Estonians are the kind of people who like to be mentioned everywhere and in every aspect – like they use to say themselves: a bride in every wedding and a deceased in every funeral. No exeption was also this years’s Eurovision Song Contest. Even before the live broadcasts began, Estonians were already certain, that the song representing Portugal was very similar of the music language of the well-known Estonian composer and musician Raimond Valgre (1913-1949).
Valgre was not too famous at his lifetime and his music was eventually banned by the Soviet authorities. But by now his songs have found its place deep in every Estonian’s heart. His songs are very melodiousand lyrical – just like the „Amar pelos dois”, performed by Salvador Sobral at the Eurovision 2017.
So, you can suit for yourself – did the Estonians get it right this time?
Here is „Amar pelos dois”, the winning song of Eurovision Song Contest 2017:
For comparison also the cover of this song by Alexander Rybak, with the English lyrics:
And here is the Valgre’s “A Little Story in the Music”, performed by the hosts of Eurovision Song Contest 2002 (which was held in Tallinn, Estonia) Marko Matvere and Annely Peebo as part of the interval act: