The Wiwi Jury — our in-house panel of music unprofessionals — continues to rate and review the 41 competing entries of Eurovision 2019. Next we turn to Estonia where Victor Crone has “Storm”. Did we want to take shelter? Read on to find out!
Victor Crone – “Storm”
Tobias: This screams AVICII, to the point where it could be a cover of an AVICII song. “Storm” is a mix of country/pop ingredients with only a small touch of house and I am totally sold! I can see this song being the big surprise in the final of Eurovision, because it will, without any doubt, qualify for the final. It feels modern, it’s radio-friendly and it is a pretty decent song that I sing along with. Top ten for sure!
Bernardo: Good Evening, Sweden. From song to singer, everything screams Nordic production, everything screams AVICII. Everything screams radio-friendly. The only thing missing and the special ingredient that this does not have to make it successful at Eurovision? Authenticity. Victor is a competent performer and the song is a nice pop effort but in a sea of more than 20 songs, I can’t see this standing out. Borderline qualifier and I wouldn’t be surprised if its snubbed from a place in the final.
Chris: “Storm” floats under the radar as one of the catchiest songs of the year. In many ways, its biggest success is that it doesn’t try to be anything grander than it is. The lyrics are fairly simple, but that helps make the track more universal. Throw in a likeable and charismatic performer in Victor Crone, and Estonia should be looking very comfortable for the Saturday night final.
Julian: Sadly, I’m definitely not into Estonia this year. The song is generic – which doesn’t have to be a bad thing. But as “Storm” is a mixture of singer-songwriter style featuring some David Guetta vibes, it doesn’t take me anywhere. It surely is a modern song, but every time I hear it, I think I’ve already heard it before. I also don’t have many expectations in his live performance other than hearing the background singers even louder than they were in Estonia’s final. Sorry, Victor!
Kristin: This is a very delightful entry from Estonia. It’s smooth, entertaining and you find yourself tapping your feet along the tune. Its kinda like Avicii and Waylon had written a single together, for “Storm” has a little country in it and there is also a little EMD there as well. Victor Crone does a great job delivering the song, and is rather dashing as well. With a good performance spot in the semis, I see no reason why “Storm” should not storm into the finals without trouble.
Renske: “Storm” sounds too Swedish to be Estonian, which I think is a big pity in regards to their rich and unique Eurovision history. The song is a bit too repetitive and is neither original, nor delivers an innovative sound in its genre. Victor Crone is however performing it with a mighty vocal and great enthusiasm, which makes the song eventually a solid pop effort.
In the Wiwi Jury we have 29 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.
Wiwi Jury verdict: 6.41/10
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