William: Following Elina & Stig’s first rehearsal earlier in the week we got a little nervous — and so did the bookies. They were still experimenting with camera angles and set-up, and it didn’t seem to gel. But this afternoon Estonia totally righted the wrongs and are back in the game. This was tighter, smoother and significantly more emotional — and much of that was actually down to Elina. Her face conveyed so much emotion: It’s as if she’s been saving it all up for closer to the competition. At the end of the performance Stig disappears, as does his shadow on the floor. This is dramatic, touching and clever. Tallinn 2016?

Estonia’s second rehearsal at Eurovision 2015

Padraig: Someone call Norway. This is how it’s done. Dark, broody and full of attitude. Estonia are sailing straight to the final, and if they can recapture what we saw today, there’s nothing to stop them from winning. The staging is inspired. In the clip above you see Stig walk off stage, but on television you’ll see Elina flick her wrist and make him disappear. It’s inspired!

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Photo: Andres Putting (EBU)

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Colin
Colin
5 years ago

Hey everyone, I will be in Tallinn on holiday on the day of the final. Can anyone recommend somewhere where the eurovision will be shown? Any help will be appreciated

BunnyC
BunnyC
5 years ago

I want it to win sooooooo much! And I know it has a small chance, I hope everyone will vote for it!!!

Iberian
Iberian
5 years ago

This is simply amazing, what a wonderful song. And again: I love their reluctant attitude. I think Israel or Sweden should win, but if not, then this one should! Great, Estonia!

Huh
Huh
5 years ago

I am not too thrilled with Estonia’s performance but plenty will be disagreeing with me.

kblomkvist
kblomkvist
5 years ago

still the best song in the entire competition

T
T
5 years ago

I wish Estonia the best but a victory is impossible. They sould be aiming for the top 10.

Ewan
Ewan
5 years ago

Wow, I really loved that beginning, especially Elina’s entry, so slick
The rest of the song was less gripping, the static background being the main reason. If it had been a moving cityscape it would’ve felt cooler.
But I feel like that will change when I see everything work together on TV. For the moment every act looks a little uninteresting since they’re just rehearsals recorded with less-than-amazing quality and cameramen running everywhere.

I was worried for them a few days ago but this performance has reassured me of how great this song is. Would love to see it win.

ct
ct
5 years ago

Yes this does sound bold and intriguing, especially if his shadow disappears as well. I can’t wait to see the finished product!

Eugene ESC UK
5 years ago

The start promises so much and then they go to the static back screen with the skyscrapers and it’s just really really poor and then does not change. I don’t get it!! I like the way he just walks off at the end, I hope the viewers get it, remember they won’t know what we know!! It might not work? Both still struggling a bit vocally with the lower notes. Estonia have dropped to 5th in the betting after Russia’s WOW staging, (wait till you see THAT 3 minutes!!) and are now back to 4th. No doubt Russia will go… Read more »

Bogdan Honciuc
5 years ago

I am so happy with the staging! Brilliant idea which is sure to stay in people’s minds. Congrats Estonia!

lacrymea
lacrymea
5 years ago

For all i care, they could just sit down on the stage and sing and i would still vote for it! But i actually liked this rehearsal a lot, the beggining with the shadows looks absolutely stunning and it should work really well on camera. I believe Stig wasn´t quite right with is timming as he seemed to rush when he walked away. I’m sure they’ll have it right on tuesday. The only thing i would change: the shadows again in the end. But like i said: this is a masterpiece and i hope people really stand by this and… Read more »

Deven O'Kearney
Deven O'Kearney
5 years ago

My heart says Sweden, Australia, Azerbaijan, Belgium or Italy will win. But my head says Estonia will win.

Eurovision 2016 could see us going back to Tallinn’s Saku Suurhall Arena after 14 years.

Timbardur62
Timbardur62
5 years ago

Nooooo! Stig, throw away that bloody guitar and get closer to Elina! Give us the same feeling and touch as you have in your promo video. That staging is going to ruin your performance and it will cost you at least 60 points in the final. Please, hear my wish!

Milla
Milla
5 years ago

Boooring! They look like they don’t want to be on that stage and not only with eachother.

Calvin
Calvin
5 years ago

I understand but am a little wistful that people are starting to get tired of this right as I’m starting to like it.

Robyn Gallagher
Admin
5 years ago

Somehow this moved the song from “meh” to “yay” (not the first time this has happened, either). I really like Stig leaving the performance area at the end. That’s a really bold move and I’m not 100% sure if it will work, but at least in the rehearsal video it comes across as a very intriguing move.

Mario My Vision of Gay Love
Mario My Vision of Gay Love
5 years ago

Well Estonia is considered by all sure qualifier…
We will see if Elina & Stig will win the 1st SF..
They will have tough competition from the other hot favorites 4 their chances to win the whole Vision..

Leaf
Leaf
5 years ago

Azerbaijan and Sweden can have talking dog on the stage but based on the song the real contenders for the win are ESTONIA, SLOVENIA and NORWAY !!!!

Amazing Estonia <3

bavarson
bavarson
5 years ago

Moldova NQ (dull entry)
Armenia NQ (dull entry)
Belgium Q (more subtle than dull craps from Moldova and Armenia)
Netherlands Q (good song should save it)
Finland NQ (dull entry but very original but still dull)
Greece Q (dull entry but this is Greece)
Estonia Q (no revelation, but should suffice to promotion)
Macedonia NQ (weak and disorganized)

astrit
5 years ago

ESTONIA AND ALBANIA THE BESTTT BUT WAITT FOR ALBANIA SHE IS GOING TO SURPRISE US I THINK HER VOICE IS AMAZING I HOPE SHHE WELL DO THE BEST LIKE IN THE VOI SHE HAS A KILLER VOICE AND I HOPE SHE MAKES A GREAT PERFORMANCE TODAYY LOVEEE HER GO ELHAIDA

cheesecake
cheesecake
5 years ago

Yes, Tallinn 2016!

Bionda
Bionda
5 years ago

Estonia,don’t know about winning but in my top 5

Greece
Italy
Estonia
Slovenia
Sweden

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
5 years ago

The song is still great but the staging is still not clicking for me. I expected something a bit more intimate but they seem to get swallowed up by their backdrop. It just does not seem to fit the song.

Otna
Otna
5 years ago

They are AMAZING <3

Can't wait Estonia, this is looking top tier!

Eris
Eris
5 years ago

Love it . It remains my #1 no matter what :3