The Wiwi Jury — our in-house team of music unprofessionals — is reviewing and rating the 40 competing songs in Eurovision 2022. Next we review Denmark, who have chosen REDDI with “The Show”.
Were we grabbing our tickets? Read on to find out!
REDDI – “The Show” (Denmark Eurovision 2022)
Review: REDDI – “The Show”
Lucy: I’m a rock-at-Eurovision fan for sure, and was so excited when Måneskin won last year to get some great examples of it come through this year. Sadly, “The Show” isn’t that. It’s not bad at all, but it isn’t spectacular. The start is too slow to get you ready for the next section of the song – by the time it comes, it’s a bit like “oh ok, finally”. It has a throwback energy to it, but it’s not quite being sold that way. I just can’t quite find the identity of the song. It’s pleasant to listen to, but it just doesn’t excite me.
Robyn: In theory this should be a good song, a high-energy rock number, with more than an echo of The Go-Gos. But “The Show” isn’t quite working. The song takes too long to get going, with the subdued piano intro dragging for more than one whole minute. And then once the rock kicks in, it quickly zooms up to ten, which doesn’t leave the song anywhere else to go. The DMGP performance was a little messy, with the needs of a slick choreographed TV performance clashing with the reality of performing a live rock song — but the backing track in Turin may improve things, letting the performance flow more.
Oliver: On first observation, this fashion and music seems dated. Musically, “The Show” is nothing new. But the wheel needn’t be reinvented, and the energy REDDI deliver is timeless. With hints of Splendora, Hole and Joan Jett, the Danish four-piece’s huge percussive beats and sensational guitar licks capture all the best parts of ‘70s glam rock and ’90s girl power, tying everything together in a neat family-friendly package. This is the jolt of punk rock energy Denmark needs to stand out from the crowd.
Natalie: I love this but I so desperately don’t love this. I like some 80s throwback sure, but next time, ask Raylee how to do it. They’re trying so hard to bring in some creative and fun but it doesn’t land, mainly because it feels so forced, repetitive, and dated. I love a spunky girlband, truly, but they need to go even harder I think. Go even more extra, ladies! Trust me!
Ron: Rock, and even pop rock, are not really my cup of tea. However, this is quite a decent entry that, for me, sits in the middle of the field of Eurovision 2022 songs. I love these girls and their charisma. They do manage to convince me with this song and performance – it feels quite authentic. When Siggy starts her solo on the piano, I do feel her emotions while she sings. I enjoy the girl power vibe of this performance and even if it’s not among my favourite songs I still don’t suffer while it’s on. Well done girls and keep up with the show.
Denmark 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 2 and a high of 7.
Wiwi Jury verdict: 5.09/10
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