During the first semi-final of Eurovision 2014, Russian-Estonian pop goddess Tanja lifted her leg above her head and managed to stay pitch-perfect as her dancer threw her around like a volleyball. Sadly it wasn’t enough to qualify for the grand final, as four points separated her and tenth-place qualifier Valentina Monetta. Fortunately Tanja has found her footing and is back with “Forevermore”.

Pulling something of an Alexandra Stan, Tanja mixes high-voltage electronica with a repetitive saxophone backing. The verses may be monotonous, but the chorus is catchy enough to get me hooked. I can see it becoming a minor radio hit that people play while revving up their cars in Tallinn. Those oh-oh-oh’s are way better than her “do you hear me Sweden” from ESC.

And by the way: if you’re staring at Tanja’s hair in the photo at top, rest assured that it is real. She told us so in Copenhagen!

Rating: 3/5

Forevermore lyrics video — Tanja

 

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Robyn Gallagher
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She still has that musical theatre tone to her singing voice. It’s like she needs to be a bit less precise and perfect for the world of pop. It’s a nice dance track and it feels a lot more contemporary than “Amazing”. But yet it’s not so amazing.

Hollandique
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Absolutely love this!!