Friday, 20 November 2015
Estonia 2016 - Meisterjaan - Parmupillihullus
Another happy Apocalypse yardstick of any Eurovision season is when the Estonian songs start to leak out. The release of the names of the runners and riders always leads to a frantic scrabble around the search engines looking for clues (well, in this house at least), and we're rarely disappointed with the fare on offer.
Witness Meisterjaan here, self-proclaimed king of Estonian Jaw Harp Pop. Yes, you read right. Our boy here is the don of his nation's twangy little bit of metal scene, and boy does he weird it up here.
Sharp-eyed viewers will remember him as the man behind that unsettling gem Unemati, and the somewhat creepy Young Girl from a couple of years back, so he's something of a local cause celebre. But we still may not be seeing him in the Eesti Laul final, so enjoy this utterly and indescribably bonkers bit of, erm, I'm-not-quite-sure-how-to-describe-it, while you can. It's well in keeping with its nation's well-merited reputation for the strange and the left-handed.