The Wiwi Jury — our in-house panel of music unprofessionals — continues to rank and review the songs from the soundtrack of Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga. Next up, we listen to San Marino’s entry “Hit My Itch” by the tearful Dalibor Jinsky — with vocals from Antonio Sol. Did this song hit our itch or were we reaching for the calamine lotion? Read on to find out!
Dalibor Jinsky (Antonio Sol) – “Hit My Itch”
“Hit My Itch” reviews
Antranig: This is the only song I couldn’t place in the movie after listening back to all of them, which doesn’t speak well of its memorability. It’s an enjoyable song in parts but rather dull in others. With all of the songs in the movie being enjoyable to some extent, “Hit My Itch” fades into irrelevance in comparison. A welcome addition but not one I would go out of my way to relisten to.
Julia: This sounds like the type of Eurovision you would expect to find at the bottom of the leaderboard. Forgettable B-grade pop.
Renske: At Eurovision, we’ve had plenty of songs with titles that were either questionable (hello “I Feed You My Love”) or risky (hi “That’s How You Write A Song”), but “Hit My Itch” has given a new dimension to that. While many might expect a novelty act with such a song title, it’s actually a gospel song. Nothing too original, but however sang by an amazing voice, which should be pointed out.
Sebastian: “Hit My Itch” is a hilariously titled urban gospel track that does sound quite out of place at Eurovision. As a filler track, it does its job well in creating an upbeat vibe. But, in all honestly, I didn’t know the song existed until hearing it on the soundtrack. The track hardly leaves a lasting impression.
Tom: Forgetful, dated, confusing why this is on the album, and I can’t actually remember this song being in the film. In its defence, “Hit My Itch” may be better live, as it feels like it has a lot of energy that is lost in the studio track. Sadly, we will probably never see what potential this song has. A non-qualifier!
In the Wiwi Jury we have 11 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 3 and a high of 6.5.
Wiwi Jury verdict: 4.5/10
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