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 the winner of Slovenia‘s national final EMA Ana Soklič and her song “Voda”. Did we want to soak up her song? Read on to find out!
Ana Soklič – “Voda”
Angus: Water can be the force that gives us life or the most boring thing on the dinner table. And unfortunately “Voda” falls into the latter category. Ana has an admittedly huge voice, but it is wasted on this banal ballad.
Esma: With this entry, Slovenia has water up to their throat. I feel like the team behind “Voda” over-polished the song – which makes its entirety boring. The song is only three minutes long, but it feels much longer because it simply misses a climax. There are no remarks on Ana’s powerful vocals, she sings flawlessly. A talented singer like her deserves a better song – “Voda” doesn’t do her justice.
Robyn: I admire the craft that has gone into “Voda” but that almost might be its weakness. The song feels almost robotically flawless. As weird as it sounds to say this, Ana’s vocal sounds almost too perfect — it could have benefitted from a little roughness around the edges. Some will admire this, but to me, it feels like the song is just going through the paces.
Ron: “Voda” is a beautiful mysterious dramatic song matched with the powerful vocals of Ana Soklič. The only disadvantage in its original version was the extremely slow build-up and the verses that were perhaps too long. But the revamp has smoothed out those flaws and polished it into the best version.
Tobias: This doesn’t appeal to me at all. As much as I can appreciate her vocal skills because she can sing, it is a “meh” song. I appreciate Slovenia’s effort to send something in their native language but the performance doesn’t get my attention. I am usually a person who appreciates it when countries send songs in their native language but then it really has to be a song that can embrace anyone. “Voda” is not that kind of song.
Ana Soklič – “Voda” 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 8.5.
Wiwi Jury verdict: 4.88/10
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