Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest 1999

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Eurovision Song Contest 1999
Country  Estonia
National selection
Selection process National Final
Selection date(s) January 30, 1999
Selected entrant Evelin Samuel
and Camille
Selected song "Diamond of Night"
Finals performance
Final result 6th, 90 points
Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄1998 1999 2000►

Estonia entered the Eurovision Song Contest 1999, held in Jerusalem, Israel. This was their fifth entry at Eurovision, having debuted at the 1994 contest.

The Estonian representative for the contest was Evelin Samuel and Imbi Rätsep (also known as "Camille") with the song "Diamond of Night". It was the first contest with non-Estonian songs in the national final and the first time a non-Estonian song was picked to represent Estonia.

National final[edit]

The Estonian National final was held on January 30, 1999 at the ETV Studios in Tallinn. It was hosted by Romi Erlach and Marko Reikop.

The format of the final was the same as in previous years, with a jury of judges awarding points to their favourite songs from the 10 in the final. The jury of 10 international judges included 1997 Eurovision winner Katrina Leskanich, Bjorgvin Halldorsson, conductors Anders Berglund, Noel Kelehan, Nana Mouskouri and Kobi Oshrat.

Draw Artist Song Points Place
1 Gerli Padar "Aeg kord täidab soovid" 34 10
2 Erik Meremaa "Day I Lived A Year" 53 7
3 Kate "Vee ja soola saaga" 73 2
4 Hedvig Hanson "If you could only hear me" 67 4
5 Lauri Liiv "Soolo" 58 5
6 Hanna Pruuli and Jakko Maltis "Mu hääl" 40 9
7 Maiken "Didn't I Know" 72 3
8 2 Quick Start "Say You Love Me" 49 8
9 Joel De Luna, Mati Kõrts,
Jassi Zahharov and Mait Trink
"Opera On Fire" 54 6
10 Evelin Samuel and Camille "Diamond of Night" 80 1

At Eurovision[edit]

Samuel and Rätsep performed last of 23 countries, succeeding the entry from Bosnia and Herzegovina. At the close of the voting it had received 90 points, placing 6th.

Points awarded by Estonia[edit]

12 points  Sweden
10 points  Iceland
8 points  Austria
7 points  Germany
6 points  Denmark
5 points  Belgium
4 points  Israel
3 points  Croatia
2 points  Lithuania
1 point  Malta

Points awarded to Estonia[edit]

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

See also[edit]