Ester Peony

EUROVISION SONG CONTEST 2019: ROMANIA – “On A Sunday” by Ester Peony

Eurovision 2019 – ROMANIA

by Christopher Smith

The Romanian song is called “On A Sunday and is performed by Ester Peony.

ARTIST:

Ester Alexandra Crețu, known professionally as Ester Peony (formerly only Ester), is a Romanian singer and songwriter. She will represent Romania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 with the song “On a Sunday”, after winning the selection show Selecția Națională 2019.

She released her debut single “Cuminte de Crăciun” in 2014 and her debut EP “Dig It” in 2018, and cites Delia, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Cher, Queen, Michael Jackson and Ariana Grande as some of her musical inspirations. She is currently working on her debut album which is scheduled for release later this year.

“On A Sunday” is co-written by her and her boyfriend Alexandru Șerbu, who also produces the song.

VIDEO:

LIVE PERFORMANCE:

OPINION:

“On A Sunday” begins hauntingly and continues with Ester’s heartfelt vocals, before opening up with a pumping groove melody – make sure you watch the video, the song makes more sense that way!

PREDICTION:

This is another one I hope will qualify, it’s inoffensive and well produced, although not made of winning ingredients, it could end up as midway fare.

LYRICS:

“You left me
On a Sunday
And I still remember
That day in September

Yeah you left me
On a Sunday
Made sure there’s no way
To forget that day

Say hey, hey, hey, hey, hey
Loving you is a hard price to pay
Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey

Watching the smoke
Rise from the ashtray
Filling the room with pain
It’s still in my veins

Can’t feel at home
Cuz it’s so lonely
So cold and so grey
Since you left that day
You know, you know

Even if the sun rises and the world moves on everyday
Hey, hey, hey
I will always be waiting for you to come back home to me
To me, to me, to me hey

Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey
Loving you is a hard price to pay
Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey

Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey
Loving you is a hard price to pay
Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey

Wake me up
From this nightmare
Is this even true
Am I without you

Love’s not fair
Oh, I have learned that
Just never knew, that
I’ll be losing you
You know, you know

Even if the sun rises and the world moves on everyday
Hey, hey, hey
I will always be waiting for you to come back home to me
To me, to me, to me hey

Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey
Loving you is a hard price to pay
Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey
Loving you is a hard price to pay”

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!
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