We continue our ON POINT Jury and this time we go international. We are currently judging Freddie’s’s song – „Pioneer”. First of all, we have to explain the judging system: we give points in the Eurovision style (1-12, no 9 and 11) and we add them until we get a certain number (for example 71/96). Why 96? Because we are eight people in the team (so 12 multiplied by 8 equals 96).
Matei Pieca: Good choice, Hungary. I like Freddie very much and his song is a constant grower on me. Unfortunately, it lacks of something and I don’t know what. To be precise, only the chorus brings me certain feelings while the rest of the song is pretty much empty.
Anyway, he may end up in top 15 or even top 10 with a little bit of luck. 8/12
Laur Mihai: Hungary has a top 5 song, Freddie’s voice is hoarse and powerful…just tremendous. At A DAL, he didn’t give a chance to the other contestants, he stole the show. I have to underline how good are the lyrics, very easy to memorate, very precise and full of meaning…I remember now the chorus „A Million Hearts of a Million People/Be proud, you were born to be real”. This is so effective…I could say that I am in love with „Pioneer” from the time when I listened in the first semifinal of A DAL…it was love at first sight 😅. He will qualify without any doubt, I hope the staging will be fascinating…this song deserve a good show with an explosion of yellow and white lights. For sure, Hungary may be the dark horse of this edition, I’ve seen that the bookies ranked Freddie quite bad, but this thing will change after the first semifinal. Good luck, Freddie! 12/12
Andrei Faur: Well, I like this song a lot! Hungary choose wisely this year and, in my oppinion, is one of the number one contenders for the big trophee! Strong vocal, beautiful lyrics and this dude got the looks too. One of the favourites! Top 5 and Mister Eurovision title! 12/12 from me!
Alex Iovan: Hungary`s song from this year is far better than the last year`s. I also have to admit that this song is not as `overrated` as many people say and it just has the appreciation it deserves. This is something different, catchy if you want to say that. The more you listen it, the more it makes you vibe. And it`s good, one of my favourites this year! 10/12
Cătălina Gheorghe: 8/12
Ingrid Marc: 12/12
Muntean Marco: 8/12
Călin Giurgiu: 12/12