The final of Estonia’s national final, Eesti Laul finished a few moments ago and we can now reveal that Elina Nechayeva will represent Estonia in Lisbon with her song ‘La Forza’.
The song has been a huge favorite to win the Estonian ticket to Eurovision ever since the performance in the first semi-final was aired, but faced competition from some strong acts, including former Estonian entrant Stig Rasta with his song ‘Home’.
The result was determined in two stages. Firstly a 50/50 vote split between jury and televotes, which selected the top 3 songs to go on to the ‘superfinal’. Those songs were:
- Stig Rasta – ‘Home’
- Elina Necheyeva – ‘La Forza’
- Vajé – ‘Laura (Walk With Me’)
A further round of televoting followed which were added to the televotes from the first round to give the overall winner. La Forza won the vote with a massive 70%, with Stig Rasta in 2nd place, and Vajé 3rd.
You can listen to Elina’s ‘La Forza’ here:
Estonia failed to qualify for the grand final in 2017 with Laura and Koit’s ‘Verona’, will they fare any better in 2018 with La Forza, let us know in the comments section below!