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17
February
2019

Ester Peony has won Selecția Națională and will represent Romania at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019

Ester Peony has won Selecția Națională and will represent Romania at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019

Ester Peony

Tonight, after last night’s Eurovision marathon, it was Romania’s evening to choose their representative for this years Eurovision Song Contest, to be held in May in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Twelve acts presented their songs in the Sala Polivalentă in the countries capital, Bucharest with Ester Peony and On A Sunday eventually being chosen as the winner. Romania will perform in the first half of the second semi final on May 16th.

Contents

  • 1 The Hosts
  • 2 The Jury
  • 3 The Show
  • 4 The Songs
  • 5 The Results
  • 6 Romania At The Eurovision Song Contest

The Hosts

In a black suit and tie, singer and presenter Aurelian Temişan hosted along with television host Ilinca Avram, in an expensive looking purple dress.

The Jury

The jury was made up of  Emmelie de Forest, Danish winner of Eurovision 2013, Tali Eshkoli, Deban Aderemi, William Lee Adams, Serban Cazan and Alex Calancea. If you don’t like the winner then you know who to blame.

The Show

Netta opened the show with a performance of last years winning song Toy before a whole load of unnecessary nattering took place in the Green Room. Eventually the show got on its way and it has to be said, no time was wasted between all the songs, so congratulations to the stage crew on a job well done.

The interval act, while we awaited the voting was Albanian singer, Inis Nerizi. She passionately performed Piedestal and It’s A Man’s World while the audience waited with baited breath on the results.

Next up was the pride of Denmark, still trying to find a  successful follow up to her Eurovision winner, judge Emmelie De Forest. Tonight she gave us her latest song Sanctuary, which she sang while playing along to her guitar. Of course we were also treated to Only Teardrops.

Netta then returned to add some life to the show with her latest classic Bassa Sababa, which took a little while to get started due to some technical hitch. Still she got there in the end.

The Songs

Linda TeodosiuRenegades

A beautiful piano introduction opened tonight’s first song, with Linda in a white crop top and pants. This was a great opening to the show. A very anthemic song, Linda owned the stage by herself, with two female singers standing way in the back, helping in the chorus. Excellent.

Olivier KayeRight Now

Wasting no time, on to song two, three backing singers all in black were oohing away before Olivier appeared in jacket and pink shirt. This is an uptempo pop song, again benefitting from the excellent backing singers. Two ladies danced around the stage. A strong performance but not enough of a stand out song to win, probably.

Laura BretanDear Father

A huge cheer greeted Laura and her very strong voice. Laura wore a long white dress with smoke billowing around her. The first verse passed uneventfully before she bursts into her operatics, obviously learned from Cezar. The strings and especially the violin and guitar add to the music and just when you think it can’t get any better, a huge choir comes in to take the song to its completion. Must be in with a good chance.

Teodora Dinu Skyscraper

Teodora was all in black tonight and using the smoke remaining from Laura’s performance. Unfortunately the vocals were a little shaky in places. Four backing singers helped Teodora along with this stomping type of song, with quite verses but a pounding chorus. Maybe not quite so good as the previous three songs.

Claudiu MireaWe Are the Ones

Claudiu is the first act tonight playing an instrument – the guitar being his piece if choice. In a black vest-waistcoat, Claudiu led four backing singers, also all dressed in black. The stage changed colours a lot, with the song changing from acoustic to an electronic keyboard backing. A jolly old song but not a stand out either.

Aldo BlagaYour Journey

From one male singer with an upbeat song to another, this time with an inspirational power ballad. Two waltzers accompanied Aldo on stage as he emoted about how much you can face anything – even the Romanian final 2019. What a pick me up. Aldo had a dark purple suit on that fitted the nature of the song, but it was still a little plodding.

See alsoVictor Crone will represent Estonia at The Eurovision Song Contest with the song Storm

Ester PeonyOn a Sunday

After a prolonged break, a fire image on the stage introduced Ester. An acoustic guitar opened the song, before we see Ester in her long flowing red dress seated on a comfy old fashioned chair. Two drummers stood to Ester’s left while two black dressed females added extra backing vocals. This is another one that’s fine when on but forgotten by the end. The jury loved it though. They might even cause it to win.

Letiția Moisescu and Sensibil BalkanDaina

So saxophone-keyboard starts the song, as a standard ballad. More instruments come in, a drum, coronet, saxaphone and the group sway in a sea sick type of motion, But then the song kicks in and you’re at a feel good party. Sadly the tune change back to standard fare again, but after some thought the party rhythm starts again, and you hope the Sensibil’s are heading to Tel Aviv.

Bella SantiagoArmy of Love

Tribal rhythms tonight for Bella with war paint over her eyes. Four jungle men accompany Bella on the stage. Of course this is a drum led dance song, an early favourite of the Eurovision fan-dom, but will it be enough tonight. Bella raps mid song and then its dance away till the song reaches its end. Fuego. The audience are chanting Bella’s name at the end. If this doesn’t win, will there be a riot?

TrooperDestin

This is the only real band in the show tonight, if you discount the Sensibil’s. This is the type of song you raise a beer glass to in the pub. The guitar pounds all the way through the song, with the drums competing for who can be the loudest. A rousing memorable chorus could well work in its favour.

Dya and Lucian Colareza Without You (Sin ti)

Classy pan pipes open this heart felt ballad. Unfortunately it is spoiled by the old two dancers in the background trick. Dya is determined to out sing Lucian and the song. However as a love ballad this is as good as it gets. Lucian has just the right voice for this type of thing and with the pipes closing out the song, leaves a lasting impression.

VaidaUnderground

The last song on is a trip back to the yonder days of Eurovision, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Vaida’s dress maker ran out of material, but made as much of her powder blue dress that she could manage. A simple old fashioned but pretty melody to end the competition.  Four dancers had the last waltz and one backing singer sang along in the background. All that’s left is to see if our jury and the Romanian public can find a winner.

The Results

The winner was chosen by 6/7 jury vote and 1/7 Romanian public tele-vote.

JuryPublicTotalPosition
Linda Teodosiu366424
Olivier Kaye 271288
Laura Bretan4812602
Teodora Dinu70712
Claudiu Mirea190199
Aldo Blaga 1041410
Ester Peony 653681
Letiția Moisescu and Sensibil Balkan 355405
Bella Santiago508583
Trooper1910297
Dya and Lucian Colareza 821011
Vaida287356

Romania At The Eurovision Song Contest

This will be Romania’s 20th appearance at the contest. They made their debut with Dan Bittman with Dincolo De Nori, placing in 21st position.

Their second entry wasn’t until 1998 with the late Mălina Olinescu  finishing one place lower than Dan with the song Eu Cred.

Things started to look up for Romania, when in 2002 they received their first top 10 placing with Tell Me Why by Monica Anghel and Marcel Pavel, with Nicola also making the top 10 the following year with Don’t Break My Heart.

Romania scored back to back top 10 entries only once more, when Luminița Anghel and Sistem with Let Me Try and Mihai Trăistariu with Tornero did it in 2005 and 2006.

Last year Romania failed to qualify to the final for the first time ever when The Humans and Goodbye just missed out.

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17
February
2019

Festival da Cançao: First four finalists selected

Festival da Cançao: First four finalists selected

Conan Osiri

Last year’s host country, Portugal kicked off their 2019 selection tonight. Eight acts battled for four spots in the final, which will take place on the 2nd of March.

After their 2017 win, and a disappointing last place last year, Portugal is searching for the song, which can bring them a good result in Tel Aviv, Israel in May.

Tonight, eight acts battled in the first of two semi-finals. Four from each will make it to the final to be held on the 2nd of March.

The participants

  • Ana Claudia – Inercia (qualified)
  • Joao Campos – É o que é
  • Soraia Tavares – O Meu Sonho
  • Calema – A Dois (qualified)
  • Conan Isiris – Telemoveis (qualified)
  • Ela Limao – Mais Brilhante Que Mil Sóis
  • Filipe Keil – Hoje
  • Matay – Perfeito (qualified)

Portugal at the Eurovision Song Contest

This year will mark the 51st participation of Portugal in the Eurovision Song Contest. Having participated this amount of times, their first ever and so far only victory came in 2017, with Salvador Sobral and his Amar Pelos Dois. Last year, on home soil, they finished last.

Up until their victory two years ago, their best results were a 6th place in 1996 and 7th places both in 1972 and 1980.

In the video below you can watch a live performance of O Jardim, their entry from 2018, recorded at EuroClub.

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16
February
2019

Melodifestivalen 2019: Jon Henrik Fjällgren and Lina Hedlund through to the final from heat 3

Jon Henrik Fjällgren

Melodifestivalen has been unpredictable so far this season, but tonight it was a little easier to predict. Four of the seven acts are, as always, still in the run to represent Sweden this year, while three left the competition at this stage.

Contents

  • 1 The songs
  • 2 The result
  • 3 Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest
After two heats with quite some surprises, it was time to kick off for the third out of four regular heats in Sweden’s Melodifestivalen. Beforehand, four acts were worth paying extra attention to: 2005 Eurovision participant Martin Stenmarck, the always colourful Dolly Style back for their third national final appearance and 2015 runner up Jon Henrik Fjällgren. Former Alcazar member Lina Hedlund shouldn’t be overlooked either.

The songs

1. The Lovers Of ValdaroSomebody Wants (Written by: Peter Boström, Thomas G:son, Erik Høiby)

This group consists of Erik and Adam (with Erik being the front man). They have four dancers with them on stage in this song clearly inspired by the 1980’s. A special platform on the stage has been created for this performance where they all stand on. All the way in the background of it, you find Adam with a synthesizer. The dancers are around him – and Erik in the front as lead singer. Erik and two of the dancers step off this platform for a short while, but ends the song on it as they started. Erik and Adam are both wearing dark pink laces, while the dancers are all in white.

2. Dolly Style – Habibi (Written by: Jimmy Jansson, Palle Hammarlund, Robert Norberg)

Back with yet a colourful performance, Dolly Style is hard to miss. The three girls in pink, purple and blue – with matching wigs – are all dressed in short tops, short skirts and long boots. They move around switching between two microphone positions and imitate the three alter ego’s cartoon figures of the girls shown in the background. Pyrotechnics are used in the end of the song. They dedicated the song to the ones who feel left out, from school or similar, and in the introduction they also told that they have all felt like that.

3. Martin Stenmarck – Låt Skiten Brinna (Written by: Uno Svenningsson, Tim Larsson, Tobias Lundgren)

2005 Eurovision participant is this time taking part with a song in Swedish. The title translates to ‘let the shit burn’ and the shit that needs to burn are the depressing and damaging thoughts that are you keeping you down. The lightning has been described as it should visualize a box where he is trapped and breaks free from. In the introduction, he told that in 2005, he was there to entertain, now, he is there to tell the message that we need to slow down, society is going too fast now. The audience in the arena all holds up small lights. A very strong performance where the song is in focus, nothing has been added which can distract from it.

4. Lina HedlundVictorious (Written by: Melanie Wehbe, Richard Edwards, Dino Medanhodzic, Johanna Jansson)

Former Alcazar member Lina stands on the longest stair case ever used in Melodifestivalen – according to broadcaster SVT. In the beginning, she stands all the way at the top and sings from a platform. Later, she gets down, stops half way and then continue to the floor where she is joined by four dancers. It’s a true pop anthem which will attract many fans. Lina is dressed in a sparkling outfit with a deep cleavage. Pyrotechnics are used at the end of the song. Afterwards, it was noticed by fans that the chorus sounds very similar to David Lindgren’s Skyline from 2013.

5. Omar Rudberg – Om Om Och Om Igen (Written by: Omar Rudberg, Johan Lindbrandt, Robin Stjernberg, Jens Hult)

We continue with a song in Swedish and Spanish – that’s quite an unusual combination. Born in Venzuela, Omar is fluent in Spanish. For this song, Omar himself is casually dressed. He is joined on stage by four female dancers. He walks in on stage with a blue light following him with the dancers next to him – two on each side. The stage gives a club enviroment feeling with lights in various colours. Omar is quite charming, and is likely to get a few more teenage girls following him after tonight.

6. Rebecka KarlssonWho I Am (Written by: Rebecka Karlsson, Anderz Wrethov, Henric Pierroff)

The dancers are very much in focus on this song. There are four of them, dressed to match each their profession: A boxer, a ballet dancer, a gymnast and finally a company manager. The song is about being strong, don’t give up on your ambitions, and take control over your life. Rebecka herself is dressed in a short black lace dress. She stands on a little podium and the dancers are around it. In the introduction, Rebecka told about how she was in this to win it – just taking part isn’t enough for her.

Is it just because I am Danish, I end up thinking about Anja Nissen’s Where I Am from 2017?

7. Jon Henrik Fjällgren – Norrsken (Written by: Fredrik Kempe, David Kreuger, Niklas Carson Mattsson, Jon Henrik Fjällgren)

In Melodifestivalen you can be eight on stage, and Jon Henrik takes full use of that with three backing singers and four dancers. He also takes advantage of pre-recorded video clips among others including a reindeer in order to bring the audience out in the snow in the mountains. The performance uses smoke on stage along with a line of fire at the front of the stage. The Sami inspired sound and the visually strong act, ends tonight’s line-up. This has got to be a strong contender to win Melodifestivalen this year!

The result

Is it best to come 5th or 7th? In Sweden that pretty much depends on your nerves. The sixth and seventh places leaves the competition after the first round of voting. After that, the remaining five are through to another round – of which just the fifth place is out of the competition. First and second are directly through to the final, while third and fourth will get another chance via the Second Chance heat.

  • Direct qualifiers: Jon Henrik Fjällgren and Lina Hedlund
  • Second Chance heat: Martin Stenmarck and Rebecka Karlsson.
  • Fifth place: Dolly Style
  • Contrary to the previous two weeks, it wasn’t shown who finished 6th and who finished 7th. But out after first round of voting were The Lovers Of Valdaro and Omar Rudberg.

Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest

It has been a joy being a Swedish fan lately. The country is one of the most successful countries in the contest with six wins of which two are within the past seven years.

When Anna Bergendahl missed the final in 2010 with the song This Is My Life, she was the first Swedish participant to do so – and so far still the only one. The past five entries from Sweden all reached top 10 – in fact just one of them, last year’s 7th place didn’t go top 5.

The amazing results of course puts extra pressure on whoever wins the 2019 Melodifestivalen. In Sweden they are well aware of that they are only one victory away from a tie with Ireland’s seven wins, which today is still the Eurovision record. In the video below, enjoy Måns Zelmerlöw’s Heroes from 2015:

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16
February
2019

Freedom Jazz, Anna Maria and Kazka qualify for Ukrainian Vidbir final

Freedom Jazz, Anna Maria and Kazka qualify for Ukrainian Vidbir final

Kazka

Big favourite Kazka are still in the run to represent Ukraine in Tel Aviv, Israel in May, although they weren’t without problems tonight. In the second semi-final, they qualified for the final together with Freedom Jazz and Anna Maria.

After TAYANNA surprisingly withdrew from the Ukrainian selection this year, the band Kazka took over the role as favourite. Although they need to share it with Maruv, that have surprised many. They weren’t initially selected, but got the empty place after the withdrawal. Their performance in the first semi-final shocked many, but also attracted so many votes that they qualified for the final.

Tonight, eight acts competed for the last three spots in this year’s Vidbir final, which will take place next Saturday, the 23rd of February. During the show, a bit of drama went on as a little advert was shown for the final – including Kazka before they even performed in tonight’s semi-final. The band were naturally not glad if people were to think that they were already qualified so no need to vote for them.

The participants

  1. Ivan Navi – All For The Love
  2. Anna Maria – My Road
  3. Kazka – Apart
  4. Kira Mazur – Dykhaty
  5. Laud – 2 dni 
  6. Khayat – Ever
  7. Braii – Maybe
  8. Freedom Jazz – Cupidon

Ukraine at the Eurovision Song Contest

When we went into last year’s Eurovision, five countries had a so-called ‘Perfect strike’, which means that they never failed to qualify for the final. After the two semi-finals, only two countries were left, Australia and Ukraine.

Two victories and 9 times in top 10, and that on just 15 participations. Yes, Ukraine is one of the most successful countries at the Eurovision Song Contest. After Jamala’s victory with the controversial 1944 three years ago, things have been a little tougher though. On homefield in 2017, O.Torvald finished 24th and last year, a burning ladder with a piano at the top wasn’t enough to earn Mélovin more than a 17th place.

In the video below, take a look at a clip from Mélovin rehearsing his Under The Ladder in Lisbon, Portugal last May.

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16
February
2019

A Dal 2019: Final line-up complete after tonight’s semi-final

A Dal 2019: Final line-up complete after tonight’s semi-final

Joci Pápai

Eight acts – including two former Eurovision participants will battle it out next Saturday. The final line-up was decided tonight after Hungary went through three preliminary heats and two semi-finals.

After the second semi-final tonight, there is now just one show left of A Dal 2019. The final will include the four acts from last Saturday’s first semi-final and the four from tonight.

Tonight’s participants

Last week, we saw band The Middletonz, including 2014 Eurovision representative András Kállay-Saunders, reach the final. As Joci Pápai (Hungary 2017) did the same tonight, the final of A Dal 2019 will include two former Eurovision participants.

  • Timi Antal feat. Gergő Demko – Kedves Világ!  
  • Fatal Error – Kulcs (Qualifed from televote – 40 points)
  • Mocsok 1 Kölykök – Egyszer 
  • Nomad – A Remény Hídjai
  • Gergő Oláh – Hozzád Bújnék
  • Joci Pápai – Az én Apám (Qualified 45 points)
  • Bogi Nagy – Holnap (Qualified 42 points)
  • Ruby Harlem – Forró
  • Gergő Szekér – Madár, Repülj! (Qualified 43 points)

Hungary at the Eurovision Song Contest

In 1994, Friderika Bayer was the first to take the Eurovision stage representing Hungary. She finished in a great 4th place with 122 points. That is today still the best result the country has achieved. They have five times in finished in top 10, and since the introduction of televised semi-finals, Hungary only failed to reach the final twice.

Coincidently, the two who didn’t reach the final came two years in a row, in 2008 and 2009.

Over the years, it has been quite mixed what Hungary has sent to the contest. They have chosen almost everything from ballads to heavy rock songs, some in English and others in their native Hungarian. Last year, it was rock band AWS who won their national A Dal final and went to Eurovision with the song Viszlát Nyár. In the video below, enjoy their performance from last year’s Eurovision In Concert:

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16
February
2019

Victor Crone will represent Estonia at The Eurovision Song Contest with the song Storm

Victor Crone will represent Estonia at The Eurovision Song Contest with the song Storm

Victor Crone

Estonia held its annual Eesti Laul tonight to choose who will represent them at this years Eurovision Song Contest to be held in Tel Aviv on May 18. Twelve acts performed tonight with Victor Crone being the ultimate winner.

The country has drawn the second half of the first semi final, which means Victor will sing the song xxxxx on May 14.

Contents

  • 1 The Hosts And Show
  • 2 The Songs
  • 3 The Results
  • 4 Estonia In The Eurovision Song Contest

The Hosts And Show

The Eesti Laul 209 final was held in Tallinn at the Saku Suurhall, where so many finals have been held before. The hosts were the same pair from the semi finals, Ott Sepp and Piret Krum. Ott made a name for himself in the 2002 movie Names In Marble. Piret can be seen in the 2017 classic trilogy Mehetapja/Süütu/Vari playing the part of Lilith. Piret wore a purple silk dress.

The show was opened by Karl-Eric Tauker singing his Estonian hit Need Read. There then followed a parade of the competing acts down the middle of the audience. And with that Eesti Laul 2019 began. At regular intervals during the show, the acts were interviewed in the Estonian green room. Lack of knowledge of Estonian prevents one from knowing what they are chatting about, but they all seem to be having a great time.

After the first reprise of the songs, Estonia’s entrant from 1996 treated everyone to a song. After the international jury had voted Elina Nechayeva came back to sing last years Estonian entry La Forza with a full size choir. Getter Jaani, Estonia’s 2011 entrant then sang a new song, while the public re-voted between the top 3.

Next up was Elina Born with her new song Tagasi Me. She was then joined by Juri Pootsman for a duet.

The Songs

SissiStrong

This is, to quote the name of the song, a really strong entry. Sissi can sing really well. Obviously she’s learnt from her father, Dave Benton, part of Estonia’s only winner and everyone’s all time favourite duo from Eurovision 2001. The backing singers, two males, one male are competent and professional too, so it may be the case of first song on, ends up in first place. Sissi wore the same blue suit she wore in the semi final and was joined mid song by two female dancers. Mid temp dance with a bit of a choral finale.

Lumevärv ft. IngaMilline päev

Ginger Inga comes next with a typical Euro dance song that has, deservedly so, picked up its share of pre Eesti fans. The Lumevärv stay well hidden, letting Inga run around the stage on her own, selling the song. Very Eurovision friendly and also must be in with a chance. Inga has her name on her braces and around her waist with whatever she was wearing – a mix of shorts and leggings. Christmas bell type sounds coming from the keyboards lifted the entry higher. 

Victor Crone Storm

Storms don’t last forever, yet here is Victor, hoping to make it last a little longer with this sing a long song, written by Stig Rästa. A kind of lightweight version of Denmark’s Higher Ground from last year. This is one of Stig’s premium songs and Swedish singers have done very well representing Estonia before.  Victor had his leather jacket on to sing this anthem making it three good songs in a row.

Kerli KivilaanCold Love

With a song she co-wrote herself, Kerli starts on a stool with an intimate start. This is a classic pop song with no frills. It turns out to be a pleasant listen . Her boy band backing band seem competent players and so far it looks like being a difficult choice for Estonia to make, Very nice.

xtra basic & Emily JHold Me Close

The sound in their semi can’t have been the best because this is a vast improvement. Emily’s vocals seemed to have more power which is needed for this, the second dance song of the night. Emily was in a blue and black blouse with black trousers. The xtra basics played their instruments in the back ground while two dancers danced around. Emily joined them in some hot footin’ before the song ended. Great for the clubs.

KadiahBelieve

Bringing the first half to an end, is this gentle and sad ballad from Kadiah. The cello weeps along with her and suddenly the song becomes a joyous celebration, yet sung in a fragile manner. This has a really nice melody even adding a hip hop rhythm as it progresses. Understated.

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Synne ValtriI’ll Do It My Way

This is so old fashioned but the backing track is so addictive that who cares. A simple verse bursts into an irresistible chorus that is so commercial, Monaco or Luxembourg would surely have sent this in their hey days. If a no-nonsense simple bop is required this is the one.

StefanWithout You

Stefan is another great singer who starts his song playing his piano. There are hints of Rag N Bone man in the chorus when the drum kicks in. The cell phones are swaying away in the audience and if Estonia want to send an easy listening number this will be the one. Towards the end Stefan gets up of his stool and moves over to a box handily waiting for him on the stage. Very popular with the audience.

The Swingers, Tanja & BirgitHigh Heels in the Neighbourhood

Tanja (2014) and Birgit (2013) are looking and sounding mighty fine tonight in their black dresses. This has everything in it including the kitchen sink.  A saxophone, white double bass,  drums and a white keyboard make up the musical accompaniment. A rousing crowd pleasing dance piece for sure, but will it translate over to the full Eurovision arena.

Uku SuvistePretty Little Liar

Uku seems to be suffering from a touch of stage fright during the first verse, allowing  a dancer to take the stage alone. Either that or he didn’t have his make up on time. This is another powerful pop song that’ going down well with the audience. Another favourite going into tonight’s show, this also would be a good entry for Estonia. The rousing chorus comes in at the right places and it appears a choir is singing along, but there is no sight of them. The golden shower effect shows Uku is ready to head to Tel Aviv,

IngerComing Home

This is a great little country number and Inger’s little guitar just seems right. The audience have the flashlights out again guiding Inger home. A simple piece also instantly likeable. Inger has a weird vocal tone when singing the Home refrain but this would also go down well in the actual Eurovision.

Sandra NurmsaluSoovide puu

Closing out tonight with her haunting entry this year, Estonia’s 2009 favourite is now without her Urban Symphony. This is the second song tonight sung in Estonian and it sounds so much fresher for it. A dreamy little number that the fans sent to this final.  A flashy dress lit up at the right moments, while another old Eurovision favourite – the growing tree effect was used to enhance the song. A nice closing number in tonight’s competition.

The Results

The international jury gave their votes. This was then followed by the public vote. Both results were added together to send the top 3 to the super final. They were Victor Crone, Stefan and Uku Suviste.

After the second vote, Victor Crone was announced as the winner. Uku was second and Stefan came third.

JuryConverted PointsPublicTotalPosition
Sissi4686144
Lumevärv ft. Inga46102125
Victor Crone2521214Top 3
Kerli Kivilaan437079
xtra basic & Emily J2100012
Kadiah2533610
Synne Valtri404411
Stefan7012719Top 3
The Swingers264597
Uku Suviste3651015Top 3
Inger241896
Sandra Nurmsalu 406178

Estonia In The Eurovision Song Contest

This will be Estonia’s 25th appearance at The Eurovision Song Contest. One thing that can be said for Estonia is that they have sent a wide selection of different kinds of music.

The commercial sound of Ines in 2000 with Once In A Lifetime and Sahlene with Runaway in 2002 both brought top 5 results.

However since the introduction of the semi finals Estonia have failed to qualify for the final, nine out of fifteen times. Not such a good record.

Two sixth places have been their best results in the semi final years with Urban Symphony with Randajad in 2009 and Ott Lepland and Kuula in 2012.

Estonia won the contest in 2001 with Everybody by Tanel Padar, Dave Benton and 2XL.

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