The Wiwi Jury — our in-house team of music unprofessionals — is reviewing and rating the 37 competing songs in Eurovision 2023. Next we review the United Kingdom, who have chosen Mae Muller with “I Wrote A Song”.
Do we love the song Mae has written? Read on to find out!
Mae Muller – “I Wrote A Song” (United Kingdom Eurovision 2023)
Review: Mae Muller – “I Wrote A Song”
Jonathan: TAP music has finally got the BBC combining pieces of the puzzle: a contemporary chart hit (check); a charismatic performer (check). The final piece is a dynamic stage show, and success will come down to Mae’s live delivery. But, the fact they have a different version of “I Wrote A Song” for the video shows the team are thinking about those extra little details to take the entry to the next level in May (much like Sam Ryder’s guitar solo). Even without all that, “I Wrote A Song” is an extremely catchy track that ingrains itself in the listener’s brain from first listen. It has quickly become my favourite UK entry of the past 20 years.
Diego: The UK is back once again with a great song. Of course as host country they absolutely knew which song is gonna be the banger of Liverpool. Mae is a great artist, full of personality and charisma and she’s gonna be the party starter at every Eurovision event during the contest! “I Wrote A Song” is ready to became this summer’s anthem — on May 13th, the world is gonna know its power and Mae is ready to achieve that success!
Samuel: What can I say. Everything I have wanted the UK to deliver at Eurovision, they finally have. An exciting choice of artist who is gaining popularity, paired with a fresh, bold, catchy song and highly impressive music video. Mae Muller has rightfully earned her title as “Slay Muller”, diving into the world of Eurovision with enthusiasm, fun and respect. I hope this renewed effort translates into another stellar result, but what matters more to me is having, for the first time, a UK entry that I am excited about – singing, streaming, watching and stanning with my own country’s flag around my shoulders for a change. Liverpool, let’s do this!
Lucy: Ok…I’m a die-hard British euro fan…but dare I say I’m not a fan of our song this year? And I do mean the song, Mae Muller is so exceptional in every way. But “I Wrote A Song” reminds me of “Embers” in 2021, in the sense that all I can picture when I hear it is Love Island. Although, Mae is a FAR superior performer so I’m not expecting a similar result at all! I’m just really glad to see people around Europe are enjoying it! I do love the spoken-word section, it’s really bloody cool and Mae will absolutely serve in Liverpool. It’s just not my cuppa tea.
Rick: I love everything about it! Musically, this is totally my personal taste since sometimes all I wanna listen to is easy pop with a cool twist. This feels totally current, well-produced and likeable. It gives me slight summer/latin vibes and it’s made for great staging. Mae seems to be such a sweet and fun person and I hope she can show that on stage. Even though this doesn’t feel as special as Sam last year, I like this even more musically. It’s still hard to tell if it can also stand out at a competition.
United Kingdom Eurovision 2023 ranking
In the Eurovision 2023 Wiwi Jury, we have 20 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 6 and a high of 10.
Wiwi Jury verdict: 7.94/10
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