Presenting the entries: Estonia

Elina Born Stig Rästa


Composer: Stig Rästa

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Selection format

Eesti Laul broke a new record this year as 219 demos were received. ERR’s jury went through all the submissions and chose their 20 favorites to compete in the televised semi-finals. From each semi-final, five qualified for the final. In the final, ten acts competed and two voting rounds took place. Top three made it to the superfinal where Stig Rästa and Elina Born received 79% of all the votes by the audience.

Stig Rästa & Elina Born

Elina Born, 20, placed second in an Estonian talent contest in 2012. The next year she entered Eesti Laul with ‘Enough’ and finished eighth in the final. The song was penned by Stig Rästa who found Elina from YouTube and suggested cooperation. Today, they are the Estonian representatives in Eurovision 2015 with a song, again penned by Stig Rästa, 35. He has participated Eesti Laul several times before and has been runner-up twice. Stig is better known as a songwriter and guitarist for an Estonian band Traffic.