Victor Crone to sing 'Storm' for Estonia in Tel Aviv!16 February 2019 at 21:33 CET
Estonian broadcaster Eesti Rahvusringhääling (ERR) hosted the final of the eleventh edition of Eesti Laul, Estonia's national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest, tonight in Tallinn. The competition consisted of 24 entries that competed in two semi-finals on 31 January and 2 February, leading to tonight's final with twelve competing acts.
- The Swingers, Tanja & Birgit - High Heels In The Neighbourhood
- STEFAN - Without You
- Victor Crone - Storm
- INGER - Coming Home
- Sandra Nurmsalu - Soovide puu
- xtra Basic & Emily J - Hold Me Close
- Sissi - Strong
- Kadiah - Believe
- Kerli Kivilaan - Cold Love
- Uku Suviste - Pretty Little Liar
- Lumevärv ft INGA - Milline päev
- Synne Valtri - I'll Do It My Way
The winning song was selected through two rounds of voting. After each artist had the chance to hit the stage, the first round's results determined the top three songs via a 50/50 combination of a foreign expert jury and national public votes.
From the twelve competing acts, only Uku Suviste, STEFAN and Victor Crone made it to a super-final.
Ultimately it was up to the public at home to determine who would represent Estonia in Tel Aviv. STEFAN came third, Uke Suviste finished second and Victor Crone won the ticket to Tel Aviv with his song Storm. Ironically, the expert jury only placed him ninth in their initial vote.
Victor Crone is a Swedish singer who has teamed up with Eesti Laul veterans Stig Rästa, Vallo Kikas and Fred Krieger to write and compose Storm.
No stranger to the stage, Victor also competed in the Swedish national selection Melodifestivalen in 2015 as a vocalist on the song Det Rår Vi Inte För by Behrang Miri.
Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest
Estonia has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 24 times since its very first entry in 1994. In those 24 years, Estonia has won the contest on one occasion, in 2001, and has qualified to the final on five occasions. In 2018, Elina Nechayeva's La Forza allowed Estonia to qualify to the Grand Final for the first time since 2015, The powerful song finished eighth.
Estonia will perform in the second half of the first Semi-Final of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest on Tuesday, 14th of May.