Well, well. We’ve reached one of the favourites for this year, and I suspect that after this review, I may have a couple less friends. The song is ‘Goodbye to Yesterday’ by Elina Born and Stig Rasta, the act absolutely destroying the competition in Eesti Laul this year. I was secretly hoping it wouldn’t win, but deep down, I knew it had too much fan power to not win.
So let’s talk about the song. I have good news and bad news, and I’ll start with the good – I do like this song. The bad news is, I don’t like it THAT much, well, at least, not as much as other fans seem to like it. I had held off listening to it until just before the Eesti Laul final, and I had really high hopes because everyone had talked it up so much, but maybe they had set the bar too high. I actually find the song to be quite flat, especially when Stig is singing his part of the song.
I’ve kind of accepted that it will do well at Eurovision this year, but I definitely don’t want it to win. I think it’s quite similar to the Netherlands last year with the Common Linnets, and that’s why I think it will do well. I think it has the hype as well which is sure to get it through to a very respectable spot in the final.
I’m going to give it a 6 out of 10, and it’s in my middle pack of songs. Nothing special.
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