mario jefferson

Last night, the Wiwi Jury — our in-house panel of music unprofessionals — gathered in Fuengirola, in Andalusia, Spain. While sipping on fancy cocktails by the Mediterranean, we reviewed Mario Jefferson‘s entry for Objetivo Eurovisión 2017, “Spin My Head”. Did we go crazy for him or were we just left with a headache?

Mario Jefferson – “Spin my head”

About Mario Jefferson

Mario is one of the freshest and most promising names in Spanish Latino pop. Coming from Fuengirola (Málaga), he took part in the final season of Operación Triunfo, ultimately finishing third. That led him to collaborate with Zahara and Efecto Mariposa on his first album “The Night I Forgot Your Name.”

Wiwi Jury reviews “Spin my head”

Chris: “Spin My Head” just feels a little too busy for me. There’s no passion, no flair — it’s like Mario is just trying to get from one point to the next. Throw in a few dance beat tricks along the way and this is pretty much as bland dance as you can get. It’s nothing bad and I can listen to it, but it wouldn’t motivate me to vote.

Score: 5.5/10

Deban: The success of this track is almost solely reliant on the running order, and production elements. Best enjoyed on the dance floor, or plugged into your ears, “Spin My Head” is Objetivo Eurovision’s most expensive sounding track. Upbeat and very “now”, Mario Jefferson is fresh and just ripe for Kiev.

Score: 8/10

Kristin: I’m not buying this. It’s too sterilized. “Spin my head” is indeed a dance track, which would get people on the dance floor, but take away the pounding bass in the sound system and the strobe lights, and what do you have left? A mediocre song at best. This would be a really safe bet for Spain, and maybe they will see the right side of the scoreboard, but it all comes down to impeccable staging and a solid vocal. Can it be done?

Score: 5.5/10

Luis: “Spin My Head” is one of those songs they play in the club when they’ve just opened. It’s good for the first drink, but doesn’t go anywhere. The production is modern, I give you that, and then? It’s not memorable, there’s no hook, there’s no strength. It’s like background shopping centre music trying to become a mainstream pop hit. And not getting there, at all.

Score: 2/10

Bernardo: “Spin my head” is no doubt the best produced song of Objetivo Eurovision. I’m unsure Mario will be able to deliver it live, but hey — prove me wrong. It has a catchy chorus, and with slick choreo this song can reach new heights.

Score: 7/10

William: This is like a Bloody Mary without the vodka or churros without the chocolate sauce — nice, but missing that special something. Mario wants to make us hit the dance floor, but I rather eat a sandwich, do my hair or fold my laundry. I don’t blame him — he has a nice voice for EDM. I blame his producers for giving this a banal, sterile feeling despite all the clanging and banging.

Score: 4/10

Jovana: I’ve got an impression that the writer of this song had had some amazing ideas and then something went wrong in the production process. I can hear so much potential, but I feel like it misses something. It sounds like a demo version of what could be a very good song — in need of more funky bass, more hooks and more… power.

Score: 7/10

Robyn: “Spin My Head” is the most contemporary sounding of the six Objetivo Eurovisión finalists and I really like it. It’s the sort of song that Spotify’s algorithm would select for a playlist, the perfect soundtrack for a Wednesday afternoon. But that’s the problem. It’s too much like a nice background track and not enough a powerful song to slay on the Kyiv stage. Mario is a talented singer, but this sort of song isn’t his ticket to Eurovision.

Score: 5.5/10

Our Objetivo Eurovisión Wiwi Jury consists of 19 jurors from across the globe. However, we only have room for eight reviews. Here are the scores from the rest of the jurors:

Antranig: 3/10

Dayana: 6/10

Edd: 1/10

Forrest: 4.5/10

Jason: 6/10

Josh: 5.5/10

Jordi: 3.5/10

Patrick: 6/10

Ramadan: 3/10

Sinan: 7/10

Zakaria: 1/10

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 1 and a high of 8.

Wiwi Jury score: 4.82/10

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CharlieChan
CharlieChan
4 years ago

Good voice, good song and perfect for a top 3 at a national final. However, i don’t see him at Eurovision. At least it is a start. You should come back next year!
7/10 for me.

Luis
Luis
4 years ago

Yikes…..I hope I didn’t cause you trouble beardless conchita :p

AngieP
AngieP
4 years ago

His voice sounds like it’s a junior eurovision song. Did I get to the wrong section of the site about JESC?
This song is repetitive, boring, forgettable.
Next please.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
4 years ago

@Donna Vey: About Mario being “cute;” astonishingly he is 22 years old. He looks… younger. I could say “twink,” but Mario doesn’t like labels.
He should come back with a different song next year.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
4 years ago

I feel like Conchita without the beard! 😀

Donna Vey
Donna Vey
4 years ago

Purple mask without a mask 😉

Donna Vey
Donna Vey
4 years ago

Well it’s not the song I like, but this cute guy really can’t go to Eurovision with this. Hot mess, absolutely right.

Unfortunate. I hope he comes back next year 🙂

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
4 years ago

N.B. Luis obviously has access to our wider profile names. I see a hacker! 😀 – But yeah I agree with what you wrote. x

Shona
Shona
4 years ago

Come on. It’s not that bad. It’s not enough for eurovision standards though. The production ppl better put some more bass. But it’s still better for me than maika or Paula.

luis
luis
4 years ago

Same with me David……deban and my tastes usually are the same and he was not a part of the wiwi jury of the earlier NFs…..so felt a bit awkward.????

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
4 years ago

Unfortunately I agree with Polegend Godgarina (or George) as well. I don’t often disagree with Deban, so part of me is uncomfortable with this – it makes me feel like I might be wrong.
It also doesn’t help that Mario Jefferson has a voice that doesn’t motivate me on this track. It might be a different story live though.

luis
luis
4 years ago

Am in complete agreement with george!!

cheesecake
cheesecake
4 years ago

I agree with Chris, it sounds too busy. And I’m not a fan of Mario’s voice either.

Colin
Colin
4 years ago

Most annoying song in Objectivo Eurovision. One of the potential candidates for 40th – 43rd spot in ESC if chosen.

(J)ESC Fanatic
(J)ESC Fanatic
4 years ago

One of the most indifferent songs I’ve ever heard. It doesn’t make me feel anything, nor does it really go anywhere.

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
4 years ago

““Spin My Head” is Objetivo Eurovision’s most expensive sounding track.” What has Deban been smoking omg this song’s production is the definition of cheap

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
4 years ago

Padraig Muldoon – SCREAMING. A mess and a half, indeed. I guess Jeffy had some money to waste.

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
4 years ago

This song is beyond tragic. Have you guys listened to Justin Bieber’s debut EP from 2009, ‘My World’? Because this song has exactly the same production as the tracks on that EP. Everything about it is beyond tragic, from the whiny voice to the outdated instrumental to the random language shifts that simply don’t work.

Iberian
Iberian
4 years ago

I’m shocked this has such a high score. I was expecting an average of 1.5 or 2. This song is rubbish and easily the worst out of the six for Objetivo Eurovisión. If Spain sends this it will surely get the last place. I wouldn’t “Spin my head” even consider a proper song it’s just some random sounds mixed together. Next, please.

Padraig Muldoon
Admin
4 years ago

They sent Brequette packing while this hot mess got a pass direct to the final! Oh Spain 🙁

shona
shona
4 years ago

@Aaran well i like it too

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
4 years ago

I like it but it does sound like something out of the Michele Perniola back catalogue.

Antonio
Antonio
4 years ago

Cheap.

Aaran
Aaran
4 years ago

I feel like I’m the only one that likes this song. I think it’s great!