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. Up next is 23-year-old Sigmund with the song “Say My Name”. Will we be saying his name in Tel Aviv? Read on to find out.

Sigmund — “Say My Name”

“Say My Name” reviews

Antranig: I feel like this song tries too hard to build up to a pop drop. Having said that, it achieves what it sets out to do and does so with aplomb. Sigmund knows how to work his body and if he can bring this level of sass to the stage, this will stand out. It is a quality entry and the marriage between song and artist is made in heaven. I’m picking this as my dark horse to squeeze through to the superfinal.

Score: 7.5/10

Jordi: Sigmund’s offering has power, yet it isn’t catchy. The melody and its arrangement really pops out all song long and creates a vibrant festive feeling. However, when lyrics are integrated into the song, it turns out to be quite messy overall, becoming a bit repetitive after several more listens. This calls for an eye-catching performance, somehow aiming to create an impact.

Score: 5.5/10

Oliver: Unstable, jittery and messy. Those were the first three things which came to mind whilst collecting my thoughts of this song. “Say My Name” felt incredibly difficult to follow and keep track of at times due to the constant shifts in rhythm and key between verse, pre-chorus and chorus. One could interpret this as being varied and diverse but in my eyes it just came across being poorly blended, as though it were three different songs strung together.

Score: 3.5/10

Luis: Sigmund has a certain similarity to Years and Years, however he manages to stay fresh and defend his own narrative. The song is stellar until the pop drop, which is a big let down. The build up is fabulous… and then it drops completely. It’s so unoriginal and generic it’s even painful. Denmark doesn’t usually revamp their entries ahead of Eurovision, but if he goes (which I hope he does), DR should consider mixing it up and creating a bomb out of the pop drop. How I wish Electric Fields would take care of this entry.

Score: 7/10

Patrick: Fresh, young and definitely radio-friendly. Sigmund does not just look really nice but he also seems full of energy and power which will come in handy on stage. Now we have not seen it live yet so let’s see if he keeps up vocally but for now the vocals are fitting with the genre and it is very easy to listen to. I might agree that it tries a bit too much to be “in your face” but it is definitely not the worst effort ever. Youngsters will like him and the song and rightfully so!

Score: 6/10

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:

Cinan: 5.5/10

Natalie: 6/10

Julian: 7.5/10

Robyn: 7.5/10

Florian: 4/10

Deban: 3/10

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 7.5.

Wiwi Jury Verdict: 5.83/10

See our list of Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2019 rankings

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Fabrizio
Fabrizio
2 years ago

5/10 for me. It’s not bad, just repetitive in some parts. With a good performance could get a fourth place (or higher, who knows). And of the five songs this jury has reviewed I think this is the most “eurovisive”.

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
2 years ago

the typical “it’s so bad it’s good case”….. so messy i love it

Weißbrot
Weißbrot
2 years ago

To quote SKAM: No, it’s so bad, that it’s even worse.

Michi
Michi
2 years ago

3/10… sorry… can’t go higher…

Weißbrot
Weißbrot
2 years ago

I hate it. Next. 2/10

Yoyo
Yoyo
2 years ago

Maybe 2/10. AWFUL.

Colin
Colin
2 years ago

Say My Name – The song is really messy and annoying. If I held it against ‘Roi’ that is sounds like bragging, this one ups it to 10 and removes any finesse. There is just something really unlikable here. Nothing against Sigmund as a person, but this song is really bad. – 2/10

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
2 years ago
Reply to  Colin

I was a bit more complimentary than you, but I got filtered.

Colin
Colin
2 years ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

It’s always a bit annoying when that happens. I hope your comment appears soon. I am looking forward to it. I really enjoy your reviews, even if without ratings.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
2 years ago
Reply to  Colin

Yeah when music managers start threatening to sue over ratings, it is best to stop releasing them publically. That’s an unfortunate reality of the “industry” at the moment.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
2 years ago

This is a rare case when the artist is better than the song. The Chorus hook is gittery and awkward to say the least, and makes the meaning of “say my name” come across as OTT and rather ironic. How would one want to say anyone’s name to that disjointed melody? And do we actually hear Signund’s name in the song?: No. That’s an easy case and point. The artist, on the other hand, has a real opportunity to bring a laid-back Troye Sivan-style emotive song to DMGP in the future. He could be very successful if he wants to… Read more »

Roelof Meesters
Roelof Meesters
2 years ago

Hate it 3,5/10

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
2 years ago

Wow. This could be my least favourite song in ANY NF this year. You guys have been really kind to it!

ESCFan2009
ESCFan2009
2 years ago

Ohhh, these eyes and lips and teeth <3 Handsome *_*(sorry for that)

Susane
Susane
2 years ago

Danish Troy Sivan? lol
cute and sassy, i like him

Pablo Nava
Editor
2 years ago

On paper it could be the strongest, but is it the right one? It has the most potential, but it feels half baked. Denmark, if this one wins, work, work, W O R K on it, and you may have something nice.