Today the Wiwi Jury – our in-house panel of music unprofessionals — travelled to Warsaw to eat our body weight in blueberry mazurka. After we woke up from our food comas, we decided to get together and review the entry for Poland at Junior Eurovision 2017, “Mój Dom” by Alicia Rega. Do we think this young, Polish songstress has what it takes to get first place? Read on to find out…
Poland’s Junior Eurovision 2017 song
“Mój Dom” reviews
Angus: Somewhere Kasia Mos is quaking in her boots! Alicja can sing and sing she does. Her vocal is flawless: powerful when it needs to be and measured when she needs to control. Paired with “Mój Dom”, she also benefits from a modern ballad, that clearly takes inspiration from more traditional fare but brings it into the 21st century. Warsaw has got it going on this year!
Antony: Whilst this song is an example of the usual songs we hear at JESC – girls with big voices, it has its own characteristics. It’s elegant and Alicia displays a certain maturity not normally seen in girls her age. It’s not a winning song but Alicia’s voice shows composure and for that, she should be commended.
Jonathan: There’s no doubt that Alicja is a great singer. She demonstrates power and control of her voice in the song’s final chorus. The emotion she portrayed in the final close-up shot of her national final performance was also really touching, and it would be great to see more of that throughout the rest of the song, particularly for those of us who don’t understand the lyrics. Although Alicja got a bit washed out during the wider camera shots while standing in front of that bold blue background, it’s nothing that can’t be fixed easily for Tbilisi. Overall a nice, if slightly safe, effort from Poland.
Jordi: Poland loves ballads and they’re proving – again – they’re going to fight for the win. Alicja Rega is stunning: from her vocals to her way of transmitting, it’s just pure magic. There’s something really mesmerizing in the way she sings. Emotional and sweet. However, I would have loved a bigger more powerful ending with – perhaps – more choirs. Their presence though makes this song very special. She doesn’t need many things on the stage, just lights and a microphone — and let this star shine bright!
Robyn: Alicja has a lovely voice and performs “Mój Dom” with strength and clarity. The song builds and builds, adding layers of emotion. It’s not unlike “Molitva”, only it’s perhaps not as captivating. Still, Alicja will surely deliver a great performance, adding a slice of emotion to the JESC final.
William: Let there be no doubt: Alicja can sing. Continuing Poland’s rich tradition of female balladeers, Miss Rega slays the pack with pitch-perfect vocals, power and just the right amount of sass and soul. If this was solely a vocal contest I’d be throwing down a perfect score. But the song is, for me, just a bit too dour for sunny Junior Eurovision.
Our jury for 2017 consists of 20 jurors, but we only have room for 6 reviews. The remaining 14 scores are listed below.
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 5 and a high of 10.