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 “Double Trouble”, Iceland’s Eurovision entry in the film. The song is performed by Will Ferrell, Rachel McAdams and Molly Sandén. Did we want to get in trouble with this duo? Read on to find out!
Fire Saga (Will Ferrell, Rachel McAdams, Molly Sandén) – “Double Trouble”
“Double Trouble” reviews
Antranig: “Double Trouble” has an air of “La La Love” or “Marry Me” about it — a banging pop song which probably wouldn’t do all that well but would be locked into every Eurovision playlist for years to come. The song is a perfect marriage of the quirkiness of the characters and their obsession with Eurovision. It tries so hard to be a Eurovision winner, blending in so many typical Eurovision tropes. Having said all of that, at the heart is an insanely catchy song.
Julia: Oh my days, if only we were all blessed to see this actually performed on the Eurovision. I love how the song transforms into a 90s-esque dancefloor anthem. You would expect if it were released, there would be some accompanying dance moves for the chorus.
Renske: “Double Trouble” fits the song by name because it is one big mess. It starts as a classic Eurovision ’00s ballad, but then transcends into a Eurodance tune that could have been sung by Kate Ryan over 15 years ago. You can hear the enthusiasm and the love for the contest in the track, but overall it’s a bit too much.
Sebastian: What a catchy song! “Double Trouble” oozes the charisma of a Paula Seling and Ovi song, with stage choreography to match. Despite the cheesy song title, “Double Trouble” does sound like a Eurovision track ripped right out of Google Translate and into the history books — and onto my playlist. It balances a fine line between spoofing the genre and also making a serious attempt at a disco track.
Tom: An excellent Eurovision track. “Double Trouble” could have come straight from any Eurovision album from the last 20 years and been a Euroclub hit for next 100 years. The lyrics and the performance are full of cliches and loving hat-tips to the contest. Plus, I am delighted to see the hamster wheel back and making a cameo in the film. I would love to see KEiiNO covering this. Nothing pretentious about this song, just Scandi dance-pop brilliance – “disposable music” at its best.
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 5 and a high of 9.
Wiwi Jury verdict: 7.61/10
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