Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest
This article deals with the history of Estonia as a participant in the Euro Vision Song Contest.
Regularity of participation
After independence, the participation was provided in 1993, the contribution from different however in the Eastern preliminary decision. In 1994, the first participation of the contest that led to the 24th place at 25 participants, thereby participating in 1995 failed again. Since 1996, Estonia has participated regularly, but resigned in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2010 respectively in the semifinals.
Success in competition
Between 1993 and 1995, Estonia had with a failed qualifying, a last place and the resulting forced break in the following year a less successful start to the Euro Vision Song Contest. Between 1996 and 2002, the Estonian contribution was successful and there were no more forced break, the worst result was a 12th place. Since 2003, the contributions are less successful, reached in 2003 to a 21st place, so that in 2004 the qualification was needed on a semi-final, but that just was not possible with a 12th place. Over the next four years, no Estonian contribution reached the finals; the country was at that time the worst in the competition since the introduction of the semifinals. In 2009, the Estonian contribution reached the third place in the semi-finals and thus qualified for the first time since 2003 for the main evening. In the grand finale, he reached the sixth place. After another non- qualifying 2010 it seems to work better again in recent years: 2011, 2012 and 2013 one was there in the final, in 2012 it reached even higher than 6th place
According to the rules of the competition was sung from 1993 to 1998, in Estonian. After the fall of this regime was sung mostly in English, as exceptions are Tii 2004, which was sung in the South-Estonian language Võro, Leto Svet 2008, which was held in three languages in Serbian, Finnish and German, as well as Rändajad 2009, the first time in Estonia 1998 again returned to Estonia to note. In the years 2010 and 2011 we returned to English. The contributions of 2012 and 2013 were Estonian again.
List of posts
Color legend: - Victories. - A tie to the last place. - Contributions finals.