Coldplay, bears in the forest and two girls
A while ago, we had the [Coldplay competition](http://www.skype.com/campaigns/coldplay/) where you could call the band and win a chance to talk to them. The winners were two Estonian university students who had a private 20-minute Skype call with Coldplay frontman Chris Martin on Tuesday night.
The winning entry by 22-year-olds Kaisa Männik and Tiiu Laks, chosen for its originality and character from among 6,000 contestants, passionately highlighted the difference between the way bear sounds are impersonated around the world (“Rawwrrrggghhh!”), and the way it is done in Estonia (“Mõmm-mõmm!”). Although not strictly about the single, I guess it’s still quite relevant to the general subject of “talking”, even though it’s in the animal world. (Kaisa is on the left on the picture below, and Tiiu is on the right.)
]]>“Turns out Chris Martin actually is as friendly and cool as he appears on the Web, TV and magazines,” Kaisa Männik said after the Skype conversation with the Coldplay singer. “There were no awkward moments. He was just the way we expected him to be: famous, but down-to-earth. He asked if we speak Russian in Estonia. We explained what’s the situation with Russian in Eastern Europe.”
“The next Coldplay album will be very interesting and experimental,” added Tiiu Laks. “Which is great, but we also got him to promise to meet us, should they ever play in Estonia. I told Chris I’ll be a lawyer soon and he better keep his word. He agreed.”