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. With nine songs out of the way, we travelled to Greenland to get a taste of Julie & Nina with “League of Light”. Is this Greenlandic realness made for Eurovision? Read on to find out.
Julie & Nina — “League of Light”
“League of Light” reviews
Antranig: A bit of Greenlandic is just what the doctor ordered. This is a respectable pop entry with a very catchy chorus and an otherworldly feel. It’s Emma’s “Circle of Light” but with more polish, maturity and finesse. It may not have that same wow factor but it builds an identity for itself over the course of three minutes. My only question… what on earth is a “League of Light”? Is it a high-end exclusive society, a Pokémon League or a cult — or all of the above?
Jordi: This is proper Nordic realness! Julie & Nina’s “League of Light” is vivid from the first beat. But it definitely has this celestial yet epic quality happening. Both voices match perfectly and the production is slick. This might be a contender, in a similar way to the Nordic vibe Rasmussen also brought last year in Lisbon. With a nice revamp, somehow creating an improved momentum, it’s ready to go.
Oliver: I am revelling at the fact that another country who has recently always sung in English has opted to explore and showcase their minority cultures much more openly. Julie & Nina create such a wonderful blend of voices and the addition of a language as melodic and beautiful as Greenlandic is such a refreshing quality. The song is well-produced, it bears an important message and is lovely to listen to — it has it all.
Patrick: Now I have to admit, when I heard that Julie is in the selection, I was already fangirling! These two ladies are bringing something so unique to the Danish selection, something refreshing, powerful and breathtaking. For me, it is the first time hearing Greenlandic and boy I am hooked! The mystical flair and the pure emotions mixed with the voices of both Julie & Nina makes this act the clear winner for me. Now Denmark, if you want to succeed and want to make me happy too, choose them — you will have my vote for sure.
Cinan: Loved this! This is the song Denmark should send to Eurovision this year or they are cancelled. The voices are so beautiful with the way they sing and the chorus is so catchy. The song has a Scandinavian vibe, which I’m totally here for. It has a message and I’m 100% sure Julie & Nina will give us an amazing live performance. Good luck girls!
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 6 and a high of 9.5.