Tere Estonia! Eesti Laul 2015 — Estonia’s national selection for Eurovision — resumes this weekend with the second semi-final on February 14. So the Wiwi Jury — our in-house panel of musical unprofessionals — is busy reviewing the ten acts that will compete. Up next it’s Mari with her song “Kolm päeva tagasi”. Did it confuse us as much as the title? Read on to find out…
Reviews: Mari’s “Kolm päeva tagasi”
Angus: This sounds like it might of represented Estonia in the stone ages. Mari’s voice can’t do much to save this.
Anthony: Aside from the bizarre Super Mario-esque intro and ending to the song, this one is quite a catchy one overall. This feels like a more mature grown-up version of “Kordumatu” from fellow competitor Bluestocking, and another one that would also get me tapping along to the tune.
Chris: Whilst it’s not exactly the most memorable song in the running, I actually quite enjoy “Kolm paeva taga” when I listen to it. Mari and her band do their best to help the song along too and this all seems like a fairly well rounded package. This would be an “above average” song for the usual standard of Eesti Laul, so stands out even more this year.
Josh: This is a nice little poppy song with a bit of a rock twist with some electro thrown in for good measure. I found myself bopping along to it. It makes me happy. The song does stay a bit flat throughout, but I don’t hate this.
Patrick: Uhm I’m not sure what I should think. It’s in Estonian as the majority of the songs and this doesn’t stand out. Its nice and lovely but we have heard it so often so I can’t say that it’s good.
Ramadan: This song is catchy and it makes me feel really happy even though I don’t know what she’s saying. This is my jam! This song will stand out in Eesti Laul and it might surprise us all.
Robyn: Musically, this is a very catchy song, but yet I’m not quite captivated by it. That might be due to the Estonian lyrics, but I can see the song working in English. On the other hand, the song itself doesn’t have a particularly contemporary sound.
Sami: It’s quite catchy and I would jam to this, but it wouldn’t have any chance at Eurovision. The chorus is the best part of the song, by far. She also sounds nice.
Sopon: It’s very twee, like a Loretta Lynn song in Estonian. But it doesn’t do much for me.