Estonia decided its representative for Helsinki. Gerli Padar won Eurolaul 2007 last Saturday with more than 55,000 votes. She was also the back up jury's favourite as well. Gerli will perform Partners in crime in the semi-final of the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest on the 10th May.
Super Saturday is already in the past, 4 more songs have been selected for Helsinki, among them the Estonian one. Gerli Padar got the ticket of Eurolaul 2007, the Estonian national selection, and she'll be the 13th representative of the country at the Eurovision Song Contest. She was selected by televoting, a procedure held in two rounds. The 3 winners that made it to the second round were: Hele Kõre & Kristjan Kasearu with Romeo & Julia, Gerli Padar with Partners in crime and Laura with Sunflowers.
These are the full voting figures of the first round (total votes: 55,324):
Kristjan Kasearu & Paradise Crew- So much to say 1771
Arne Lauri – Supreme nature 1543
Koit Toome – Veidi Veel 1371
Laura – Sunflowers 8170
Gerli Padar – Partners in crime 16759
Vanilla Ninja – Birds of peace 7552
Linda – One year from now 1701
Soul Militia – My place 4524
Ines – In good and bad 2583
Hele Kõre & Kristjan Kasearu – Romeo & Julia 9350
And these are the full voting figures of the second round (total votes 118,949):
Laura – Sunflowers 25896
Gerli Padar – Partners in crime 55416
Hele Kõre & Kristjan Kasearu – Romeo & Julia 36881
During the show, there was a back up jury standing by in the unlikely eventofproblems with the televoting. The jury voted for Gerli Padar and her song as well.
Gerli Padar is Tanel Padar's sister, winner of the Eurovision Song Contest in 2001 together with Dave Benton and their song Everybody. Estonia will have to compete in the semi-final this year, as Sandra Oxenryd with Through My Window didn't qualify to the Athens' final last year.