Estonia: Elina & Stig

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Nearly a minute into Goodbye to Yesterday, Elina finally shows herself, and all too late. Beautiful as Stig’s guitar skills are, and as much as this song can be termed “proper music” according to my friend Mike, what this song lacks is chemistry. These two appear to be in it to win it each for their own, and it’s overwhelmingly easy to wave goodbye to them before the song is even over.


Credit: Stina Kase, Stig Rästa & Elina Born



All Kinds of Everything: interview with Elina and Stig

Who is your favourite Eurovision act of all time?

Elina: From my childhood I remember being an absolute fan of Ruslana’s performance of Wild Dances. And also the Turkish winning entry by Sertab Erener.

Stig: I think one of my favourites is Solo by Alsou.

Babushki4 vs. Lordi4

WINNER: Buranovskiye Babushki

Because we both like ethno-music. Actually, with both of them – the grannies and Lordi – we as Estonians share the same Finno-Ugric background.

ABBA4 vs. Celine4

WINNER: ABBA They had such a great ability to write mind-blowing songs.

What does the general public in Estonia think of Eurovision?

Since Eesti Laul – the renewed local competition was introduced some years ago, the image of Eurovision Song Contest has become positive. Lot of talented songwriters and artists participate and the feeling is really good.

Do you have any rituals before going on stage?

Stig: Not really, although I do think about the first note.

Elina: I usually need a couple of minutes only for myself in peace and quiet.

How do you normally watch the Eurovision Song Contest?

Stig: I get together with my with friends. We have a small house-party where we listen and comment on the songs.

Elina: As a teenager I watched the Eurovision Song Contest with my family and we also had scoreboards. As far as I can remember, watching Eurovision Song Contest has always been a passionate event!


Credit: Stina Kase, Stig Rästa & Elina Born




Hello Europe, it’s Camilla calling! Here are the points from the House of Apcar vote.

Estonia: 1 point.

According to my own personal preference, I have awarded points to all 40 acts entering this year’s contest, with four countries receiving each set of points used by the EBU (12, 10, and 8-1).