Eurovision Song Contest 2016: Estonia – “Play” By Jüri Pootsmann

JÜRI-POOTSMANN-Play-estonia-2016Eurovision 2016 is almost upon us and as the countries begin to reveal their entries let’s start giving them the once-over. 

As I will be attending the grand final this year it’s even more super exciting for me!

The Estonia song is called “Play” and is performed by Jüri Pootsmann.

ARTIST

After singing solo for only three years, Jüri won the Estonia edition of Idol in 2015 which landed him a record deal with Universal Music. His status as Estonia’s new brilliant superstar was then cemented by being voted Best Male Act at the 2015 Estonian Music Awards.

Yes, unstoppable Jüri has become the brightest and beloved young artist in Estonia with support coming from the whole nation. Jüri’s deep and sultry tone lends itself to a variety of styles and he is unafraid to provide his signature bass-baritone to an array of genres from pop and soul to more modern electronic music. He recently formed his very own band and released his debut EP. For the self-confessed Eurovision fan it was a dream come true to be awarded the honour of representing his country at the Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm.

SONG

Play was written by the same successful songwriting team who wrote Estonia’s entry last year and was written especially for him.

OFFICIAL VIDEO

Coming soon…

OPINION

For a young guy this is a very old fashioned style but it kind of works. If George Ezra and Frank Sinatra had a love child then this would be it. He’s a sharp dresser and has a good voice and this could appeal to a lot of people.

PREDICTION

This will qualify and I can see it getting quite a lot of points but not enough to win.

LYRICS

It’s getting late and be that as it may
I turn to you, I turn to you
We might seem so obvious to me
But not to you, not to you

We ain’t got all night
To find out what is right
So let’s go undecided till we know

The only way to go
Is let your feelings show
See all your walls come down

And just hit play
‘Cause that’s the only way
To find out if it’s love
That we’re fallin’, we’re fallin’ into

I didn’t know what to do
But now I’m good as new
‘Cause I’m stronger, much stronger with you

Some might say it’s an ordinary day
But not for me, not for me
If you feel your senses disagree
Bear with me, bear with me

We ain’t got all night
To find out what is right
So let’s go undecided till we know

It’s the only way to see
If we were meant to be
Let all your walls come down

And just hit play
‘Cause that’s the only way
To find out if it’s love
That we’re fallin’, we’re fallin’ into

I didn’t know what to do
But now I’m good as new
‘Cause I’m stronger, much stronger with you

Some might say it’s an ordinary day
But not for me, not for me

And I hit play
(‘Cause that’s the only way)
(To find out) If it’s love
We’re fallin’ into, into

I didn’t know what to do
But now I’m good as new
‘Cause I’m stronger, much stronger with you

Good luck Jüri!

Let me know your thoughts and keep me from going Eurovision mad!

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