Elina Born & Stig Rästa With Song 'Goodbye To Yesterday!' Will Sing for Estonia at Eurovision 2015

Updated: 22 February, 2015 seen 890

Tonight's final of Eesti Laul 2015 was a great show with 10 talented acts fighting to represent Estonia at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna. However, only one act could win and this was Elina Born & Stig Rästa with the song Goodbye To Yesterday!

Last year in Copenhagen, Estonia failed to qualify to the Grand Final but this year the country has great hopes for its entry, Elina Born & Stig Rästa with the song Goodbye To Yesterday, who just won Eesti Laul 2015 tonight in Tallinn.

After winning, Elina Born took the microphone on the stage and promised the audience:

"We will not let you down!"

Elina Born rose to fame in the show, Eesti Otsib Superstaari, Estonia's answer to the British TV series, Pop Idol where she finished second. She has also taken part in Eesti Laul earlier, in 2013 she finished 8th with her song Enough.

Stig Rästa is a well known Estonian singer, songwriter, guitarist and record producer. He has been behind successful bands such as Slobodan River, Traffic and Outloudz. He's participated at Eesti Laul on several occasions, reaching twice the super-final stage but missing out the victory on both occasions.

The duo has been working together for several years with Stig Rästa writing Elina's songs. He also co-wrote her Eesti Laul entry in 2013. In a recent interview Rästa said Born does not like vocally simple songs:

"They need to be on the crazy side."

Their song Goodbye To Yesterday had topped almost every poll in Estonia to win their national selection in the run up to the final tonight. It has also stayed on top of the country's iTunes charts already before the semi-final they took part in. Their lyrics video of the song has already been seen some 900,000 times.

Read original written by Simon Storvik-Green on Eurovision.TV


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