Viewing figures soar in Estonia

by Benny Royston 163 views

Saturday night's Eurovision Song Contest saw another ratings success in Estonia. More than 400,000 viewers tuned in to see local act Urban Symphony take 6th place with their entry Rädajad, the country's best finish since 2002.

In total, 413,000 people watched the Eurovision Song Contest final in Estonia. 165,000 watched the first semi final, and 344,000 people watched as Estonia qualified from the second semi final on Thursday night.

Urban Symphony became the first Estonian act to qualify from a Eurovision Song Contest semi final since their introduction in 2004. Last year, the country finished 18 in the semi final, just one place above last. In 2007, Gerli Padar took 22nd place in the semi final with 27 songs competing.

Estonia won the Eurovision Song Contest with Tanel Padar, Dave Benson and 2XL in 2001 with 198 points. They were fourth a year later with Anna Sahlene's Runaway. That was the last time they reached the top 20 in the Eurovision Song Contest.

You can watch the esctoday.com interview with Urban Symphony in Moscow here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sr9xJoOc0iA

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