Estonie 2007

Estonia chose its entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2007 during Eurolaul 2007 on 3 February 2007. The winner was Gerli Padar with « Partners in Crime« , composed by Henrik Sal-Saller and written by Berit Veiber.

Event history

As Estonia finished 18th in the 2006 semi-final, the winner took part once again in the semi-final on May 10. ETV invited 10 Estonian songwriters to submit entries for the 2007 Eurolaul, including the songwriters behind the Estonian entries in 2000, 2002 and 2006, the lead singer of the 2005 Swiss entrants Vanilla Ninja, 2000 Estonian performer and 2nd placer in the 2005 Eurolaul, Ines, composers of the 1996, 1999 and 2005 Estonian entries, and Soul Militia, who won the contest in 2001 under the name of 2XL, along with Dave Benton & Tanel Padar.[1] Unlike in the 2006 Eurolaul, the results were determined by the televotes of the Estonian audience.

Eurolaul 2007

Eurolaul 2007 was held on 3 February 2007 at the ETV TV Studios in Tallinn, hosted by Marko Reikop & Maarja-Liis Ilus (Estonian entry to the 1996 and 1997 contests). The winner was chosen through two rounds of televoting – the first to select the top three songs, and the second to select the winner.

The first round of voting had 56,172 televotes cast, while the second televoting round had 118,949 votes cast.[2]

Draw Artist Song Songwriter(s) Round 1 Round 2 Place
1 Kristjan Kasearu & Paradise Crew « So Much to Say » Kristjan Kasearu, Madis Muul 1771 212 7
2 Deva Deva Dance « Supreme Nature » Arne Lauri, Priit Pajusaar, Glen Pilvre 1543 45 9
3 Koit Toome « Veidi veel » Fred Krieger, Berit Veiber, Koit Toome 1371 90 10
4 Laura Põldvere « Sunflowers » Sven Lõhmus 8170 25896 3
5 Gerli Padar « Partners in Crime«  Berit Veiber, Hendrik Sal-Saller 16759 55416 1
6 Vanilla Ninja « Birds of Peace » Lenna Kuurmaa, Piret Järvis, Elmar Liitmaa 7552 262 4
7 Linda « One Year From Now » Jana Hallas, Pearu Paulus, Ilmar Laisaar, Alar Kotkas 1701 47 8
8 Soul Militia « My Place » Kaido Põldma, Lauri Pihlap 4524 40 5
9 Ines « In Good and Bad » Ines 2583 60 6
10 Hele Kõre & Kristjan Kasearu « Romeo ja Julia » Jaagup Kreem, Elmar Liitmaa 9350 36881 2
  • Votes in the second round only counted towards « Partners in Crime », « Sunflowers » and « Romeo ja Julia ».

At Eurovision

« Partners in Crime » was performed 23rd in the running order, following Hungary and preceding Belgium. However, the song only received 33 points, placing 22nd of 28 countries and failing to pass to the final.

Points awarded by Estonia

Points awarded to Estonia (Semi-Final)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

References

  1. ^ Eesti Television
  2. ^ « Eurovisioonile läheb Gerli Padar » (in Estonian). www.delfi.ee. 2007-02-03. Retrieved 2007-02-04. 

See also