Estonia – The grand final of Eesti Laul 2017 took place today at the Saku Suurhall in Tallinn and 10 acts battled it out to represent the country in Kyiv. The decision was initially made with a mix of televote and jury. Jury members included interval performers Poli Genova (Bulgaria 2016), Måns Zelmerlöw (Sweden 2015).
After adding the public vote to the jury vote this was the final order of the bottom 7 acts:
- Karl-Kristjan & Whogaux feat. Maian – ‘Have you now’
- Ivo Linna – ‘Suur lotteri’
- Ariadne – ‘Feel me now’
- Liis Lemsalu – ‘Keep running’
- Lenna Kuurmaa – ‘Slingshot’
- Daniel Levi – ‘All I need’
- Elina Born – ‘In or out’
It then went to the public vote only for 15 minutes for a super final and this was the result meaning Koit Toome & Laura won the ticket to Kyiv (although they had a scary moment when the hosts pretended to et the envelopes muddled up in an Oscars joke)
- Koit Toome & Laura – ‘Verona’ – with 55% of the vote
- Kerli – ‘Spirit animal’
- Rasmus Rändvee – ‘This love’
Koit Toome has previously represented Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1998 with the song ‘Mere Lapsed’, where he finished 12th.
Koit Toome & Laura will perform in the second half of the second semifinal of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, on 11th May.
Well done to Eesti Laul for such an excellent bigger show this year.