The Eurovision version of “Verona” the Estonian entry for Eurovision 2017 has been revealed this morning.
Estonia has released the Eurovision version of “Verona”, the country’s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kyiv, Ukraine. Minor changes have been made to the song including changes to the end of the song, with a short solo vocal from Koit Toome, as well as changes to the backing track. Estonia is one of eleven countries to have revamped or planning a revamp of their song for this years Eurovision Song Contest in May.
Koit and Laura won the final of Eesti Laul 2017 by a wide margin despite not being the favourites in the odds to win the competition. The results in the Superfinal of Eesti Laul 2017 were as follows:
- Koit Toome & Laura – “Verona” – 44,818 votes – 55.77% of the vote
- Kerli – “Spirit Animal” – 23,901 votes – 29.74% of the vote
- Rasmus Rändvee – “This Love” – 11,641 votes – 14.47% of the vote
Koit & Laura beat nine other acts in last nights final of Eesti Laul 2017 to become the 23rd act to represent Estonia at Eurovision. It will be the second time that both of them have represented Estonia; Koit came in 12th place in 1998 with “Mere lapsed”, and Laura representd them with Suntribe in 2005, singing “Let’s Get Loud” .
Watch the music video below:
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Estonia debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1994 alongside six other countries. At the contest in Dublin they were represented by Silvi Vrait, who finished 2nd last scoring just 2 points. In 2001 Estonia won the Eurovision Song Contest for the only time to date. They were represented by Tanel Padar, Dave Benton & 2XL, who performed the song “Everybody” and took a surprise victory in Copenhagen. After the success of the late-90s and early 00s, Estonia failed to qualify for the final from 2004-2008. In 2009 Estonia launched a new selection show, Eesti Laul, and has since qualified for the final five out of eight attempts.