The Wiwi Jury — our in-house panel of music unprofessionals reviews the eight acts who will be competing in the andra chansen round of Melodifestivalen 2018. The final andra chasen act we take a look at is former FO&O singer Felix Sandman with his debut solo effort “Every Single Day”. Did we make a place for him in our diaries? Read on to find out!
Felix Sandman – “Every Single Day”
“Every Single Day” reviews
Angus: Minimalist teenage boy balladry was original two years ago but not anymore, as evidenced by Felix being passed over for one of the two direct qualifier spots last Saturday night. In fact, the lack of inspiration is the biggest problem here. “Every Single Day” is a fine song, and Felix has a fine voice, but the end result is just fine. No wow, no shivers, no cool. And sadly that all ads up to give it no chance of winning the competition.
Bernardo: This is — easily — the best song in this year’s Melfest. Unfortunately for Felix, being sick doesn’t help you with your performance. Lyrically engaging, classical yet modern. Vocals apart, Felix delivers fragility with strength, grabs your heart for three minutes and makes you fall in love with him. Bravo!
Deban: Delicate and dripping with sensitivity — “Every Single Day” is a modern ballad delivered in a timeless fashion. This unusual pop song is touching, emotional and despite its very evident fragility, packs a ton of strength. Felix Sandman may be a newcomer to the scene, but definitely a contender for victory here. He drives the message and yet manages to pull back from overselling it.
Josh: I loved FO&O last year, but where “I Gotta Thing About You” felt like Omar and his posse, Felix gets his time to shine in “Every Single Day” and I am eating what he is serving. There’s a quiet fragility in his voice which is really charming, including those Sia-esque voice cracks. And Felix is a bloody cute boy too — so sweet and endearing in his interviews with wiwibloggs. I’m bothered by the fact that Rolandz went DTF over this, but I’m confident he’ll breeze through Andra Chansen and he can win Sweden and the world over with his pretty face, and even prettier song.
Robyn: This song is dripping with melancholy — and it’s the best kind, mourning for a lost love. Felix might not have the strongest voice, but the song suits a bit of fragility so his vocals work well with the song. Most importantly, “Every Single Day” has a rock-solid melody. It can withstand being bashed about a bit — cleverly suggesting an inner strength that will withstand a broken heart. If Felix can up his game at andra chansen and make it to the grand final, this could be a contender for Lisbon.
Tobias: I don’t know whether to love it or hate it. A lot of people say Felix will be this year’s Frans and I couldn’t agree more. It will either surprise us and win the whole thing or it can flop as well. It’s a tricky song and I still haven’t made up my mind if I like it or not. I had the same thought about Frans when he competed and we all know what happened to him. It is a beautiful song which is all dependent on Felix’s voice and he truly does it damn well. The staging goes well hand in hand with the song — its very minimalistic and I think his love song touches us all.
In our Melfest 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 4 and a high of 9.