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The Wiwi Jury — our in-house team of music unprofessionals — is reviewing and rating the 37 competing songs in Eurovision 2024. Next we review Poland, who have chosen LUNA with “The Tower”.

Do Poland have a solid foundation from which to climb the scoreboard? Read on to find out!

LUNA – “The Tower” (Poland Eurovision 2024)

Review: LUNA – “The Tower”

Deban: Channelling synth and spirituality in equal measure, LUNA’s message of building inner strength does not require a PhD in architecture. Instead, it calls for an open mind, infectious sounds and a commitment to dance. Whilst LUNA exudes alien beauty, her voice straddles the ’80s with today’s pop. “The Tower” is the dark horse that nobody expected. It has a strong televote appeal, and at the same time, is jury worthy.

Score: 7

Tomas: LUNA’s “The Tower” is such a feel-good song. Every time I hear it, it puts a smile on my face and it puts me in a good mood. Poland deliver a simple pop song that I think has big chances of qualifying. However, part of me does wonder if it will be forgotten in a mix of louder, more intense and more polished pop songs.

Score: 4

Antranig: I love how “The Tower” discusses themes that are all too common at Eurovision but does so with fresh, unique lyrics. The chorus of “The Tower” features some of the best lyrics at Eurovision this year and the song is empowering and impactful for the listener. The song is a beautiful narrative from the beginning, starting with LUNA looking for a miracle and then finding a way to make her own luck and seize her own destiny. I love the journey that has been communicated here. Well done, Poland!

Score: 9

Simon: LUNA took me by surprise, because at first I thought the song was quite forgettable. But listening to it a couple of times I got hooked by the 80’s sounding beat and now I’m bopping along to the chorus every time. It’s a nice, fresh and cozy entry that doesn’t try to be more than it is. The danger could be that it isn’t impactful enough to get people to vote for it, and in a semi with a lot of stand-out songs the staging needs to emulate the music video to make an impression. I still think it stands a good chance of qualifying though.

Score: 6

Poland Eurovision 2024 ranking

In the Eurovision 2024 Wiwi Jury, we have 17 jurors but only have room for four reviews. The remaining scores are below:

Cinan: 7.5

Georgia: 5.5

Jonathan: 6

Lucy: 7.5

Pablo: 7

Ron: 4

Ruxandra: 7

Scarlett: 6.5

Sebastian: 7

Suzanne: 7.5

Tom: 7.5

William: 6

Youyou: 7

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 and a high of 9.

Wiwi Jury verdict: 6.60/10

What do you think of Poland’s Eurovision 2024 entry? Share your own score and review for LUNA’s “The Tower” below!

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sav001
sav001
27 days ago

Way too high of a score for this song, 4th best ranked out of all the songs so far is a joke.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
1 month ago

One vocal approach that rarely works for me in any sort of song is the one Ellie Goulding-esque tone that Luna uses, where she offers slightly drawn out babyspeak delivered in the sickly, honeyed tones that could be found in a successful cult leader. Her pronunciation makes it difficult to pinpoint exactly what the lyrics are but, luckily, most of the time, Luna is simply building towers and holding power. She’ll be happy to repeat it over and over for you. Live performances have not been convincing, never really graduating from mumbling to unreceptive and disinterested audiences. The actual production… Read more »

Vivian
Vivian
1 month ago

It’s been a little while, but Poland rarely sends entries I end up liking, but The Tower is one of them! The visuals in the music video lean into great staging potential (just hoping TVP doesn’t overdo it again like with River) and Luna’s voice is nice. Even if the song is a little bit basic, it’s not that bad in this case. A shame she’s suffered illness during the preparty season, so I hope that once it’s her time in Malmö, her vocals will be better again. Poland sadly has a history of sending competitors with bad live vocal… Read more »

Antananarivo
Antananarivo
1 month ago

Poland 5,5/12

Despicable Annie
Despicable Annie
1 month ago

It’s a very good song in the studio, I just hope she doesn’t botch it live. I hope she won’t do too much, that’s it, this song just needs an artsy performance.

Yankee
Yankee
1 month ago

My 3rd favorite. I do hope she is good live. I’m only ranking the studio version.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
1 month ago

The music for this song is simple and endearing. When I started playing this song on piano I remembered back to when I first learned how to play a keyboard; small fingers first learn scales, arpgeggio patterns and intervals before they learn more complex stuff. “The Tower” is in a key of learning (F major). The repeated note patterns of the melody in the Verses are so simple that it’s easy to recall being a child at the piano again. The Chorus melody is built on rising and falling 6ths, perhaps to signify the height of the tower in musical… Read more »

Dominic
Dominic
1 month ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Very interesting review, Purple. Yeah, there’s such an unusual contrast between the outworldly Luna and a singalong chorus. Perhaps that’s the reason behind ”the eerie undertones” I was picking up under this very happy tune. In any case, you presented a different layer successfully.

Zisk
Zisk
1 month ago

I’d agree with this for the studio cut but she’s not been great live at preparties

Gosh
Gosh
1 month ago

When hear it while driving, I actually enjoy it a lot. Perfect for traffic jam yet for highway. It’s just not an A league song to be more. I support it somehow.

Dominic
Dominic
1 month ago

POLAND – If we build it, they will come! The message of this song feels as mystical as the singer herself. Luna draws us with her airy, yet resonant voice to enter her circle of charms. The chorus is undoubtely one of the catchiest ones we’ve heard this year, and there’s an undeniable energy in this song. Balancing just on the right side between incredibly positive and slightly eerie, The Tower makes you hum the chrous until you forget why you are humming it. I’m not sure how complex it is, yet there’s something very effective about it. I could… Read more »

Thanos
Thanos
1 month ago
Reply to  Dominic

Spot on review Dominic! I agree that Luna elevates the song (which composition-wise as I mentioned in my review I find it to be overly simplistic, yet pleasant) with her ethereal interpretation. I believe Poland will more likely than not qualify for the final.

Héctor
Héctor
1 month ago

This will obviously make it through, specially thanks to the Polish diaspora. As some other commentators, the staging will be the key factor on whether it receives more support besides the Polish diaspora or not. I personally like it but, as with Belgium, it may go a little unnoticed among the other entries as it doesn’t excel or focus in any field at all. 7/10 1. Ireland (8/10) 2. Belgium (7.5/10) 3. San Marino (7.25/10) 4. Poland (7/10) 5. United Kingdom (7/10) 6. Australia (6.75/10) 7. Greece (6.75/10) 8. Azerbaijan (6.75/10) 9. Armenia (6.75/10) 10. Slovenia (6.75/10) 11. Serbia (6.5/10)… Read more »

Leo M
Leo M
1 month ago

It’s a nice tune, but staging will make or break it. With the 100% televote, I can see the Polish diaspora helping this into the final

Despicable Annie
Despicable Annie
1 month ago
Reply to  Leo M

This myth that there’s an almighty Polish diaspora needs to end… just look at the 2021 results lol. Their diaspora isn’t any more powerful than those of Lithuania, Portugal, Albania or Serbia, and they don’t have any neighbor bias unlike Scandinavia and the Balkans.

Kosey
Kosey
1 month ago

19. Poland – Luna – The Tower – 6.5/10 – this is a sweet, unassuming toe-tapper with a pleasing electronic bass and synth drum beats. I can sense that there is an edge hiding just beneath the polished production and the song’s potential to deliver something exceptional is palpable but it is not quite brave enough to take itself where I want it to go. But I will still find myself gently bopping along to this one.

Im so fab
Im so fab
1 month ago

Can’t wait to see the optical effects they will use this year.

Lewis
Lewis
1 month ago

I am not enjoying this, it just leaves me flat and sounds a bit flat. I’ve re-listened and I get it’s got a jury pleasing sound to it, but not my taste. The verse and chorus seem to run together and there’s no real change to keep me engaged. Not my cup of tea.
Score 2/10

Miko
Miko
1 month ago

Lol ridiculously high by this “jury”…

ANDREW BROWN
ANDREW BROWN
1 month ago
Reply to  Miko

Totally agree. If this qualifies it will be because its slightly better than the other bunch of mediocre entries in the same semi

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago

Bronze star.

Camellia
Camellia
1 month ago

19th place – Poland
I enjoy this song. Probably one of the best from recent years from Poland. Even though it sounds kind of mainstream, it still sounds good and easy to remember. Luna has very interesting visuals as well so I think if they do her good staging, she will definitely qualify for the final. And it’s deserved.

Brit-Bit
Brit-Bit
1 month ago

Luna has a very interesting voice and I think this single is the best she has done so far.
She deserves more publicity and exposure, but I’m sure she’ll get the success she deserves.

Milla
Milla
1 month ago

“Alien beauty” 😀

Andrew Tate McRae
Andrew Tate McRae
1 month ago

Very German-sounding song I’d say.
A different type of song than what I expected from someone named Luna and with such an appearance.

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
1 month ago

doesn’t sound german at all?

Andrew
Andrew
1 month ago

What’s a German sound? Enlighten us

Andrew Tate McRae
Andrew Tate McRae
1 month ago
Reply to  Andrew

Sounds like German pop music.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Andrew

Helene Fischer! Kraftwerk? Kurt Weill. Ralph Siegel? Rammstein. Nina Hagen. Bavarian folk. It’s all in there, listen carefully.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

Rapunzel could sing this, also German.

Andrew
Andrew
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

Lol thanks for enlightening me 😉

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
1 month ago
Reply to  Andrew

german sound – schlager pop, schlager rock

if this sounds similar to Helene Fischer, i’m Marilyn Monroe

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

Marilyn would be 97 if she was alive today, technically possible.

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

lol

Helene is more show act, some of her concerts well she’s more comparable to Sergey Lazarev i think or Sakis Rouvas, very over the top stage shows

Armen K
Armen K
1 month ago

Wiwi Jury Ranking

  1. Belgium 7.4/10
  2. Greece 7.27/10
  3. United Kingdom 6.93/10
  4. Poland 6.4/10
  5. Serbia 6.57/10
  6. Cyprus 6.53/10
  7. Slovenia 6.50/10
  8. Georgia 6.43/10
  9. Luxembourg 6.40/10
  10. Australia 6.37/10
  11. Portugal 6.30/10
  12. Armenia 6.27/10
  13. Ireland 5.97/10
  14. Israel 5.90/10
  15. Albania 5.50/10
  16. Azerbaijan 5.33/10
  17. Malta 5.17/10
  18. San Marino 4.97/10
Anita
Anita
1 month ago
Reply to  Armen K

Poland = 6.6

Armen K
Armen K
1 month ago
Reply to  Anita

I apologize for the error. I did post this right after I woke up.

Kobe
Kobe
1 month ago
Reply to  Armen K

Thank you for updating the ranking

Emily
Emily
1 month ago

15) Poland – I really like this! It’s an accessible song which for once I actually don’t mind, Luna’s voice is nice and light, which really works for this type of song. I love her style, as well. I just can’t believe I’m being nice to a Polish entry! 7/10

Thanos
Thanos
1 month ago

20TH PLACE: POLAND: Nothing is really wrong about this one, apart from the fact that it’s pretty generic. Luna’s voice is interesting and the pre-chorus melody is pleasant. I am not sure though it has enough to stand out. The final result, although listenable, seems basic and this can harm its chances at Eurovision, although a qualification is certainly doable. Not much more to say here.

Ari
Ari
1 month ago

A nice, catchy pop tune easily accessible to everyone which is good and bad at the same time because that also means it’s pretty flavorless. It’s a dark horse to come top 20. I know flavorless has won before but 2011 was a long time ago. I like it as a participant in the final, not as a winner.

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
1 month ago

top 5 material, very easily

10000000000% an improvement to last year

such an instant earwurm

Andrew
Andrew
1 month ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

Do you have tapeworm?

Andi
Andi
1 month ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

“Earworm” 😉 You must be German 😉

Jo.
Jo.
1 month ago

The score is ok, but way too high if we compare to other songs already ranked here.