Estonia Chooses: Stig Rasta and Elina Born to Eurovision!

The final of Eesti Laul took place on Saturday night, where 10 talented acts took to the stage with the aim of representing Estonia at the 60th anniversary edition of Eurovision. First up on stage was last year’s participant, Tanja, who performed a remix of her Eurovision entry, Amazing. The competition element of the show was kicked off with Luisa Vark, and closed by Triin Niitoja & John4. The full line up was as follows:

  1. Luisa Värk – Minu päike (Mikk Tammepõld, Luisa Värk)

  2. Maia Vahtramäe – Üle Vesihalli Taeva (Olav Osolin)

  3. Elina Born & Stig Rästa – Goodbye To Yesterday (Stig Rästa)

  4. Kali Briis Band – Idiot (Alan Olonen)

  5. Robin Juhkental & The Big Bangers – Troubles (Robin Juhkental & The Big Bangers)

  6. Daniel Levi – Burning Lights (Daniel Levi Viinalass)

  7. Elisa Kolk – Superlove (Vahur Valgmaa)

  8. The Blurry Lane – Exceptional (Kristina Bianca Rantala)

  9. Elephants from Neptune – Unriddle Me (Jon-Arnold Mikiver, Robert Linna, Rain Joona, Markko Reinberg)

  10. Triin Niitoja & John4 – This Is Our Choice (Jaanus Saago, Triin Niitoja)

Right from the start, when the artists all entered the stage, there was a huge cheer for Stig and Elina, which demonstrated how popular the duo was on the night. Between each of the songs was a postcard, which were called ‘The Naked Truth’, whereby children talked about general topics, such as getting married.

The first round of voting was 50/50 jury and televote. After the jury announced their votes, three favourites emerged from the bunch – Elina and Stig, Daniel Levi and Elephants from Neptune. The next round of voting was during the superfinal, where the three top acts from the televote and jury vote combined faced another round of voting to ultimately determine the winner. Elisa Kolk joined Elina and Stig, and Daniel Levi as the top three, however throughout, the eventual winners, Elina and Stig dominated the vote.

As such, Elina Born and Stig Rasta will represent Estonia with the song ‘Goodbye to Yesterday.’ You can listen to the song below:

What do you think of the song? Will it bring Estonia their second Eurovision victory?