Every year, the three Baltic states make every effort to achieve the best result possible at the Eurovision Song Contest, with last year seeing some of the best packages each country has sent for a few years.  Both Estonia and Lithuania made it to the final after they advanced out of the “semi-final of death”, with Estonia earning a very respectable 8th place in the final.

Latvia, on the other hand, was left behind for the second year in a row but perhaps they’ll be able to make up for it this time around.

A few weeks ago, we asked our readers which of the three Baltic entries was your favourite and now it is time to evaluate the results.

Breaking down the numbers

In total, 2,823 votes were cast in the poll with Estonia’s Victor Crone emerging as the clear favourite amongst the pack.  Just shy of a complete majority, Victor Crone dominated the poll earning 1,333 votes from our readers leaving second placed Jurij Velenko far behind with around half of the votes the Estonian representative received.

While the distance between first and second was a rather cavernous one, the same cannot be said, however, for the gap between second placed Lithuania and third placed Latvia.  Only eight votes separated the two neighbours from one another with Jurij receiving 749 votes, while Carousel earned 741.

Here are the full results and overview of the poll:

1. Estonia Victor Crone “Storm” 1,333 47.22%
2. Lithuania Jurij Veklenko “Run With The Lions” 749 26.53%
3. Latvia Carousel “That Night” 741 26.25

Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019

The first of the Baltics to select their entrant for Eurovision 2019 was Estonia, which used its ever popular national final Eesti Laul. Almost from the start it seemed that Swedish-born Victor Crone would be flying the Estonian flag in Tel Aviv. And while he was ultimately crowned the winner, he faced stiff competition from the likes of Uku Suviste and Stefan. Victor delivered a visually arresting stage show coupled with competent vocals. Despite not winning over the jury, he was able to earn the public’s vote, which was the deciding factor in the end. While this is Victor’s first time in the Eurovision bubble, he has the support and guidance of songwriter Stig Rästa, who has been a key figure in Estonia’s recent history in the competition.

What do you make of the results? Do you agree with the victor of our poll? Let us know in the comments down below

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UK are voting in Lithuania’s semi, so that’s a guaranteed 12 points for them!

Briekimchi
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Sorry…but I still don’t think Estonia is better than Lithuania!

David F
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David F

Incidentally, Latvia’s lead singer really reminds me of the actress Michelle Gomez (who wonderfully plays Lilith / Ms Wardwell in the new Netflix show Sabrina). Anyone else see that? 🙂

Nikki
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Nikki

She does look like Michelle Gomez, does she not? You are not alone (pun intended) on that. I commented that on tumblr with my cousin and some more people.

David F
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David F

I really enjoy and admire the Baltic passion for Eurovision. Their National Finals punch above their weight, when you compare to larger countries and even the “Big 5”. Yet, this year, the songs are not much more than pleasant this year and the producers and performers will really have to work hard to set the stage on fire and give the audience something special. I think Carousel is the most unique of the three here but the NF performance misses the mystical fairground quality that seems available in the song and style. I hope they qualify, and I believe they… Read more »

Mia
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Mia

Estonia is always better than the other baltics.

Margaret
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Margaret

And I love Estonia compared to the previous commentators (it’s my runner up to Netherlands). It’s a good song and Victor is very likeable, so I hope he will qualify

Serafina
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Serafina

Can’t see any of them qualifying. Had some hopes for Estonia cause it is really good (though very Poland last year which didn’t do so well), but the running order slayed all of its chances.
Australia>Iceland>> Estonia << Portugal<Greece
Two fan favorites and a lot of wackadoodle, there's just to much going on here for anyone to remember Estonia lol

Jo.
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Jo.

Calling a Baltic wipeout in Tel-Aviv.

David F
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David F

Baltic Wipeout sounds like Phase II, after Phase I in Crimea/Eastern Ukraine.

BadWoolfGirl
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BadWoolfGirl

Yeah, I am also feeling another regional shut out this year and it’s unfortunately the baltics again, just two years after their last one.

Skiwalko
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I love our Baltic triplets, their Eurovision passion is admirable. Normally they provide us quality songs, but this year I’m kinda disappointed by the standard of their entries. The only one I care for is Latvia, who managed to choose a great song in a relatively weak NF, while Estonia and Lithuania, even though they had really solid preselections, went for some “meh” acts. You can do better, Baltic states!

David F
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David F

I mostly agree — though wouldn’t call them “meh” acts, I know what you mean. They are too pleasant and don’t stand out.

Nicolas
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Nicolas

Compared to last year, this year Baltic entries are very poor and I wouldn’t be surprised with a zero baltic in the final this year

BadWoolfGirl
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BadWoolfGirl

Just like 2017. Although I like Estonia the relatively best of the Baltic lot, this is still a weak output for them. I’m not holding my breath for any of them to qualify.