Phil’s Eurovision Countdown 2023 – Part 11/37 – Estonia

Alika at Eesti Laul 2023
Alika Photo Mats Õun

Estonia – Alika – Bridges

No one could accuse Alika of bringing a happy clappy song to Eurovision but she may well be bringing the first instance of a pianola to the stage – you watch the video and tell me I’m wrong.   There are people, who are not me, that think that this is a very strong ballad sung well by a female type person. (Yes Mo, you)

To me, Alika is literally singing the same 4 bars of music from about a minute in with either increasing tension or increasing annoyance at me personally as it just seems to get to a crescendo of shouting as the song goes on.   It is also devoid of any more musical ideas after the first 60 seconds or so.  I’m all about the earworm hook, but when there are televoters paying money to choose a song to vote for, are they going to go for a 5 note idea?

If it had more ideas, we’d be talking about a decent song.  It hasn’t, so we’re not.

Phil’s Score – 3 Points