Estonia sends Malcolm Lincoln to the Eurovision Song Contest

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The Estonian national final for the Eurovision Song Contest was held tonight. Ten acts competed in Eesti laul 2010 and eventually it was decided that Malcolm Lincoln will represent Estonia in Oslo with the song Siren, written by himself.

Complete results

The winner was decided by a mixture of televoting and jury voting. The winners were chosen in two rounds of voting with the top two (chosen by jury and televoting) being announced after the first round. Televoting then chose the winner.

Performer Jury
1 Malcolm Lincoln 10 12 (2nd round) 22
2 Lenna 8 10 (second round) 18
3 Violina feat. Rolf Junior 9 8 17
4 Iiris Vesik 6 7 13
5 Marten Kuningas & Mahavok 7 5 12
6 Groundhog Day 4 6 10
7 Disko 4000 4 3 7
8 Mimicry 1 4 5
9 Tiiu Kiik 3 2 5
10 3 Pead 3 1 4 poll results

The poll voters did not agree with the choice. Malcolm Lincoln finished sixth in the poll with 3.7% of the votes only. None of the poll top two Rolf Junior (32.4%) and Iiris Vesik (29.1%) had qualified for the second round. national final awards 2010

The 2010 National Final Awards will be held between April and May, which means between the national final season and the Eurovision Song Contest. We will repeat the same format with two rounds for nominations which was used this year – you can read how it works here. However, this time the individual polls for each country will always be held right after the national final, when the entries are still fresh. You can vote for your favourite performance not to qualify in the Estonian national final here and for your favourite song not to qualify here.

In 2009, Estonia was represented by Urban Symphony, who finished third in the second semi final and sixth in the final with their song Rändajad. It was the first time since the introduction of the semi final stage in 2004 that the country made it to the final. In 2010, Estonia will compete in the first semi final of the Eurovision Song Contest on 25th May.

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