Friday, May 1, 2009

ESTONIA 2009: Urban Symphony – Rändajad

And now, one of my absolute favorites in the ESC this year. Maybe my top favorite, I'm not sure yet. :-) But definitely one of the best songs in 2009. :-) And I'm so glad to see it, because last year Estonia totally fucked it up. Their entry in Belgrade was just ... WTF?? Total piece of shit. That's the nicest thing I can say about it. Worthless. And predictably, they failed to get through from the semi. They actually haven't qualified for the final since 2003 ... and that's kind of weird, because they won in 2001, and for several years running there they got really good results. And then, I don't know ... suddenly they just lost it. With that crapfest they sent last year I was about ready to give them up for lost. And then they send this. Aah. Hope springs eternal ... and is sometimes rewarded. :-)

So what's so great about this song? Everything!! :-D Well, what I like is that it's original - in many ways - and unusual; it has an excellent melody, sweet and flowing; it's well presented; it's well performed - the singer, whose name I think is Sandra Nurmsalu, has a nice voice that she uses well in this song; the group is professional and seems confident on stage; it's even in Estonian. What's not to like here?? I dig this song. I'm so glad that they're in our semi; that means that I can vote for them, and I promise you I will. Go Estonia!! :-)

This is Urban Symphony performing Rändajad by Sven Lõhmus. He will be competing for Estonia on May 14th, and in an excellent slot, #18. The Netherlands go on after this entry, and I think that the Dutch song - so ten years ago - will make this one stand out all the more. Not to mention that the song preceding it is the Ukrainian entry ... and that cheesy skankfest will make Rändajad seem even more classy than it already is. Yay. :-)

Lyrics here.


nona35 said...

Estonia is GREAT this year!!!!!
I totally adore this song. The more I listen to it the more I like it! And the singer is very very good looking!
Go Estonia!!!!!!!!

Leisha Camden said...

I know, they're fantastic. I really think this is my favorite entry. Wonderful song and wonderful presentation. I'm so happy to see it after that crapfest they sent last year. >:-)

nona35 said...

Today's rehearsal:

Isn't it GREAT???????
Oh my... I love it!!!!!

Leisha Camden said...

WOW!!! Fantastic!!

I love this song! I just like it more and more the more I hear it. :-) And the stage is awesome. Just ... wow. :-) I can't wait to see this show ... !!