The Wiwi Jury — our in-house panel of music unprofessionals — continues to rank and review the 43 songs competing in Eurovision 2018. Next we turn to Poland where DJ Gromee featuring the Swedish singer Lukas Meijer have their song “Light Me Up”. Did we feel their glow? Read on to find out!
Gromee feat. Lukas Meijer – “Light Me Up”
“Light Me Up” reviews
Renske: Is this really the Polish Eurovision entry? I’m stunned and jealous! This song is proper quality and so radio-friendly. It could potentially be the commercial winner of this year’s Eurovision. I don’t understand how this song is so criminally underrated at the moment. It’s fun, modern and it has a great instrumentation.
Antranig: Ladies and gentlemen, presenting the most generic song of Eurovision 2018. This is so predictable and boring and the instrumental section is just unoriginal. This wouldn’t be out of place on the radio and it’s certainly current but I’ve heard it all before. It could certainly use a lyrical overhaul because anyone could list a hundred songs containing the lyrics “light me up light me up” or something to that effect. This is the sort of “fast food music” we really don’t need. Better luck next year, Poland.
Bogdan: Poland’s song reminds me of Rita Ora’s “Anywhere” — just when I think the chorus will drop, it goes to instrumentals only. However, that’s exactly the part that I like most about both “Anywhere” and “Light Me Up”. I’m not sure it has any value musically, but it does make me feel good and I simply can’t help dancing along. Modern and catchy af, Poland’s entry is testing new waters, and I’m curious to see how it will do in Lisbon.
Jordi: Entries like this year’s Poland are super necessary to avoid a heavy ballad edition. And both Gromee and Lukas Meijer serve it. A dancefloor hit is a reward for the audience who wants to jump, dance and live a moment going footloose. But the overall result of the Polish offering is good yet not perfect. The electronic vibes are there, voices as well, but the hook is hard to find. Proper happy feeling is absolutely appreciable, but its catchiness not so sure – maybe as it’s not as original as what we could hear in the current electronic market today.
Luis: “Light me up” could be a valid answer to this question if it was in an exam: resume in three minutes the music of the 2010s. This is feel good, careless and happy. It does no harm, it doesn’t broaden any horizon, and you’ve probably heard something like this before. However, it’s a decent effort from Poland, and while it may lack personality, it’s not something that directly harms it. It’s good enough to make the final, and then repeat Kasia Mos’ fate.
William: The song has a naff Ibiza Weekender feeling. It’s totally disposable, it’s not particularly original, and it definitely feels like I’ve heard it before. But the more I hear it, the more I heart it, owing to Lukas’ sincere delivery and a rather gravely and inviting voice. The goofy shots of Gromee — who looks like Moby’s long-lost librarian cousin — make me smile and the song screams to be looped. It’s also Poland’s most contemporary song in a very long time.
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 3 and a high of 10.
Wiwi Jury verdict: 6.36/10
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