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 Spain where Operacion Triunfo 2017 stars Amaia y Alfred have “Tu canción” (Your song). Were we feeling the love? Read on to find out!
Amaia y Alfred with “Tu canción”
“Tu canción” reviews
Jordi: This year, Spain is oozing love from every pore. After facing three years in a row hitting the bottom of the scoreboard, Spain needs a change of game in the contest. And Amaia and Alfred could really serve it. The duo’s revamped version delivers much more than before with great doses of orchestral pleasure and giving what the song needed to compete: a climax! But caution is needed as this act could easily get overly sweet. But Amaia and Alfred share powerful ingredients to succeed: a good song, genuine love and talent. All I’m asking for: a simple yet polished staging. Would that be possible, Spain?
Chris: “Tu canción” is not a bad song. It’s perfectly fine, but it’s let down by one half of the pair. Amaia is clearly the star here — as their final OT placings suggest. In live performances, Alfred seems to struggle a little more, and it hampers the feeling. My ultimate worry for fans of the song is that they’ve mostly been following the couple’s story for months. At Eurovision, will it be easier for commentators to simply call them “just another reality TV show couple” and ruin the magic?
Bernardo: My body is ready to fly from Lisbon to Madrid and so is my soul. For some it may come across as cheesy, for me it’s magic. Amaia and Alfred represent the wonders of young love and “Tu Canción” is the perfect soundtrack to it. It was my number one before the revamp and now I can’t see any song taking that spot. Their voices are warm and inviting and the musical arrangement is perfectly crafted. This year, Spain brings a breath of fresh air — ready to make you fall in love or to mend your broken heart. It’s magic!
Luis: Okay, let’s be real: “Tu canción” is sugar, sugar and more sugar, but luckily Spain has found a way of delivering it without causing general diabetes over Europe. Amaia and Alfred are the highlights of the act: they are so professional, so natural and so magical together that, regardless of the result, the whole country can be so proud of them. While I usually dislike this kind of love duets, “Tu canción” always manages to move something inside me. It may be because I know about their love story, but it also may be because Amaia and Alfred know how to transmit pure love on stage. Awwwww.
Robyn: España, lay all your love on me. I wouldn’t have thought a song like this would appeal to me, and yet here we are. #Almaia are an adorable young couple and bring a sweet authenticity to the song. Their voices sound great together, delivering some knockout harmonies in just the right place, and the emotion of the song transcends any language barriers. And when the big climax hits, I find it a challenge to not be all cries in Spanish.
Sebastian: There’s something comfortably adorable about the chemistry between Alfred and Amaia. And months after their Operacion Triunfo win, I’ve yet to grow tired of their storyline or song. Together, they create a magical atmosphere in their entry that is not dated, but timeless. Almost reminiscent of Salvador Sobral’s final performance with Luisa last year, it’s quite the tearjerker.
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: 7.69/10
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