| 29 June 1994 (age 21)
Lehtse, Estonia (1994-06-29) |
Ott Lepland, Getter Jaani, Tanja Mihhailova, Loic Nottet, Liis Lemsalu
Elina Born (born 29 June 1994) is an Estonian singer. She represented Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 along with Stig Rästa with the song "Goodbye to Yesterday". She previously attempted to represent Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2013 with the song "Enough", and attempted to represent Estonia at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2017 finishing last in the final. She was the runner-up of the fifth season of Eesti otsib superstaari.
Elina Born was born on 29 June 1994 in Lehtse, Estonia. Stig Rästa discovered Elina Born on YouTube, she was singing "Cruz" by Christina Aguilera, he said "I was completely charmed by her musicality". Elina was at school when a message from Stig appeared on her Facebook. On the experience, Born stated "To be honest, I started crying. It took me a couple of days to gather the courage to write back".
In 2012 Elina Born took part on Estonian reality-competition gameshow Eesti otsib superstaari (Estonia is Searching for a Superstar). The program seeks to discover the best singer in Estonia through a series of nationwide auditions. She made it through the audition, theatre round, studio round and final. She reached the Super Final but finished runner-up to Rasmus Rändvee.
Elina Born took part on Eesti Laul 2015 with Stig Rästa, organised by the Estonian broadcaster Eesti Rahvusringhääling (ERR). They took part in Semi-final 2 of Eesti Laul 2015 with the song "Goodbye to Yesterday" which took place on 14 February 2015, they progressed to the Final which took place on 21 February 2015, they progressed to the Superfinal along with two other songs and were chosen to represent Estonia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2015. Elina and Stig took 7th place in the final with the total of 106 points.
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