Song of the Day – We all have Eurovision songs that we love and listen to regularly. But then there are songs we might only remember because someone posts a link on Facebook or a Forum. We will shuffle through Eurovision history and present a random song every now and then during summer to bring back memories and give you the chance to discuss songs and years during the “Eurovision drought”. Our song of this day is Estonia’s Urban Symphony singing ‘Rändajad’.
The 2009 contest in Moscow threw up this little gem, sung in Estonian. ‘Rändajad’ (meaning nomads or travellers) was performed by Sandra Nurmsalu, Mann Helstein, Johanna Mängel and Mari Möldre and they gave Estonia a great 6th place finish after 5 consecutive years of non-qualifying for the final. The song went on to be a hit in Estonia, Finland and Greece and even charted in the UK, Sweden, Belgium, and Switzerland.
Songwriter Sven Lõhmus also wrote the Estonia 2005 entry ‘Let’s get loud‘ by Suntribe and the 2011 entry ‘Rockerfeller Street‘ by Getter Jani.
Backing singers Mirjam Mesak and Marilin Kongo have appeared in more than one Eurovision, Mirjam was on stage in Helsinki 2007 when Gerli Padar represented Estonia, while Marilin had earlier taken part in the Estonian national final for Eurovision (“Be 1st” in 2006). She was also to return on Eurovision stage as a backing singer in 2011 and 2014.
If you would like to nominate a song of the day, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us the song title, artist, year, and why!