The Wiwi Jury — our in-house team of music unprofessionals — is reviewing and rating the 37 competing songs in Eurovision 2024. Next we review reigning champions Sweden, who have chosen Marcus & Martinus with “Unforgettable”.

Has their song been permanently on loop in our heads? Read on to find out!

Marcus & Martinus – “Unforgettable” (Sweden Eurovision 2024)

Review: Marcus & Martinus – “Unforgettable”

Simon: When you travel around for all six weeks of Melfest and end up seeing the winning entry performed six times in total, it’s easy to fall in love. And that is just what I did. Although a lot of people are comparing “Unforgettable” to “Air” (their Melfest 2023 entry), I think this latest one is the better version of the two. A clever pop banger performed by two talented guys with the – so far – best staging I’ve seen at Eurovision in years. It almost feels too short with the abrupt ending and it probably won’t give Sweden a double victory, but I for one will be singing loudly both in the arena and at Euroclub when this comes on. My personal favourite of the year.

Score: 10

William: Is this the most original, out-of-the-box song? No. Does it come with incredible staging that mixes Tokyo nights with video game realness? Absolutely. And therein lies the trick: Sweden have created a fantastic scene that lets Marcus & Martinus vibe, play and slay. The performance evolves — from expanding wall to frenetic blur — and it keeps you gripped visually, which means you’ll tolerate it musically. It may seem like it’s done in reverse, but that’s OK!

Score: 7.5

Youyou: The song is really cheesy, the chorus pointlessly repeats itself without any meaning, and the melody is boring and repetitive. I’m sure they’ll use the same choreography in Malmö. I’ll admit that it is great. But, this song’s choreography has become much bigger than the song itself. Mind you, this is a SONG contest, and the choreography is supposed to complement the song. In this case, the song’s choreography and special effects have extremely declared themselves to be the main attraction. Without the choreography, the song really doesn’t measure up to the level that Sweden, a musical powerhouse, should be putting out.

Score: 3

Ruxandra: Here we have a solid pop song with well-structured execution, as is often expected from Sweden, known for delivering quality pop tunes. It’s really good but not very surprising. Both boys exude charisma and skilfully engage with the audience. There’s evident vocal harmony between them, and their synchronisation while dancing is impeccable, showcasing their professionalism. However, while they synchronise well, there’s room for improvement in terms of fostering more interaction between them onstage. It’s not only about being synchronised but working as a team, communicating through interactions.

Score: 8

Sweden 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:

Antranig: 8.5

Cinan: 10

Deban: 6

Georgia: 6

Jonathan: 10

Lucy: 7.5

Pablo: 8

Ron: 7.5

Scarlett: 4.5

Sebastian: 7

Suzanne: 5.5

Tom: 7

Tomas: 10

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 3 and a high of 10.

Wiwi Jury verdict: 7.53/10

What do you think of Sweden’s Eurovision 2024 entry? Share your own score and review for Marcus & Martinus’ “Unforgettable” below!

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sav001
sav001
27 days ago

One of the most overhated entries this year, a lot of people will be upset when Sweden yet again comes top 10 that’s for sure.

Dominic
Dominic
27 days ago

SWEDEN – Our reigning champions are certainly the masters of presentation. Sometimes, that means polishing an already great song to perfection. At other times, it means giving an underwhelming entry the outer attributes of a winner. I don’t mind mainstream pop music. I absolutely love many songs that are often called generic. Including some Swedish ones. I’m not trying to tell anyone that they are wrong, as tastes are subjective. Besides, there’s a lot to appreciate here, from the charming performers and chill club vibes, to the superbly shot and expensive Matrix-looking staging. However, I hope I’ll be able to… Read more »

Vivian
Vivian
27 days ago

The cruel irony with this entry is that it defies its title. It is *very* forgettable, as a studio cut that is. The staging does massively enhance the song’s general appeal, but there’s only so much you can do with a general concept that just isn’t really captivating. I wasn’t a fan of ‘Air’, nor did any entry in Melodifestivalen catch my eye this year, except the wacky ones that obviously would never do well. This entry’s just another brick in the wall of modern Swedish entries. Polished pop song, sleek staging, decent vocalist. I’m giving this a 5/10. We… Read more »

malanga chips
malanga chips
27 days ago

Any other country sending this would end up at the bottom and destroyed by the jury. Don’t fool yourselves, guys.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
27 days ago

Yet, oddly enough, forgettability is a big issue for this entry. Similar to both of Jedward’s entries at Eurovision, I’m not really sure about having a pair of twins singing about this topic. Are they singing about one woman that they both share? Are they both going the exact same experience with a similar type of woman at the same time? There’s definitely an issue when it comes to buying into what’s being sang about, and there’s a distinct lack of connection between the performers and the lyrical subject matter. The idea that Marcus And Martinus are in any danger… Read more »

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
28 days ago

P.S. I am surprised that no-one mentioned probably the mis-heard lyric of the year, since is in this song. Type it in reply if you think you know what it is 😀

Thanos
Thanos
28 days ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Cheese Unforgettable 🙂

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
28 days ago
Reply to  Thanos

Bravo. You’re far too good at this. 😀

Thanos
Thanos
27 days ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Honestly as a cheese lover, if that was the real lyric the song would rise a bit in my ranking xD

Amy Kelly
28 days ago

Way higher score than they deserve. So boring and repetitive. You gave way better songs lower scores.

Regina Phalange
Regina Phalange
28 days ago

I love Marcus & Martinus, I loved Air but this song is just terrible

Kirill
Kirill
28 days ago

The stage show is big, but the trashbag pants are just not it, song itself is listenable, but very weak. Take the show off and it’s something that could’ve competed in Moldova’s national selections in 2010s.

2/10

Marlinken
Marlinken
28 days ago

I have the solution to ESC’s Sweden controversies. Invite Sweden to become one of the Big Six. If the industry causes them to essentially pre-qualify each year anyway, let them pay for it like the Big 5 have to.

Musiclover
28 days ago
Reply to  Marlinken

Ukraine have be in the final every year, not Sweden

nobody
nobody
28 days ago

of course the melfest sl?p would rank highly here

ANDREW BROWN
ANDREW BROWN
28 days ago

Sweden once again sending a very good pop song. The staging ie Matrix meets Faithless rift vibe is wonderful. This is probably one of the best opening songs on Eurovision final nights for quiet sometime. More importantly it was drawn there and not placed like the other 25 songs will be by Bjorkman!

Iván el Conquistador
Iván el Conquistador
28 days ago

A higher score than authentic songs like Estonia and Armenia? The bootlicking of the so-called “experts” for entries like this is why ESC has been seen as a joke for years.

Despicable Annie
Despicable Annie
28 days ago

This song is honestly horrid in 2024. The chipmunk’d vocals, the outdated production and the way the song feels cut short in order to fall into the 3 minutes, all elements that make it hard to listen to. The main problem is their voices sounding so unnatural, I feel like just like at Melodifestivalen or just like with Benjamin Ingrosso it’ll just end up being them lip-synching to backing vocalists/pre-rec.

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
28 days ago

such a genuine, heartfelt, catchy and very current dance pop bop

similarly slick as a song from The Weeknd (who i personally am a fan of)

also feels very swedish for a entry by two norwegians, so yeah they are perfect sweden representatives, would feel out of place at norway’s MGP honestly as this is never the type of entry they go for

this is definitely doing well, even as a show opener, maybe not as a winner, but we will have a respectable high finishing host entry again!

Syl
Syl
28 days ago

It’s not a bad song. But second highest score so far? You gotta be kidding me

Lauren MIA
Lauren MIA
28 days ago

I don’t love this song – I don’t hate it either. When I hear it I feel absolutely nothing and that for me is worse then songs that irritate me. There’s one more song like that this year, but I rank Sweden lower, since I expected more from them.
They will still place in top 10 – maybe even top 5 and I’m ok with that. Juries will give it points for production and sleek professional staging, good vocals. Televote will also find some something to fawn over. I will sent my votes to someone else.

Milla
Milla
28 days ago

The first time I heard the snippet of this song I heard the winner of Melodifestivalen. And the performance sealed the deal. However that doesn’t mean the song is perfect, it’s not. I wish Unforgettable had a proper chorus instead of the second instumental part. And the second verse could have been longer with other lyrics. No the lyrics have no substance what so ever but it’s party and dance. If you’re looking for something sophisticated and with a meaning this ain’t it. But there have been several examples of songs with no meaning doing well in this contest. So… Read more »

Milla
Milla
28 days ago

Just accept that there are people that like the Sweden’s entry. I find it funny that every year people must compare and say “if the song came from another country..” bla bla. Every single year! Last year was the same. And no one reasons like this when it comes to example Italy or another country. I have a thing or two to say about Italy or France every year. Those two countries are overrated many times by fans and I can say the same thing about their songs. Every year fans scream winner.

Lorena
Lorena
28 days ago
Reply to  Milla

I agree that Italy is normally overrated. But so is Sweden. This time is very much overrated.

Im so fab
Im so fab
28 days ago

Hahahahahaha

FunQ
FunQ
29 days ago

If any other country would bring this song, it would end at the last 3 places. But it’s Sweden and Wiwibloggs has to lick Sweden’s A$$. Dollars are not there for nothing.

Musiclover
28 days ago
Reply to  FunQ

The same about Italy and Ukraine. They always have vad song, but always be in the top

Fabian
Fabian
29 days ago

I am Swedish and I admit that Unforgettable is the best entry we have delivered over the years, however, in comparison to the competition this year I rank it 2nd, only beaten by UK.
Lycka till alla och välkomna till Malmö!

DJdjdj
DJdjdj
28 days ago
Reply to  Fabian

Sweden and UK are extremely bland and therefore forgettable songs this year

Lorena
Lorena
28 days ago
Reply to  DJdjdj

I like the British entry though.

CowboyCarter
CowboyCarter
29 days ago

When it comes to Swedish entries, just substract 1 to 2 points from the average and you”ll get a more realistic score. Or, in other words, take another generic popsong (e.g. Germany) of this year and label it as the Swedish entry and the score magically increases 😉

Milla
Milla
28 days ago
Reply to  CowboyCarter

It would take a miracle for a song like Germany’s to win Melodifestivalen. There would be other options with a much more appealing performance as well.

Michael
Michael
29 days ago

One of the most bland and generic host entries :/

Dolly
Dolly
29 days ago

I hate this song it’s so dated and very bland , this must be bottom 5 .

EuroTiggESC
EuroTiggESC
29 days ago

Ahhh Sweden…where the prop is more important than the song!

Lewis
Lewis
29 days ago

Again another song I do actually enjoy. 100% aimed for radio friendly mainstream generic song, but it’s not distasteful, maybe just lacks a punch. But I do like the builds, the dance vibe and all round is a good production.
Score 8.5/10

Sierri
29 days ago

I love sweden’s and entry I really think it could give them another win

Patrick
Patrick
29 days ago

Shored up by a rigged draw .the song is forgettable

Dennis Kinghorn
Dennis Kinghorn
29 days ago
Reply to  Patrick

They drew first… which isn’t good for them at all.

Jonas
Jonas
29 days ago

The latest conspiracy is that first is best because the vote now opens at the star of the show.

Jonas
Jonas
29 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

Start

Patrick
Patrick
27 days ago

Telwvoting is throughout the whole contest from the beginning thisbyear. I would say going first is rather helpful

Dennis Kinghorn
Dennis Kinghorn
27 days ago
Reply to  Patrick

But they did that in 2010 and 2011 so we have the data. As far as I could see, it didn’t benefit those played at the start. Most winners of those televotes were actually in the second half of their running order. For example Greece were last up in Semi-final 1 in 2011 and they placed 1st in televotes. Meanwhile in the Grand Final they got a much earlier draw in the final but failed to beat Azerbaijan in the televotes who they previously beat. I wasn’t aware of the rule change when I posted my reply but after seriously… Read more »

Patrick
Patrick
29 days ago

The wiwibloggers love Sweden’s entry. In other news, the Pope is Catholic and bears sh*t in the woods

alfie23
alfie23
29 days ago

This song doesn’t vibe with me. Typical pop song with some cringe dancing. And staging is NOT the best in years.

Dida
Dida
29 days ago

As expected, always favored by Wiwi team, Sweden is their darling. Basically Sweden can send a nonsense, it will still get the highest ranks… Did this generic song deserve four 10’s? Makes me laugh…

Sally
Sally
29 days ago

I find it funny that one reviewer remarked that the performers dance has been put ahead of the song – THAT is this year’s overriding trend!

EuroTiggESC
EuroTiggESC
29 days ago

Disposable pop and one of the most forgettable Swedish entries fanw*nked all over by the jury!

Pablo Nava
Editor
29 days ago

It could use a bit more coherence, especially in the first half, but the pieces are just cool, and the ending is fantastic. Not sure how it might fall in the end, could be just a flurry of cool things and then people move on to the next thing, but it’s a solid song.

Cila
Cila
29 days ago

It’s a bop and it’s been playing non-stop on my Spotify 🙂

finnished
finnished
29 days ago

Is the staging that good and innovative though? They literally had to bring an additional stage on stage to make it look somewhat interesting.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
29 days ago
Reply to  finnished

Whatever they did, it worked in Stockholm. So it stands to reason that it’ll work in Malmö as well.

Mqe
Mqe
29 days ago
Reply to  finnished

My thoughts exactly. Yes, the staging is intricate and there is a lot of it, but it’s neither particularly interesting or innovative. It doesn’t add any meaning to the song or is not reflective of its meaning. Even compared to Loreen’s last year – that was more original and also added to the interpretation of the song with it being claustrophobic at first and then liberating, as the song picks up.

Cila
Cila
29 days ago
Reply to  finnished

Yeah that’s exactly why it’s innovative? Making it look like they’re not on the same stage as everyone else. Using the space they have in a new way.

It’s what Loreen did too, bringing an additional stage on stage. Although her performance worked much better in Mello than in ESC, since her ESC “additional stage” was smaller.

Mqe
Mqe
29 days ago
Reply to  Cila

Sure, but just adding more LED walls on top of existing LED walls isn’t innovation in itself. Staging is about what it says and adds to the song. What does this add to the song, apart from, you know, masking it’s complete mediocrity?

Jonas
Jonas
29 days ago
Reply to  Mqe

Technically innovative, perhaps. Artistically, nah.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
29 days ago

There are two variants of this song, because the pre-recorded version is in C-sharp minor, but the Melodifestivalen performance is in C minor. The Melfest version works better for the mood of the song if they are going for “innocently unhappy” rather than a lot more edgy, but I can see the merits of both. The recorded version actually sounds a bit more film-score like, so that might also work for the epic live staging. The song itself is one very efficient production rather than an emotional expression, but there is a mood there if you want to find it.… Read more »

Jessie
Jessie
29 days ago

M&M did it again 10/10. Song is fresh and catchy and staging probably best this year.

Jay
Jay
29 days ago
Reply to  Jessie

Well you have no taste!

Another Proud Eurosimp
Another Proud Eurosimp
29 days ago

Four 10s?! ROFL.
I’m more with Susan on this one. Absolutely mediocre. And slightly cringeworthy, especially in the chorus.

EuroTiggESC
EuroTiggESC
29 days ago

so forgettable!

jerry
jerry
29 days ago

You gotta be kidding us…

EuroTiggESC
EuroTiggESC
29 days ago
Reply to  jerry

fanw*nking all the way for Sweden methinks.

Shush
Shush
29 days ago

Icl people are overheating this so much. This to me is a very respectable average score for this song. When talking about the song itself it might be plastic but it’s still enjoyable to listen to and most people don’t penalise songs for being unoriginal they rate based on how they enjoy it. Eurofans are so obsessed with hating on pop songs just because they are unoriginal but that doesn’t make them bad and certainly doesn’t mean it deserves a low score. 7/10 for me 12th place

Shush
Shush
29 days ago
Reply to  Shush

8/10 *

Anthon
Anthon
29 days ago

I hope some day Sweden can give us an ethnic song or something written in their own language.

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
29 days ago
Reply to  Anthon

Will never happen, sweden take esc too serious and won’t ever resort to ethnic novelty entries

Despicable Annie
Despicable Annie
28 days ago
Reply to  Anthon

I’m not even asking for that, just something with some soul and that doesn’t come from a songwriting camp. Even Cornelia’s song attempted to be that, but in reality every single facial expression she made was rehearsed and repeated for each time she performed the song. If there’s one thing Swedes need to prove, that’s spontaneity.

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
29 days ago

amazing song, winner vibes!

11.0/10

Gosh
Gosh
29 days ago

I love watching this.

Armen K
Armen K
29 days ago

Wiwi Jury Ranking

Norway 7.67/10
Sweden 7.53/10
Belgium 7.4/10
Greece 7.27/10
Spain 7.20/10
France 7.17/10
Czechia 7.00/10
United Kingdom 6.93/10
Denmark 6.80/10
Poland 6.6/10
Serbia 6.57/10
Cyprus 6.53/10
Slovenia 6.50/10
Georgia 6.43/10
Luxembourg 6.40/10
Australia 6.37/10
Portugal 6.30/10
Armenia 6.27/10
Ireland 5.97/10
Israel 5.90/10
Latvia 5.77/10
Albania 5.50/10
Estonia 5.4/10
Azerbaijan 5.33/10
Malta 5.17/10
Germany 5.17/10
Moldova 5.00/10
San Marino 4.97/10

Héctor
Héctor
29 days ago

While I prefer “Air”, I’ve found myself humming this song more than I should as I have not listened this song that much. That’s good for them in terms of the contest. At least this piece of Scandi-electropop has a little more soul and personality than other entries of the same kind like the ones we usually see from Denmark and Iceland, and sometimes from Norway. The twins are very convincing performers and the staging, as usual with Sweden, elevates the pack to higher standards. Eveything is polished. I wouldn’t expect Sweden to end outside the top 10. 12th place… Read more »

Johnny
Johnny
29 days ago

I hate to be the one, but I’m going to be the one. Sweden will finish outside the top 10. I really like guys though, they are cute and sweet

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
29 days ago
Reply to  Johnny

Outside of the top 10 of the televote? 100%
Outside the top 10 of the jury? Probably not.
Outside the general top 10? Maybe, not sure. If they do, probably 13th.

Michael
Michael
29 days ago
Reply to  GojoSatoru

even juries would not vote for such a generic and bland song, Sweden would be also out top 10 in jury voting

sav001
sav001
27 days ago
Reply to  Michael

Zero chance of that happening

It is
It is
29 days ago

Que sera was miles better

Benji
Benji
29 days ago

I prefer the song “Air” that Marcus & Martinus performed in the Melodivestvalen last year. The people who composed “Unforgettable” obviously were feeling a lack of inspiration.

Mia
Mia
29 days ago
Reply to  Benji

Same composers