Good evening everyone and welcome to The Blogging DJ. Today I will be continuing to look in-depth at each of the forty-one entries competing in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. In this post we are travelling to Tallinn, to analyse the Estonian entry, Victor Crone and “Storm”.
As they have done since they entered the contest, the Estonian broadcaster ERR organised a national selection, Eesti Laul, to select their entry. Twenty four songs were selected to progress to the live shows, out of over two hundred submissions. After two semi-finals, a final and a three way superfinal, Victor Crone was declared the winner. This was in spite of scraping through to the super-final after low jury scores, as 100% televote decided who was heading to Tel Aviv.
The Blogging DJ’s Review
Breezy, modern and catchy, Estonia delivers on many of the elements that I would hope to see from a modern Eurovision entry. The country influence prevents it from falling into that trap of sounding like every other EDM entry. It is also the type of music that does very well commercially, but I am not sure how this will do in the contest itself. It is very good up until the one and a half minute mark when it starts to plateau. I’m not sure if that is down to the capabilities of the artist or how the song has been formed, but my attention drifted watching the live performance. There will have to be something memorable at around the two minute mark to keep the televoters entertained, but I will be downloading this after the contest. 7.5
Live Performance Video
According to Oddschecker, you can get odds on Estonia winning the Eurovision Song Contest from between 50/1 and 125/1, with the majority of bookmakers at the 100/1 mark. This suggests that bookies and betters feel that this song may make the Grand Final but won’t make a big impression if they do so.
Record at Eurovision
Estonia have competed in the Eurovision Song Contest twenty-four times since making the debut in 1994. Out of these, they have performed in the Grand Final fifteen times. They have won the contest once, when Tanel Padar, Dave Benton and 2XL triumphed in 2001 with “Everybody”. Last year, Elina Nechayeva qualified and then reached a credible eighth position with her operatic ballad “La Forza”.
So what do you make of the Estonian entry at Eurovision 2019? Will it storm to a good result or be a tepid affair? You can let me know your thoughts in the comments section below! Don’t forget to subscribe to keep up with the latest posts on The Blogging DJ and I’ll see you guys soon for more Eurovision preview posts.