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.

Score: 7.5/10

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.

Score: 4/10

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.

 Score: 4/10

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!

Score: 5.5/10

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.

Score: 5/10

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.

Score: 7.5/10

In the Wiwi Jury we have 20 jurors but only have room for six reviews. The remaining scores are below:

Anthony: 6/10

Antranig: 6.5/10

Chris: 5.5/10

Cinan: 4/10

Deban: 5.5/10

Jonathan: 8/10

Jovana: 8/10

Kristin: 7/10

Luis: 7/10

Padraig: 2.5/10

Ron: 6/10

Sebastian: 8.5/10

Steinunn: 4/10

William: 8.5/10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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I sometimes like these but this one mainly annoys me. It’s too manic and there’s something forced about it. If this were a smile, it would be a big, toothy, manic grin with crazy eyes.

It’s a no from me.

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Digital Style

This isn’t hideously bad, but it is a bit below my expectations after the masterpiece that was last year. The staging is very good and their live vocals aren’t too shabby either. It is very dated, however, and not in the way that Amar Pelos Dois was. The lyrics are very poorly written. I wouldn’t be upset if this qualified, but I very highly doubt it will.

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Ross

I still struggle to see why a song being ‘dated’ is a valid criticism, when Salvador won last year, and that’s the most ‘dated’ song we’ve had for many years. I wasn’t a fan of APD at all, because lyrically/musically I found it very boring, not because it was dated. That wasn’t my issue. An orchestral arrangement and a sound from the 1950s could appeal to me greatly, if done properly. I’m starting to feel that if you dislike a song on the basis of it being dated, by that logic you shouldn’t like APD. I’ve digressed a little there.… Read more »

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Alon israel

i totaly agree with you!
it was funny that last years’ Israel song was called “dated” by some people but the same people liked the portugese song..
for me a “dated” song is a big advantage… i wish eurovision to be “dated” again.. lthe style of 1983… i can dream…

dani77
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dani77

This comment section is the most confusing to me. Some comments say something like ”I like quality farts, but this kitsch is a guilty pleasure”.
Do you have split personality?
Hope Moldova will have a good result, and that Netta will win to end this funeral era in esc.

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

When I heard the song, I was sure that this was going to be a qualifier. With a lot of countries going back to their ethnic roots this year, this was distinctly Moldovan. Throw in the fact that this is Doredos and I was so surprised when I saw the live performance. Their were no ethnic costumes or traditional dancing but rather the guys were dressed out in almost wedding tuxes (I hope Sunstroke got them dry-cleaned first). They need to really change the staging to suit what is a song capable of qualifying.

Andrea
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Andrea

Their vocal harmonies are spot on, but the song reminded me way too much of Greek entries in the 2000s.

Sabrina
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Sabrina

When I review a song here I try to find some balance between what I feel about the song as “just a song” and what I feel about it as an Eurovision act. I’ll be honest: I would never listen to “My Lucky Day” on my day to day life. But I must admit that when I started following Eurovision the kitsch aspect was one of the things that hooked me. Of course I prefer quality entries. I feel that the contest has been growing up on the last few years and I love that, but I think we still… Read more »

Pablo Nava
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Is this revolutionary and innovative? Not really, but it is mad, loopy fun, and that’s what Moldova knows to do, so why change the formula? Doredos were bound to participate for Moldova one of these days and they made it with their strongest song and with a solid team (and #1 fan as a composer). If you don’t think this’ll qualify, wait until you’re dancing like crazy to this when they singing it live. Lyrics are not that dodgy and that slight revamp made it sound fresh. The only thing is that they should stick to their quirky folksy imagery.… Read more »

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

I confide this will be in the final – it’s a mediocre song with a very good performance, which is more than enough in its semi.

allexo
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allexo

France, Israel, Estonia, Belgium and Greece are my top 5
Moldova is in my bottom 7.

L'oiseau
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What would be Eurovison without at least one horror entry? This year it was up to Moldova to perform that task and with which vigor! This song as a very poor melody, the performers are not fun for me as I cannot find fun in cheesiness (sorry!), the rhythm full of awful pseudo-folksy clichés. There is nothing really positive to say about this, unless to praise Moldava for not being ashamed to send this. 1/10

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

L’oiseau, LOL. I thought MY Moldova review was harsh, until I read yours! Wowser.

L'oiseau
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LOL. P-Mask, you must be such a nice person to consider your review harsh… As for me, as I already was considered here to be pure evil, I might just keep up to it… 🙂 But yeah, maybe, I overdid a little…

Paul
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Paul

This is my third favourite this year – because it’s fun and the kind of thing I want from Eurovision!

Zebb
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Zebb

Initially this was a song I really disliked in national selection (and that one was hard trial too), yet I knew this will be the best promoted one in Moldova. As of song here it’s usual combination of deliberate folk element in melody and fast paced dance pop used to be a common thing in 00s for an eastern post-feast time. It may generally ooze special charm, being heard outside of local area, but for me here english downgrades song while arrangement grinds and aims out of currencies yet mismatches vocal flow and efforts in sinergy. They were likeable vocally… Read more »

SK
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SK

Some people really need to understand the difference between “folk” and “dated”.
The fact that folk music became a trend in Eurovision back in 00s doesn’t make those songs are “dated” in 2018.
Folk pop music always existed and it will continue to exist in Balkan countries and Doredos is a group that is serving this music. It’s the style of songs they perform.

Henrikh Mugosa
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Henrikh Mugosa

Very good comment.

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

Oh no sis… it’s just dated, but it’s not a bad thing necessarily.

Bgc
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Bgc

This got a much higher score than I expected. Wiwi Jury is being very generous this year, it seems.

NickC
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NickC

While the song is dated and basic, the involvement of Kirkorov and the engaging personalities of DoReDos make me think that this is going to do better than expected. I say it will qualify and then come in the last quarter in the final, around 20th-25th.

My score is 6/10. Funny, I have the exact opposite order of wiwijury, they ranked Slovenia-Denmark-Moldova, I ranked Moldova-Denmark-Slovenia.

SK
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SK

It’s not dated it’s folk

NickC
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NickC

I think others managed to have more contemporary folk songs. Origo is case in point.

disposable-meter
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disposable-meter

It’s dated pop dance pretending to have folk element, fixing it for you 🙂

Aria
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Aria

Really bad and out of time
2/10

SK
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SK

Out of time for whom?
Salvatore song was totally out of time and he won

Aria
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Aria

Worst winner ever

Sonia BG
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Sonia BG

Why in February wiwi jury gave to the same song 7.63 and now they give 6.08?

Aria
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Aria

They have some relative scoring system where an ok song in a pathetic NF will score higher than a good song in a great NF!

Mark C
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Mark C

Probably a couple of contributing factors:
1. Different/ more people on the jury.
2. It is hard not to judge comparitively, so this would be more likely to get a higher score in a weaker field.

pasi
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pasi

This is my LAST place! Don´t get it… the only good thing in that song is the instrumental…

AngieP
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AngieP

I really like this one. Definitely not as good as last year.
7/10

Kris
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Kris

Wiwi jury
1)Slovenia 6.58
2)Denmark 6.17
3)Moldova 6.08

Modified Score
1) Denmark 8.33
2)Slovenia 8.17
3)Moldova 8

Total:
1) Slovenia 14.75
2)Denmark 14.5
3)Moldova 14.08

Kris
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Kris

Also the pic on top looks like it’s been taken in a holi celebration 🙂

Hada
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Hada

I wouldn’t say this song is about a love triangle, it’s more about a threesome, ‘cause all three of them look pretty happy with the situation. Anyway it’s a fun song, but nothing more. Could be shock qualifier tho.

Kris
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Kris

This is not a bad said said a guy who was in a coma for 20 years.
But for 2018 this sounds very low on production value and old-fashioned.
Vocals and staging aren’t bad but you can only do so much if the main ingredient is missing.
A 5.5/10

Niel
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Niel

What a downhill progression from Sunstroke Project last year. It seems that Moldova are really glad for the third place and decided to just blew the chances this year with that song. ” My Lucky Day ” ? I feel a little bit unlucky after listening to it and I need to wash myself a few time to get rid of that bad aura. The only goos thing that I can say is that DoReDos clearly had a great chemistry and harmony, but dated melody and horrible lyrics are drowning this song in the semifinal.

SCORE : 3.5 / 10

Roelof Meesters
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Roelof Meesters

This is criminally underrated by the fandom, I really like the song and the singers, they have great chemistry and harmonies. The performance in the NF wasnt good, it was way too ‘electric.’ And with that I mean All the Blue Colors and the mirrors, it should look more like Moldova 2009 and have more fire on stage, but knowing Moldova they Will deliver.
9/10

Eurovisionfan12
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Eurovisionfan12

I like this, will qualify and surprise many Eurofans imo, 7-8/10

Leo M
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Leo M

The song is awful. It is just so dated and I don’t feel their voices blend well together at all. It’s kind of catchy but no final for Moldova this year. 2/10

Lewis S
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Lewis S

8.5/10 I love this!!! This is really cheesey and is a song I always listen, sing and dance to. They can really bring some fun to the staging. I don’t get bored of this song!!! Go Moldova!!!

Mari(o)Vision
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Mari(o)Vision

Not a fan of Moldova’s song.
Non qualifier for me.
3,5/10

jowncarlo
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jowncarlo

It’s so cheesy and can be quite annoying. Could be my guilty pleasure during and after the show, but for now I can’t see DoReDos having a lucky day (or more like night) in Lisbon.

4/10

mrflamboyant221 (Kenna)
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mrflamboyant221 (Kenna)

Innervating; to say the least. This cheap dance pop with folk influences type of product is what I mostly complained about Eurovision in the 2000s; which became a huge mainstay in the competition during those years. Neither is it crafted well nor is it uplifting; just annoyance level up about a 100x. The only good thing I can say about the song is that it’s catchy at least.

Final rating : 3/10

Jo
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Jo

Has the running order leaked?

Anita
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Anita

Don’t ask me why – but I actually like it. 6/10

Colin
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Colin

MOLDOVA – I am going on the edge here, saying that I actually like it. Sure, it’s cheap and dated, but they manage to bring a smile on my face and I enjoy listening to this. I like DoReDos on stage and in the video. Despite their lack of language skills IRL, the song doesn’t suffer for it, and their chemistry is amazing. They are hot, cute and edgy, selling their song with flying colors. If someone with less energy or harmony would sing it, it would probably be quite bad. But, this way it’s a ‘guilty pleasure’ of the… Read more »

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Interesting. Are you sure you’re not being swayed by the performers’ high level of abilities? If I were including a performance mark this year, I would rate DoReDos very highly for sure. But I’m only rating the song’s musical and lyrical content this year, not the performance abilities. The song content is fun, but that’s about all. I hope that makes sense.

Colin
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Colin

Yes, it makes sense. And yes, I *AM* swayed by that cute/hot trio of performers. I include the performance (as in live vocals, accent and chemistry) in my rating. I wouldn’t do this if the performers weren’t as ”locked” as their songs were. However, I don’t include things like wardrobe and scenery. I especially don’t include my affection (or lack of) for singer’s other projects. It can be a thin line, I know, but I hope I explained it well enough.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Yes that’s clear, thanks. It is good that we are doing things differently this year; it should generate more discussion and make things less “boring”. 🙂

Colin
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Colin

Pt. 2 = To clarify, this *doesn’t* mean that my low ratings mean that the performer is bad. Not at all. Performance quality can raise a song a point, point and a half, maybe, not more than that. Also, it needs to have the *it* factor in live to elevate it at all. Being just good for a bland song doesn’t cut it. My Lucky Day is the *rare* example of the songs I actually began to like so much *because* of their chemistry and likability. The song is all *about* their chemistry and likability in the first place. My… Read more »

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Cool. Technically all performers are professionals or close to it, hence taking their abilities into account in the score is debatable. This is a “song contest” after all, not a “performers contest”. 🙂 Last year I did include a mark for Performance in my final reviews, and I received quite a lot of backlash from fans and even some managers. Many of them were concerned that acts appearing in Eurovision was hurting their reputations and their careers, as it was their performance abilities that were being rated rather than the songs. Obviously DoReDos don’t have this problem, as they have… Read more »

Colin
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Colin

Absolutely! Wow, had no idea people actually complained to you about your Wiwibloggs comment reviews… Well, for one, some people are really poor in dealing with any criticism, which isn’t good for staying in show-business (or any business, actually). But, some critics can indeed be needlessly harsh and rude, so it’s a two sided medal. Primarily rating performances rather than songs isn’t the approach I consider right, and I try to avoid it. As I said, good performance can elevate it a bit, as much as the bad performance can dwindle it down a bit. But A BIT is the… Read more »

Colin
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Colin

”Technically all performers are professionals or close to it, hence taking their abilities into account in the score is debatable.” Debatable – maybe, but I am definitely leaning on saying yes for it’s inclusion. I mean, actors get Oscars and Razzies based on their abilities, right? People in firms get promotions based on their abilities, even if they have the same education. Why not including singer’s abilities into the account? Especially their vocal abilities and passion while singing it, which can be a crucial element of ”making or breaking” the whole thing. For example, two people with zero chemistry singing… Read more »

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Yes, the “real” Eurovision juries will take Performance into account. Although that specific information doesn’t usually get released. I suppose it was because all of my Performance marks were available for anyone to see, that’s some people were upset.

Anyhow, best of luck with this season. I have managed to finish 40 reviews out of the 43 songs already – I just have Serbia, Montenegro and Portugal left to go over this weekend.

Colin
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Colin

Sure, best luck to all! For what you said earlier, if you need any input on Serbian or Montenegrin song lyric-wise, just ask, I’ll be glad to help. 🙂

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Thanks. I just finished writing the last three reviews. Serbia was the hardest, but I think I managed to figure out the song’s structure in the end. I have admitted about the Serbian lyrics: “I have no idea if these lyrics are good in Serbian or not – please do comment below if you happen to know this.” So please comment when we get to the Serbian review. 🙂

Colin
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Colin

Want me to comment on it now or when the Serbian review comes?

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

When the Serbian review comes.

Colin
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Colin

Also, just to emphasize I said: ”My Lucky Day is the *rare* example of the songs I actually began to like so much *because* of their chemistry and likability. The song is all *about* their chemistry and likability in the first place.” There are rare songs which depend on the presentation SO MUCH. The songs which primarily exist to ”sell” the performer as likable or hot. You know, like Aphrodisiac (Greece 2012) or Quero ser tua (Portugal 2014). This year, we have only two of those: Moldova and Cyprus, and as such, they are far more likely to be judged… Read more »

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Yep, that’s clear. Thanks. 🙂

Zebb
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Zebb

The fact that someone receives a backlash for personal opinion and perspective from manager doesn’t speak well about manager at all…

SW
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SW

But we can always count on Moldova to surprise

Bogdan, they have ‘surprised’ us just once.

This is a 4/10 for me.
It’s dated and cheap, but vocally spot on and I like the younger-looking boy.
Certain NQ.

Shanfa Chai
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Shanfa Chai

Considering how weak the 2nd semifinal is, this might be a surprise qualifier. Still depends on the staging though.

Darren
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Darren

A good song from Moldova – if this was Eurovision 2008 instead of Eurovision 2018 and we were off to Belgrade instead of Lisbon.

Kirkorov is by far one of the most overrated people to be involved in Eurovision. He’s desperately bad. No final for Moldova this year I mean afraid. I love the ethnic trumpet sound but that’s it really. This entry has come 10 years too late I think. 4/10

Henrikh Mugosa
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Henrikh Mugosa

This song is so corny and dated and the lyrics are just a bunch of clichés. It’s the kind of song you’re supposed to hate, and yet… It’s so bad it’s good. NO! It’s so bad it’s GREAT! And the 3 of them are adorable! (8/10)

Tibor
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Tibor

I don’t know how to process this kind of song. I never have been (and supposedly never will be) a fan of these balcan upbeat fun songs. In my head they tend to all blend together and finish sounding like the same neverending song. I can’t even tell, if this is old-fashioned, because I can’t tell how this kind of song would differ from this, if it sounded more contemporary. So, personally, I’m not a fan. On the other hand, they are in the second SF, Romania, Serbia and Montenegro are also in this SF, and perhaps audiences in these… Read more »

Alison
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Alison

I cringe through this whole song. Everything about it is so dated – the lyrics, their performance style and the composition. It feels like forced fun. I don’t think it will make the final but that may be just because I dislike it so much. 2/10.

LoveWave
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LoveWave

Anyway this is better than Slovenia
My score 6.85

Paul D.
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Paul D.

Too tacky and dated for me to enjoy this

pj
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pj

Wiwi are getting soft?

Ana
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Ana

My first impression was very negative: bad entry from ’00. Horrible lyrics. However, I appreciate the Balkan influences and positive energy. I might like it more with time.

3/10

M_K
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M_K

This is like something San Marino would send. Some people seem to see the fun in this entry, so… good for them, but I don’t think the jury members and televoters outside the Eurovision bubble will. I don’t think this entry will get much more than a couple of “ironic” votes. Having a simple sing-a-long song that repeats the same chords over and over and over (and over) again might be nice once in a while, but I don’t think the performers have got the charisma to really pull it off. They’re just three friendly looking people who still can’t… Read more »

Lara
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Lara

Your country will regret not sending voXXclub.

Frysk
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Frysk

It’s fun, not worse than last year. Didn’t like the repetitive hey mama at all, the gimmick with the sax had been done before too, and the predictions were at the time as bad as this one. So really I donnot take these critics seriously. We all have our own taste. E.g. I think Geaogia has the best son this year, but I seem to be the only one!

Lara
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Lara

Is true. WiwiJury gave Moldova 2017 – 6,67.

Maclaren
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Maclaren

Frysk, I like Georgia this year. It’s in my top 5. It just gives me serenity and peace. I am also a fan of their harmonies, so cheer up they could be in the final

Maclaren
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Maclaren

And today Matt from ESCUnited officially included Georgia into his top 10. You can watch his video on YouTube and read positive feedback about the entry from other folks in the comments

M
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M

So back in O Melodie Pentru Europa this was my favourite, and I was so happy to see it win. And I was really liking this for a while, but the more I listen to it, the more problems I find it has. I will start by saying that they have some pretty good harmonies, and the song definitely has a sense of fun. Still, everything feels like it’s been done before. Is it just me, or does this sound awfully similar to Pasha Parfeny’s entry?? Despite sounding ethnic it still somehow manages to feel ridiculously dated at the same… Read more »

allexo
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allexo

This rating is WAY too high, Moldova is gonna fail.

Lara
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Lara

I don’t think the video is about a love triangle. She just minds her own business, like Penelope Cruz in the movie Woman On Top – is not her fault that flowers are blooming when she walks. hahaha. Nice movie.
I’ll be happy if the songs does well.