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Estonia: Elina Nechayeva Won Eesti Laul With Over 70% of the Public Vote

The scale of Elina Nechayeva’s victory in Eesti Laul 2018 has been revealed, with the singer receiving over 70% of the televote in the super final.

ERR has revealed the number of votes cast by the public during the final of Eesti Laul 2018. The figures reveal the scale of the victory of Elina Nechayeva throughout the entire show from the first round of the final through to the super final.

The full results in the first round of the final were as follows:

  1. “La Forza” – Elina Nechayeva – 24 points – 37,628 votes – 1st
  2. “Laura (Walk with Me)” – Vajé (Superfinalist) – 15 points – 5,995 votes – 2nd
  3. “Home” – Stig Rästa (Superfinalist) – 14 points – 5,714 votes
  4. “Thousand Words” – Sibyl Vane –  14 points- 2,898 votes
  5. “Drop That Boogie” – Iiris & Agoh – 12 points – 3,427 votes
  6. “Young” – Karl Kristjan & Karl Killing feat. Wateva – 11 points – 5,786 votes
  7. “(Can’t Keep Calling) Misty” – Frankie Animal – 10 points – 2,031 votes
  8. “Welcome to My World” – Evestus – 7 points – 2,977 votes
  9. “Knock Knock” – Nika – 5 points – 1,991 votes
  10. “Taevas” – Eliis Pärna & Gerli Padar – 4 points – 2,308 votes

In the super final the results were as follows:

  1. “La Forza” – Elina Nechayeva – 43,445 votes – 70%
  2. “Home” – Stig Rästa (Superfinalist) – 9,686 votes – 16%
  3. “Laura (Walk with Me)” – Vajé (Superfinalist) – 8,506 votes – 16%

Previous super final winning percentages are as follows:

  • 2017 – Koit Toome & Laura – 44,818 votes – 55% of the vote
  • 2016 – Juri Pootsman – 32,394 votes – 44% of the vote
  • 2015 – Elina Born & Stig Rasta – 71,429 – 79% of the vote
  • 2014 – Tanja – 30,354 votes – 53% of the vote
  • 2013 – Birgit Õigemeel – 30,333 votes – 51.1% of the vote
  • 2012 – Ott Lepland – 67% of the vote
  • 2011 – Getter Jaani – 28,102 votes -62% of the vote
  • 2010 – Malcolm Lincoln – 12,001 votes – 54% of the vote
  • 2009 – Urban Symphony – 21,710 votes – 82% of the vote

The ten competing entrants in last night’s grand final were selected through two semi-finals. From twenty competing entries, just three made it to the superfinal of tonight’s show – Stig Rästa, Vajé & Elina Nechayeva.

The show was held in the Saku Suurhallis Arena, and hosted by Ott Sepp & Meelis Kubo. Aside from the competing acts, the show also featured performances from last year’s Estonian entrants Koit Toome & Laura, who failed to qualify in Kyiv with their song “Verona”, which finished in 14th place with 85 points.

Source: ERR

Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest

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 nine attempts.

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