The Wiwi Jury — our in-house team of music unprofessionals — is reviewing and rating the 39 competing songs in Eurovision 2021. Next we head to Greece where Stefania has “Last Dance”. Did it make us want to hit the dancefloor? Read on to find out!
Stefania – “Last Dance”
“Last Dance” reviews
Deban: “Last Dance” is a disco bop freshened with a 2021 arrangement. As far as songs go, this is an excellent offering. It straddles the decades without sounding overworked. Visually, this is Greek; musically, it is global. Fittingly, Stefania holds a presence in Eurovision’s host country. She’s Dutch with Greek roots. Her youthful looks and nimble moves are key assets. Vocally, she can do pop. As a total package, “Last Dance” courts enough traction from televoters, club kids and music experts. Qualification predictions are somewhat pointless. Miss Liberakakis will be flying her pegasus all the way to a top ten finish at the grand final.
Jordi: Stefania sings about every end being a new beginning. This is exactly what I do every time I play this song, I hit replay. Stefania’s “Last Dance” has a joyful ’80s feel that is irresistible, fresh and makes you dance the night away. The track has some interesting twists and turns in the production which save it from resulting too predictable. And the chorus is instant and serves hooks for days. Perhaps, it’s hard to imagine the concept of the video in its studio version. But add the right staging, and there you slay. In comparison to last year’s, this is more matured. I can predict two things: this will party live and it won’t be my last dance.
Lucy: Bringing the ’80s to the modern-day is definitely the big thing at the moment across the music industry, and it’s reflected in Eurovision. There are two ways to do it, a truly modern interpretation or something which sounds like it was directly pulled from the decade (hi, Denmark!). However, I feel “Last Dance” is trapped somewhere in the middle, and it’s a bit unsatisfying. I’m concerned about the potential to bring the video to the stage as I find it a bit cringy, however more so the lyric “a rockin’ romance”. Stefania has youth and charisma to sell this on stage, but controversially, I actually think “Superg!rl” was better.
Natalie: I always knew Stefania could do a lot better than “Superg!rl”, and I feel really vindicated. This is the kind of music that I love from Greece. Great vocals, energetic production, and a bit of Greek mythos. What’s not to love? Throw in some chorus and a cheeky youthful vibe and I’ll say you’ve got something pretty special on your hands here. I can’t wait to see how Stefania does on stage with this one. She’s got some Eurovision experience under her belt already, so I think she could kill this.
Sebastian: “Last Dance” is simply on-trend. In an era where the ’80s is back, Stefania has the perfect opportunity here to ride that bandwagon with a song that’s inoffensive, yet surprisingly polished and catchy. This doesn’t feel like pop-by-the-numbers, rather, it’s something you could definitely hear on top music charts. Here’s hoping Stefania can show off a maturity and strength to make the song stand out further — and here’s hoping she’s not swallowed by this strong production.
Stefania – “Last Dance” rankings
In the Wiwi Jury we have 24 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 8.5.
Wiwi Jury verdict: 6.82/10
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