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 Israel‘s The Next Star for Eurovision winner Eden Alene and her song “Feker Libi”. Were we feeling the love? Read on to find out!
Eden Alene with “Feker Libi”
Calvin: Doron Medalie has done it again. The voice of Eden Alene is among the strongest, if not the strongest this year. “Feker Libi” throws many elements in the mix without ending up messy. The Eurodance-beats suit the ethnical elements surprisingly well. I see nothing about this entry and performance that urgently has to be changed. Everything is in balance and with Eden as a singer, nothing can go wrong.
Florian: “Feker Libi” takes upon great ethnic elements, especially considering the different languages it embraces. However, it’s not as out there with regard to the song’s production as it may have been. The instrumental break itself makes sense but could have been handled differently. On the other hand, Eden’s charisma makes up for that and helps boost its authenticity.
Natalie: Ethnic pop is definitely my kinda thing. Eden Alene is one young woman who can do it very well indeed, she was a great choice for Israel. “Feker Libi” has a very strange structure of random elements sprinkled all over the place, but I kinda love that. It’s still very special, and nice to sing along to. Eden delivers it with a great cheeky smile and she seems to be enjoying the joyful insanity of it all. It’s super cute.
Ron: On first listen, “Feker Libi” sounded to me like a mix of too many different songs, but after listening again and again you really like them all, or as our William said in his first reaction “An all-you-can-eat buffet, but I’m eating everything”. Eden Alene is so full of charisma and freshness and she can sure deliver. You can tell she’s enjoying every second on stage. This is among my favourite songs of Eurovision 2020 and could have done well on the Eurovision stage. It’s unique in its sounds and music genres.
Tom: Yes! This song is what #OpenUp is all about. The mix of vibrant cultures and languages blended with a positive party atmosphere got me hooked from the first listen. You can’t help but get on your feet and dance to “Fekir Libi”. I think they could have created something special on stage with this song but Eden is a star and I can’t wait to see what she brings next year.
Eden Alene with “Feker Libi” 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 5 and a high of 9.
Wiwi Jury verdict: 7.48/10
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