During this year’s Eurovision in Concert in Amsterdam last weekend, Tim had the opportunity to talk with Alika, who is representing Estonia at Eurovision 2023 with her entry “Birdges”
Watch our interview with Alika right here
During their interview, Tim asked Alika about promoting “Bridges” throughout Europe, what it was like working with Wouter Hardy on “Bridges”, as well as what we can expect from her performance in Liverpool.
Alika has made her career by singing by participating in numerous talent shows, until she ended up winning “Eesti otsib superstaari” in 2021, where she ended up landing herself a record deal with Universal Music Group. Her first three singles (“Õnnenumber”, “Bon Appetit”, and “C’est La Vie”) have been released to success and have reached the top of the Estonian Radio Charts.
Alika’s Eurovision 2023 entry “Bridges” was co-written by Alika herself, alongside Nina Sampermans, as well as Wouter Hardy, who has worked on Duncan Laurence’s Eurovision entry in 2019 “Arcade”, which won the competition.
Estonia’s Eurovision Journey
Estonia has appeared at almost every Eurovision since their debut in 1994. They have won the contest once with Tanel Padar, Dave Benton and 2XL in 2001, singing Everybody. Other notable Estonian entrants include 3rd placer Sahlene with Runaway in 2002 and Ines with Once In A Lifetime in 2000, who placed 4th. More recently, their highest-placing entries have been Urban Symphony with Randajad in 2009 and Ott Lepland with Kuula in 2012, both of whom finished in 6th place. In 2022, they elected to send STEFAN through Eesti Laul to the contest with “Hope”. He successfully qualified for the final and finshed in 13th place with 141 points.
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