Wednesday, April 21, 2010

ESTONIA 2010 - Siren

OK, I realize I've been saying mostly mean & nasty things about this year's entries so far, and it's maybe time to start being nice to someone, but seriously, this is some messed up shit right here.

I will start off by saying something nice, though. Just to prove that I am not completely a heartless machine creature. This song is really catchy, and his voice isn't that bad. It's interesting, an unusual singing voice. So they could have done something with this. But then again, brr ...

It's only catchy about halfway through, then it gets repetitive and annoying. The performance is seriously weird and off-putting. What's with the dancers and their bizarre leg action, and what is with that bunch of flowers?? Then there's the lyrics ... the less said, the better. The title makes no sense. If English is so difficult, why not sing in Estonian?? It would definitely have gone down better that way.

It's not only his life that's lame ... >:-) This entry will probably, hopefully, fingers crossed, do really badly. The Estonians need to be taught a lesson. We know they can do it, their entry was so wonderful last year! I don't know what they were thinking with this one. This guy wasn't among the favorites in their national final as I recall, so I don't know what happened there. And, no joke, I don't want to know.

This is Malcolm Lincoln - which is not a person, although it sounds like one, it's actually the band name - and their backing dancers/singers/whatever those guys are, Manpower 4, performing Siren. It was composed by the singer, Robin Juhkental, who will be competing at Fornebu on May 25th.

Lyrics here.

Sad news, at least for Norwegians who were little around 1980 - Gustav Lorentzen died today. :-( He was only 62 years old, that's like five years younger than my father. o_O Half of Knutsen & Ludvigsen, gone forever. :-( But we will always have the badger in the ceiling ... !!!


AudiX78 said...

RIP Ludvigsen :-(

Leisha Camden said...

I know, it's sad ... :-(