You gotta feel sorry for Tanja, the 2014 Estonian Eurovision representative. Back in March she comfortably won Eesti Laul, but everyone was too busy lamenting Sandra Nurmsalu’s defeat to offer congratulations. Our “Amazing” lady battled on, undertaking several weeks of intensive training, where both she and her dance partner overcame bruised limbs and aching bones, to create the perfect dance routine for Copenhagen.

Unfortunately, Europe didn’t care, and unceremoniously dumped her out of the semis. To add insult to injury, there were then questions surrounding her ability to sing live. One wouldn’t blame the poor woman if she decided to chuck it all in and become a recluse. But as those who witnessed her Euroclub performance will attest, Tanja is a fighter.

For her latest move, she’s stripped “Amazing” of all its electronic razzmatazz, and in place of the pulsating beat we get a selection of acoustic instruments. The end result is quite enchanting. Would this version have done better in Copenhagen? Perhaps. It certainly would have been a better fit for the country/folk zeitgeist at this year’s contest. But speculation aside, this does confirm one thing – Tanja can sing beautifully. Her vocals and harmonies are on point. Love!

 

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ESCaddict
ESCaddict
6 years ago

I think Tanja sang & danced brilliantly in the semi final. She displayed more talent than many others so I was very disappointed that she did not go through to the final.

Tha
Tha
6 years ago

This acoustic version is great!!
About the Eurovision: ok, she was too busy with dance, that forgot about the voice.
But I still think her performance was great, and should be in the top 10/15 in Grand Final.
Tanja, you’re amazing!

DJ
DJ
6 years ago

“Considering the heavy dance routine” is another disclaimer. The vocals suffered, period. Perhaps if we were presented with a more movement affected voice in the weeks leading up the the live show we would have been more impressed with the final outcome. As we know she can sing!
As it stands, it was a risky performance that mostly failed.

Thiefo
Thiefo
6 years ago

There are divided opinions about her performance. I think her live vocals were great, considering the heavy dancing routine, others think the opposite, well, to each their own.

This acoustic version is awesome, I think I like it even more than the original.

DJ
DJ
6 years ago

Europe hardly “unceremoniously dumped her out of the semis,” she just did not sound good while singing her song while performing her “perfect dance routine for Copenhagen.”