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
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