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 sunny Greece where Yianna Terzi has “Oneiro mou” (My dream). Was it a dream or a nightmare? Read on to find out!
Yianna Terzi – “Oneiro mou”
“Oneiro mou” reviews
Steinunn: This song gives me life! When Greece is not giving us generic pop bangers you could hear on every other radio station (I‘m talking to you Demi, Sakis and Kalomira) they often give us something full of ethnic elements sung in the beautiful Greek language. And that’s what I love about Greece in ESC. “Oneiro Mou” is one of those songs, plus it’s dreamy and mystical and melancholic. Love it!
Angus: Pan pipes put you in mind of a Greek Myth, but “Oniro Mou” sounds more like a Greek Tragedy. Yianna Terzi has the voice, but she does not have the song. Versatility is really admirable when you can execute it properly, but the past few years have shown Greece as missing more often than they hit the mark. This is atmospheric for about a minute before it becomes tedious.
Deban: Reflective and sombre due to the harsh economic conditions faced by millions of Greeks, this entry may appear romantic to a few, but it isn’t about love. Yianna Terzi’s voice has a dreamy quality, but the framing here feels clipped. This is a ethno-folk song about a sad socio-economic reality, thus it is somewhat difficult to get excited about it.
Padraig: We hear this sort of thing every year at Eurovision, the only difference being that it’s usually as part of the interval act. Authentic, worthy and brimming with ethnic flourishes “Oneiro mou” is exactly what host countries love to put on in order to showcase the wonders of their culture. And it’s also the time people at home use to take a break from the show. There’s nothing wrong with Yianna’s delivery per se, but the track does seem to rely on the instrumental elements to provide all the dynamism. Currently, the vocal journey is a bit flat.
Renske: “Oniro Mou” is absolutely beautiful. I love how this song has an instrumental part towards the end that shows the ethnic flavour of this song. Yianna’s voice totally harmonises the instrumentation and makes the song more powerful. My only — but big — concern is that this type of song is really difficult to stage without losing its magic.
Sebastian: “Oneiro Mou” marks a nervous return to ethnic folk for Greece — the last of which they failed to qualify for the final. Yianna Terzi is a talented vocalist, with her entry transporting the listener to a different, dreamy universe. I’m not sure the track itself will be enough to grab and hold the listener’s attention in the semi-final – atmospheric staging will be a must.
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 and a high of 9.5.
Wiwi Jury verdict: 6.94/10
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