The Wiwi Jury — our in-house panel of music unprofessionals — travelled to Iceland to review the acts of Söngvakeppnin 2018. Up next is Tómas Helgi Wehmeier and Sólborg Guðbrandsdóttir performing “Think It Through“. Have they thought this one through and come up with a winner? Read on to find out!
Tómas Helgi Wehmeier and Sólborg Guðbrandsdóttir — “Think It Through”
“Think It Through” reviews
Jonathan: Tómas’ and Sólborgs’ aesthetic excited me that we could be in for an interesting change of pace. Unfortunately, they gave us one of the dreariest songs of the selection. “Think It Through” never really gets going and plods along at the same tempo for the entire three minutes. The two of them will need #Almaia levels of chemistry to help elevate this and make it work live.
Aline: The matching voices makes me get interested to continue listening. I was hoping for a powerful chorus, but that rather disappointed me. The song is definitely not bad, but it gets a little boring after two minutes. If this gets to represent Iceland in Eurovision I would go for the Icelandic version as I already have a cold, Nordic feeling when listening to it.
Barnabas: It may be just me with a heart of stone, but this duet about breaking up didn’t impress me at all. It is nice, but it doesn’t have that hook that would make it stand out from the rest. An average effort.
Chris: How could anyone think that this would be suited to Eurovision? Within 20 seconds it’s clear that this one is going nowhere. It’s actively annoying before it builds to anything. Even then, all we get is a stock key change. Props to the harmony, but you need much, much more than that to get anywhere.
Luis: How can you look so badass and sound so inoffensive? There are some good ideas in here, but the song never gets the drive it needs to become a successor to “A Monster Like Me”, or even a contender for Almaia. The song builds as seconds go by. However, they’re not building a mansion, but The Simpsons’ escalator to nowhere.
Natalie: So I’ve thought this one through. And I’ve decided that this song isn’t very good. It’s not just that it has nothing interesting in it, it’s also that it constantly teases that it’s building up to something that might be memorable, and it just doesn’t. No matter strongly Tomas and Solborg sing that we should hesitate, there’s just no energy or emotion here. There’s no reason at all to remember this song.
In our Söngvakeppnin 2018 Wiwi Jury, we have 10 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 2 and a high of 8.