Tim: So, I don’t know why, but I seem to be predisposed to like anything by these guys – objectively awful as they may be, they have enough of a Jedward quality about them to be, well, endearing is the wrong word, but something like that.
Tom: Also, and it’s just a guess, but I suspect the fact they get their shirts off regularly might have something to do with it.
Tim: Anyway, here’s the new one, and you might be able to see where I’m going with that intro.
Tom: It’s like Jedward with less shouting.
Tim: See, from a different artist, there are a number of things I’d dislike here – the excessive autotune, with no attempt to hide it as though it’s still 2011; the lack of a melody throughout a large part of it; in some areas, it just verges into a genre I’m not keen on. And yet, that chorus is so good and happy and uplifting, combined with their textbook enthusiasm, that I can’t dislike it.
Tom: It is a great chorus, I’ll grant that. I’m just not sure it makes up for the rest of the song?
Tim: I’d clarify that a bit: if they hadn’t opened with that chorus, I might have switched off after twenty seconds, so putting that first was a great move. All in all, it’s a song I can’t really bring myself to dislike.