Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Moldova 2020 - Sasha Bognibov - Big Brother

It's been a slow start to the 2020 season, and that what we've already had has all seemed a bit usual. So it was about time that our guardian angel The Everlasting Boy came down to Earth to save us. And boy has it done us proud this year.

Teaming up with songwriter Jacob Jonia (not the bloke behind Fenders’ 1986 MGPDK stomper Vild Med Eventyr, surely?), his sound is definitely maturing, as this time he offers us a treatise on how our every thought and action is being watched and controlled by the people at the other end of our devices. It's a proper goth-tinged minor key pop rock stomper with hefty slices of autotune to add a more contemporary flavour - but still never losing our Sasha's signature fragile warbling that endears us to him so.

Every year we say it, but surely he's getting nearer and nearer to a spot on his televised national finals process - heck, they practically changed the rules mid-stream last year to keep him out - but you can't keep a phenomenon down. One day. One day.

Always Love you.


It transpires  that not only is Jacob the writer of the aforementioned Danish finalist, but he also wrote the 1987 Danish entry proper, En Lille Melodi. This story gets better and better!


  1. LOL. I was thinking, "wow, there are no pervy bits". And then he sang "Your fingerprints on each girl you've been touching". Respect. :D

  2. What I want to know is did the songwriter especially pen this for Bognibov or was it like "I have this song which examines our modern cyber dystopia but which vocalist can fully realise its artistic potential?"

  3. I've been chatting to the songwriter, and strangely it was a little of each!