The Wiwi Jury — our in-house team of music unprofessionals — is reviewing and rating the 40 competing songs in Eurovision 2022. Next we review Slovenia, who have chosen LPS with “Disko”.
Were we ready to boogie all night long? Read on to find out!
LPS – “Disko” (Slovenia Eurovision 2022)
Review: LPS – “Disko”
Renske: Okay, the amount of quirkiness is quite high in “Disko”. However, LPS is a charming group with a very strong lead singer, who has a pleasant warm voice and who can actually sing well. The entry is a throwback, but does not overdo it. There is something incredibly likeable and nostalgic about the track, which was able to gather Slovenians to love the entry. And honestly, who does not repeat “Disko” after a listen? It’s addictive.
Lucy: Oh bless, LPS. I don’t want to be mean because they are so endearing and clearly having a great time with Eurovision. I just can’t get on board with “Disko”. I’m always glad to see something a bit different shown at Eurovision, but I do want to be thoroughly entertained in the meantime, and I just don’t think this has enough energy to do that. They’re very sweet and have bags of talent, especially for their young age, but I just don’t see them making it out of the semi. I’m grateful for some upbeat jazz though!
Tom: Over the last two years of Eurovision, Daði Freyr has shown you can take retro pop and make it current. But I feel LPS’s “Disko” is just retro in an unfortunate way. It feels tired, forgetful and neither here nor there – I struggle to connect with it. They really have to perform their backsides off to stand a chance of qualifying. It’s nice at best, but that’s hardly a compliment is it? Stranger things have happened but I have a feeling this won’t make it out of their semi. I hope they prove me wrong and all the best to them.
Oliver: A song called “Disko” creates big expectations to live up to. Unfortunately, the effort to do so falls flat. A promising introduction with punchy brass staccatos fizzles out into nothingness. The vocal barely stretches beyond one octave, and the track loses all momentum at the bizarre, poorly-timed tempo shift. Moreover, LPS need to work on their on-stage chemistry and charisma. As it stands, the Slovenian package reads more high school prom band than it does international stardom. Some kind of Daði Freyr-inspired dance routine would do well to add a level of dynamism, otherwise “Disko” is dead on arrival.
Sebastian: LPS is almost straight out of Glee – an adorable high school band that created a performance with their high school teacher and somehow hit the mainstream. Their friendship and commitment to performance is admirable. “Disko”, however, despite it’s authenticity, fails to stand out from the pack of a pretty well-produced list of songs at Eurovision 2022. Hopefully this experience will give LPS the exposure to continue making music. “Disko”, though, falls flat, unlike anything from the 70’s era that inspires the band.
Slovenia 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 1.5 and a high of 7.
Wiwi Jury verdict: 4.25/10
What do you think of Slovenia’s Eurovision 2022 entry? Share your own score and review for LPS’s “Disko” below!
Although I would have rated it higher (I think maybe 5?) I agree with everything Lucy said.
I like a diversity of taste and opinion in these “jury grades”, but I disagree completely with the opinion that LPS reads “more high school prom band than it does international stardom”. I think they, especially the lead singer Filip Vidusin, have a certain It factor. I cannot put my finger on it – first I thought he was a bit arrogant in his performance, but after seeing the band’s interviews, there is a certain combination of shyness and assertiveness. Even if they don’t qualify, I think they have an interesting career ahead of them :))
Love it – easy on the ear! Much needed in the final!
8/10 My guilty pleasure of the year! This song gives me Rex Orange County vibes (which is good because I love his music) and I really like the front man’s voice 🙂 On first listen I thought this song was fine, but it quickly grew on me and is now my 16th place!
As much as I want to like it I’m just indifferent towards it. I mean, they are cute, the song is harmless and the act feel fresh overall and completely honest and unpretentious. May be I’m not into funky. In fact, the lead guitar is kind of annoying. It does reminds me a little bit to Iceland with less synth, if they can rework the staging I won’t rule them out yet. However as it is right now, I can’t say I enjoy it. If we are talking about taste, then quality doesn’t matter at all. There’s no need to… Read more »
As much as I like Suzanne and understand that everyone has their own taste I just want to know whats going on inside her head. Disko is one of her highest rated songs this year :/
Obviously, she’s rating them backwards!
I don’t wish to upset anyone, so it’s perhaps best for me just to type: “Best of luck in the contest.”
P.S. I desire the lead singer’s purple jacket in the main photo, and probably his phone number. But that’s nothing to do with the Wiwi Jury, obviously.
I want to post my review. I’m tempted. But the lead singer has melted my bad review with his cute face and his purple jacket. I… just… can’t!
I thought you could love this one for the same reasons you loved D Mol, but I guess they’re too party band to your taste, while the Montenegrins had that Glee club vibe. But please tell me I’m not imagining things when I say there are more “musicianship” in their arrangement than we would normally expect from a teenager band.
The musicianship is certainly there. However, they are not all teenagers this time. Also, this song isn’t trying to be “we love music school” like “Heaven” was. “Disko” is a lot more 70s inspired, and is more from the musical theatre book of “songs to pass the time instead of actually doing something about the plot.” I just wish the singer would stop singing about the girl and actually talk to her instead – she’s literally standing right there! 🙂 I can hear why people are comparing this one to Iceland 2020/21, as it is a musical cousin to that… Read more »
It’s my 4th of this year’s contest, so obviously Im disappointed with this ranking. I get its not everyone’s cup of tea, but I was expecting some love for the stunning chords in this – so complicated but so exquisite – and they’re literally like 17-19! Props to them and I hope they qualify!
This song is underrated as hell. Wish them to go through and the haters to cry a lot (:
I love this song so much. The Wiwi juries not so much.
Cant believe a 4.25 ,it so harshing…… ,song is fresh, catchy and fun ,not like many other boring proposals ,I would qualify this no doubt..
It deserves to qualify although it will not, unfortunately
It’s ok it’s not making it to the final, the singer has little charisma the songs dated 3/10
It’s not that bad and it’s not a total lost cause for Slovenia.
Who doesn’t love a good Cinderella story? These kids came out of nowhere to earn a spot in ESC with an innocent song where some of the members of the band are mentioned by name in a very casual way. At first glance, they don’t seem to be competitive. The song may be too old school and the vocals underdeveloped. But they have the charm of the underdogs. And the arrangement of the song is actually pretty refined in its “pocket big band” fashion. I say this is the most overlooked entry of 2022. 7/10
A pleasant, low-key entry that unfortunately probably won’t stand out out at ESC, which loves drama, vocal acrobatics and overplayed emotions. The boys (and one girl, as I figured out only later) are cute in a dorky way, maybe their youth and innocence will give them a push that will miraculously propel them to the finals
What an harsh Score.
I dont believe it has a Chance to qualify, because its a simple Song, but its still good.
I know this isn’t a great song with much to it but even then that’s an INSANELY harsh score and must be one of the lowest ever, compared with several joke entries and legendarily bad tracks?
It feels too much like a watered down version of the wonderful Icelandic offering we were treated to last Eurovision.
I can’t help but think Slovenia have been scored way too harshly. It’s a simple track, but there’s something about it for me that I find quite charming and fun, it’s in my top 10, and LPS are bringing something different to Turin. I hope they defy the odds and qualify 🙂
I usually disagree with some of the rankings, but I feel like I have no idea what the hell is going on with the wiwi jury this year.
Love the Jazz. Love the vibe. Love the retro feel. Love the language. Love his voice. What’s not to like? It’s in my top10 and I will definetly vote for it to qualify. Celebrate diversity and not just same old pop songs and cute ballads.
I find it quite endearing, really, but I also know that there are more than 10 better songs in this strong and diverse sf, so I don’t see has this can qualify…
“Better” is kinda subjective in music, but I do agree in a way cause SF1 is a strong one and I love more than 10 songs from it. This one however may not be one of the “best” per se, but it’s funky, quirky, jazzy, something you can’t find in any other song, that’s what got my attention and makes it special for me. Bloody good effort from a group of teens 🙂
I think they might defy the critics and qualify. I do agree with some of the above. A bit more chemistry between the lads would help, but he has such an easy voice and it’s a happy song. If it comes down to the last spot and this gets it over Norway, that would make my month.
They are lads and one girl….I didn’t realise either, until I saw their names 🙂
this review is dire and i’m very bad taste. slovenia is my no. 3 spot this year surprisingly. i love it. it is an absolute earworm and scratches my brain in all the right places. the lead singer’s voice is so smooth and effortless and i love the music video too. i am disappointed with how eurovision is going, with tacky songs getting much more love than actual quality musical entries.
I disagree with Oliver’s review to an almost laughable extent but, at the same time, I really do believe that this is one of those entries that’s good in so many ways that people are just not picking up on.
The idea that one of the year’s best technical songs needs a gimmicky dance routine is hilariously off-base and one of those comments that the writer may look back upon with a little bit of cringe in future. XD
I have to very explicitly disagree with Oliver. Their quirkiness and awkwardness is one it’s biggest attractions I think, just teens being theirselves having fun on stage. It would be a terrible, terrible idea to force them to do a dance routine that doesn’t fit with the song. It’s not my personal fave, but it’s way underappreciated by the fans, it’s criminal. 7,5/10
The wiwi jury have been EXTREMELY harsh on LPS. I for one have had this song growing in my head for a while now. I was a backer of Luma with ‘All In’ at the national finals but this song has been growing ever since they have won. I think they could be a DARK HORSE if performed right on the night since the singer can actually sing and their incredibly young ages can appeal to the Zoomer population, many of which actually watch Eurovision on the night.
Furthermore, I find myself identifying with them HEAVILY for some reason. This song is what some people would call ‘real music’. It’s not just a straight forward pop song. It is actually paying homage to music and the history of music as a whole. The bridge at the end really shakes the song up and the faster last choruses really get stuck in your head and are catchy!
I think so to. The song is not that bad and they are quite sweet.
Such a great song and such a charming band! It’s incredible what they deliver at their age und what a shame, that they don’t get the love and support they deserve. Unfortunately cheap and cheesy thrills or bombastic ballads still get more attention.
SLOVENIA – It’s a charming 70s throwback song, with LPS channeling the energy of an authentic high school band performing on a prom. Even the lead singer’s small insecurity adds to that image. They are really cute. The vocal melody feels like it doesn’t evolve much, but it compensates that with an interesting instrumental backing. The drums and the horns do their job to keep the flow going. The static stage presentation adds to the perception that the song itself is static, but it’s actually not. It’s structurally dynamic, and shifts between faster and slower parts with ease. The high-school… Read more »
I think you raise a good point in that, for a casual listener at least, there is the chance of the song coming across a bit static because the things that it does do so well, are kind of a wink to people who know what they should be listening for. Everything’s subtle. A lot of the shifts and movements won’t be picked up on and that does get me a bit concerned about the televote. The flow of the song is such a strong point though and it’s amazing just how much is going on without it being interrupted.… Read more »
This is the song that I am the most conflicted on. On one hand it is a cute and quirky song that is a joy to listen to and it’s quite impressive considering their age, also I appreciate the usage of Slovenian. However on the other hand, it isn’t particularly exciting and doesn’t do that much to stand out. It just lacks something that I can’t put my finger on. 26th/40 6.5/10
In my unbiased opinion, I’d say “Disko” is FAR BETTER than most of the songs in this year’s Eurovision. Considering all LPS members are still between 17-19 years old and write their own songs, I don’t see any reason to hate them. They are far more musically talented than the artists whose songs were written by Swedes. I see Slovenia as this year’s dark horse and can repeat the success of Lea Sirk and ZalaGasper from the years before. And it’s in Slovene – a very beautiful language.
They should have wear masks and sing non sense lyrics and then they would have at least 7.8 points
Oh Wiwi, you’re totally living up to the unprofessional part of your “musical unprofessional” moniker with your take on this one. This is an amazing entry and strictly from a musicianship point of view, one of the best actual songs of the year. There are numerous musical shifts in this song, each one coming at the exact right moment and doing exactly what it’s supposed to do. There’s stops, there’s starts, there’s builds, there’s falls…and they’re all done at the right time. It’s amazing to hear that from such a young group. Every instrument is played to an incredible standard.… Read more »
Oh…and I’m also going to try to give out ratings for the entries (I haven’t done this before so not entirely keen on getting locked in) but here goes:
Don’t worry. I often go back and forth with my score, and change some after the show, or some even years after when doing a re-check. 🙂
I enjoyed your review. I am glad that you love this song. Lounge / jazz is usually your style more than mine, but even I am shocked that songs like Moldova, Israel, and Romania have done so much better in the Wiwi Jury than Slovenia. I mean, to each their own, but the song is quite cute for me.
OK. This is an unassuming average song which does not attempt to be great or to achieve some great expectations. Yet it is pleasant to listen to. Enjoyable and quirky without being overly ambitious. I would not rank it very high but neither very low. I would prefer to listen to this than some other songs which aim to be pretentious and weirdly, varsity/artsy original.
Funky, real, something new, in a foreign language. This is similar to what i feel about Georgia (minus the Slovenian). They both are there to enjoy the experience and just..do their thing. There’s no hints of competition in both bands and maybe that’s why I like it. Sometimes it’s just about fun!
Rating: 6.5/10 (24th)
they have an endearing, dorky energy to them and i can see why it’s such a fan favorite… but the song itself and the lead singer’s vocals are so lifeless and i can’t bring myself to enjoying anything about this entry. but i respect slovenia for giving fresh talent a chance.
This is brutal…The song is not bad ednough in any shape or form to elicit such bad ratings. It can be boring and underwhelming at most (not my view as I quite like the song).I understand being in the 5.00 songs but 4??? Make it make sense.
Proud to say it’s my guilty pleasure this year… Love it
I think this year there is a lot of ‘pretentious’ songs sung by faked deep and highly emotional singers who seem to be in an existential trance while performing.
For me Disko is a break from so many ‘songs with a message’. I really love how unpretentious it is.
That’s why so many people on here won’t like it!!
Yes the pseudo experts of musical art.
Totally agree, but expect a lot of downvotes from those who think pretentious songs are actually good and masterpieces!
It’s sad to see this review. They all praised Ireland but put Disko last. Watch them qualify with ease, most likely finishing in the right side of the grand final but definitly finding sources of vote both with jury and televote.
Sad.. but hey, this ranking is nothing more than a fan ranking After all 🙂 nothing more or less than a youtube ranking
Exactly! People should remember that Team Wiwi are NOT music professionals, just fans 🙂
Most televoters are not “music professionals” either. There is really no way this is qualifying.
Oh yeah, what I meant was “exactly, this ranking is nothing more than a fan ranking after all”. I don’t think they’ll qualify.
they’re not going to qualify, performing right before ukraine killed their chances
Right After Ukraine i would have said “maybe okay”. But before, the running order effect is not that important. Running order never killed any chances in semi final. At least, i’m one of those who stands with this Idea. And god i looked at SF statistics haha.
Anyway, their performance is smock, both vocally and in the energy, and they have a song alone in its genra. That’s enough to grab a top 10.
Slick* not smock lmfao
I don’t expect this to get a lot of televoting points but I don’t think it’ll need to. I can see juries going hard for it. I think it qualifies.
Slovenia – Clearly there’s a lot of talent in LPS, but for me it’s a pretty stale song. It’s not the worst of the bunch, sure, but nothing really stands out aside from the singer’s voice. It’s pretty harmless, but completely forgettable. 4/10
10 times better that that Ukrainian lame so-called song.
Yep; I figured the scores here would be bad. His voice is too robotic. Maybe in 5 years he’ll slay.
I find this song the most underrated of the year, with North Macedonia coming close 2nd. I just love everything about this, from start to finish the song is far more of a tribute to disco music rather than mocking the genre like we’ve seen with trainwreck entries like Belgium 2007 or you could even say Georgia 2009 (which never appeared on stage because politics). I enjoy the song, the recently released music video was amazing, the singer’s vocals are strong, the awkwardness of his stage presence adds so much charm to the entry… I just really wish for these… Read more »
I don’t think we’ve had too many agreements so far Vivian but this one certainly makes me happy! You might rate this even more highly than I do (depending on how harsh you are with your ratings).
Honestly, although there are some little touches in there and it is referenced, I wouldn’t actually class this as Disco music per se. Whatever influences there are, are definitely subtle and I’m definitely picking up other things moreso.
And also, happy that you referenced the music video…one of the most pleasing of the year!
Bottom entry. Period.
This is an extremely fun little city-pop entry. It feels very proffessional and well-though, considering that nobody of the band members is older than 19 years old (one is in fact, 17!). Enjoyable, well-polished, never loses its momentum, even at the part where it gets slower it keeps you motivated to keep on listening, awaiting for the climax. I honestly feel that people downgrade this entry because of the… severe lack of charisma by the guys while performing. But I personally am not annoyed by that and I would really hope for this song to qualify. It’s my 18TH place,… Read more »
Y’ all are seriously tasteless in the Wiwi jury (Suzanne, you get a pass, considering you’ve awarded far lower scores to many entries). I mean, REALLY!? THIS is your last place so far!? Even lower than San Marino’s rushed trash entry?
My point exactly. This comment is my thoughts about this song. This is far from a 4 to me. Would make sense to exchange San Marino with Slovenia. Also what can we expect for Bulgaria if Slovenia got 4.25?
This score personally offends me.
Don’t allow it to. I’d be more worried if they liked it. XD
Slovenia – LPS – Disko – 4/10 – I don’t like funky bass guitars and jaunty trumpets, so this one gets off to a bad start. There is a lounge act quality to this and I have never liked lounge acts. The song very quickly fades into background music. The rhythm guitar playing is incredibly repetitive. I could make a comment about how young the performers are and isn’t it great that they get to go onto the Eurovision stage, but I feel that would be hugely patronizing. I don’t want to actively hate on this entry, the song is… Read more »
Oh Kosey. It feels so good to feel so differently to you again. I mean, you have Wiwibloggs on your side this time (I’m starting to increasingly suspect that’s not a good thing though) but yeah, this is in my top five.
I do, however, love lounge music.
I know, I’m not amazingly happy with conforming with the “popular” view. There have been lots of time when I have not done so and there are some whoppers still to come! As always, I think this comes down to an individual’s taste in music. It is so hard to make an objective assessment of the “quality” of the music. For example, there is a high degree of “quality” in the instrumentation of the Bulgarian entry, but this is dismissed largely because I feel a lot of people are not connected to rock music. Here, I am really not connected… Read more »
I would like to talk about the Bulgarian entry though because there is a difference between quality music and quality musicianship. It is clear that each member of IMP are very proficient at playing their instruments and there are actually no technical errors made while performing their song. However, I don’t think it’s a matter of connection when people say it’s not a great song. It’s not written particularly-well, largely due to a lack of energy and particularly no drive in the chorus. I think even fans of rock music would have problems with these issues. Punk music isn’t something… Read more »
4.Slovenia – They’re amazing. I’m really happy for them. I honestly didn’t see it coming, but it was Ema, a NF where anything can happen. It’s easy to say Luma, July or Batista we’re better, and honestly, it’s not possible to disagree. Any of my 4 faves would have been great and deserving in their way. I may have gone to the rival high school, but I will stand behind them.
In my most recent ranking, I also have this entry in the same position as you do. I think out of the alternative names you mentioned for Slovenia, I’d only have been interested in Luma and even then, that wasn’t all that close to LPS in terms of song quality.