Rehearsals are well and truly under way at the M and S Bank arena in Liverpool and while the first week’s rehearsals are closed to press and fan media ,meaning that we are unable to bring you our usual live blogs of the rehearsals, we at Eurovision Ireland decided to take a look at the highs and lows of each country competing in Eurovision this year. Today we are going to focus on Estonia .
When did Estonia first participate at Eurovision?
Estonia first entered the contest in 1994 .Silvi Vrait represented the nation with her song “Nagu merelaine” Unfortunately their first attempt was not successful, coming 24th out of 25 acts.
What is Estonia’s high point at Eurovision?
In 2001, Estonia won the contest in Copenhagen, Denmark. Tanel Padar, Dave Benton and 2XL sang the nation to victory , making Estonia the first ex soviet nation to win the contest. A year later, in Tallinn, Sahlene took them to joint third place with the UK , with her song “Runaway”.
What is Estonia’s Low point at Eurovision?
To date, for Estonia’s lowest points in the contest, we have to go all the way back to 2007 and 2016 for those. In 2007 , Gerli Padar, the sister of Tanel , who won for Estonia in 2001 , got her chance to represent her country with “Partners in Crime”, in Helsinki, Finland.In a tough Semi final, despite a good performance ,she only came 22nd , failing to qualify for the Grand Final. In 2016 , Juri Pootsmann came 18th and last in his Semi Final, with the song “Play”.
How will Estonia do in 2023?
This year, Estonia are represented by Alika , with her song “Bridges”. Alika is performing in Semi Final 2 , in 4th position in the running order. Can she bring Estonia to the Grand Final two years running?
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Author : Sarah Rudman
Source: ETV, You Tube
Categories: Eurovision 2023
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