The United Kingdom looks for its Eurovision 2018 act on February 7, with Eurovision: You Decide 2018. Six acts will sing for the shot, but only one can win. Our Wiwi Jury looks to give you an idea of what to expect and who could be the favourite going in to the night!
Goldstone are a trio of female vocalists, all of whom have plenty of experience on stage in musicals. Aimee, Helen and Rhiannon have been working together since 2013. Their song for You Decide is “I Feel the Love”, but is our jury feeling loving?
Goldstone — “I Feel the Love”
“I Feel the Love” Reviews
William: There are walls of sound — and then there are walls of noise. The more I play this on my computer, the more I want to reach for noise-cancelling headphones. Their harmonies are strong, but have a discordant quality that borders on grating, The lyrics, shallow and repetitive, would be mocked by Eurofans if they were sung in Moldova, Romania or Belarus. All that said, the singers clearly have dynamite voices and impress by enunciating precisely and accurately in word-heavy sections.
Cinan: Love these girls! They look pretty and have absolutely great voices. The song is a good one too, but sadly it’s not quite as good as some of the other entries in the selection. These girls give you chills when they’re singing. If only they had another, better song!
Chris: Okay, so it’s effectively just an early-era Little Mix song, but that’s not a bad thing. The entire thing feels identifiably British in production and style, which might resonate well with juries and televoters alike. The song is missing a final big “moment” towards the end, but if the Goldstone ladies can nail their harmonies live, that could be enough of a wow factor alone.
Deban: “I Feel The Love” reminds me of the British pop trio, Stooshe. Unlike Girls Aloud, who ripped up the British charts for over a decade, this effort is bubbling under the chart radar. Shouty in parts, and frantic in others, “I Feel The Love” loses steam with repeat spins.
Anthony: A gradual build-up serving “Bang Bang” realness, before it morphs into a blend of Little Mix harmonies and a Pitch Perfect musical. Although it’s enjoyable, it doesn’t seem to go anywhere after listening to all three minutes of it. Considering the girls are theatre performers, staging could play as crucial role as it did for Lucie in Kyiv.
Josh: Goldstone are taking inspiration from Little Mix, G.R.L. and O’G3NE and creating an entry that is both amazing and incredibly cheesy at the same time. “I Feel The Love” definitely gets my head bopping and my foot tapping. The lyrics are a tad on the cringy side, but these ladies sell it for all it’s worth. However, if they fail to hit those harmonies live, this is going to be an absolute train wreck.
In our UK Wiwi Jury, we have 16 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 3.5 and a high of 8.
WIWI JURY VERDICT: 6.39/10
Do you feel the love for Goldstone? Let us know your thoughts on their entry and if you think they should represent the UK in the comments section below!