Elina Nechayeva will represent Estonia in Lisbon this year with her Italian language song La Forza. The song was written by Timo Vendt, Mihkel Mattisen, Ksenia Kuchukova and Elina.

Elina won the Eesti Laul 2018 (Estonian Selection) in March and will fly the Estonian flag.

 

Elina was born in Tallinn (26 years old) and she is an Estonian Soprano. She graduated from  Tallinn French School in 2011 and she has a Master’s degree in classical singing. She first participated in the 3rd season of Eesti otsib superstaari (Estonia is Searching for a Superstar) but she was eliminated. In 2014, she took part in Klassikatähed 2014 and ended in the top-3. In 2017 she hosted Eesti Laul 2017.

Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest

Elina will be Estonia’s 24th participant in Eurovision. Estonia has reached the top-5 of the scoreboard 4 times (1996, 2000, 2001, 2002). She was the winner of ESC 2001 in Copenhagen with the song Everybody by Tanel Padar,Dave Benton and 2XL. In 2002 Estonia hosted the 46th edition of Eurovision in country’s capital city, Tallinn. Estonia failed to qualify from the semi final in 2016 and 2017. Last time Estonia managed to reach the final in 2015, with Elina Born & Stig Rästa and their song Goodbye to Yesterday (7th place).

Italian Lyrics

Sai nella notte per me

Una stella c’è

Lei mi rischiara la via

Per l’eternità

È mia guida

Nell’immensità

Che non mi lascia mai

La forza del destino
Volteggiar mi fa
L’ora è vicina di felicità
È sogno o realtà
Nostra affinità
Sull’ali dell’amore rosee

Quando m’en vo per la via
Sempre libera
Vorrei che intorno a noi sia
Una favola
Nostro amore
Guida a noi sarà
Nell’infinito
Per l’eternità

La forza del destino

Volteggiar mi fa

L’ora è vicina di felicità

È sogno o realtà

Nostra affinità

Sull’ali dell’amore rosee

English Translation

You know in the night for me

A star is there

You clear the way

For eternity

It is my guide

an immensity

That never leaves me

 

The force of Destiny

Vaulting makes me

The hour is near to happiness

Is it a dream or reality

Our affinity

On the wings of love rising

 

When I go that way

Always free

I would like it to be a fairy tale around us

Our love

Guide to us

In the infinite

For eternity

 

The force of Destiny

Vaulting makes me

The hour is near to happiness

Is it a dream or reality

Our affinity

On the wings of love rising