The Wiwi Jury — our in-house team of music unprofessionals — is reviewing and rating the 40 competing songs in Eurovision 2022. Next we review Serbia, who have chosen Konstrakta with “In Corpore Sano”.
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Konstrakta – “In Corpore Sano” (Serbia Eurovision 2022)
Review: Konstrakta – “In Corpore Sano”
Luis: Right when you thought Serbia was running out of ideas after exploring a wide variety of ballads and ethno-bops, they come with something completely out of the box. There are so many things to unpack in “In Corpore Sano” that you keep on noticing new stuff every time you watch Konstrakta perform. This artist is not only healthy, but has a mind that’s out of this universe. This is just too good to be true.
Robyn: Of all the things that delight me about this song, my favourite is that the song critiques the cult of celebrity beauty and haircare at the same time that Eurovision’s main sponsor is a haircare brand. Zing! “In Corpore Sano” is unusual for a Eurovision entry, but Konstrakta has a clear vision and delivers a performance that elevates it to an art-pop experience. It’s a catchy tune that adds many layers of social and political commentary to the simple act of handwashing.
Antranig: Get your hand sanitiser ready and make sure your health insurance is in order because Konstrakta is not playing around. This is a fantastic commentary on its chosen subject matter and Konstrakta sheds light on an important topic that can often be easily overlooked. The national final performance was striking and clever in equal measure – they can easily copy and paste all of that to the Eurovision stage. I’m notoriously awful at predicting Eurovision winners but I’m going to stick my neck out here – my money’s on Belgrade 2023.
Sebastian: “In Corpore Sano” has taken me on a journey from absolute confusion, to steadily growing earworm. The performance is both ritualistic in routine and song, and at times, is infuriating in its repetitiveness. But the more I listen to it, whether by choice or by automatic placement on my Spotify playlist, I can’t skip it. It’s hypnotic. And this hypnotism might just be the appeal to win over a European audience. Hats off to Serbia for choosing different.
Deban: Critically important social messages interspersed with a cracking modern beat, “In Corpore Sano” is more than a three-minute pop song, it’s a movement! Health (physical, mental, emotional) has been a global headliner during the pandemic, but it’s been largely off-topic in music. But Konstrakta dives in head first to unlock a wider discussion. Access to healthcare, the disconnected realities of fairy tales, and debunking obsessive compulsive disorders are some of the themes unpacked here — done in a way that allows your senses to develop your own story. A true contender for the Marcel Bezençon Awards, and a sure top five Eurovision finish.
Serbia 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 4.5 and a high of 10.
Wiwi Jury verdict: 7.28/10
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