The Wiwi Jury — our in-house panel of music unprofessionals — continues to listen to and review the eight competing acts in France’s Destination Eurovision 2018. Next up is The Voice singer Emmy Liyana, who has “OK ou KO”. Were we knocked out by her number? Read on to find out!
Emmy Liyana – “OK ou KO”
“OK ou KO” reviews
Josh: Emmy Liyana knows what’s up! “OK ou KO” oozes attitude and power at every opportunity. I love how sure Emmy is of herself on stage, with such an eclectic fashion aesthetic and a smooth, smoky voice to match. I think the final chorus needs to be elevated slightly to end the song with a bit more power. But a minor tweak would turn an already amazing song into a contender for Paris 2019. This slays!
Chris: Emmy’s charisma soars throughout “OK ou KO”. She comes across powerful, but not cold; her look is unique and really makes her pop on stage. Her tone is just different enough that it’s compelling. Anyone who can sell a song entirely in a foreign language (to my ear) deserves full credit. The song itself could do with a little more “oomph” at the end, but even now, it would do France very proud.
Robyn: Emmy Liyana is one of the few Destination Eurovision semi-final singers who gave a flawless performance. She oozes talent and professionalism and seemed at home both on the stage and performing to the cameras. “OK ou KO” is packed full of attitude and plenty of opportunities for Emmy Liyana to show off her vocal abilities. This has the potential to go very far!
Antranig: Emmy Liyana has an amazing look and the song is full of attitude that she delivers expertly. The song could use a revamp for the chorus which lacks a bit of power that could take it to the next level. In its current state, this isn’t the best song in France but I think it is the song with the most potential. I hope they can work on this one and give it the boost it needs to get to Eurovision and deliver another great result for France.
Jonathan: Emmy’s vocals were on point during the first semi-final, sounding almost exactly like the studio version. Although “OK ou KO” is a fantastic song, I still think Emmy’s performance was missing the fire and passion needed for it to reach its highest potential. Hopefully with more focused staging, she can muster this for the final. But France should definitely keep her on their list of potential Eurovision acts for the future, as once she’s developed into a great performer she could slay the pack if given the right song.
Luis: This woman gets it. Emmy Liyana is like a magnet: the song grabs you in the first note and doesn’t let you go. She brings an explosive mix of a distinctive voice, a flawless stage presence and an out-there look. “OK ou KO” is a very clever composition: you probably couldn’t sing it after the first listen, but it keeps you wanting more, so that you can press replay and enjoy again Emmy’s brilliantness. Bra-va!
In our Destination Eurovision Wiwi Jury, we have 15 jurors but only room for 6 reviews. The rest of our scores can be found 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 5 and a high of 9.5.