In 2001, Estonia became the first former Soviet country to win Eurovision. The annual song contest had become quite popular there after its first participation in 1994 and has always been since then. So much so that, in 2009, when Estonia said it would withdraw from the contest, set to be held in Moscow during to the ongoing Russo-Georgian War, the national broadcaster ERR announced it would still send an artist to perform in Russia due to public demand.
Six years later, the country will be represented by the duo Elina Born and Stig Rästa. Elina says she was first contacted by Stig, a popular singer in Estonia, when she was in class. A Facebook message from him popped up saying he enjoyed her voice when he saw this expand=1] video, and the young woman started crying.
They will perform “Goodbye to Yesterday”, a song about — from what we gather — a couple fighting because the guy didn’t wake the girl up when leaving.
Does it make you want to visit that country? 4.25/10
Was there enough glitter? 2.5/10
Ok to quit your day job? 5.75/10
OVERALL AVERAGE: 4.2/10