The Wiwi Jury — our in-house team of music unprofessionals — is reviewing and rating the 40 competing songs in Eurovision 2022. Next we review Greece, who have chosen Amanda Georgiadi Tenfjord with “Die Together”.
Did we come together in agreement? Read on to find out!
Amanda Tenfjord – “Die Together” (Greece Eurovision 2022)
Review: Amanda Tenfjord – “Die Together”
Josh: Greece’s entries in the last four years have always ended up high on my pre-contest ranking because of their ability to tap into emotion and send you on a journey. Wash, rinse, repeat for 2022. The simplicity of the production at the beginning just focuses you in on Amanda’s emotional delivery. It expertly swells through the first chorus, then dials back and reflects the story of someone experiencing the flood of emotions we feel when a love comes to an end, but we don’t want to let it go. The emotion explodes in the final chorus, as one final spark of desperation hits. I am here for every bit of her windswept ride. Simply glorious!
Deban: The human race has endured deep struggles in recent years, so the message here is particularly pertinent. Potent, poetic, and tugging on a range of emotions including the meaning of life, solitude, commitment, and death. This is a touching entry with multiple dimensions. Amanda Tenfjord emotes, delivers and executes a simple message. “we die together”. The moral of the story here is clear: let’s make living together count. This isn’t a recycled tale of world peace. It cuts much deeper than that, and its message would resonate beyond Turin 2022.
Renske: Greece likes to go strong on young talent from its diaspora. “Die Together” is a very small song compared to the Greek entries we have seen in the past ten years. The song has a good mix of flavours. It’s melancholic but it’s not overly dramatic, and rather soothing than overly sweet. It’s good to see the Greek broadcaster step away from sending a song that has all the Greek Eurovision clichés and choose a contemporary track with a strong international sound.
Natalie: This is easily my winner pick for this year. It’s modern, fresh, exquisitely produced, beautifully sung, and oh so poignant. I can barely keep from crying while listening to it. There are always so many ways to take a song, but given how difficult everything has been the past few years with Covid and climate change, it’s hard not to relate to Amanda singing “it’s been a hell of a year… if we die together”. I can’t wait to see this performed live. I think it’ll be a superb surprise package in Turin.
Angus: “Die Together” bristles with dark intensity. The heavy vocoder and stuttering synths work to produce something of real electropop excellence here. And without a doubt, Greece will be in the Saturday night grand final. All that said, the heavy effects and production do end up leaving you rather cold: For an emotional ballad it lacks a certain fragility, but it is likely the live performance will add the requisite feeling we’re looking for here.
Greece 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 5.5 and a high of 10.
Wiwi Jury verdict: 7.88/10
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