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Olivier Rocher from France
Sorry, but it won’t be Stockholm 2017 I’m afraid. “If I Were Sorry” is a rather weak entry from Eurovision Land; But as I mentioned before, Sweden never send great entries when they organize the contest (coincidence?). Mind my words, this is not a bad song at all, but it’s a bit too slow, too intimate for such a big show. Let’s be honest here. If this song had been from Moldova, San Marino, or some other outsider country, it would not stand a chance to reach the final. But this is Sweden so the faith of the song may be different on the big night.
Fred Medeiros from United Kingdom
It’s no secret that I was obviously Swedish in another life but this is my most disappointing Swedish offering since the Melodifestivalen format change. The song will stand out as it is different to most entries this year but I don’t enjoy Frans’ lazy singing. As the host country often does well and the stripped back style of this song it could very well be in the Top 10. Sweden can do better and it has 6 wins to prove it but I doubt we will be back in Sweden next year.
Luka Popovic from Serbia
There is nothing wrong with this song, I just think there are better entries and this could get lost in a sea of really high quality songs which are on offer this year. Very slow tempo song which might put the audience to sleep. I fail to see why this is generally popular with the public. Perhaps because it’s from Sweden. Were this from some other country my guess is it would be hovering near the bottom of the scoreboard. It’s just not Eurovision material.
*oikopanel is consisted of Fotis Konstantopoulos (Greece), Morten Kaiser (Denmark), Jaime Solloso (Spain), Olivier Rocher (France), Victor Cruz Lafuente (Spain), Luka Popovic (Serbia), Alenka Alexandrovic (Switzerland) and Andreas Athanasiou (Greece)