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.

Score: 6.5/10

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.

Score: 7/10

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.

Score: 6/10

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.

Score: 7/10

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.

Score: 7.5/10

Our jury for 2018 consists of 15 jurors, but we only have room for 5 reviews. The remaining 10 scores are listed below.

Antony: 8/10

Antranig: 6/10

Bernardo: 7/10

Bogdan: 3/10

Cinan: 6.5/10

Jonathan: 7/10

Kristin: 8/10

Rezo: 4/10

Sebastian: 5/10

Steinunn: 7/10

 

 

 

 

 

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.

WIWI JURY SCORE: 6.50/10

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poison
poison
3 years ago

Weak field for the Norwegians this year – and I say that as a fan of two of the singers with songs in play!

Jack
Jack
3 years ago

I actually love this song. I feel like MGP is full of some underrated bops this year that may prove to be dark horses.

Colin
Colin
3 years ago

Oh, I enjoy it so much! Norway really brought the fun and sassiness this year. This creates such a funny contrast of innocent music and spicy lyrics and it’s a hoot! Definitely wouldn’t mind seeing it win. The video is a bonus. Watch it!

8/10

AngieP
AngieP
3 years ago

I like the melody. The studio version is fine. I think the live performance will make it better.
6/10

esc freak
esc freak
3 years ago

Not the winner but good.

Antranig Shokayan
Editor
3 years ago

I must admit I like the unusual message of the song more than the song itself. Would be quite the uproar at Eurovision in some more conservative countries haha

DragKvinna
DragKvinna
3 years ago

Ugly song

John Moynahan
John Moynahan
3 years ago

Had listened to all the entries a couple of weeks back and hadn’t paid much notice to this song (all the fuss was about entries from returnees and past winners) but on second listen this IMO is really good
Definitely get the Monsters of Men vibe but that is not a bad thing and the Norwegian language sounds great
Could or should Norway choose this?……..they could do a lot worse!

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
3 years ago

The song comes across as really cute, even if the subject matter is decidedly creepy. There are some catchy melodies here. If this wins, Eurovision will never forget it! 7.5/10.

Kris
Kris
3 years ago

It’s a fun song. Love the story behind it. Like the melody but there are definitely better choices for Norway.
A 6.5/10

Pablo
Pablo
3 years ago

I wonder “how in the hell did Norway let this one in the top 10?” On a daily basis.

And that’s why I love this 😐

The nerve of this song is iconic, the rhythm is so wholesome and happy yet the lyrics are the wildest this side of Mikolas Josef. I like how Norwegian sounds here, and how totally bonkers and unlike any other this one is. Of my favorites in this selection, if it wins, not mad, just absolutely giddy on seeing the censors deal with this hot pocket.

8/10