EUROVISION 2017 - KYIV - UKRAINE  

SECHUK JURY 2017

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TIME

 

O.TORVALD

 

SECHUK JURY

Rating

 151/320 (47.2%)

 

INTERNATIONAL JURY

UKRAINE

INT

JURY TOTAL

99

 

Amar

Ukraine is going a completely different route this year and serving us some Turkey circa 2010-2011. I like the change in tempo from the songs we've been hearing, but this is just not my cup of tea. I must say the performance is memorable! 

6

 

Benedek

 

Very average rock song. The message is good the stage image is good but the song itself isn't good enough and the lead singer isn't the greatest vocalist. I dont think this will do good on the televote and Ukraine will have a very average score in the final

4

 

Christos

 

I believe that Ukraine has the magic "wand". The song "time" is an amazing song, a rock performance that everybody likes, so inspired and updated. In the lyrics we can read the political situation of the country and the everyday problems of the Ukrainians. Congratulations Ukraine I love your entry for one more year.

8

 

Daria

Iím always up for some alternative songs, especially for good ones! The host country decided to save us from the all pop contest!

10

 

Douwe

After 10 consecutive female singers (if we include Verka) Ukraine will have a male vocalist. This will stand out in a sea of ballads and certainly brings more musical diversity to the contest in Kyiv. Having said that the lead singer Zhenia really needs to work on his vocals and diction as it is difficult to understand what he is singing. It was performed with conviction during Vidbir 2017 and will attract some voters like the Georgian entry in 2016 but Ukraine clearly do not want to win again and if this had to quaify for the final it would struggle.

2.5

 

Elena

Classic ESC-metal I appreciate a heavier entry, but this is quite weak. It lacks depth and volume, and even though the ticking clocks are a cool detail, I don't know how well it will sit with some countries. Brave move!

5

 

Frederico

This is a long way from amazing Jamala. This is not amazing Ukraine . Repetitive. Doesnít really go anywhere. Not for me thanks.

1.5

 

Josť

Loudy, noisy and not my thing. Sorry and those customs are like taken from a zoombie movie with no bugdet. The only merit to be in final will be definetely to be the host.

4

 

Mark L

OK I suppose but not a song I would pick up the phone for. Itís always hard to follow a winning song for your country

6.5

 

Melissa

I'm glad to finally see a rock song in this years competition! But whilst this looks great as staged, it only gets interesting in the middle eight and the rest of the song is totally forgettable.

6.5

 

Octavio

Great rock song! This is going to stand out among all the ballads. I a She seems vocally gifted and the song is pretty good but certainly not an upswing. While this entry may be promising enough for a safe qualification, I doubt it will score high. m not big fun of this, but This song is actually pretty cool.

7

 

Paul C

Rock music is my thing and this quite good. I like it, and the staging is very catchy too. It probably do well being Ukriane's entry but do not see it as a winner.

8

 

Pia

They donīt wanna win this year ? It could be quite good, but the singer sings one melody , and the " band " plays another melody  ......

6

 

Roberto

An alternative rock band for the host country. I can even accept something different from the usual Eurovision mainstream ballads scene, but this is not the case of a substantial, impressive tune, I'm afraid. Rock entries generally did not have a meaningful proselytism in the ESC history (except some acts, of course), but, anyway, this comes out messy and noisy. For fans only.

3

 

Roy

I have only liked one Ukraine entry and that is HASTA LA VISTA (their first entry). And it is not going to change. In facy not a single song int he selection got higher than a 4 from me, so anything would be a disaster for my taste. This song probably will have its fans but I am not one.

4

 

Samantha

One of the benefits of automatic qualification is the liberty to experiment. His English could use a bit of polish, and this song isn't particularly innovative as is, but it's a nice, standard, straightforward rock entry.

7.5

 

UNITED KINGDOM JURY

UKRAINE

UK

JURY TOTAL

61.5

 

Andrew G

not very good at all, think the song is quite a mess, makes no sense and i see it just as a load of noise

1

 

Danny

Something a bit different from Ukraine here. An interesting performance and this type of music definitely has it's audience but I am not sure if they will be watching on a Saturday night in May. I have heard far better songs in this genre and Ukraine are lucky that they are in the final!

2

 

David B

It's great that the hosts have gone for something very different from Jamala's winner. It's not bad but feels longer than three minutes. Rock should always be invigorating and this entry simply sounds like a disgruntled bloke having a whinge. 

5.5

 

David E

Itís probably OK for itís genre, but this really isnít my cup of tea - at all! I like it better than Ukraine ís entry last year, however!

2

 

Dean

This just isnít my genre of music. That said I donít mind the verse, and they perform with gusto, and I like the clock counting down to the end of the song.  At least itís not another balladÖ.

4

 

Eddie

It will stand out as a rock song and being the hosts. For me it's missing something but don't know what. I can see it being Top 10 - like the countdown clock.

5

 

Edward

A defending nation should enter something different, even confident.  Even if Iím not a rock fan, I appreciate this edgy and energetic song, enhanced by imaginative staging and theatrical performances.  It feels right for our troubled times as well, albeit I preferred the song in Ukrainian.  It could do well.

8.5

 

Gary

Iím not a great fan of rock at Eurovision other than for a bit of variety. This one lacks the pop element of Cyprus last year and the hook that mesmerised me on Georgia last year. This is pretty depressing really, but then again, so was their song last year! I predict though a repeat of 2005..

3

 

Joe  

Poor Tayanna! - actually though, this isn't bad. I think they could do something interesting with the timers. Not a fan of the shouty bits though.

6.5

 

Kevin

I donít think we will be returning to the Ukraine in 2018.  This heavy rock song doesnít go anywhere, novelty digital display t-shirts countdown the 3 allocated minutes. To be honest I couldn't wait for the track to end...

2

 

Lloyd

A loud rock song that is visually memorable that will stand out. This one is not for me however, I don't like the melody and it's too noisy and shouty for my liking.

3

 

Mark M

Not my type of song at all.  I can appreciate it's a decent attempt at its genre, but it's not easy to listen to and I think the hosts will struggle to make it into top 10.

3

 

Martin

Always good to see some soft rock at Eurovision and O.Torvald sort of obliges.  Sort of, as it's a very quiet offering until you hit the "one minute to go" mark, when this kicks up a gear and enters Cyprus/Georgia 2016 territory.  But will voters hang around for two minutes for that to happen?

6

 

Matt

 

I liked the first half of this but then I started to lose interest in it.  Not a bad one for the home nation but not that great either.

3

 

Nico

One really gets the feeling they went out of the way to choose a song there was no way they could win with, a bit like the last time they won. I don't mind a rock tune and this is ok as it goes, but doesn't really stir much in any way.

5

 

Sally-Ann

Those big digital figures on the backdrop and on the lead singer's top are the most captivating aspect of this performance, and the seconds couldn't tick down fast enough for me.  A horrible, tuneless noise.

2