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Olivier Rocher from France
Modern, radio-friendly, great arrangements and good performer, “Icebreaker” seems to have all the ingredients for success. Nevertheless, I couldn’t explain why, but this entry does almost nothing to me. It’s exactly the kind of song I usually like, but, I wouldn’t be surprised if Agnete is the 2016 Kate Ryan…
Andreas Athanasiou from Greece
Well, well, well…. From all the songs they said that copied Euphoria i think this has done the best job out of all of them. The verses sound so much like Euphoria I cannot even listen to it without thinking about it. The chorus and the change of tempo it is veeeery interesting and unique to the ear and i think it really makes it stand out, which is very important in this contest. Agnete’s voice is strong stable and fits the song. I would like to see more energy from her.
Fred Medeiros from United Kingdom
In the last 3 years Norway has achieved 3 consecutive Top 10 placings. So I was expecting another moody, dramatic and current entry and Agnete doesn’t disappoint with her entry Icebreaker. Her background has been preparing her for Eurovision for years. Being the lead singer of a teenage punk band who participated and won MGP junior in 2008 and came second in MGP 2011, the NRK selection for Eurovision. Agnete was also the interval act in the 2013 selection. Her experience is solid so the next step was the song. Icebreaker is very different as the verse is actually faster that the chorus. This tempo change has put off some people and I agreed at the beginning but the song has grown on me. The song should easily qualify for the final but if NRK want another Top 10 placing they need something better than a lit dancer in a box. The song is screaming for a water or ice related gimmick and I think that is all it needs to do well.
*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)