Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2000

Estonia was represented by Ines, with the song "Once in a Lifetime", at the 2000 Eurovision Song Contest which took place on 13 May in Stockholm. "Once in a Lifetime" was chosen as the Estonian entry at the national final, Eurolaul, on 5 February.

Eurovision Song Contest 2000
Country Estonia
National selection
Selection processEurolaul 2000
Selection date(s)5 February 2000
Selected entrantInes
Selected song"Once in a Lifetime"
Selected songwriter(s)
Finals performance
Final result4th, 98 points
Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Before EurovisionEdit

Eurolaul 2000Edit

The final was held at the studios of broadcaster ETV in Tallinn, hosted by Marko Reikop. Ten songs took part with the winner being chosen by a 10-member "expert" international jury.[1]

Final – 5 February 2000
Draw Artist Song Songwriter(s) Points Place
1 Maian Kärmas "Mõistus ja tunded" Maian Kärmas 68 4
2 White Satin "Church of Love" Sulev Lõhmus 42 9
3 Ines "Kuulatan su ootamist" Lauri Saatpalu 43 8
4 Sarah and Lea "Sunshine" Peter Ross 36 10
5 Maian Kärmas "One Sweet Moment" Maian Kärmas 57 5
6 Hedvig Hanson and Mac McFall "When We're Flying High" Hedvig Hanson 77 2
7 Siiri Sisask "Goodnight" Siiri Sisask, Tomi Rahula 45 6
8 Kate "Verevend" Villu Kangur, Aivar Joonas 45 6
9 Ines "Once in a Lifetime" Jana Hallas, Pearu Paulus, Ilmar Laisaar, Alar Kotkas 98 1
10 Evelin Samuel "Over the Water Blue" Evelin Samuel, Priit Pajusaar, Glen Pilvre 69 3
Detailed International Jury Votes
Draw Song  
J. Verne
 
N. Kelehan
 
C. Hermès
 
M. Witt
 
A. Berglund
 
A. Vermeulen
 
J. do Carmo
 
M. Ball
 
B. Halldórsson
 
M. Datz
Total
1 "Mõistus ja tunded" 4 1 12 4 10 10 10 4 6 7 68
2 "Church of Love" 6 5 8 1 7 1 2 2 5 5 42
3 "Kuulatan su ootamist" 8 2 5 3 2 5 8 5 4 1 43
4 "Sunshine" 5 6 4 7 1 2 4 1 3 3 36
5 "One Sweet Moment" 3 7 10 6 3 7 7 3 7 4 57
6 "When We're Flying High" 10 10 7 8 8 3 5 6 8 12 77
7 "Goodnight" 2 12 3 5 4 4 3 8 2 2 45
8 "Verevend" 1 3 2 2 5 12 6 7 1 6 46
9 "Once in a Lifetime" 12 4 6 10 12 8 12 12 12 10 98
10 "Over the Water Blue" 7 8 1 12 6 6 1 10 10 8 69

At EurovisionEdit

On the night of the final Ines performed 4th in the running order, following the United Kingdom and preceding France. "Once in a Lifetime" had been tipped beforehand as a potential contest winner, and although in the event it never challenged for victory in the voting, at the close it had picked up 98 points, placing Estonia 4th of the 24 entries, their highest finish up to that time.[2] However Ines claimed in a 2002 BBC documentary that she had been widely criticised on her return to Estonia, where people had been fully expecting a victory and felt let down that she had been unable to deliver it.[3]

VotingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ ESC National Finals database 2000
  2. ^ "Final of Stockholm 2000". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 10 April 2021. Retrieved 10 April 2021.
  3. ^ ESC History - Estonia 2000
  4. ^ a b "Results of the Final of Stockholm 2000". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 10 April 2021. Retrieved 10 April 2021.