Estonia
Countries

Estonia

Participations
25
First participation
1994 (Silvi Vrait)
Victories
2001 (Tanel Padar, Dave Benton & 2XL)
Hosts
Tallinn 2002
Broadcasters
ERR
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. Since then, they have reached the top 10 in the Grand Final five times, most recently finishing 8th with Elina Nechayeva's 'La Forza'.

Estonia first entered the Eurovision Song 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 ten in six out of seven contests including fourth in 2000, winning in 2001 and finishing third in 2002. Estonia's win in 2001 was the first time since 1989 that a country had won for the first time.

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

Participation history

Silvi Vrait
Nagu Merelaine

Final

2 points 24th
Ivo Linna and Maarja-Liis Ilus
Kaelakee Hääl

Final

94 points 5th
Maarja-Liis Ilus
Keelatud Maa

Final

82 points 8th
Koit Toome
Mere Lapsed

Final

36 points 12th
Evelin Samuel and Camille
Diamond Of Night

Final

90 points 6th
Ines
Once In A Lifetime

Final

98 points 4th
Tanel Padar, Dave Benton & 2XL
Everybody
winner

Final

198 points 1st
Sahléne
Runaway

Final

111 points 3rd
Ruffus
Eighties Coming Back

Final

14 points 21st
Neiokõsõ
Tii

Semi-Final

57 points 11th
Suntribe
Let's Get Loud

Semi-Final

31 points 20th
Sandra
Through My Window

Semi-Final

28 points 18th
Gerli Padar
Partners In Crime

Semi-Final

33 points 22nd
Kreisiraadio
Leto Svet

First Semi-Final

8 points 18th
Urban Symphony
Rändajad
qualifier

Second Semi-Final

115 points 3rd

Grand Final

129 points 6th
Malcolm Lincoln
Siren

First Semi-Final

39 points 14th
Getter Jaani
Rockefeller Street
qualifier

Second Semi-Final

60 points 9th

Grand Final

44 points 24th
Ott Lepland
Kuula
qualifier

Second Semi-Final

100 points 4th

Grand Final

120 points 6th
Birgit
Et Uus Saaks Alguse
qualifier

First Semi-Final

52 points 10th

Grand Final

19 points 20th
Tanja
Amazing

First Semi-Final

36 points 12th
Elina Born & Stig Rästa
Goodbye To Yesterday
qualifier

First Semi-Final

105 points 3rd

Grand Final

106 points 7th
Jüri Pootsmann
Play

First Semi-Final

24 points 18th
Koit Toome & Laura
Verona

Second Semi-Final

85 points 14th
Elina Nechayeva
La Forza
qualifier

First Semi-Final

201 points 5th

Grand Final

245 points 8th
Victor Crone
Storm
qualifier

First Semi-Final

198 points 4th

Grand Final

76 points 20th

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