Estonia Puts Trust in Urban Symphony

The Estonian selection, Eestilaul, was held on 7th March. There were ten finalists. Half of them sang their song in English, and the other half sang in Estonian. Urban Symphony was the favourite of the juries and the televoters with the song Rändajad

Black and white clothes seemed to be the most popular in the Eestilaul. After the ten songs performed, the telephone lines opened for voting. At the end of the televoting, the juries gave their votes as follows;

1.   Urban Symphony – Rändajad -78 p.
2.   Traffic – See Päev – 67 p.
3.   Janne Saar – I’m Too Good for You – 64 p.
4.   Ithaka-Maria – One Last Dance – 64 p.
5.   Lowry – You Ain’t What I Need – 64 p.
6.   Laura – Destiny – 62 p.
7.   Köök & Kaire Vilgats – Üürnik – 62 p.
8.   Chalice – Nelikümmend – 61 p.
9.   StereoChemistry – Öösiti köndides – 50 p.
10. Rolf Junior – Freedom – 33 p.

When the televotes were published, the juries votes were transferred into points and added to the points awarded from the televotes. The points from the juries are first. 

1.   Urban Symphony 10 + 9 = 19
2.   Traffic 9 + 7 = 16
3.   Laura 5 + 10 = 15
4.   Lowry 6 + 8 = 14
5.   Janne Saar 8 + 4 = 12
6.   Ithaka-Maria 7 + 3 = 10
7.   Chalice 3 + 5 = 8
8.   Rolf Junior 1 + 6 = 7
9.   Köök & Kaire Vilgats 4 + 2 = 6
10. StereoChemistry 2 + 1 = 3

Then it was the time for the superfinal. There, Urban Symphony won with Rändajad, which means The Wanderess. This is the first time since 1998 that Estonia has chosen a song in Estonian. In 2004, Estonia sent a song in Võru, which is a dialect of the Estonian language.

Source: Viisukuppila, ETV

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