British blogger predicts success for Estonian Eurovision entry ({{commentsTotal}})

British music blogger Roy D Hacksaw believes that “Goodbye to Yesterday”, a song by Estonian artists Elina Born and Stig Rästa, currently competing to represent Estonia at the Eurovision Song Contest, has got a good chance to make it to the final top five in Vienna, should it be selected to represent the country.

“Ooh hang about, we may have our first contender here. Take two “Eesti Laul” [the contest to select national Eurovision entry] regulars - 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 chemistry work its wonders. This just might work,” Hacksaw wrote in his blog.

“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,” he added.

“But of course, it's got to beat a couple of casting show faves in a super-final yet. It's not my favorite 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,” Hacksaw said.

“Goodbye to Yesterday” will compete in “Eesti Laul” semi-final on February 14. The final concert to decide the national Eurovision entry will take place on February 21.

Editor: S. Tambur

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