Estonia has had their say! Eesti Laul 2019 saw twelve songs enter the final, but only one could win. Victor Crone is going to Eurovision 2019 to represent Estonia, with “Storm”!
“Storm” marks the third winning Eesti Laul winning song for Stig Rästa as well. Will it be third time lucky for him and Victor in Tel Aviv?
Victor Crone – “Storm”
Voting took place across two rounds, as is the Eesti Laul standard. In the first half, an international only jury split the vote 50-50 with the televote. The three acts progressing from this stage were Uku Suviste, Stefan and Victor Crone himself.
Victor only managed to finish 9th with the jury in the first round. Clearly, he had the public support then and in the superfinal. With a 100% public vote, Victor took the win with “Storm”.
Eesti Laul 2019 – Jury Votes
The jury overwhelmingly supported Stefan, with a number of jurors giving him their top 12 points. But the public vote then turned everything around – with Victor and Uku overtaking a number of acts to make it to the superfinal.
Eesti Laul 2019 – Finalists
1st: Victor Crone — “Storm”
2nd: Uku Suviste — “Pretty Little Liar”
3rd: Stefan — “Without You”
4th: Sissi — “Strong”
5th: Lumevärv ft. Inga — “Milline päev”
6th: Inger — “Coming Home”
7th: The Swingers, Tanja & Birgit — “High Heels in the Neighbourhood”
8th: Sandra Nurmsalu — “Soovide puu”
9th: Kerli Kivilaan — “Cold Love”
10th: Kadiah — “Believe”
11th: Synne Valtri — “I’ll Do It My Way”
12th: xtra basic & Emily J — “Hold Me Close”
Also during the show, we saw performances from a whole host of former Estonian representatives: Ivo Linna, Getter Jaani, Elina Born, Juri Pootsmann and Elina Nechayeva. Elina was even shown a shot of Australia’s 2019 act, Kate Miller-Heidke – let the comparisons continue!
Victor will sing in the second half of the first semi-final in Tel Aviv. After some up and down years recently, will Estonia be another top ten contender – or is it the semi-finals only for them?
Do you think the right song won Eesti Laul 2019? What do you think Estonia’s chances are in Tel Aviv? Let us know all your thoughts in the comments section below!