Saturday, April 28, 2012
COUNTDOWN TO EUROVISION : Estonia
OTT LEPLAND : Kuula
Out of the 42 countries officially competing at Eurovision 2012, entries from only eleven of them are sung entirely in the country's own dialect. One of these is by the Estonian entry of Ott Lepland. The 24 year old rocketed to fame three years ago as the winner of Estonian TV talent competition Eesti Otsib Superstaari. Two albums and a swag of singles later, he's taking to the stage in the second semi final to represent his country at Eurovision.
Co-penned by Ott, the album version had to be shaved down from more than four minutes to fit into the Eurovision regulation three minute song rule. It now comes in at two minutes 50 seconds and is a stirring ballad, complete with money notes and a key change. Should do well.
Posted by auspOp at Saturday, April 28, 2012