ESTONIA

"Kaelakee hääl" - Maarja-Liis Ilus & Ivo Linna

"If I lose sight of you I will look for the necklace, the voice from the sea or clouds is calling for me"

The Estonian Final was held on January 27th at the Decolte nightclub in Tallinn, hosted by Marko Reikop & Karmel Eikner. Some of the participating singers were not actually present and instead appeared on a video wall screen, however Kirile Loo didn't appear at all (not even on the video screen) so during her song there were simply lots of shots of the stage. The winner was chosen by an "expert" jury. As there was a tie between songs 2 and 12, song 12 was declared the winner as it had received one top vote of 10 points whereas song 2 had not received any top votes.

1 Kaheksa näoga kuu The eight faces of the moon Evelin Samuel & Toomas Rull 54

5th

2 Me rõõm ei kao Our happiness won't disappear Kadri Hunt 62

1st=

3 Iialgi veel Never before Üllar Meriste 37

13th

4 Meeletu algus Desperate beginning Hedvig Hanson & Pearu Paulus 50

7th=

5 Vaba kui tuul Free as a wind Urmas Podnek 41

10th=

6 Kummalisel teel On the strange way Evelin Samuel, Karl Madis, Maarja-Liis Ilus & Pearu Paulus 51

6th

7 Lihtne viis Simple melody Ivo Linna & Kadi-Signe Selde 40

12th

8 Laule ja palveid täis päev A day full of songs and prayers Reet Kromel & Arne Lauri 50

7th=

9 Ballaad Ballad Tõnis Mägi 57

3rd

10 Maatütre tants Dance of the daughter of the land Kirile Loo 56

4th

11 Elust enesest From life itself Sirje Medell 48

9th

12 Kaelakee hääl Sound of necklace Maarja-Liis Ilus & Ivo Linna 62

1st=

13 Eestimaa euromehe laul Estonian euroman's song Tõnis Mägi 41

10th=

Karl Madis, Evelin Samuel, Maarja-Liis Ilus & Pearu Paulus

Ivo Linna previously came 3rd in the 1994 Estonian Final. At the ESC, he & Maarja-Liis were 5th. Karl Madis was a backing singer for Estonia in ESC 1994.

NORWEGIAN NATIONAL FINAL 1996

1996 NATIONAL FINALS