The Wiwi Jury — our in-house panel of music unprofessionals — has travelled to Denmark to review the songs competing in Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2019. The next song up for review is Leeloo with “That Vibe”. Are we feeling the vibe she is giving off? Read on to find out.
Leeloo — “That Vibe”
“That Vibe” reviews
Cinan: This record is so different from all the songs we’ve heard this year at DMGP. It is a really catchy song and it makes you want to listen to it again and again. I can already imagine this playing in the clubs in Europe and of course the Euroclub in Tel Aviv. Maybe this is the song Denmark should send.
Natalie: I really wanted to love this song, I really like club music and this had all the hallmarks of being a great dance track. But something felt off about it, like it lacked a lot of polish. The processed vocal felt like a half-done gimmick, and the lyrics and production aren’t exactly mind-blowing or special. There was so much more potential and with some more time and care they could’ve made a memorable banger, but that isn’t what I feel we have here. I hope Leeloo comes back in a year or two with something a lot more special.
Robyn: This is the only DGMP 2019 entry that I want to listen to again and again. I love the cool feeling to the song, the zooming synths and the slinky bass, along with Leeloo’s vivacious vocals. Near the end, the song is at risk of feeling a little repetitive, but on first listen, there’s enough to keep it buoyant. I don’t know how well this would do in Tel Aviv, but it will definitely get the party started.
Florian: “That Vibe” does indeed give good vibes in the beginning. However, as the song goes on it loses some of its potential. The use of autotune doesn’t really help lift it up either. While the lyrics are a little generic, this is a nice track to take on the dancefloor.
Deban: Despite the thumps that’s packin’ here, “That Vibe” comes off as limp! The RnB-esque sass that it nods to is too 90’s to be taken seriously. The lyrics are also somewhat shoddy — “All that energy is as nice as Hennessy”. Are you kidding me? It is obvious this won’t make it to the mother contest. Eurovision is a family show that disallows any form of product placement.
In our Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2019 Wiwi Jury, we have 11 jurors but only room for 5 reviews. The rest of our scores can be found below:
Before calculating the average score, the highest and lowest scores are dropped. This is to remove outliers and reduce potential bias. We have removed a low of 3 and a high of 9.