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Estonia made its debut in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1994. The country participated in a pre-qualifying round the previous year but failed to make it to the final. In 2001, Estonia became the first former Soviet country to win the contest.

Estonia first entered the Contest in 1994 when the late Silvi Vrait took to the stage in Dublin with Nagu Merelaine. The early years of Estonia's participation in the competition were particularly successful. Between 1996 and 2002 the country finished in the top 10 in 6 out of 7 Contests including fourth in 2000, winning in 2001 and finishing third in 2002.

After Estonia failed to qualify for 5 consecutive Contests between 2004 and 2008, the Estonians overhauled their national selection, and in 2009, Eesti Laul was born. The competition saw a reversal in Estonia's fortunes and the country went on to achieve its first top 10 placing in the Grand Final in 7 years. Perhaps more importantly for Estonian musicians, Eesti Laul has also become a launch pad for new talent in the country.

Participation history

Event Contestant Song Place
Turin 2022
Hope
Semi-Final
5th - 209 points
Grand Final
13th - 141 points
Rotterdam 2021
The Lucky One
Semi-Final
13th - 58 points
Rotterdam 2020
What Love Is
Tel Aviv 2019
Storm
Semi-Final
4th - 198 points
Grand Final
20th - 76 points
Lisbon 2018
La Forza
Semi-Final
5th - 201 points
Grand Final
8th - 245 points
Kyiv 2017
Verona
Semi-Final
14th - 85 points
Stockholm 2016
Play
Semi-Final
18th - 24 points
Vienna 2015
Goodbye To Yesterday
Semi-Final
3rd - 105 points
Grand Final
7th - 106 points
Copenhagen 2014
Amazing
Semi-Final
12th - 36 points
Malmö 2013
Et Uus Saaks Alguse
Semi-Final
10th - 52 points
Grand Final
20th - 19 points
Baku 2012
Kuula
Semi-Final
4th - 100 points
Grand Final
6th - 120 points
Düsseldorf 2011
Rockefeller Street
Semi-Final
9th - 60 points
Grand Final
24th - 44 points
Oslo 2010
Siren
Semi-Final
14th - 39 points
Moscow 2009
Rändajad
Semi-Final
3rd - 115 points
Grand Final
6th - 129 points
Belgrade 2008
Leto Svet
Semi-Final
18th - 8 points
Helsinki 2007
Partners In Crime
Semi-Final
22nd - 33 points
Athens 2006
Through My Window
Semi-Final
18th - 28 points
Kyiv 2005
Let's Get Loud
Semi-Final
20th - 31 points
Istanbul 2004
Tii
Semi-Final
11th - 57 points
Riga 2003
Eighties Coming Back
Grand Final
21st - 14 points
Tallinn 2002
Runaway
Grand Final
3rd - 111 points
Copenhagen 2001
Everybody
Grand Final
1st - 198 points
Stockholm 2000
Once In A Lifetime
Grand Final
4th - 98 points
Jerusalem 1999
Diamond Of Night
Grand Final
6th - 90 points
Birmingham 1998
Mere Lapsed
Grand Final
12th - 36 points
Dublin 1997
Keelatud Maa
Grand Final
8th - 82 points
Oslo 1996
Kaelakee Hääl
Grand Final
5th - 94 points
Dublin 1994
Nagu Merelaine
Grand Final
24th - 2 points