EUROVISION 2017 - KYIV - UKRAINE  

SECHUK JURY 2017

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GRAB THE MOMENT 

JOWST

 

SECHUK JURY

Rating

 205/320 (67.9%)

 

INTERNATIONAL JURY

NORWAY

INT

JURY TOTAL

104.5

 

Amar

I'm actually pleasantly surprised by this! It's the only entry of its kind this year, and it's being delivered very well. Although I'm not sure how well this will place, I could definitely hear this on the radio and see myself singing along to it. 

8

 

Benedek

 

Again a good song but it is just not special enough. I like the weird new sounding but I don't see it doing good overall in Europe.The singer has charisma and it will help it to have a chance to qualify.

6

 

Christos

 

I have a feeling that there were not nice songs at the Norwegian final this year. Even If the song describes a moment I donít really think that this is the moment for Norway to win the contest. For sure we have a proposal but it is not that we all wanna listen. Scandinavian votes will ďtravelĒ to Sweden this year and I strongly believe that all the four Nordic countries will be out of the final this yearÖ.Not bad

2

 

Daria

I can dance to it, I can remember it, I can sing along to it. Not a great song, but itís perfect for one season. Not letís hope that they wonít change the staging too much.

8

 

Douwe

Lyrically 'Grab The Moment' is one of the better songs this year but it is nowhere near the dramatic heights of 'SS' (2014) or 'AMLM' (2015). There is a tune in there but it needs to be reworked and a substitute will have to be found for the DJ work on the vocals as they must be live in Kyiv. This is a little too bland, the chorus has no impact and not much happens on the stage. Possibly this understated performance will make it stand out but I'm not very hopeful that the Norwegians will be in the final and perhaps Ammunition's 'Wrecking Crew' or Ulrikke's 'Places' might have been safer bets.

5

 

Elena

If there was a competition between the nordic countries, Norway would win! It's like a mix between Fallout Boy and Daft Punk! A really charming mix between modern pop and electro. The singer is very good and the masked band members makes this look interesting.

9

 

Frederico

Oh dear, terrible. Voices in their heads should have told them not to send this. Norway will stay in the semi-finals this year. It is even worse at second listen. Nah!

1.5

 

Josť

The song is interesting at some points, but has some strange changes of sound that mess the whole thing. It's a strange contept, a singer with an amish look, with a DJ at the bottom that want to remind us to Alan Walker, oh well, at the end worked at it will be in Kiev, but it will have better songs to defeat, may be this song will make Norway remain in Semifinals again.

6

 

Mark L

normally I really love the Norwegian entry, and while I suppose this is OK I think it may struggle to stand out from the crowd in Kiev

5.5

 

Melissa

This is a great contemporary entry from Norway , with similar stylings to Kygo/Major Lazer/DJ Snake that's currently in today's charts. However I don't know how this is going to be eligible as it's clear there is vocal sampling involved which I think is against the current ESC rules. I hope I'm wrong and this makes it through, it's an excellent entry.

10

 

Octavio

This song is really pleasant to listen to, different and modern. The chorus is brilliant and the production is really contemporary and complicated. Great song but they need to work on staging if they want to stand a chance.

8

 

Paul C

It is quite an original entry, but overall it is quite average. Staging is nice but the singer's outfit is just horrible.

6

 

Pia

This is good a little bit different. I wonder how many words a person can sing without to breathe .....Cool !

8

 

Roberto

Grab the moment and share it; share the moment and grab it. This hypno-trance pop-dance tune has something different seen so far, interesting and involving. Those sounds ŗ la Daft Punk are not my cup of tea, but they could work.

7

 

Roy

The 2010 slogan in Oslo was SHARE THE MOMENT, now they are sending an act who GRAB THAT MOMENT. It is different but it does not mean it is good. Very average song for Norway and they may be out of the finals a second year in a row.

6

 

Samantha

Great hook, interesting presentation, good message, chill, yet danceable.  Yep, love this! 

8.5

 

UNITED KINGDOM JURY

NORWAY

UK

JURY TOTAL

100.5

 

Andrew G

Rather good, but at this stage after hearing most songs, i feel it is not as good as some of the other songs, hard to say how this one will go

5

 

Danny

This is a fairly average run of the mill radio song which I enjoy when I hear it but I canít remember anything about it as soon as it has finished, which unfortunately is not exactly a good sign for their qualification chances. Thereís nothing wrong about it, but itís just too forgettable to have droves of Europeans picking up their phones for it. The absolute definition of ĎOKí.

6

 

David B

A surprise winner of a less than stellar Norwegian final. I like his voice which lifts a relatively ordinary song. No idea what his mate in the mask is bringing to the party and so he needs to jog on. Norway in the final? Probably not this year but it feels like an improvement on 2016.

6.5

 

David E

Yet another modern dance-vibed track and some clever vocalisation would suggest that Norway isn't going to miss out on the final this time round

7.5

 

Dean

Iím not really sure what to make of this. It feels fresh, and I like it more each time.  Modern and likeable, this should see Norway back in the Final.  Very different.

7.5

 

Eddie

This is a hard one to call. He has a great pop voice and the track is well produced. However, it doesn't really build but does have a nice feel. A finalist, I hope.

6.5

 

Edward

This is so catchy!  You canít help singing along straight away and the vocal effects attract attention.  The urban breakdown is cool and the lyrics are intriguing, so you want to listen again to understand them.  The live performance is really strong and the visual effect.  This will do well.

8.5

 

Gary

Norway has gone off script a bit with this one. More of those powerful beats but a blokey guy with not a lot of stage presence doesnít really make the song fly. Its middle range for me and another that might struggle to qualify. I especially don't like the unsettling way it builds.

5.5

 

Joe  

this is great. Super catchy melody and they seem like a really likeable pair. Eurovision wouldn't be Eurovision without a dj box on stage for at least one song.

8.5

 

Kevin

Joakim With Steenbetter known as JOWST, is the Norwegian entry for 2017. Musician, DJ, record producer and songwriter Joakim is a multi-talented artist with a really catchy electro pop number, one of personal favourites which is growing on me

8

 

Lloyd

A respectable lounge dance song, but felt disjointed due to the lack of interaction between the two performers. Did not excite me at all and think it will struggle to qualify for the final.

5.5

 

Mark M

I didn't think I would like this but I think it has a really strong hook and I hope Norway make it back to the final.

7

 

Martin

JOWST are pushing the envelope as to what can be done with your musical arrangements at Eurovision but you can't argue that this isn't of the moment.  Whether Aleksander Walmann's vocals are actually as important to this entry is debatable - the intricacies of the synths make this an intriguing listen...  

7

 

Matt

 

Hmm this isn't terrible but it isn't overly great either.  Nice that the national final had a good selection of music styles but this doesn't float my boat.

2

 

Nico

I like the chorus, definitely a song I'm happy to listen to, yet somehow lacking in that instant grab factor. There's a bit of a lack of stage presence at the moment, but there's time to work on this.

6.5

 

Sally-Ann

A middle-age Joe & Jake deliver a modern track with a compelling backing track but precious little else going for it.  Eyes off the ball, Norway ?

3