Dare to Dream

14, 16 & 18 May 2019

ESC2018

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.

The basics

Full country name
Republic of Estonia
Capital
Tallinn

Featured participant

Estonia
Tel Aviv 2019
Event
Represented by
Song
Points
Rank
Dublin 1994Silvi VraitNagu Merelaine224
Oslo 1996Ivo Linna and Maarja-Liis IlusKaelakee Hääl945
Dublin 1997Maarja-Liis IlusKeelatud Maa828
Birmingham 1998Koit ToomeMere Lapsed3612
Jerusalem 1999Evelin Samuel and CamilleDiamond Of Night906
Stockholm 2000InesOnce In A Lifetime984
Copenhagen 2001Tanel Padar, Dave Benton & 2XLEverybody1981
Tallinn 2002SahléneRunaway1113
Riga 2003RuffusEighties Coming Back1421
Istanbul 2004NeiokõsõTii
Semi-Final5711
Kyiv 2005SuntribeLet's Get Loud
Semi-Final3120
Athens 2006SandraThrough My Window
Semi-Final2818
Helsinki 2007Gerli PadarPartners In Crime
Semi-Final3322
Belgrade 2008KreisiraadioLeto Svet
First Semi-Final818
Moscow 2009Urban SymphonyRändajad
Second Semi-Final1153
Grand Final1296
Oslo 2010Malcolm LincolnSiren
First Semi-Final3914
Düsseldorf 2011Getter JaaniRockefeller Street
Second Semi-Final609
Grand Final4424
Baku 2012Ott LeplandKuula
Second Semi-Final1004
Grand Final1206
Malmö 2013BirgitEt Uus Saaks Alguse
Grand Final1920
First Semi-Final5210
Copenhagen 2014TanjaAmazing
First Semi-Final3612
Vienna 2015Elina Born & Stig RästaGoodbye To Yesterday
First Semi-Final1053
Grand Final1067
Stockholm 2016Jüri PootsmannPlay
First Semi-Final2418
Kyiv 2017Koit Toome & LauraVerona
Second Semi-Final8514
Lisbon 2018Elina NechayevaLa Forza
First Semi-Final2015
Grand Final2458
Tel Aviv 2019

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.

The basics

Full country name
Republic of Estonia
Capital
Tallinn

Featured participant

Estonia
Tel Aviv 2019
Event
Represented by
Song
Points
Rank
Dublin 1994Silvi VraitNagu Merelaine224
Oslo 1996Ivo Linna and Maarja-Liis IlusKaelakee Hääl945
Dublin 1997Maarja-Liis IlusKeelatud Maa828
Birmingham 1998Koit ToomeMere Lapsed3612
Jerusalem 1999Evelin Samuel and CamilleDiamond Of Night906
Stockholm 2000InesOnce In A Lifetime984
Copenhagen 2001Tanel Padar, Dave Benton & 2XLEverybody1981
Tallinn 2002SahléneRunaway1113
Riga 2003RuffusEighties Coming Back1421
Istanbul 2004NeiokõsõTii
Semi-Final5711
Kyiv 2005SuntribeLet's Get Loud
Semi-Final3120
Athens 2006SandraThrough My Window
Semi-Final2818
Helsinki 2007Gerli PadarPartners In Crime
Semi-Final3322
Belgrade 2008KreisiraadioLeto Svet
First Semi-Final818
Moscow 2009Urban SymphonyRändajad
Second Semi-Final1153
Grand Final1296
Oslo 2010Malcolm LincolnSiren
First Semi-Final3914
Düsseldorf 2011Getter JaaniRockefeller Street
Second Semi-Final609
Grand Final4424
Baku 2012Ott LeplandKuula
Second Semi-Final1004
Grand Final1206
Malmö 2013BirgitEt Uus Saaks Alguse
Grand Final1920
First Semi-Final5210
Copenhagen 2014TanjaAmazing
First Semi-Final3612
Vienna 2015Elina Born & Stig RästaGoodbye To Yesterday
First Semi-Final1053
Grand Final1067
Stockholm 2016Jüri PootsmannPlay
First Semi-Final2418
Kyiv 2017Koit Toome & LauraVerona
Second Semi-Final8514
Lisbon 2018Elina NechayevaLa Forza
First Semi-Final2015
Grand Final2458
Tel Aviv 2019

The basics

Full country name
Republic of Estonia
Capital
Tallinn

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.

Featured participant

Estonia
Tel Aviv 2019
Event
Represented by
Song
Points
Rank
Dublin 1994Silvi VraitNagu Merelaine224
Oslo 1996Ivo Linna and Maarja-Liis IlusKaelakee Hääl945
Dublin 1997Maarja-Liis IlusKeelatud Maa828
Birmingham 1998Koit ToomeMere Lapsed3612
Jerusalem 1999Evelin Samuel and CamilleDiamond Of Night906
Stockholm 2000InesOnce In A Lifetime984
Copenhagen 2001Tanel Padar, Dave Benton & 2XLEverybody1981
Tallinn 2002SahléneRunaway1113
Riga 2003RuffusEighties Coming Back1421
Istanbul 2004NeiokõsõTii
Semi-Final5711
Kyiv 2005SuntribeLet's Get Loud
Semi-Final3120
Athens 2006SandraThrough My Window
Semi-Final2818
Helsinki 2007Gerli PadarPartners In Crime
Semi-Final3322
Belgrade 2008KreisiraadioLeto Svet
First Semi-Final818
Moscow 2009Urban SymphonyRändajad
Second Semi-Final1153
Grand Final1296
Oslo 2010Malcolm LincolnSiren
First Semi-Final3914
Düsseldorf 2011Getter JaaniRockefeller Street
Second Semi-Final609
Grand Final4424
Baku 2012Ott LeplandKuula
Second Semi-Final1004
Grand Final1206
Malmö 2013BirgitEt Uus Saaks Alguse
Grand Final1920
First Semi-Final5210
Copenhagen 2014TanjaAmazing
First Semi-Final3612
Vienna 2015Elina Born & Stig RästaGoodbye To Yesterday
First Semi-Final1053
Grand Final1067
Stockholm 2016Jüri PootsmannPlay
First Semi-Final2418
Kyiv 2017Koit Toome & LauraVerona
Second Semi-Final8514
Lisbon 2018Elina NechayevaLa Forza
First Semi-Final2015
Grand Final2458
Tel Aviv 2019