, I fell in love — it touched something deep inside me. These ladies bring youthful energy and “Until Tomorrow” is beautiful both lyrically and musically. Their vocals complement the song perfectly and with the right staging, I’m willing to bet this could sneak into the Top 10.
Chris: By far and away the strongest entry in this entire field. There’s a real vibe of First Aid Kit to these two girls, which would probably go down well in Globen. Not only that, but “Until Tomorrow” is an incredibly enchanting song and stood out as the winner from first listen. It also has the best bridge out of all six entries, which could be key on Friday night. Above all else, the UK must decide to send this song.
Max: How sweet is this! Cára and Abby’s voices harmonize beautifully, and “Until Tomorrow” is a song so innocent and pure that it’s difficult to criticise. I do worry that its lack of bite damages its memorability (à la “In Love for a While”), but I think effective staging may be a solution to this. I did originally favour Bianca over this duo, but this subtly catchy pop-folk song has grown on me massively and could well be the UK’s best chance of a decent placing at Eurovision.
Edd: I’m a sucker for country music, and this is ever so sweet and ever so genuine. Whilst I’d normally prefer something more upbeat (like Dulcima), these two have the edge, as they actually come across as completely credible artists. Judging by the success of bands like First Aid Kit, as well as the success of The Common Linnets in Copenhagen, this is by far UK’s best shot at the top 10.
Anthony: “Until Tomorrow” is like an all-female UK version of Malta’s (wait for it) 2013 Eurovision entry “Tomorrow”, but with a much heavier country twang to it. The gentle vocal tones from Abby and Cára singing in harmony are simply adorbs, delivering a warm and fuzzy feeling. Staging would need to be kept simple in order for the girls to make a real impact.
Luis: This one is the right choice, UK. “Until Tomorrow” is a deliciously sung tune, with two nicely blending voices that manage to create a cozy and welcoming atmosphere. I love that they deliver a cute and lovely performance, but never cross into cheesiness. It might not be able to cause a great impact, let’s be honest, but I’m sure this can get the UK back to a good placing. And after Electro Velvet, that’s more than enough.
We have 14 jurors in our UK Wiwi Jury, but only have room for eight reviews. The remaining six scores are below!
Before calculating the average score, the highest and lowest scores are dropped. This is to remove outliers and reduce potential bias. We have removed a low of 6 and a high of 10.