THIS IS IT. The final five. I know you’ve all been chewing your nails and that’s not good because you might get an infection or something. I mean imagine if one of your fingers dropped off, I couldn’t forgive myself. You wouldn’t be able to type as fast, it would be all weird. I could lose one of my little fingers I think, I don’t use the left one really.
So yeah, anyway, Tallinn! It’s been a punishing selection. Who would have thought we’d have had something as amazing as Malmö 2013 having just watched Tallinn 2002? Hell, even 2008 was blinding. But here are the cream of the crop, the kings of the hills etc. Hope you like them. Continue reading
Time to continue our upward climb through the songs presented at Tallinn’s first Eurovision Song Contest. The first nine might not have been all-time classics but maybe 2002 won’t be a dead loss after all.
Although I would say, the standard of songs in 2002 was such that LATVIA won. I mean come on! You remember Latvia, right?
A looong delay on this one, I have been slowly but surely enjoying (broadly) the delights of the 21st century’s Eurovision Song Contests since I first looned up 5 years ago with the Moscow show. Goodness knows how it’s taken me so long, since in that time I’ve only managed to go back slightly faster than I’ve gone forward.
Now after 4 months on my iPod it’s time to deal with the 2002 contest, the first one hosted by Estonia. This small Baltic state joined Eurovision in 1994, and despite a bad start in Dublin it’s eventually found its way to being a leading light in the Baltic region. I feel like it’s only a matter of time before they win again, though hopefully it’s with something stronger than “Everybody”, their winner at Copenhagen’s 2001 contest. I wonder if they could repeat history as Denmark did in Sweden, and win the show from Copenhagen this year?
The songs of 2002 felt like a bit of a step down from later shows – I guess that’s a good thing for the future, but right now it was a bit of a slog. Even more so today as I deal with my least favourite nine.