Estonia trivia quiz week this time, the first Baltic nation and one of the smallest nations we’ve reached in this quiz series, yet a nation that often punches well above their weight in Eurovision. They have many top tens, a win, yet also many non-qualifiers among their rank. Eesti Laul is often rated one of the best National Finals in the Eurovision circuit and often leads to interesting entries for questions.
With some weeks before we begin looking forward to Eurovision 2019, it’s that time in a Eurovision fan’s year to reflect on past years and all the good music and events they brought. And, also, some trivia.
So You Think You Know… is a series that will arrive each Wednesday, each time focusing on a new active Eurovision country. We are continuing alphabetically, Finland iswill be next.
One of the first former SSRs to take part, Estonia first entered the contest in which year?
Along with Russia and Lithuania, they first appeared in 1994. They had tried the previous year but their entry didn’t pass pre-selection.
Estonia were the first former Soviet nation to win, true or false?
2001 was the first time a former Soviet nation took the crown (to be swiftly followed by Latvia and Ukraine in following years)
Who were the two singers involved in Estonia’s first top 10 result?
Dave Benton, one part of Estonia’s winning act, was technically born in which other Eurovision country’s territory?
Dave was born in Aruba. This Caribbean island is part of the kingdom of The Netherlands.
Urban Symphony was Estonia’s first qualifier of the semi-final era that started in 2004. Which year were they sent?
Suntribe’s girls were, according to ‘Let’s Get Loud’, what?
Yes, they were a charming ripoff of any girlband you care to name.
The performance of ‘Rockefeller Street’ had Getter Jaani sitting on a model of which city?
The lyrics reference Manhattan in New York.
What does ‘Kuula’ simply mean?
‘Goodbye To Yesterday’ was the best performing duet of the 2015 contest, true or false?
It was 7th, and the next highest, A Monster Like Me was 8th.
This year, ‘La Forza’ was performed in Italian. This brought the number of languages used by Estonia in Eurovision to what number?
The total is Estonian and English, then Italian, then German, Finnish and Serbian thanks to ‘Leto Svet’, and the language used in ‘Tii’, Võro, for the 7th.
If you haven’t already played them (or just want to play them again), check out the below links for the So You Think You Know… quizzes from past weeks.