Estonia was represented by Malcolm Lincoln in 2010
Estonia was represented by Malcolm Lincoln in 2010 Photo: EBU

Wrap-up: Malcolm Lincoln became Estonian comet

Who are they?

Robin Juhkental, the leader and founder of the band, had written the track Siren several years ago, but decided to present it to wider audiences only now, when the Estonian round of the Eurovision Song Contest underwent a great change last year when more less-known artists were invited by the broadcaster to join the contest.

Valner Valme, music critic and journalist at the largest Estonian newspaper, says that Malcolm Lincoln is a charming band, whose music combines modern electronics and classical big pop and who do not shy away from any moves to win the listeners’ heart: big choruses, sentiment, an image containing both gay and macho elements, a deadly show and a perfect performance. Nevertheless, it is not a cheap band – they simply play their own game. Stylistically there are no limits, the band draws features from the areas of funk, electro, soul, synth-pop and boy-bands, but what makes it unique is how the band succeeds in putting all the ingredients to work for its benefit.

Malcolm Lincoln was formed in 2009. The band’s other member Madis Kubu aka Fretless Rämbu provides special live support and joins Robin for live shows.

Madis Kubu: “Robin and me, we have a similar understanding of what a live performance should look like and therefore gigging together is pure joy.” The band’s name is inspired from the TV game “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?”, where a player was once convinced that the first name of the US President Lincoln was Malcolm and not Abraham. 

Malcolm Lincoln’s back vocals on the Eurovision stage were be provided by Manpower 4, a quartet formed especially for the event.

What the fans thought?

"This is another stunning song from Estonia. It is fresh, contemporary and has a wonderfull retro 80's feeling. And Malcolm is a lead singer full of energy and charisma. I just love this song." said Gary Gary from Ireland. 

"Very nice song! One of my favorites! Reminds me of Depeche Mode style," added Marianne Zub from Ukraine.

They finished 14th in the first Semi-Final of the Eurovision Song Contest with 39 points.

Check also out who they are by clicking on their Artist Profile.



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