It’s actually very hard to write something interesting about something so excruciatingly boring as the Estonian entry this year. Some say this one is a grower, but we can’t see exactly how this will help gather any support. Being placed second in the running order in the first semi-final, the Estonian participation would very likely be over and done with before the peeps back home even remember to turn on the telly.
When the song itself is so bleak we look for other aspects that could possibly catch our attention. How is it staged, does the artist wear a stunning dress, is she eye-catching and charismatic, does she have an amazing voice and/or a remarkable stage presence, is there any intriguing choreography added to the performance to help those of us who doesn’t understand a word of Estonian to get the message of the song? No, for the most part.
The song doesn’t really go anywhere, it doesn’t build up to a major key change or grand finale, which leaves us satisfied in the end or makes us crave for more. Birgit is a decent enough performer, by all means. She’s sweet, pleasant and competent, but she’s struggling with an old fashioned and unengaging song. And she doesn’t seem to have the ability to lift this formula based ballad above the ordinary and forgettable.
We heard that Birgit has a bun in the oven. And apparently according the her bio on eurovision.tv that makes her without doubt one of the happiest people in the world right now. Good for her. Then we guess she won’t be too disappointed by a poor result in Malmö.