Estonia
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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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