EUROVISION 2016 - STOCKHOLM - SWEDEN

 

SECHUK JURY 2016 - COMMENTS & SCORES FOR: GEORGIA

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MIDNIGHT GOLD

 

NIKA KOCHAROV & YOUNG GEORGIAN LOLITAZ

SECHUK JURY

Rating

 131.5/320 (41.1%)

 

INTERNATIONAL JURY

GEORGIA

INT

JURY TOTAL

73.5

 

Amar

I like that Georgia is presenting something different this year, but it just does not come together for me. There is nothing about this entry that is memorable. There is no real beat, hook, or chorus. It'll be interesting to see how this plays out in Stockholm

4

 

Benedek

Now this song it is and old fashioned rock song. It is not bad and because we don't see much rock song in the competition it will do ok. It is a sure qualifier but not a contender. I get bored after 1 minute is repetitive and it is a song when you are drunk and high.

2

 

Christos

Miserable, awful and out of the competition philosophy. Those European countries (no comments) should realize whioh is the style and the spirit of the competition. Appalling participation and Georgian television ought to retire his participatrion as well made in 2009 .... and I am wasting my precious time

1

 

Daria

Iím sorry, Eurovision fans, but Iím gonna love this song very much. Itís probably the last place of the semi-final and Iím still not sure why did they agree to be part of the contest, but they are like a breath of fresh air for me.

10

 

Douwe

Courageous Georgia cannot be accused of playing it safe, indeed many of their entries have been unique, daring and innovative and 'Midnight Gold' is yet another fine example. Indie rock, Britpop of the 90's, this is brash, risky and very different. As such it I fear it will only appeal to a niche segment of the market which leads me to believe that it will struggle to make it out of the semi-final come May. This is not my favourite of their songs but kudos to them for thinking 'out of the box'.

2

 

Elena

This sound like something I'd listen to in my spare time. Very much non-traditional Eurovision, nothing you sing along to and the refrain feels quite lost. But what the h*ll, I like this!

9

 

Frederico

Not too bad I think, in the extreme of the electric spectrum it could be much worse. Iím ok with it and could be a surprise qualifier.

3.5

 

Josť

Georgia seems to be stubborn, and send songs that they "want to send" but with clearly NULL chances to end top 20 (for not mentioning with chances to win)

1.5

 

Mark L

This group donít look very happy to be represent their country! I think I can understand why. The song is awful! My ears are bleeding!!

1

 

Melissa

Well I don't hate the song, if they were playing at a small venue live I know I'd be really into this. However when you have them playing in Globen, on camera, without any live instrumentation, it is going to be a very boring affair. The way the broadcast is set up is not going to work in their favour - they'll come across to viewers pretty sterile.

6.5

 

Octavio

I think it's a good song within its genre. This sounds as a brit-pop left over/tribute band, but the song is really weak.

4

 

Paul C

For sure it's an original entry and fair play Georgia for this. I kind of like the song though but I do not see this doing well at the Eurovision, viewers might just not understanding it all. I do not see this going through.

5

 

Pia

Boring boring boring .....russian pop ?

4

 

Roberto

Finally something different from the weakness seen so far. Maybe many ESC fans are not alternative rock followers, and "rock" itself hadn't a very glorious trend in ESC history, excluding Lordi or some other attempts. I like the song and the sounds, much more than their previous rock entry by Eldrine, five years ago. Raw enough, adequately powerful, not whining.

8

 

Roy

When I saw the picture of the group, I already know their entry wonít really be my cup-a-tea. It is not as bad as 2014 ďThree minutes to earthĒ but I find nothing in the song to capture my attention and I am afraid they will fail to make the final.

4

 

Samantha

The kid in me who grew up listening to grunge and Brit-pop is loving this. The Eurofan in me has no idea what to expect from Georgia when they take "Midnight Gold" to Stockholm , but but for now, thumbs-up from me. 

8

 

UNITED KINGDOM JURY

GEORGIA

UK

JURY TOTAL

58

 

Andrew C

Oh dear, not my type of music but sort of passable until the 'interference' is added. Possibly very commercial (not sure if the reference to cigarettes is allowed on live TV anymore) but just not for me or Eurovision I fear!

2.5

 

Andrew G

What a load of noise, this is not my style of music, I don`t like it and haven`t got much to say about it, i guess people who like this type of music will vote, but it won`t be getting mine

1

 

Daniel

What is this? Completely washed over me!

2

 

Danny

This is about as far and away from the type of music I like outside of Eurovision. I really am not sure that Eurovision viewers would vote for this and I think this could be another last place in the semi-final for Sakartvelo!

1

 

David B

Suddenly it's 1997! Whether people want to hear a re-hash of Oasis a couple of decades later remains to be seen. I probably shouldn't enjoy this but so far, so Britpop. This is going to be a challenge for many so I'm not expecting a presentation of Midnight Gold to them in  Stockholm .

7

 

David E

I've never liked Oasis.  At all.  This is Georgian Oasis and whilst the Mancunian grunge sound may have been current in the mid 90's there is something very dated about the song and styling of the band.  Fair play to Georgia for once again going against the flow and providing an alternative sound to the line up - but it's not a sound that's going to bring in bucket loads of votes I don't think.  

6

 

Dean

Good grief. What is this? I'm not really a fan of indie music (is this indie music?) but this really doesn't have a discernible tune. Where's the chorus? A brave choice but I can't see Europe going for this.

2

 

Eddie

Not everyone cup of tea but something different and with a good stage show should do well. Love the instrumentation  - very britpop. Good  move Georgia !

6.5

 

Gary  

The start of this takes me back to 1981 and The Jam, then it went a little haywire. I donít dislike it, although I always question the place for rock at Eurovision. It canít match the amazing Eldrine and their best ever entry for me to date Ė and it has a better first half to its second half, but on the whole Iíll stay positive with it.

6

 

Joe

Well this is just ghastly. Beyond horrendous.

1

 

Mark M

Not a style you hear in Eurovision very often and not to my personal taste, but it's always nice to have a bit of variety.  

3

 

Martin

Definitely some Blur influences with this example of 'Georg-pop' but this entry is all about the musicianship of this band - unfortunately that will be mimed in Stockholm !  The song itself is instantly forgettable and would normally reside at track seven of a ten song album. Total fail for Georgia .

4

 

Matt

Well its different. Not my cup of char but its not horrendous...just awful! The opening notes remind me of the Adrian Mole TV series theme tune. I don't think this will set the scoreboard on fire, but hey what do I know?

1

 

Nico

Charm, stage presence, charisma, a good melody with a great hook; the perfect package for Eurovision. Perhaps the package was misdelivered because Georgia certainly has none of it. Skip. Next....

3

 

Sally-Ann

This hasn't a hope in hell of winning, or probably even qualifying, but I really liked the beat and the backing - then it spoiled it all by going all weird after two minutes.  Less is more, gentlemen!

4

 

TristŠn

Of the five songs on offer in Georgia , this was by far the best and, though I don't normally go for rock tunes at Eurovision, I really like this. It's 30 seconds too long and I really hope they don't cut out the feedback bit which, for me, really makes this song rather different

8