The Wiwi Jury — our in-house panel of music unprofessionals — continues to rate and review the songs competing in the grand final of Sweden’s Melodifestivalen 2020. Next up, we listen to John Lundvik’s backing singers turned stars, The Mamas and their song “Move”. Did it make us want to get moving? Read on to find out!

The Mamas – “Move”

“Move” reviews

Antranig: “Move” may just be the best way to open any show. I adore these ladies and the charisma they bring to stage. They elevated “Too Late for Love” and I am thankful that they get their time in the spotlight. The main negative for me is that lyrically this song offers nothing new. Having said that, I would happily include this song in any dance playlist and I hope it opens the final as well.

Score: 7.5/10

Jonathan: Forget The Muses from Hercules, The Mamas of Melodifestivalen are here to serve some glorious gospel harmonies. Full of joy, energy and life, their personalities flow out of the screen and connect with the viewer, lifting the song to greater heights. My only problem with the performance is that it’s too dark. In all-black outfits, The Mamas sometimes get a bit lost against the dimly lit stage – let them shine bright like the stars they are!

Score: 8/10

Natalie: This is actually beautiful. I wasn’t the biggest fan of “Too Late for Love”, but this has an extra magic to it. The chemistry between the three ladies is so infectious and exhilarating. It’s effortlessly uplifting and pure of heart. The lyrics are nothing super original, but somehow in this song they’re enchanting. This song is just a three-minute voyage of sparkle and raw, innocent happy energy. It’s fun, understated and soulful, and I’m super into it.

Score: 9/10

Ron: The Mamas bring so much joy and positivity to the stage and make you instantly smile. Their personalities and big voices are extra values that they bring to the stage. They’re oozing charisma and they are so likeable and full of energy that they really make you feel so happy and lifted. The entry is such a feel-good song and it is so catchy, with great, rich production. The only thing I would change is the dark stage, it’s a bit too dark and this act needs to shine even more. The Mamas can sing so well live, so it’s a bit annoying to notice how they mime the pre-chorus while the pre-recorded backing voices take over. I wanna hear you 100% live, ladies.

Score: 9/10

In our Melodifestivalen Wiwi Jury, we have 14 jurors but only room for four reviews. The rest of our scores can be found below:

Angus: 7/10

Åri: 6/10

Barnabas: 8/10

Florian: 7.5/10

Lucy: 10/10

Luis: 7/10

Pablo: 5.5/10

Robyn: 8/10

Tobias: 9.5/10

Tom: 8/10

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 5.5 and a high of 10.

Wiwi Jury verdict: 7.88/10

 

Read all our Melodifestivalen 2020 Wiwi Jury rankings here

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My winner!

John
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Would rather see Dotter or Anna win instead of the Mamas. Their voices are fab and they´re ouzing charizma, but songwise it feels pretty old-fashioned to be honest. Not the best choice Sweden could do.
Though I bet the juries will place them first!
6/10

Tibor
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I’m very much into them but not so much into the song, I’m not that much of a soul person, so perhaps that’s the reason. But if my clear front runner Felix Sandmann doesn’t win, then they are one of two backup options that I can see at least doing well at Rotterdam and not abysmally in my personal ranking.

Fatima
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Fatima

With so many soloists this year, a group is going to stand out in May. So this would be a smart choice. But not another oh-oh-oh chorus, please.

Héctor
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Héctor

Killer soulful voices plus a song with one of the catchiest melodies in the contest with a anthemic summer vibe in it. They seem to be nice people too I believe this is the best option Sweden has to get into the top 5 (and the reason why Jonh Lundvik got into the top 10 tbh). Such a positive energy and so uplifting! I think they could tweak the staging to have more colour in it and we will be having our summer feel-good tune out of a gospel song.

Polegend Godgarina
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love to see this universal acclaim! i feel like they’d easily give sweden a three-digit televote score, they’re just super charismatic and infectious!

Roy Moreno
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Roy Moreno

I so want this to win Melfest!

Anita
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Anita

I am all in for “Boys with emotions” for Sweden this year – that makes me not a good judge for this song. The ladies have charm and voice and transmit feel good vibes. I am with Antranig that it will be a good show opener. I am not that fond of Gospel vibes. I am sure that there are a lot of lovers in all age groups for this performance.

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BREXIT CAREER WOMAN

A funeral song from Alabama, bordering on overproduced mockery
I thought the vibe from Big Momma’s house was over, but I guess not

Megxit over
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Megxit over

women in black

Colin
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Colin

They are so charming, their harmonies are wonderful and the song oozes such positivity! They should be one of the favorites to win and I would be happy to see them in Rotterdam. The advice about their outfits stands, as I’d also prefer something more bright for this song. Good luck, ladies! 🙂

Sale
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Sale

7.88 is a tad to much

Azaad
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Azaad

It feels authentic and joyful, which would usually be an advantage in MelFest, but MelFest this year has a lot of authentic performers this year, which is the flip side of having less polished songs this year.

Erik
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Erik

Did I just read 3 this year in the same sentence? Oh this year, you are really into “this year” this year

Ino
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Ino

For me this is one of the most overrated Melfest songs this year. Yes, they have charisma and can sing, but the song sounds familiar, like i’ve heard it before and it also sounds old-fashioned. It’s just nice, imo. And just nice isn’t enough.

Tim
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Tim

True

Grafton
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Grafton

exactly. To me it’s super polished but it doesn’t feel as fresh and authentic as some other songs