The Wiwi Jury — our in-house panel of music unprofessionals — continues to rate and review the 41 songs that had been selected for Eurovision 2020. Next up, we take a look at Italy‘s Sanremo 2020 winner Diodato and his song “Fai rumore”. Did the song inspire us to make some noise? Read on to find out!
Diodato – “Fai rumore”
“Fai rumore” reviews
Antranig: If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. If the formula keeps failing to win Eurovision, keep using the same formula. It’s no secret I have very little love for Italian entries of late, with a few exceptions. But this is the only one I’d call boring. I must admit that it was a very special feeling seeing the wonderful people of Italy belting this out on their balconies in these awful times. But I have to base my score on the quality of the song itself and unfortunately, it doesn’t stack up.
Barnabas: “Fai Rumore” might not be the most current song in this year’s repertoire, but it excels at all four pillars the recent Italian entries stand on: musical quality regardless of genre, emotional load, lyrical mastery, and finally, the Italian language. I really got captivated by the way Diodato uses the depths and possibilities of his mother tongue to convey his message. The simple melody is really just what the song needs, nothing done over the top, but still something authentic and memorable. And thanks to this year’s events, “Fai Rumore” will surely be one of Italy’s timeless classics. Deservedly.
Renske: Ohhh, how Sanremo always treats us with such amazing songs! Diodato is providing us with another Italian gem that will not be forgotten soon. In 2018, he already proved that he was one of the better Italian singers while releasing “Adesso”. “Fai rumore” is just that special type of song you can play when you are sad to energise and empower you. That’s the kind of song Europe needs now.
Robyn: With all the drama happening at Sanremo this year, it was a pleasant surprise to have “Fai rumore” win. Diodato’s strong and expressive vocals deliver the emotional heft of the song, but the pacing ensures that the power of the chorus is saved for just the right moments. If there’s any song that has slowly begun to represent 2020, it’s “Fai rumore” This is a song to be sung out loudly from the balconies.
William: The soft verses of Diodato’s “Fai rumore” have an intoxicating quality. It’s as if he’s chatting to you while singing, drawing you in before holding you captive in the gentlest way possible. When the chorus explodes out of nowhere it’s a shock to the system — he’s unable to keep it in any longer, and you just want to clap your hands while he lets it all out. The song feels cathartic and the bridge like an epiphany. It may be in Italian, but the power here is universal. My winner of 2020.
Diodato – “Fai rumore” rankings
In the Wiwi Jury we have 22 jurors but only have room for five 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 10.
Wiwi Jury verdict: 6.95/10
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