The Wiwi Jury — our in-house panel of music unprofessionals — continues to review the eight songs competing in the Andra Chansen round of Melodifestvialen 2017. Next we turn to the jättesnygg Anton Hagman with “Kiss You Goodbye”. Did his song make us want to kiss him hello or goodbye?

Anton Hagman – “Kiss You Goodbye”

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About Anton Hagman

18-year-old Anton recently signed to Universal Music Sweden. He best known for his YouTube covers of popular songs. “Kiss You Goodbye” marks his Melodifestivalen debut.

Wiwi Jury reviews “Kiss You Goodbye”

Chris: Why Anton is styled like a baby Anton Ewald, I don’t know — but he’s certainly a whole lot better than Mr Ewald ever was at Melodifestivalen. There’s something charming and inoffensive about this. Where Lisa Ajax’s giant selfie background came across as vain, Anton’s is much sweeter and there’s less focus on it. It’s a nice little package and overall, I’d like to see it at the Melfest final.

Score: 6.5/10

Jason: This surprised me by making it to Andra Chansen. Although it is sweet and simple, nothing about Anton and “Kiss You Goodbye” stands out. It needs more swag, more oomph, more something. As it stands, I can’t see this making the final. Sweden has so many better choices.

Score: 5/10

Ron: Anton is a cute boy with a cute song, which is maybe a bit too simple for Melodifestivalen. He didn’t really convince me with his performance. I just didn’t feel it.

Score: 6.5/10

William: Let’s be real: if he wasn’t easy on the eyes he’d have been forgotten in the semi-final. His progress here is not based on the song — which, while pleasant, is ultimately forgettable. Instead it’s down to his puppy dog eyes and a fierce LED floor. But I do like LED floors!

Score: 4.5/10

Anthony: A cute looking guy named Anton in a leather jacket. I’m getting a sense of déjà vu with Hagman, after seeing another Anton back in 2014. While it may not be as energetic as “Natural”, Anton Hagman has kept things relatively simple with “Kiss You Goodbye”. The strumming from his guitar playing skills worked well with the up-tempo pop beats of this song.

Score: 6/10

Robyn: Anton is known for his YouTube covers and this is such a “discovered on YouTube” song. It’s a catchy tune but it doesn’t quite feel like it’s all working as it should. Sometimes it sounds like his backing vocalist is doing all the hard work, while Anton doesn’t feel like a big enough pop star to command the stage. But let’s see how he is when he goes for his second chance.

Score: 6/10

Luis: “Kiss You Goodbye” is pleasant and sweet, and it screams “Andra Chansen non qualifier”. Three minutes go by, and you’re left with very little about the song and about Anton. It’s generic and we’ve heard it before, and Anton doesn’t have any attitude, sass or something. This is ready to hit the Spotify list, for sure, but it’s not interesting enough to be performed live in Kyiv.

Score: 5.5/10

Mikhail: It’s nice, but it’s boring. There is nothing I haven’t heard before — just an ordinary pop song. It does not stand out. While writing this review I’ve already forgotten the melody. There are dozens of other songs like this in the charts. It’s just okay-ish.

Score: 5.5/10

Our jury for Melodifestivalen 2017 contains 28 jurors, but we only have room for eight reviews. The remaining scores are listed below.

Angus: 3.5/10

Antony: 7/10

Antranig: 9.5/10

Bernardo: 7.5/10

Dayana: 7/10

Deban: 6/10

Edd: 7.5/10

Erdi: 7/10

Forrest: 6/10

Jordi: 8/10

Josh: 7.5/10

Jovana: 5.5/10

Natalie: 5/10

Patrick: 5/10

Rezo: 7/10

Sami: 8/10

Sinan: 6.5/10

Steinunn: 6/10

Tobias: 2/10

Zakaria: 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 2 and a high of 9.5.

Wiwi Jury Verdict: 6.15/10

See our list of Melodifestivalen 2017 rankings here

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Silver Darter
3 years ago

The Wiwi Bloggs jury demonstrate how little they know about music! The song is very well written. Its a clever, catchy melody and the whole song is full of hooks! He may not be their perfect representative for Eurovision, but to slam the song so much is verging on the ridiculous. Cant take you guys seriously.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
3 years ago

I think Anton might win Melodifestivalen… in 2020 or afterwards. 🙂
He’s good, but he needs more practise and development, in my opinion.

MS
MS
3 years ago

I’m a little scared that Loreen might lose against Anton. Hope not but 26/2 was Loreen streemed 129.338 times’ and Anton 117.371 times.

Sweden Spotify chart 26/2 top 50

5. Wiktoria 182,387
7. Robin Bengtsson 172,023
8. Benjamin Ingrosso 162,428
10. FO&O 157,959
14. Jon- Henrik 137,437
15. Nano 136, 700
17. Loreen 129,338
20. De vet du 124,225
22. Anton Hagman 117.371
23. Marinett 114,959
27. Lisa Ajax 97,491
34. Bella & Filippa 83,659
36. Ace Wilder 76,840
42. Axel schylström 71,249

(J)ESC Fanatic
(J)ESC Fanatic
3 years ago

Loreen’s performance has more views now. Very predictable, if you ask me. 🙂

Charli Cheer Up
Charli Cheer Up
3 years ago

From YouTuber to Melodifestivalen entrant? what a journey this dude has been on!

Marc
Marc
3 years ago

He has to defeat Loreen. Simple and very likeable song.
His heart beat stronger than Loreen’s

Xavi
Xavi
3 years ago

Guys why you select this photo…..he looks like baby here.

Jonas
Jonas
3 years ago

Wow, Olivier, so much resentment toward Loreen. I think you are underestimating the tough realites of the music industry – it’s so easy to have a successful career as you might think. In any case, it’s not Loreen alone who will keep him out – it’s the voters, the other acts, the producers, so yeah…your bitterness is sadly misplaced.

Good news for you, though, he does actually have a very good chance thanks to the tweenybopper hormonal app-voters and his large YouTube following. He’s pretty.

Oliver
Oliver
3 years ago

Totally believe that this guy should be in the final. He doesn’t deserve to lose just because overrated Loreen has destroyed her career and now wants to be back at point zero. Loreen had her chance she was on top of the world (at least Europe and China), she shot herself in the foot, and now she has awful song, not original staging, with her and ”mini me” (like Sia and Maddie Ziegler) and fans are in ecstasy. No, just no.

viva 4 ever
viva 4 ever
3 years ago

Sketchy Melo song.

cheesecake
cheesecake
3 years ago

This is solid. Nothing outstanding, but still good.
I wouldn’t rule him out just yet.

Colin
Colin
3 years ago

@Ewan – ”I feel like the wiwi jury have been harsh.” It’s only because it’s Melfest. In most occasions, Wiwi jury rating a song over 6 means it’s good. Over 90% of rankings vary between 4.something and 6.something.

(J)ESC Fanatic
(J)ESC Fanatic
3 years ago

@Zandalee

Umm, his performance was uploaded last week, while Loreen’s only yesterday.

Zandalee
Zandalee
3 years ago

YouTube views :
Anton – 129.893
Loreen – 39.005
hahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahhahaha

Ewan
Ewan
3 years ago

i really like this song I feel like the wiwi jury have been harsh. it’s current and cool and here we are always complaining that eurovision music is behind the times ….

praying for him to beat loreen :((

James
James
3 years ago

Let’s kiss this song goodbye. 😀

Yeah. Bad joke, I know.

Evy
Evy
3 years ago

Hope dies last.
Finger crossed for him.

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
3 years ago

A third-rate Shawn Mendes with no vocal talent and no artistic personality. And yet, his song is better than Statements.

@ Avstriya – we all saw how “Kween Loreen” a.k.a. the most famous act in this Melfest was received by the Swedish public last night… Anton has the fangirls voting for him, don’t count him out.

riggedObjectivoEurovision
riggedObjectivoEurovision
3 years ago

What’s with everyone screwing over Anton? First Christer and now the wiwi jury!! 😮 I had called dibs…..I should be the one screwing with him

(J)ESC Fanatic
(J)ESC Fanatic
3 years ago

I know what I’ll say now will sound totally insane, but… he may beat Loreen. You never know. This is an OK song, very ordinary. There’s nothing “wow” about it. It’s pretty obvious he got a second chance because he is a cute guy. And that may even take him to the final. Having said that, I hope Sweden will focus on the music and vote for Loreen.

Antranig Shokayan
Editor
3 years ago

This is SO good. Unfortunately he’s competing against Loreen – my two favourite Andra Chansen songs always end up against one another. 🙁

M
M
3 years ago

A “Stitches” rip-off up against a former Eurovision winner? HAHAHAHAHAHA. Better luck next year

Kris
Kris
3 years ago

Am I the only one who feels his song(not performance) is definitely better than Loreen’s song(not performance)?

Soy
Soy
3 years ago

Come back next year :3 (No offense)

Zandalee
Zandalee
3 years ago

Loreen seems hungry so yes, she might eat him, but she will not have more votes.

Avstriya
Avstriya
3 years ago

Poor boy. Björkman deliberately feeds him to Kween Loreen.