Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2006

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Eurovision Song Contest 2006
Country  Estonia
National selection
Selection process Eurolaul 2006
Selection date(s) 4 February 2006
Selected entrant Sandra Oxenryd
Selected song "Through My Window"
Finals performance
Semi-final result failed to qualify (18th)
Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Estonia’s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 was selected by an international jury. They decided that Sandra Oxenryd would represent Estonia at Eurovision 2006 with the song “Through My Window”, which contained up-tempo country-soul music. The song is written by Pearu Paulus, Ilmar Laisaar, Alar Kotkas (composers) and Jana Hallas (lyricist), the same authors who wrote the Estonian entries for 2000 ("Once in a lifetime") and 2002 ("Runaway"), which came 4th and 3rd, respectively.

Sandra Oxenryd is from Kristinehamn, Sweden and was the winner of the Swedish Fame Factory. She had great success with her album, "All There Is." Sandra is not the first Swede to represent Estonia, as Anna Sahlene represented Estonia in 2002 with ”Runaway.”

For the delight of the Estonian audience, however, Sandra Oxenryd had two well-known Estonian backing singers on stage with her in Athens, Dagmar Oja and Jelena Juzvik. The rest were from Sweden, like Sandra herself.

Despite receiving good receptions in dress rehearsal, Sandra finished 18th of 23 entrants in the Semi-Final, well away from the Top 10 finish that would have seen her qualify.

Scoring[edit]

  • Bulgaria 36 points placing 17th
  • Estonia 28 points placing 18th
  • Portugal 26 points placing 19th
  • Estonia respectivaley placed 18th, ahead of Portugal, and behind Bulgaria.

Result of National Final[edit]

Song Singer Points Place
1 It Was You Carola Szücs 56 5th
2 Open Up Your Heart Sofia Rubina 51 7th
3 Everytime I Tell You Reverend B & Crux 30 10th
4 Iseendale Ines 84 2nd
5 Sweet Separation Aphro Tito 33 9th
6 Through My Window Sandra Oxenryd 90 1st
7 Higher Glow 73 3rd
8 Be 1st Marilin 41 8th
9 Friends Will Be Friends Noorkuu 55 6th
10 Mr Right Meribel 67 4th

At Eurovision[edit]

Points Awarded by Estonia[edit]

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

See also[edit]