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The Wiwi Jury is off to Switzerland! This year Die Entscheidungsshow is all about girl power with all six finalists having a female vocalist at the front. Of course, our band of music unprofessionals is representing both genders and every background you could want. Today, we’re looking at Nadya, with her dramatic number, “The Fire in the Sky”. Is she burning bright? Read on to find out…

Nadya – “The Fire in the Sky”

About Nadya

Nadya is the lead singer of band Rhythm Plant, but she’s going solo in Die Entscheidungsshow. The 23-year-old singer was a finalist on the 2016 edition of Switzerland’s version of “Got Talent“. Her wide range of musical heroes includes Aretha Franklin, Lady Gaga and Michael Jackson. She’s also not scared to call herself a diva — sounds like our kind of act!

“The Fire in the Sky” Reviews

Chris: Nadya may be undersold by the live check staging. This is a song that calls for staging and lighting, but obviously that’s not going to happen in an off-shoot studio at SRF. But please give her some flames or flares during the live final! Pull it all together and maybe, just maybe, Nadya could cause a bit of a shock here.

Score: 5.5/10

Anthony: A minute into this and it becomes clear Nadya’s vocals are the strength of her performance. But the questionable lyrics in the chorus left me feeling a tad uncomfortable. Is Nadya trying to combine songwriting and poetry into one entry? Staging will play a crucial part if she’s to win over the Swiss televoters in the final.

Score: 4/10

Luis: I don’t know about the sky, but Nadya is lighting no fire in me. She might have a nice voice, but it’s nothing we haven’t heard before and she struggles in parts of the song. Not to mention those pre-apocalyptic lyrics. It’s trying too hard to create something transcendental out of a song that’s plain and uninspired. To sum it up, if the Devil is telling me “I’m watching you my friend”, I may show him this to keep him away.

Score: 1.5/10

nadya the fire in the sky lyrics switzerlandRobyn: “The Fire in the Sky” is like a theme song for a low-budget James Bond rip-off. Nadya ain’t no Adele. While she’s a good singer and has a lot of character in her voice, she struggles with the low notes in the verses. And then there’s the chorus, with its tired sky/goodbye/cry/by/mind/try rhymes. Why? Sigh. Goodbye!

Score: 4/10

Jason: Nothing about this entry leaves a lasting impression. Poor Nadya tries her best to give some life to “The Fire in the Sky”, and although she can sing, she has absolutely zilch to work with on this dated track. Next.

Score: 1.5/10

Josh: Perhaps my least favourite song in the selection for Switzerland. Nadya’s voice is incredibly unique and endearing. However, you can hear her searching for that lower register. That train is arriving at Struggletown. The instrumental is so incredibly dated, so much so that some parts reminded me of backing music you’d hear in a documentary filmed in the 1980’s you were forced to watch during high school. Overall, a bit of a dud — I’ll be using this song as my toilet break in the show.

Score: 2/10

William:  “Will we ever find peace in this world?” she asks. The answer is no — particularly if good singers like you are going to sing songs like this. While it might work well in a musical theatre production about the Apocalypse, “Fire in The Sky” lacks the charm and appeal needed for Eurovision. Despite the somewhat terrifying song, Nadya should be applauded for that nuclear voice. She exudes power and control.

Score: 5/10

Antranig: Nadya’s vocals are interesting. While they aren’t perfect by conventional means, I enjoy the way she uses her voice to add flavour to an otherwise vanilla ballad. The song itself is very weak — the lyrics are intriguing, yet bizarre. Nadya is a compelling singer but sadly her vocal talents can’t salvage this song.

Score: 3/10

In our Swiss Wiwi Jury, we have 19 jurors but only room for 8 reviews. The rest of our scores can be found below:

Bernardo: 5/10

Dayana: 8/10

Edd: 0.5/10

Florian: 7/10

Forrest: 5.5/10

Jordi: 5/10

Jovana: 7.5/10

Matt: 8.5/10

Patrick: 3/10

Ramadan: 5/10

Sinan: 4.5/10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 0.5 and a high of 8.5.

WIWI JURY VERDICT: 4.53/10

SEE OUR LIST OF SWITZERLAND 2017 RANKINGS HERE

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Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

I actually quite like Nadya’s voice. Yes the song is dated, but I’d still buy her album. If this won the Swiss final this year I’d be happy for her. 🙂

AngieP
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AngieP

I don’t know if you noticed, but the beggining, the beat, the structure of the song, generally the feeling you receive is similar to “Rising like the phoenix”. Especially in the verses, I really think of Austria in 2014. She has a great voice though.

Rita
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Rita

This is one of my favorites for Switzerland. I liked the instrumentals and her voice. For me, Switzerland has one of the weakest selections so I feel like Nadya could be one of their better choices especially since this song can have all sorts of staging.

Official Månsters Association
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Official Månsters Association

The only thing I like about this entry is how strong her voice is. As for the rest, the song sounds really dated, and it sounds like a copy of “Rise Like A Phoenix”, because of how the dramatic the song is.

Score- 4/10

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

Not horrible. Remember it is Switzerland and their final six songs are a terrible selection. It is not an offensive song but she does not really have the voice to make it anything memorable.

Stephanie
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I’m inclined to agree with most of you here. I don’t deny that Nadya has a good voice, but the song goes nowhere for me – as a supporter of the Swiss since 2013 even if a song qualified or it didn’t, I just can’t see this doing well in Kiev (it feels like “Rise Like a Phoenix” but with beats thrown in). I know they want to make a comeback after 2 straight last places in the semis, but this really isn’t the song that will do it.

Héctor
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Héctor

Not that bad. For me the second in this NF after Apollo. I don’t like the dated orchesta arrangements though.
6/10

cheesecake
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cheesecake

You guys mentioned it all – too much drama, too much trying, all heard before.

(J)ESC Fanatic
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(J)ESC Fanatic

Where is Deban? We need him to offer some high-quality reviews. I think you are being too harsh here. Nadya is my second favorite after Timebelle. Very good song, I like how dramatic it is. Plus, she has a strong voice.

7.5/10

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

Lord have mercy, that photo you guys chose for this article is beyond tragic! The song is okay, my 2nd favorite after Apollo.

Chance
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Chance

This is the only song other than Apollo that is worth listening to.

Colin
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Colin

Weirdly, the song has a good build-up, but doesn’t know when to stop and make a climax. Build-up itself goes on and on longer than necessary and it kind of waters it down. I agree, 5/10 is an okay rating for this song. It’s not good, it’s not bad, it’s just there. A perfect recipe for another last place in the semis.

Marco
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Marco

Not that bad,it’s my second favorite after Timebelle,too much drama tho
5/10