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”
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.
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!
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.
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.
In our Melodifestivalen Wiwi Jury, we have 14 jurors but only room for four 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 5.5 and a high of 10.
Wiwi Jury verdict: 7.88/10