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”
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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:
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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