The Wiwi Jury — our in-house panel of music unprofessionals — continues to rank and review the 43 songs competing in Eurovision 2018. Next we head to Moldova, where third-time-lucky winners of O melodie pentru Europa DoReDos have their song “My Lucky Day”. Were we feeling lucky? Read on to find out!
DoReDos – “My Lucky Day”
“My Lucky Day” reviews
Robyn: I’m not entirely sure what’s going on here, but DoReDos have somehow turned “My Lucky Day” into a song about a love triangle and I’m down with it. This trio is adorable and there’s something very likeable about them. They bring a pleasant lightness to the song. The national final staging looked cheap — but that’s TRM and it’s no indication of plans for Eurovision. If the broadcaster’s track record is anything to go by, they will more than deliver the goods in Lisbon.
Angus: There’s no getting away from how tired “My Lucky Day” sounds. This kind of upbeat ethnopop has been at Eurovision for more than a decade and no amount of smoke and mirrors (pun intended) gets away from that. But DoReDos, for their part, sells this well. They’re fun, have clear chemistry and perform the track with suitable aplomb. Televoters should eat this up, the challenge for Moldova will be avoiding a mauling from the professional juries.
Bernardo: “My Lucky Day” is probably one of the most dated Eurovision entries we have this year. The only good thing I can say about it is the ethnic influence the song has. The vocals are not that good, despite noticing that DoReDos have clear chemistry. It’s sad to see Moldova going this path after such an incredible result last year. Hopefully the stage performance in Lisbon will make this more engaging but as it stands I don’t predict a good result.
Bogdan: “My Lucky Day” is so happy-go-lucky among the other very serious entries, but that could also be its downfall. What was an unapologetically upbeat, optimistic song in the national final is slowly becoming gimmicky in the lead up to Eurovision. Moreover, I am not sure that the staging they chose for Chisinau will work in Lisbon, and I am not sure what would. But we can always count on Moldova to surprise and prove us wrong, so bring it, DoReDos!
Jordi: From the first bars of DoReDos’ “My Lucky Day”, their offering shows promise that doesn’t really maintain. Wild, upbeat and traditional beats characterise a vibrant yet interesting track. It is by far, one of the most cheerful entries serving a proper fiesta feeling. On the other hand, this is cliché. While the first notes create an immediate hook, as the song flows, it just disappears. This song reminds me of Pasha Parfeny’s “Lautar” rhythms but delivers a much flatter, more generic and repetitive chorus. Their stage performance would be crucial in uplifting their song.
Renske: I was very excited to see Kirkorov teaming up with DoReDos, as I thought that they deserved to go to Eurovision for Moldova after their amazing New Wave performances. The trio has vocal harmonies to die for and they are incredible entertainers. “My Lucky Day” is a summer anthem, but I think that if the song was in Romanian, it would have had more chance, as it currently comes off a little cheap with these English lyrics.
In the Wiwi Jury we have 20 jurors but only have room for six reviews. The remaining scores are below:
We have removed the highest and lowest scores prior to calculating the average. This is to remove outliers and potential bias. We have removed a low of 2.5 and a high of 8.5.
Wiwi Jury verdict: 6.08/10
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