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Estonia sends Tanja to Copenhagen!

01 March 2014 at 23:38 CET

Quality is something we have come to expect from Estonia, and this year was no exception! ERR delivered a spectacular show from the Nokia Concert Hall in Tallinn, where the Grand Final of Eesti Laul 2014 took place. 

Ten songs fought their way through the Semi-Finals to make it to tonight's show, and they were all worthy of qualification. However, just one song could win tonight and that was Tanja with the song Amazing, who will wave the Estonian flag in Copenhagen on the 6th of May. 

See Tanja perform Amazing below:

The participants

The following ten particpants competed into tonight's show, listed below in order of appearance. The winner has been highlighted in bold. 

  1. Brigita Murutar - Laule täis taevakaar
  2. Traffic - Für Elise
  3. Norman Salumäe - Search
  4. Wilhelm - Resignal
  5. Lenna - Supernoova
  6. Super Hot Cosmos Blues Band - Maybe-Maybe
  7. Maiken - Siin või sealpool maad
  8. Kõrsikud - Tule Ja Jää
  9. Tanja - Amazing
  10. Sandra Nurmsalu - Kui tuuled pöörduvad

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After the 10 songs were performed, the juries gave their results, which accounted for 50% of the vote in the first round. In all 52,000 televotes were recevied making up the other 50% of the votes. The following two acts went to the Superfinal:

  • Super Hot Cosmos Blues Band - Maybe-Maybe
  • Tanja - Amazing

Birgit and Ott open the show

Opening the show were Birgit Õigemeel and Ott Lepland who represented Estonia at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2013 and 2012 respectively. Birgit appeared first singing an extract of last year's Estonian entry Et Uus Saaks Alguse. After this Ott joined her on stage to perform the track Pea Meeles Head from Birgit's recently released album, Uus Algus. 

"Who is drunk, is smart"

The postcards between the songs tonight were created using animated plasticine models and based on old Estonian sayings. You know the English phrase, "hit two birds with one stone"? They use it in Estonia too! Although, instead of birds they use flies, and instead of hitting them, they catch them. 

Estonia will take part in the first Semi-Final of the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest, which takes place at the B&W-Hallerne on Refshaleøen in Copenhagen on the 6th of May. The Grand Final takes place on the 10th of May.

Remember, if you missed tonight's show or loved it so much you want to see it again, you can watch it right here on our ESCTV player