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:
|2.||Lithuania||Jurij Veklenko||“Run With The Lions”||749||26.53%|
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