Lenna Kuurmaa tops Estonia's showbiz preferences

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Four Estonian musicians and music producers were asked by the newspaper Postimees to rate, in Eurovision style, the songs competing at the 2010 Eesti Laul, the country's selection for Eurovision. Rapunzel, to be sung by Lenna Kuurmaa, got the highest score of all 10 participants.

Allan Roosileht, of Star FM, stated to Postimees that "the level of the songs is higher than previous years", but he would like to see "even more fresh thinking" because, to his opinion, "some songs are still competing in former Eurolaul", he said.

Estonian representative at Eurovision 1999, Evelin Samuel, said that the contest "is and will always be a place for euro and ethnopop" and she does not think that "Europe's taste will change".

The jury also comprised Leo Karpin, former music director at ETV, and Ithaka-Maria Rahula.

After the members of the panel voted, the results look like:

  1. Lenna Kuurmaa – Rapunzel: 33 pts.
  2. Iiris Vesik – Astronaut: 31 pts.
  3. Marten Kuningas & Mahavok – Oota mind veel: 27 pts.
  4. Violina & Rolf Junior – Maagiline päev: 25 pts.
  5. Groundhog Day – Teiste seest kõigile: 23 pts.
  6. Malcolm Lincoln – Siren: 21 pts.
  7. Mimicry – New: 20 pts.
  8. 3 Pead – Poolel teel: 20 pts.
  9. Disko 4000 – Ei usu: 19 pts.
  10. Tiiu Kiik – The one and only – love: 13 pts.

Thanks to Sanka for the submission of the information.