Born during an interview in Beirut, Lebanon, in December 2013
29 June 1994|
|Associated acts||Stig Rästa|
Elina Born (born 29 June 1994) is an Estonian singer who represented Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 along with Stig Rästa with the song "Goodbye to Yesterday". Born has previously attempted to represent Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2013 with the song "Enough". 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".
2012–13: Eesti otsib superstaari
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.
|Eesti otsib superstaari performances and results|
|Auditions||N/A||N/A||Through to Theatre rounds|
|Theatre rounds||N/A||N/A||Through to Studio rounds|
|Studio rounds||"Somewhere Over The Rainbow" by Judy Garland||N/A||Through to Finals|
|Week 1||"Nothing Compares 2 U" by Sinéad O'Connor||Biggest hits of all time||Safe|
|Week 2||"Cryin'" by Aerosmith||Songs from their year of birth.||Bottom two|
|Week 3||"Tule kui leebe tuul" by Seitsmes meel||Estonians' favourite songs.||Safe|
|Week 4||"Skyfall" from the film Skyfall||Film's soundtracks||Bottom three|
|Week 5||"Cry Me a River" by Julie London||with Bel-Etage Swing Orchestra||Safe|
|Week 6||"Nii kokku me ei saagi eal"||Songs by Jaak Joala||Safe|
|"Poison" by Alice Cooper||Rock classics|
|Week 7||"Why Don't You Love Me" by Beyoncé||Dance track from Power Hit Radio's playlist.||Bottom two|
|"Cruz" by Christina Aguilera||N/A|
|Week 8||"Jõuluöö" ("O Holy Night")||Christmas song||Safe|
|"Imagine" by John Lennon||Celebrity duet|
|Week 9: Super Final||"Nothing Compares To You" by Sinead O'Connor||Favourite song||Runner-up|
|"Meil aiaäärne tänavas"||Estonian song|
2014–15: Eurovision Song Contest
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.
|Year||Title||Peak chart positions||Album|
|2015|| "Goodbye to Yesterday"|
(with Stig Rästa)
|"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released in that territory.|
- Featured in
- 2015: "The Otherside" (Tamar Kaprelian featuring Elhaida Dani, Elina Born, Maria-Elena Kyriakou & Stephanie Topalian)