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.

Score: 5

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.

Score: 9.5

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.

Score: 9.5

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.

Score: 9.5

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.

Score: 7

 

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:

Antranig: 7

Åri: 9

Calvin: 9

Deban: 9

Esma: 9.5

Florian: 7.5

Jonathan: 6

Lucy: 8

Luis: 9

Natalie: 5.5

Oliver: 8

Renske: 7

Robyn: 9

Ron: 7.5

Sebastian: 8

Tobias: 7

Tom: 8.5

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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I don’t know if I’m boring or have no sense of humor or whatever it is about, but I’m not feeling this. I somehow understand why this was high in the betting odds, but what I don’t get is why the fans love it so much. There seems to be little to no hate to this song. For me, this is one of the “only in Eurovision” entries that are just embarrassing.

sav001
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sav001

So Germany won the Wiwi Jury. Very surprising.

Josh Sterling
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Josh Sterling

I will give a 6.5/10. Sorry it’s not my favorite

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I would like to write one thing – Thank you Robyn ! we’ve been enjoying the Wiwibloggs jury votes . You’ve succeeded in keeping our Eurovision spirit <3

Fan From Texas
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Fan From Texas

Yes Robyn…Thanks!

ESCFan2009
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ESCFan2009

Iceland – 8.5/10 (10th/41)

Héctor
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Héctor

This song has far more meaning that one would judge by its cover. Fun and meaningful/ironic lyrics are a good recipe for a successful entry (see Lithuania too) and an interesting song in general. While I wouln’t say those two are potential winner, I say both are highly enjoyable. It’s imposible not to stay in front of the screen while whatching this happy, laid-back yet thoughtfully choreographed performance. It’s true the studio cut didn’t stand out at all but the live performaance is what really matters in Eurovision. I hope they come back next year. 1. Switzerland – Gjon’s Tears… Read more »

GIOLO
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GIOLO

Same first and last place

Hazzza
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Hazzza

It’s alright but it’s so overrated everyone’s acting like it’s amazing but it’s kind of bland
4.5/10

gilpgilp
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gilpgilp

Agree and the staging is very amateurish

Polliu
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Polliu

They make it look so easy but it’s so effective. Amazing!

Suprised
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Suprised

Am I the only one whos not in love with this song

Tibor
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Tibor

I fully agree with Briekimchi once again: I like this, but I keep comparing it to “Hvað með Það” from 2017, which was less 70s disco and more early 80s synth pop .I still listen to it to this day. But Daði does have an absolutely fantastic voice. That alone brings him close to my top 10 this year. As every year, I want to thank the wiwi-team for giving us this platform and for their input, particularly Robyn for managing all this so smoothly and for putting up with people who don’t know how averages work and get all… Read more »

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Emily

I have the same problem putting songs next to numbers. I just have a very small post-it note with countries under categories: “Faves”; “Great”; “Good”; “Average”; “Not my thing/can’t rank”; and my personal favourite, “No”. I guess I can easily do number rankings for the top two or three categories but there’s absolutely loads in the Average section. Oh well! 😉

Tibor
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Tibor

Even ranking can be difficult. Do I prefer Portugal over Ukraine? Finland over Australia? Or the other way around. And it gets harder if I don’t care at all for a song, as you say, the “mediocre” category is always the biggest , and I just can’t rank or rate entries that I for different reasons never listen to.

Emily
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Emily

When anything has the power to make me smile from the get-go, it’s a big favourite. Unashamedly geeky and great fun, and I was glad to see a lot of comedians (and other well-known people) I follow on Twitter giving it the attention it deserves. It’s not my personal winner any more (it still is in my top three, though), but judging by those reactions it very well could have been. Daði is a great guy and I can’t wait to see what he does next.

Stephanie
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Stephanie

Back in 2007 Belgium was represented by KMG and love power. We were razed to the ground. 12 years later an Islandic group brings something more or less simular and all of a sudden, it’s great. Weird!!!

Tibor
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Tibor

Only that the KMG’s sounded as if you were swinging a bag of cats against the wall, and Daði sounds great.

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

I loved the KMGs (live vocals and all). 😉

Tibor
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Tibor

You couldn’t just let this year end on us agreeing on something, could you? 😉
Their live vocals are objectively atrocious. 🙂

Colin
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Colin

I would say that Belgium 2007 is overall awful. Just because it’s in the same *genre* as Iceland 2020, doesn’t mean they are of the same *quality*.

SpirK
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SpirK

I’ve been reading all the wiwi jury reviews, didn’t really comment but I’ll post my top 41 with scores here since it’s the last review: 1. Sweden 9.5/10 2. Bulgaria 9.5/10 3. Switzerland 9.0/10 4. Iceland 8.5/10 5. Georgia 8.5/10 6. Lithuania 8.0/10 7. Greece 8.0/10 8. Israel 8.0/10 9. Germany 8.0/10 10. Netherlands 8.0/10 11. Azerbaijan 7.5/10 12. Malta 7.5/10 13. Australia 7.5/10 14. Czechia 7.5/10 15. Belgium 7.5/10 16. Portugal 7.0/10 17. Austria 7.0/10 18. Italy 6.5/10 19. Norway 6.5/10 20. Russia 6.5/10 21. Moldova 6.5/10 22. Ukraine 6.0/10 23. Romania 6.0/10 24. S.M 6.0/10 25. Denmark 6.0/10… Read more »

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EscVegi

My Top 41 :
1. Germany 10/10
2. Switzerland 10/10
3. Malta 10/10
4. Serbia 9.5/10
5. Sweden 9.5/10
6. Israel 9.5/10
7. Ukraine 9/10
8. Lithuania 9/10
9. Greece 9/10
10. Norway 9/10
11. Spain 8.5/10
12. Iceland 8.5/10
13. Bulgaria 8.5/10
14. Armenia 8.5/10
15. Georgia 8/10
16. United Kingdom 8/10
17. Denmark 8/10
18. Finland 8/10
19. Australia 7.5/10
20. Italy 7.5/10
21. Romania 7/10
22. Poland 7/10
23. Albania 7/10
24. North Macedonia 6.5/10
25. Russia 6.5/10
26. Austria 6/10
27. Czech Republic 6/10
28. The Netherlands 6/10
29. Latvia 5.5/10
30. Cyprus 5/10
31. Azerbaijan 5/10
32. San Marino 4.5/10
33. Slovenia 4.5/10
34. Belgium 4/10
35. Belarus 4/10
36. Croatia 4/10
37. Moldova 3/10
38. Portugal 2.5/10
39. France 2/10
40. Ireland 2/10
41. Estonia 1/10

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

I appreciate everything about this. Daði is ridiculously talented and his voice is really underrated. It was my clear winner in Iceland from the off and I’m happy with the direction that Iceland has taken in their NFs since their ridiculous decision not to send Daði in 2017. However, that’s where my problem comes in when it comes to assessing this song. It is not as good as “Is this Love?”. The awkward delivery and on-stage performance suited the theme/lyrics of the 2017 entry much more. Although “Think About Things” is a great song, I feel like they recycled the… Read more »

Colin
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Colin

A paragraph from my review: ”Based on the laid back and humorous delivery, one would have to really pay attention to deduce the more emotional layers of the song”. I agree. It’s a really good song and deserves all the praise, yet a delivery (which is great on it’s own) isn’t helping the message come across as easily as it could. The video is hilarious, though.

Odysseas
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Odysseas

So… another undeserved 8. I can only see that as a joke entry. Original, but joke. Catchy, but sometimes annoying. Good to see Iceland not giving a shit but going from Hatari to this is a big let down.

Overall: 4/10 (27th)

Roelof Meesters
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Roelof Meesters

I find their awkwardness kinda annoying tbh, and the song is far from my cup of tea. I kinda puzzled as to why this is a fan favourite, but good for Iceland because they NQ’d four times in a row but got top 10 last year. But this is only a 5/10 for me, sue me.

Gilad
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Gilad

How is this song lower then Germany? And this is just me or this time the wiwiJury been harsh this year?

Colin
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Colin

I think the Wiwi jury has been really, hmm… what word to use? Moderate? Balanced? They didn’t give a lot of 9s and 10s, but then again, they were more restrained in giving 1s and 2s than before. That’s why the biggest score is ”only” 8.18, but at the same time, the lowest one is ”only” 4.10. In some past years, scores like 8.86 were more common, but also scores like 3.23.

Kosey
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Kosey

I think the Wiwi jury is reflective of the contest this year. I think it was a wide-open field and really hard to predict the winner – you have the fun/performance entries (Iceland, Lithuania, Russia, Azerbaijan), then the serious ballads (Switzerland, Bulgaria, Romania, Norway, Italy) and then the really well-produced modern pop tracks (Germany, Malta, Sweden). It was a really open field and I think any one of the above could have won it. Last year, I felt that Duncan and Mahmood were front runners from the start – they got a big audience really quickly and their Wiwi jury… Read more »

Mia
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Mia

I think my comment somehow got filtered, so here’s another shorter one- I like this entry, it’s in my top 10, rating 9/10.
I don’t have patience to write full list, so here’s my top 15 🙂
1. Italy
2. Romania
3. Ukraine
4. Lithuania
5. Iceland
6. Bulgaria
7. Azerbaijan
8. Israel
9. Netherlands
10. Switzerland
11. Georgia
12. Russia
13. Czech R.
14. Norway
15. Armenia.

Skiwalko
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Skiwalko

And big kudos to the one and only Robyn for organising Wiwi Jury for the 4th year in a row, great job as always!

Colin
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Colin

ICELAND – Fun, quirky and original, it feels retro and fresh at the same time. The beat is engaging and lyrics are sweet, yet funny. The word ”baby” has been used a lot of times in ESC, but I believe this is the one of the rare occasions it’s been used literally. It’s about a father’s devotion to his unborn child. That baby will be proud one day, knowing she inspired such a good song. She’ll also know that her parents will always be here for her and are willing to listen to her thoughts. Based on the laid back… Read more »

Colin
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Colin

13, Azerbaijan – 8/10 *

I don’t know how I left out that. I was typing fast, I guess.

Zsófi
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Zsófi

My close to final top: 1. Australia – This is the type of song in production, genre and themes that I listen outside of Eurovision, and even tho the live performance needs some styling readjustment, I think it could have stay on the top. 2. Iceland – This entry warms my heart in every single way, charming lyrics, quirky production, and down-to-earth performer. This is how you do nostalgia right. 3. Malta – Malta slowly crawled up to my top 3, but I simply can’t not acknowledge the amazing modern production, combined with gospel vibes and sensational vocals. I think… Read more »

Skiwalko
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Skiwalko

This song is absolutely banging! “Think About Things” is like a friend you want to keep coming back to again and again. It’s simple and sincere, it’s clever, yet not pompous, it oozes coolness and swag, and it makes your heart warm up. This entry has a fantastic build-up – every part is executed with complete perfection and every one of its notes feels just right – therefore it goes by so fast that it only feels half its length. The lyrics were written with Daði’s daughter in mind, which is cute and touching in itself, but they can also… Read more »

Skiwalko
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Skiwalko

And also, here’s my full top in case someone’s interested, as I haven’t made one beforehand: 1. the Netherlands 9/10 2. Iceland 8.5/10 3. Finland 8.5/10 4. Bulgaria 8/10 5. Italy 8/10 6. Lithuania 8/10 7. Latvia 8/10 8. Slovenia 7.5/10 9. Denmark 7.5/10 10. United Kingdom 7.5/10 11. Belarus 7.5/10 12. Czech Republic 7.5/10 13. Australia 7/10 14. Switzerland 7/10 15. Ukraine 7/10 16. Georgia 7/10 17. Malta 7/10 18. San Marino 7/10 19. Norway 6.5/10 20. Poland 6.5/10 21. Germany 6.5/10 22. Sweden 6.5/10 23. Belgium 6.5/10 24. Albania 6.5/10 25. Portugal 6.5/10 26. Croatia 6.5/10 27. Romania… Read more »

Kosey
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Kosey

Great list Skiwalko, I always enjoy reading your reviews! We have some spot-on matches, some similars and some wildly-differents! This is what I love about Eurovision and reading others’ perspectives!

Until next year (hopefully)!

Skiwalko
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Skiwalko

Thanks a lot, Kosey, I really like your reviews and your list as well. And I’m definitely looking forward to the next Wiwi Jury, keep the faith!

Colin
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Colin

I enjoyed this very much too. Both of your reviews are fun to read. 🙂 I will myself start to re-listen and re-rate ESC 2006 – 2016, but I’m not sure whether to post it online and where. Still, I hope that Wiwi will have some stuff for us to part engaged here too, as these are the times when even an online contact can mean something. 🙂

Kosey
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Kosey

Agreed Colin, it would be great if Wiwi could continue with the content, especially through to the planned contest date. Going back and reviewing historic contests would be fun. My love for Eurovision only really reached new levels in 2015, although I have watched every contest since the 80s (giving away my age there!). So it would be fun to go back and revisit old competitions through a 2020 lens. I watched the ‘97 contest the other day and there was a real mixture of cringe-moments and the discovery of some hidden gems!

Mia
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Mia

It’s the performance and nice visuals who elevates the song, I think he is very talented and great live. Song itself is pleasant for listening, it has 80’s vibe which is popular these days (I’m a huge fan of “Stranger Things” and intro of the song gives me that vibes).. Still I don’t listen the song that much, but it’s a nice impactful entry, in my top 10.
9/10

Mikey
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Mikey

MASTERPIECE

Kosey
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Kosey

30. Iceland – 5.5/10 – I respect the do-it-yourself nature of this entry, it is refreshing to have a song I probably could have done in my bedroom in the competition. Dadi is an endearing performer and the song covers an unusual and heart-warming topic. However, the style is not for me. I have an aversion to the slapping bass and the brass interludes are all far too jaunty for my taste. For me, the appeal is in the performance rather than the song itself (when I heard the Iceland songs before the videos were released, this was 7th out… Read more »

Thanos
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Thanos

Quirky and funny song, not a masterpiece but with its funny staging and nice message it did the trick. It fits into my top 10. My final top: 1. Switzerland 2. Italy 3. Romania 4. Bulgaria 5. Croatia 6. United Kingdom 7. Norway 8. Lithuania 9. Iceland 10. Denmark 11. Russia 12. Australia 13. Albania 14. Finland 15. Israel 16. Ireland 17. Moldova 18. Estonia 19. The Netherlands 20. Malta 21. Belgium 22. Azerbaijan 23. Poland 24. Georgia 25. Czech Republic 26. Portugal 27. Slovenia 28. France 29. Sweden 30. Armenia 31. Spain 32. Austria 33. North Macedonia 34. Cyprus… Read more »

Hector
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Hector

Problem is I don’t think a casual Eurovision viewer would have even noticed how hyped this song is..