The Wiwi Jury — our in-house panel of music unprofessionals — continues to listen to and rank the 20 songs competing in Eesti Laul 2018. Next is Iiris & Agoh with “Drop that Boogie”. Did their song make us want to get down? Read on to find out!
Iiris & Agoh – “Drop That Boogie”
“Drop That Boogie” reviews
Robyn: There’s been criticism around the lyrical quality in some other national finals, but that’s not a problem here. “Drop that Boogie” is cute and clever. The song sounds like it’s building up to a massive chorus, but that never happens. The chorus has the same level of lowkey quirky as the rest of the song. But maybe that’s all that’s needed — just a sweet love song.
Antranig: This song is 2018 on steroids. I love everything going on here — lyrically it is cute, musically it is on trend and it has one of the catchiest hooks of the 2018 national final season. My only concern here is that it doesn’t inherently seem like the type of song that would work naturally on stage. If Iiris & Agoh can work out the staging, they have a real gem on their hands.
Deban: If you’re open to this genre of music, you’d love this! “Drop That Boogie” has an ease to it. Sounding fresh, digital and 2018 radio-friendly, this could’ve been done by Rhianna and taken to the top of the charts.
Jovana: “Drop That Boogie” is one of those songs that take me to a trip down the nostalgia lane, in this case due to its early-2000s-kind-of style and several Friends references in it. This is a great song for the radio and for chilling out with your friends on a picnic, but I am afraid that it would not do well on Eurovision stage, where a bit more excitement is expected, and that the audience would find it to be boring.
Lukas: This one is very cute and has a lot of potential. The chorus of this song is very catchy and has a good hook. I remember instantly “Drop that boogie, drop drop that boogie”. If there would be a big culmination at the end it would lift this song even higher. But Iiris’ voice is very interesting and if she doesn’t just as good live, this entry could be a dark horse this year in Estonia.
Barnabas: Hip-hop is a genre that is rarely seen on the Eurovision stage, so it’s definitely good that songs from this genre come up in the national selections, however, this one should have a hook that would attract the listener’s attention. The Friends reference is memorable though, that’ll get them votes.
In our Eesti Laul 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 8.5.