Diamond of Night
|"Diamond of Night"|
|Eurovision Song Contest 1999 entry|
Evelin Samuel, Imbi Rätsep
Evelin Samuel & Camille
Priit Pajusaar, Glen Pilvre
|◄ "Mere lapsed" (1998)|
|"Once in a Lifetime" (2000) ►|
"Diamond of Night" was the Estonian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1999, performed in English (the first time Estonia had not sung in Estonian, although a version was recorded in that language) by singer Evelin Samuel and violinist Imbi Rätsep as "Camille". The Estonian version was titled "Langevate tähtede aeg" ("Time of shooting stars"), lyrics written by Kaari Sillamaa.
The song is folk-inspired and is an ode to the moon, with Samuel asking it to guide her steps.
Maian-Anna Kärmas has described the birth of the English lyrics greatly in relation to the experience in 1998 when Evelin Samuel very narrowly lost a pass to Eurovision Song Contest. For entirely believing in Evelin Samuel, and the song written especially for the occasion, she then wrote a meaningful line now I can say it is my time to end end of the chorus.
- Running order and results of the 1999 Eurovision Song Contest
- Lyrics and translation of the Estonian-language version
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