The Wiwi Jury — our in-house panel of music unprofessionals — wraps up rating and reviewing the 41 songs that had been selected for Eurovision 2020. Finally, we take a look at Iceland‘s Söngvakeppnin 2020 winner Daði & Gagnamagnið with the song “Think About Things”. What did we think about their things? Read on to find out!
Daði & Gagnamagnið – “Think About Things”
“Think About Things” reviews
Angus: You can’t not have fun when you watch the “Think About Things” live performance or music video. The instruments are fun, the dance routine an astute fusion of amateur and viral moment creating, and performed with real gusto. But the studio cut on its own can feel repetitive and sonically dated rather than nostalgic.
Barnabas: “Think About Things” covers a rare theme, which is already a plus for a song, but the way it is presented really makes it stand out of the rest of the competition. The concept — which contains a funky and driving track that brings along strong ’80s vibes paired with a quirky staging and outfits plus a captivating yet simple choreography — just works! It doesn’t alienate the song from its original message. In turn, it is able to bring the masses along. Definitely a winner material.
Bernardo: Take note: “Think About Things” walks the line of musical quality, joke entry, commercial appeal and very good production, perfectly. From outfits to looks and choreography, this entry is planned from its very first second. This would be a contender for the victory and deservedly so. It is infectious and has cross-appeal in all age groups.
Pablo: I don’t ever want to hear another cloying and saccharine tribute number, because Daði has proven you can be heartfelt and fun. “Think About Things” manages to make me more emotional than any ballad, but yet sends me to the dance floor. His voice is deep and rich, the instrumental is brilliantly simple and effective and the use of the literal meaning of “baby” blows my mind. Iceland, this is exactly what you need to return to Eurovision glory. P.S: His daughter is lucky to have this song about her dominating streams all around Europe.
William: The studio version does nothing for me. It’s from another era and it’s not one I particularly want to re-visit. However, Eurovision has always been about more than the song. It’s also about that indescribable X-factor and charm — and that’s where Daði & Gagnamagnið really come into their own. The live performance is quirky, likeable eccentric and a tad ridiculous — qualities that would no doubt make Europe smile. In these dark times, that gift matters more than ever.
Daði & Gagnamagnið – “Think About Things” 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 9.5.
Wiwi Jury verdict: 8.03/10
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