Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Estonia 2015 - Elina Born and Stig Rästa - Goodbye To Yesterday

Ooh hang about, we may have out first contender here. Take two Eesti Laul regulars - he as guitarist with Traffic, she on her todd - give them a big, dirty, twangy bit of bar room sleaze and let them stand on stage in weather-beaten black duds and let their sexual chemisty work its wonders. This just might work.

OK, so there will be those who'll compare it to last year's Dutch near miss, but those people would be fools. Certainly there's the boy/girl twangy guitar similarity, but that's where the similarities end, as this is a far dirtier affair, and if handled right it has the potential to make it all the way to the top five in Vienna.

But of course, it's got to beat a couple of casting show faves in a superfinal yet. It's not my favourite in the constantly excellent Estonian semi-final line up, but it's the one that instantly struck me as a potential vote sponge on the big night. Can't wait to see this one live to find out what it has to offer in the raw.

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  1. But isn't Elina a casting show fave herself? ;)

    And while I agree that CL comparisons are pretty lazy, I do think this duet was only crafted for an ESC NF because "Calm After The Storm" came 2nd last year.

  2. and here is the remix