EUROVISION 2017 - KYIV - UKRAINE  

SECHUK JURY 2017

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REQUIEM

 

ALMA

 

SECHUK JURY

Rating

 242/320 (75.6%)

 

INTERNATIONAL JURY

FRANCE

INT

JURY TOTAL

126.5

 

Amar

Alma and the song both have incredible charisma! I'm impressed! This will definitely be a song I end up having a soft spot for this year. With a strong live vocal and good staging, I think the entry has potential to match Amir's ranking last year. 

9

 

Benedek

 

This is a weak francs pop song. She isn't that good live so this will not help either. I think this is a weak copy of last yearís song. France will be one of the flops this year and will be rock bottom I think.

3

 

Christos

 

France is between the big favourites to win this year's song contest. We first heard this kind of music sound from Indila. After the sixth place at last year's contest, many French music producers are very interested in create songs for the French entry. The biggest problem remains the stage performance and clothes selection. If everything will be arranged, prepare everybody for a trip to Paris next May. France go for the win...it's your time!

9

 

Daria

Not my style but the song itself is nice, but nothing outstanding. What I like about it is typical French sound. Thanks god itís not Swedish nor American so nice job overall. Diversity it is! And another good point itís not a ballad.

7.5

 

Douwe

Alma will need to be note perfect as 'Requiem' could easily sound out of tune and a lot will depend on the live performance but this poetic and dreamlike song really draws you in and has a very French DNA to it. Catchy, fresh, happy and free spirited but with a certain sophistication and a definite Stromae vibe ... Perhaps not the winner but this is lovely and something very different to the dark ballads already selected.

9.5

 

Elena

So nice to see some hot rhythms from France for once. This song, to me, is both classic and new at the same time. It doesn't sound typically french eurovision, which is nice, but if this song was from another country it might not have wowed me the same. Still, I like it very much.

9.5

 

Frederico

A pop song with a definite French flavour and a Latin feel. Alma ís voice is not exactly strong but itís fine. Not sure however how it would sound live. Pleasant enough, and can see eurofans happily dance to this.

6

 

Josť

Alma is a charming performer, that's a good beginning. What I like of this song is that is a pop one can perfectly identify like a french pop one. I don't see this winning but can avoid the typical last places for the Big 5.

7

 

Mark L

I like the North African influences of this song which is definitely better than average, but just needs to go to the next level to really grab my interest

6.5

 

Melissa

The song is awesome Ė the production is top-notch and the disjointed chorus sounds like what Hot Chip and Stromae would do if they worked together. But Iíve also seen live footage of this song and itís a failure. She looks totally uncomfortable on stage and the song goes nowhere. A great song to nod along to in the car, but hard to imagine how this will look like in Kiev .

8

 

Octavio

Simply adorable. I love the beat, her voice is lovely and Itís a catchy, fresh and happy song. This song reminds me a mix between Stromae and indila, it's very French. France are on target to be the highest scoring top 5 country this year, of course it all depend on performance and revamp but we have a solid base.

10

 

Paul C

A nice and modern song. I like it, it's something different from what we are use at the Eurovision. And Alma has a very nice and distinctive voice.

8.5

 

Pia

This is one of the best so far. I really hope she `s top 5 in Kyiv. She has a wonderful soft voice !

9

 

Roberto

In the footsteps of French music star Indila, a very nice song, passionate, fiery, endearing. That typical 'French touch' that never degenerates into trifling, nor into pathetic. Very good one. 

10

 

Roy

French TV surprised us, when all eyes and ears were on Germany, they made the song available. It is nice and catchy and again it is the video that makes it more special, seeing different places in Paris . If it will do as well as Amir last year, I doubt, but it surely will not be in the bottom 5.

6.5

 

Samantha

Light, sweet, bouncy, a little quirky...just the thing I'd love to listen to while sipping a latte and reading a book in a sunny cafe. Whether it lights up the scoreboard or not may depend on presentation, but this has loads of artistic merit. 7.5

7.5

 

UNITED KINGDOM JURY

FRANCE

UK

JURY TOTAL

115.5

 

Andrew G

Good quality song, good voice and a nice little uptempo number, hope this does well, as I believe it`s good standard.

8

 

Danny

This is VERY French, modern and different. Iím a little worried about how this will come across on stage but kudos to France for trying something different. I like it!

8

 

David B

On first hearing I immediately loved it. On second hearing, not quite so much. Then I heard the live version. There are echoes of Stromae in the song and I think much boils down to whether she has the capacity to deliver on the night. A good entry from France that, currently, I'm liking rather than loving.

7

 

David E

I really wanted to like this more than I do.  It seems quite earnest, and itís certainly very modern, but for me - after half a dozen hearings - itís just ďalrightĒ.

6

 

Dean

This is good, but, for me it's much of a grower. On the first few hearings I wasn't drawn in. But now I've heard it a few times I'm liking it more and more. But I sense this will not hit the heights that Amir did in 2016.

7

 

Eddie

A good old French pop song with a dance/tango twist. Charming and I hope staging is affective. Good choice France !

7.5

 

Edward

This is right up my rue!  The best entries say something about their country.  A swarthy, atmospheric ethnic ballad set in Paris , sung in French with tango dancing does exactly that!  There is great staging potential if they can get the dancing right and bring out the inherent drama.

9

 

Gary

A catchy, fun and easy sound from la belle France with added eastern promise. I get a very positive feeling from this song and its apparently sweet singer. This should do very well for France again this year.

9

 

Joe  

This is beautiful, it has a real north-African vibe and yet it is very very French. I love it but I'm worried it will struggle

8

 

Kevin

Requiem is the song, Alma is the singerÖ This song has an Israeli tempo feel to it. Sung in French I feel that this will end up in the bottom 5, with this year been heavy of the ballad genre this track may be just forgotten about  

4

 

Lloyd

A current cool French pop song with a quality that makes me want to listen to it more. It's off beat, exciting and modern with a captivating melody. Only concern I have is that the song does not have that punch moment to blow you away.

7.5

 

Mark M

It's really, really French.  For me, not as instant as last year's entry and I don't think it will do that well.

6

 

Martin

"Requiem" is an extremely catchy piece of Europop, the rhythm of which thumps away throughout.  Alma has a 'distinctive' singing style and so many lyrics fired at the listener that you are exhausted by the end!  Hopefully her superb stage presence and confidence can be matched by decent live vocals in Kyiv.

7.5

 

Matt

 

Quite 'Turkish' in feel.  Not awful but equally not memorable.

5

 

Nico

Modern, fresh French pop. It has a rather flirtatious libertť to it, which really evokes the romantic notions of France. Whether the masses will get it will largely depends on whether they can stage this this significantly better than their winning entry last year that they seem to have deliberately sabotaged. Somehow it reminds me of Il me Donne Rendezvous, and I'm hoping it will surprise me with a similarly high placing, but then that 4th place was based solely on juries....    

9

 

Sally-Ann

With more than a nod to its Turkish influence, this is a richly-layered song in total contrast to its hugely successful predecessor.  It's really interesting to listen to and never grows stale.

7