Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest 1993

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Eurovision Song Contest 1993
Country  Estonia
National selection
Selection process Artist: Internal Selection
Song: Eurolaul
Selection date(s) 20 February 1993
Selected entrant Janika Sillamaa
Selected song "Muretut meelt ja südametuld"
Finals performance
Final result Failed to qualify
from pre-selection
Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest
1993 1994►

Estonia attempted to enter the Eurovision Song Contest 1993, the first time the country tried to enter the Eurovision Song Contest. However, as Estonia was one of seven countries who wished to join the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time in 1993, a pre-selection was held for the first time to reduce this number to three countries who would compete in the final of the Contest in May, held in Millstreet, Ireland.

National final[edit]

Eesti Televisioon (ETV) internally selected Janika Sillamaa to represent Estonia at Kvalifikacija za Millstreet (Qualification for Millstreet), the pre-selection for the 1993 Eurovision Song Contest. A national final, Eurolaul, was held on 20 February at the ETV studios in Tallinn, hosted by Mart Sander, to select the song that she would sing at the contest.

The winning song, selected by an expert jury, was "Muretut meelt ja südametuld", which went on to compete for one of the three places in the Eurovision Song Contest 1993.

Eurolaul - 20 February 1993
Draw Song Songwriter(s) Votes Place
1 "Lootus" Ott Arder, Andres Valkonen 135 4th
2 "Ma sulle ütlen" Marika Uus 129 6th
3 "Jää hetkeks" Riho Kerde, Julia Titovskaja 111 7th
4 "Unelaul" Henno Käo, Gunnar Kriik 133 5th
5 "Muretut meelt ja südametuld" Leelo Tungal, Andres Valkonen 193 1st
6 "Laulumaa" Katrin Puur, Priit Pajusaar 100 8th
7 "Aeg on laul" Jüri Leesment, Alo Mattiisen 140 3rd
8 "Tuhast tõuseb päev" Kaari Sillamaa, Heini Vaikmaa 180 2nd

At Kvalifikacija za Millstreet[edit]

With the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the disintegration of Yugoslavia many newly independent countries were formed who became interested in competing in the Eurovision Song Contest. With this large influx of countries the European Broadcasting Union were forced to create a new measure to counter overcrowding in the contest. For the 1993 Contest the EBU decided to hold a one-off countest to select three countries to join the 22 countries already competing in the Eurovision Song Contest.

The Kvalifikacija za Millstreet (Qualification for Millstreet) contest was held in Ljubljana, Slovenia on 3 April at the TV studios of Slovene broadcaster Radiotelevizija Slovenija (RTV SLO). Seven countries in total competed, including Estonia, for a place in the final on 15 May 1993. Sillamaa performed third, following Croatia and preceding Hungary. She received 47 points, placing 5th in the line-up, and failing to qualify to the grand final in Ireland.

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