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 Greece‘s internally selected act Stefania and her song “SUPERG!RL”. Was she the heroine of our time? Read on to find out!

Stefania with “SUPERG!RL”

“SUPERG!RL” reviews

Angus: “SUPERG!RL” is one of the better Greek efforts from recent years. Stefania has a great voice, the song is radio-friendly and there are some nice ethnic flourishes that help elevate this. But you also get the feeling the Greeks could have done more. It all feels a bit tentative and expected.

Score: 6

Bernardo: The Greek team had a difficult challenge in hand this year — to produce a competitive entry that would suit Stefania’s age. She is not an adult but she’s also not a child — it’s difficult to find the perfect tone. Alas,  “SUPERG!RL” is a decent attempt, but far from perfect. It has a lot of potential to grow on stage, but unfortunately we won’t see it come to fruition. As a studio cut, it is average.

Score: 4.5

Jonathan: Combining a confident performer with an ethnic-tinged pop track is normally something I’d fully get on board with. But, there’s something here that’s slightly lacking (and ultimately falls flat next to similar offerings from Armenia and Azerbaijan). In a way, the song is maybe too reliant on the instrumental section, with Stefania almost playing second fiddle during the chorus. It’s not a bad song by any means and I enjoy listening to it, but Stefania should be the star in centre stage. Though, I am looking forward to seeing which country decides to put an ! in their song title / artist name next year (maybe S!sters did leave an impact last year).

Score: 6.5

Oliver: Upon first hearing Greece’s entry along with the music video, I was slightly put off by the juvenile approach they had used with the concept. However, ultimately, it is the song itself which counts and after listening to “SUPERG!RL” simply as an audio track, I began to appreciate the effort behind the number. Boasting an important message of empowerment, infused with traditional Greek elements, it is a song that really gets in your head and never wants to leave.

Score: 9.5

Ron: “SUPERG!RL” is a really cute mix of modern pop with ethnic sounds that stands out among most of the other songs of Eurovision 2020. Stefania is very likeable and her song is very catchy, yet it’s not “SUPER” enough — but it’s nice.

Score: 7

 

Stefania with “SUPERG!RL” rankings

In the Wiwi Jury we have 22 jurors but only have room for five reviews. The remaining scores are below:

Antranig: 8.5

Åri: 4.5

Barnabas: 5.5

Calvin: 4.5

Deban: 6

Esma: 6.5

Florian: 5

Lucy: 7

Luis: 6.5

Natalie: 6.5

Pablo: 6.5

Renske: 7.5

Robyn: 5.5

Sebastian: 8.5

Tobias: 6

Tom: 7.5

William: 8

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 4.5 and a high of 9.5.

Wiwi Jury verdict: 6.48/10

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Josh Sterling
Josh Sterling
10 months ago

I will give a 8.5/10 for this

ESCFan2009
ESCFan2009
10 months ago

Greece – 7.5/10 (17/41)

Mari
Mari
10 months ago

The song was OK – maybe a 6.5 or even a 6. It got quite boring, although it started off interesting, and it didn’t take long for me to get sick of it. That said, Stefania has a very powerful voice (especially given her age) and I think the Greek team should have showed off her vocal talents a lot more. The music video was not bad, but nothing special. I think Greek may stand a chance next year of doing quite well (though not winning) if they give Stefania a better song.

Mimi234
Mimi234
10 months ago

When I first heard the song I was thrown off by the slightly childish lyrics but then I remembered that Eurovision is a family show , I myself watched it from when I was 7 years old and I know that if I had of heard it I would have loved it , and of course the intrumentastion is lovely

Adina
Adina
10 months ago

The song would be great for JESC, but it’s hard to take serious as an ESC song. I don’t hate it, just not a big fan of it. I’m also not the biggest fan of Stefania and her attitude (she’s known for not always being nice to say it like that) but I still wish her the best of luck in 2021 and I hope that they give her a better song that can really show how amazing she is as an artist

LoveWave
10 months ago

Watching people throwing shade to all the entries that have been reviewed makes me laugh! Now, as for the song , the music video distracts you and you think that it is a childish song! If you listen it without the music video then things change. The staging would be breathtaking… Trust me! Everyone would be like Eleni Foureira after the rehearsals! Next year with an even better song! Stefania is such a professional and a really BIG talent!

Polliu
Polliu
10 months ago

Meh. So dated.

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
10 months ago

the song is made with good intentions but the result is absolutely subpar. didn’t stefania herself say she didn’t really like the song anyway?

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
10 months ago

She should be proud of the music video, at least. And, I assume, happy to return to ESC in 2021.

Liz
Liz
10 months ago

My score for this song is 9/10

Mr X
Mr X
10 months ago

Grecia 4/10

Tibor
Tibor
10 months ago

I don’t like this entry at all, it’s juvenile, lazily produced and musically dull. The “ethnic” flourishes seem grafted on and make no sense to me, other than that it’s just a very mediocre dance track. It’s in my bottom three, and I can’t say I’m looking forward to getting another entry from Stefania next year. Unfortunately, it was to be expected that Greece would try and get back on the inoffensive pop trail, after trying something more sophisticated the last two years, that I personally enjoyed very much but Europe as a whole didn’t.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
10 months ago
Reply to  Tibor

Ouch. 🙁

Tibor
Tibor
10 months ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Sorry. 🙁

Odysseas
Odysseas
10 months ago

This song isn’t my kind. There’s nothing special expect the ethnic beat. She’ll have a chance for smth better next year.
Overall:4/10 (XX because its my country)

Erasmus
Erasmus
10 months ago

Heard also that Stefania planned to fill the stage with Unicorns, popcorn, candy and lollipop -sounds awful jeezz.. Glad she has another chance next year + she’ll be 18, so that’s good.

LoveWave
10 months ago
Reply to  Erasmus

No the concept was to control the four elements of nature!

First row at ESC and JESC
First row at ESC and JESC
10 months ago

1. No doubt that Stefania is an amazing artist and very talented singer and I’m happy that she represent Greece in 2021 too.
2. The song is only mediocre with small etnic elements – unchallenged Stefanias singing skills.
3. Hope for a better song for 2021.

Alo
Alo
10 months ago

It’s overall a nice song but I really hate the lyrics..they seem lazy and basic.
I hope for next year she’ll have better song with better words..

Skiwalko
Skiwalko
10 months ago

I had a hard time reviewing “Supergirl”, because I’m not really sure what it was supposed to be. As a dance track it’s quite bland and too reliant on a tedious, unchanging drop, which gets old very fast. As a song for teenagers it feels too out of touch and infantile (I get that songwriting team wanted to make an entry that’s appropriate for a 17-year-old girl, but all the hip references and exaggerated tone of the lyrics felt very forced and unnatural). As a love song, it lacks any emotions. The music video implies that it’s a commentary on… Read more »

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
10 months ago

This is my 7th favourite. Leaving aside my being a fan of superhero comics, let’s look at the music. It’s better than you think. It’s full of youthful energy. The key is D minor. The hook sounds like an alarm sound, which matches the urgency of the song. The melody starts on the “lower tenor” octave, which means Stefania has a vocal challenge to make that sound supported live. The Bridges of the song are when the main melodies are sung in the higher/main octave, each leading to Drop Choruses. There is a four-chord sequence, but it changes slightly in… Read more »

Colin
Colin
10 months ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Based on the general response on You Tube, I assumed this one would be in most people’s lists between 15th and 25th place, but it turns out it’s generally unpopular among the commentators. At least I am glad I’m not the only one who likes it. And not only for being the comic book fan myself. 😉

Ted
Ted
10 months ago

As a greek I really can’t believe that we went from a high quality (staging aside) Florence and the machine type of song with a very distinctive voice to a cheap jesc song with basic lyrics and and an annoying repetitive production trying to be “ethnic”. I don’t blame Stefania, she is very talented, I blame kontopoulos. He has no business in the 2020 Eurovision. He should have stayed in the 2000s

Ashton
Ashton
10 months ago
Reply to  Ted

I agree so much. Lets leave Kontopoulos and Kirkorov and that lot in the past.

Ted
Ted
10 months ago
Reply to  Ashton

Yep! Him as well. As a general idea I like people that are passionate about the esc getting involved. But they keep bringing bland plastic songs that may have worked in like 2008 but are very out of place in the 2010s, let alone the 2020s.

Erasmus
Erasmus
10 months ago
Reply to  Ashton

They are basically ruining some countries chances (this year Estonia and Greece (Natalia was actually the best option in Moldova though haha)). I’m over them, every time the same basic ballad, that are outdated and belong to 2000′. Respect to them – they did great things, but the last one were at least 8 years ago, I do not want them in the contest anymore, see Russia for example – always the same ballad, Little Big (without Kirkorov) – way better and unique, hope Russia is done with them as well. Estonia shouldn’t pick Uku if he has the same… Read more »

Colin
Colin
10 months ago
Reply to  Erasmus

I *totally* get the criticism towards the Estonian pick, but for Greece, if nobody told me The Dream Team was behind it, I couldn’t tell. Feels quite fresh and quirky, less filled with heavy drama than their usual stuff. And even if so, I really dig Lazarev’s Scream. I just guess that when they are uninspired, they are *really* uninspired.

Erasmus
Erasmus
10 months ago
Reply to  Colin

Well true it’s not completely their style, BUT when the bridge comes you can totally see their input (talking about a choir chanting “I’m a Supergirl…” Scream wasn’t bad, but again Russia could do soooo much better.

Mimi1234
Mimi1234
10 months ago
Reply to  Colin

Totally agree I personally loved both sergeys entries (the second less but still) but then you have songs like Moldova’s which is so so dated and unispifing

Emily
Emily
10 months ago

I usually like Greece’s entries, but for me this one just isn’t for me I’m afraid. I do appreciate the traditional tinges however, and Stefania is a capable performer.

Mia
Mia
10 months ago

Another calculated ESC entry with all cute elements, even “ethnic” chorus is there artificially attached, I would’ve expected some flashy staging with this dated and repetitive melody and everything is here. Lyrics are beyond cringe.
Greece can and must do better. As for now, I’m not your supergirl, pardon superg!rl.
4/10

Jo.
Jo.
10 months ago

this is more like jesc stuff, would be awkward to see this performing next to hasta la vista :S

Colin
Colin
10 months ago

GREECE – Out of all songs by teen girls this year, Superg!rl is the only one unmistakably written to be performed by one. It’s cheerful, optimistic, slightly naive and brings a smile to my face. This would probably be a perfect JESC song! The song, like it’s excellent video, plays it off like a CW show, with a clear narrative and an enthusiastic singer. The instrumental, which is distinctively East Mediterranean, gives it an extra oomph and an opportunity to make it into a lively dance show on stage. This probably would’ve qualified, but wouldn’t have been a threat to… Read more »

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
10 months ago

This is the one that I had the hardest time with. The sound quality in the studio version, for me, is just not there. I know that Stefania can sing. I know that the song has some nice ethnic elements. I also know that whilst the lyrics are appropriate for a performer of her age, for me, as a listener, they’re overly simple, immature and not really relatable for me. However, backing track is very weak and lacks power and the vocals don’t seem particularly well mixed. It’s also hard to get the very on-the-nose music video out of mind… Read more »

Colin
Colin
10 months ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

I like it. It’s undoubtedly a bit immature, but it’s for the child in me, I guess. 🙂 It is however, one of three songs that I had to take my time before including them on my playlist. At first, I had 13 songs I just knew had to be there. Then Armenia did a revamp! Then, I was left with Azerbaijan, UK and Greece which passed the test, but after a lot of thinking. I just decided I would want to keep them. That brings my top songs number to 17, which is fairly average for a post 2012… Read more »

Kosey
Kosey
10 months ago
Reply to  Colin

Georgia is the one I found hardest to rate.

Erasmus
Erasmus
10 months ago

One of my least favourites this year, and it hurts me to say this, cause I love Stefania, but this song ain’t it. I also hate the MV – one of the worst this year. She’s great, but the song is dated and just I don’t know – basic and so uninspiring. Hope she gets a dutch songwriting team next year – it’d be much better. Sad this is so low, since Katerine was in my top 6 😀 my score: 4,5/10 1. Romania 10/10 2. Bulgaria 10/10 3. Belgium 9/10 4. Australia 8,5/10 5. Czech Republic 8/10 6. Portugal… Read more »

Héctor
Héctor
10 months ago

Actually, I was kind of positively surprised because Stefania’s previous songs were cringy, uninteresting and rather annoying. This one is still generic modern pop with an ethnic touch; a formula that has worked well for Greece over the years. While I’m not too much into this kind of pop songs, I do like the ethnic parts. The ethnic drop is probably the best about this song and gives a bit of flavour to an otherwise dull song. About the rest of the song… overall, it feels a bit more suitable for the Junior contest, you know simple (very simple) lyrics,… Read more »

Jenny
Jenny
10 months ago

5.5/10
20th place on my list. It sounds like a Junior Eurovision song.

Kosey
Kosey
10 months ago

22. Greece – 6.5/10 – This song has less universality to it than others and as such I don’t find myself connecting with it as much as others will. Having said that, I respect the professionalism of the production, which has a good build, engaging pre-chorus and an impactful hook. It creates an upbeat mood.

kelly
kelly
10 months ago

5/10

Donkey
Donkey
10 months ago

I love this song it is in my top 10. It is better than Australia for me and I really don’t agree with like most of the rankings. But you know everyone has opinions

Donkey
Donkey
10 months ago
Reply to  Donkey

No it isn’t. Neither is Greece. Just because she competed in Jesc once doesn’t mean that this song is childish. (music video maybe but not the song)

Colin
Colin
10 months ago
Reply to  Donkey

I believe that both music video and the song are slightly childish, but I don’t take it as a negative. Greece is my 16th and I like it partially because it’s so unapologetic about being youth-oriented. It’s slightly naive, aware of it and playing with that concept without insulting the intelligence of it’s audience. It’s not an easy task.

mad-professor
mad-professor
10 months ago
Reply to  Donkey

To be fair, this song is beneath Junior Eurovision.

Vol812
Vol812
10 months ago

I have expected it to be a little higher /: Well, she is in my top 5 (9/10). Quite unfortunate

Volkan
Volkan
10 months ago
Reply to  Vol812

Wow, three dislikes for stating my opinion which was not attacking anyone by any means….

Donkey
Donkey
10 months ago
Reply to  Volkan

Lol the negative comments saying that this song is childish and terrible got so many upvotes. Like what. I remember this being amongst the fan favorites.

Jesper Hjellnes
Jesper Hjellnes
10 months ago

My 3rd place this year. Such a great, fresh song, and I love the drop in the chorus <3 Would have loved to see it on the Eurovision stage.