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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 “In the Mirror” performed by the fictitious Söngvakeppnin winner, the angelic Katiana — played and sung by Demi Lovato. Were we captivated by her power ballad? Read on to find out!

Katiana (Demi Lovato) – “In the Mirror”

“In the Mirror” reviews

Antranig: I have to admit I’m partial to Demi Lovato before I even heard the song, as she is just about my favourite artist. Despite that, it’s easy to see why the fictional folks at the Icelandic broadcaster thought “In the Mirror” was about to end Iceland’s Eurovision drought. It’s exactly the sort of big emotional ballad sung by a powerful voice that rakes in the jury points. I only wish we got to see a longer version of Demi’s performance in the movie.

Score: 9.5/10

Julia: “In The Mirror” is a real traditional pop song with high octave emotions in full swing. The first few lines of this song make me question if Demi wrote this song about her own life but just disguised as a Eurovision ballad. Can only imagine the rainfall fireworks if this was ever performed.

Score: 6/10

Renske: Every year, we get a group of songs which were rejected in Sweden ending up somewhere else in Europe. I don’t think “In The Mirror” fits this requirement. If “In The Mirror” would indeed enter the Icelandic preselection, everybody would talk about it. After all, it is a well-polished song with a great singer who brings the whole package.

Score: 8.5/10

Sebastian: “In The Mirror” is almost a serious attempt at the cheese-genre of this movie. Demi Lovato’s voice is stellar, but the song sadly sounds straight of a MelodifestivalenAndra Chansen. In that sense, “In the Mirror” feels clinical and typically Swedish — a perfect addition to the movie as often these songs are shopped around to different Eurovision national finals. But as a song in its own right, it lacks the warmth that the rest of the movie and soundtrack evokes.

Score: 5/10

Tom: I enjoy the juxtaposition of arrogance and vulnerability of “In the Mirror”. Gloriously congratulating herself in the verses yet admitting her loneliness in the chorus. That, with banging vocals, is a match made in heaven and jury catnip. Not a Eurovision winner as the sound is still somewhat generic but it’s a radio-friendly song that could have easily hit a top ten spot on any leaderboard.

Score: 8/10

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

Deban: 8/10

Esma: 7/10

Pablo: 7/10

Robyn: 7/10

Suzanne: 8.5/10

William: 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 5 and a high of 9.5.

Wiwi Jury verdict: 7.39/10

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

Read more Eurovision movie Wiwi Jury reviews here

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Kosey
Kosey
3 months ago

Not sure what I think about this one. I think it’s trying to be funny in the verses but then it gets all serious in the chorus. Another finely crafted production and Demi is a great performer. I’m just not sure it does either the comedic or the serious elements quite as well as it might and I’m not sure it fits with the context of the tone of the movie. Plus, she ends up getting blown up (sorry for the spoiler) and I’m still traumatised by that!

6/10

Héctor
Héctor
3 months ago

A bit cheesy but the chorus is good and her voice is amazing.

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3 months ago

Sounds like an Anja Nissen B-side

Whisker
Whisker
3 months ago

It didn’t have a prominent part in the movie but it’s a very ok and decent song.

Whisker
Whisker
3 months ago
Reply to  Whisker

9/10!

Una
Una
3 months ago
Reply to  Whisker

It was not featured in any considerable length but it did play a prominent part. It had been considered to be the winner even before the contest. The singer was praised and praised. My opinion.

srulik
srulik
3 months ago

If she releases the full song radio station world wide would play it nonstop. I like the song and I think this is the one wiktoria would have won Melodifeativalen with if she had sung it.

Ashton
Ashton
3 months ago

Hey guys, I know this isn’t the subject of the article but I’ve recently been listening to national selections that I haven’t heard before and I am up to 2016. Was about to start that year’s Festivali I Këngës but I can’t find all of the songs or even a live show anywhere. Does anyone know if the songs or a show recording exist?

Pedro
Pedro
3 months ago
Reply to  Ashton

Good luck with that, I also tried listening to all NFs from the 2010s, and struggled to get good studio versions of all of them. FIK 54 (2016) studio audios are out somewhere, and live videos too, even though videos come and go due to copyright.
Which I think it’s just a shame. 2016 was the year FIK got even better; new singers (most from Idol-type shows, though), new music and producers wanted to follow Elhaida’s success.

Ashton
Ashton
3 months ago
Reply to  Pedro

Damn. I really don’t know why RTSH keeps deleting the songs once the festival is over. It’s really damn annoying

Ermin
Ermin
3 months ago

Harmless song that brings no controversy. It’s just like Husavik.

mahmood stan
mahmood stan
3 months ago

it’s just a basic pop song with good lyrics
demi deserved a better song imo

Una
Una
3 months ago

This is one song I have no love for at all. I can’t get the hype around it in the movie or in the fandom. I couldn’t remember one single line melodically whereas nearly one month after the movie was released, I have other 4 songs from the movie in my head at different times (Volcano Man, Husavik, Ja J Ding Dong and Double Trouble).