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!