Today the Wiwi Jury – our in-house panel of music unprofessionals — travelled to Oslo to visit the Viking Ship Museum. After a packed day of singing sea shantys and wearing our souvenir viking helmets, we took a break to review “Moren din” by Vidar Villa, his entry for Melodi Grand Prix 2018 – the national selection for Norway at Eurovision 2018. Do we think MGP’s only Norwegian language entry deserves to go to Lisbon? Read on to find out…
Vidar Villa – “Moren din”
“Moren din” reviews
Chris: Of Monsters and Men meet…”Stacy’s Mom”? Listening to this song without the context of the lyrics, it’s right on the cusp of something very good. But knowing the lyrics does add a slightly unnecessary layer to the song. If the staging doesn’t veer this into comedy, however, then there’s a chance it could still do quite well.
Deban: I like the melody here, and although the song’s message is controversial, I’m not opposed to it. Vidar Villa made his mark on on the Norwegian digital music charts last year with some infectious party songs. It is assuring to note that he is stamping his signature on “Moren Din” whilst retaining his libido.
Josh: I promise y’all that I’m no expert when it comes to MILF territory, but I can appreciate the humour in “Moren din”. It’s that infectious, teenage-boy humour that even though it’s so stupid, one can’t help but smile. Awfully catchy in its melody, Vidar Villa is bringing some much-needed life into MGP. Is this going to Lisbon? No. Is this a worthy finalist in MGP? Absolutely.
Lukas: The entire song is very cute and charming. I have no idea what is he singing about but it just makes me feel happy. It is something different from what you always hear at Eurovision but I think it could work quite well. Near the end this song gets a little monotonous and a bit bland. With interesting and playful staging this could be a contender to do well in Norway.
Robyn: Look, if Sweden gets to have Samir & Viktor singing about selfies and skinny dipping, then Norway can have Vidar Villa singing about fancying his friend’s hot mom. “Moren din” is a super catchy song and one of the two welcome bursts of humour in MGP 2018. It won’t have much appeal to anyone who isn’t a Norwegian student, but expect a lively show at the national final.
Our jury for 2018 consists of 15 jurors, but we only have room for 5 reviews. The remaining 10 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 3 and a high of 8.