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 “Fool Moon”, which is Finland’s entry in the film. The track is performed by the real-life UK indie-pop group Anteros. Were we enchanted by their moonlight? Read on to find out!

The Wonder Four (Anteros) – “Fool Moon”

“Fool Moon” reviews

Esma: “Fool Moon” sounds like a typical indie song you’d hear in the commercial of a *certain* Swedish home furnishing store. It feels like the type of song by a band that’s consciously trying to deviate from the mainstream — but just a little too much which is actually making them mainstream themselves.  “Fool Moon” is just very bland and forgettable. On to the next!

Score: 6/10

Pablo: Color me surprised! If you looked at it through the camp lenses of the movie, this would just warrant a passing glance, but on the relisten, and knowing it came from Anteros’ original work, I now see it as modern, current, and well, one many national finals would be more than happy to give a shot to! Retro disco is making a return in pop music, so to have “Fool Moon” out in this movie is setting up to be a smart, and fruitful, move for this band.

Score: 8/10

Robyn: “Fool Moon” is one of the few songs not specifically written for the film — and it shows. Anteros have great flow and have crafted the super cool “Fool Moon”. It’s tempting to say the song is a bit too hip to make it Eurovision, but “Fool Moon” certainly wouldn’t be out of place at a Nordic national final. I hope the group’s short appearance as The Wonder Four helps them expand their fanbase!

Score: 7/10

Suzanne: The “Fool Moon” chorus is okay and the disco vibe is fun. However, I was ready to move onto the next track from the first note. I did not much care for the costumes in the movie. I lay the blame on you.

Score: 2/10

William: This sounds like a solid indie entry you’d hear in a Finnish or Norwegian national final. It’s quality, it’s hip, and it’s mainstream. But precisely because of all of that — it lacks the quirkiness and originality present in so many of the other songs in this movie and on this soundtrack. I still live by my words in the movie — “Call the police — our girl is killing it!” I just wish this was a bit messier with a more original point of view.

Score: 6.5/10

In the Wiwi Jury we have 11 jurors but only have room for five reviews. The remaining scores are below:

Antranig: 6/10

Deban: 6/10

Julia: 5/10

Renske: 7/10

Sebastian: 8/10

Tom: 6.5/10

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.

Wiwi Jury verdict: 6.18/10

What do you think of this song? Share your own score and review below!

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Cillian
Cillian
24 days ago

Wales won’t be JESC this year
But Belarus and Serbia will

Héctor
Héctor
24 days ago

This is probably the best song after “In The Mirror” and “Husavik”. You can tell you are overrating the other joke entries when you give this one a 6. Seriously?

Indie should win Eurovision one day but people just keep underrating it no matter what.

Hellohi
Hellohi
24 days ago

Love the style of this .. indie and artsy ..
would be a good candidate for the actual contest for UK ..

Whisker
Whisker
25 days ago

I am enjoying the word play on the full moon. I enjoy the song. And the singer’s fashion, make-up and hair. And the video is not bad either.

Kosey
Kosey
25 days ago

It is a bit too one-paced and predictable for me. It’s definitely respectable and will certainly have an audience but it is not my thing and I can’t see why it’s in the movie other than because Will Ferrell likes them.

4/10