The Wiwi Jury — our in-house team of music unprofessionals — is reviewing and rating the 40 competing songs in Eurovision 2022. Next we review Armenia, who have chosen Rosa Linn with “Snap”.
Were we snapping along? Read on to find out!
Rosa Linn – “Snap” (Armenia Eurovision 2022)
Review: Rosa Linn – “Snap”
Antranig: Armenia is trying something different this year and I’m here for it. “Snap” might not reinvent the wheel but it has a catchy hook and an inherently uplifting quality. The lyrics in the chorus are nothing beyond Songwriting 101 but they’re memorable and fun. This song will definitely stand out in any recap with its distinctive qualities. It remains to be seen how far it can go but qualification for the final should be likely.
Angus: In a year where twee folky female soloists are in abundance, Armenia lands somewhere in the hotly contested middle of the pack. “Snap” has a cute feel and anthemic chorus, but it also meanders towards a wet climax that doesn’t knock things out of the park. And really that’s what holds it back: we’re not going anywhere with this. A pretty listen, but forgotten in the broader field of songs this year.
Tom: “Snap” certainly was unexpected in the best possible way for me. I was expecting something cool, edgy and ethnic – which I love. But I got cool, contemporary and dare I say, more mainstream – which I also love! This is the type of tune that I will be in the mood for long after the contest is over. It has a lovely relaxing vibe to the song, that is perfect for a lazy Sunday in bed. I was also one of the many people comparing “Snap” to the Lumineers. The sound is very similar but that’s not a bad thing. They are a successful group and Rosa Linn is doing it all solo. Power to her and I can’t wait to see this in Turin.
Josh: “Snap” is a song that tries to strike an authentic emotional chord. It has some good points — Rosa Linn brings honesty to the lyrics, and the beat throughout the song gets you toe-tapping, for a few seconds. The opening beats make you think the song is really going to go somewhere, but it never really reaches its ultimate destination. Every time she sings “I might — Snap”, it’s as if a big “reset” button gets pressed, and all the built-up momentum in the song gets lost for me. By the second or third time this happens, I’m over it. The ending impression is: this is a decidedly average effort.
Natalie: I love to hear a song that just does everything right. The instrumentation, the vocals, the lyrics, and most of all: the emotions. The chorus is energetic, anthemic and miraculous in how it manages to carry the deep emotional weight of the song so well. Rosa Linn is an amazing performer. It makes me so happy to see Armenia do something low-key and beautiful like this. I really hope to see this shine in Turin.
Armenia Eurovision 2022 ranking
In the Eurovision 2022 Wiwi Jury, we have 18 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 4 and a high of 9.5.
Wiwi Jury verdict: 6.72/10
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