Elina Nechayeva will wear her projection dress in Lisbon. The Estonian Eurovision delegation has found additional funding through a sponsorship of four business companies.
Elina Nechayeva, a steady top 5 candidate for Eurovision 2018 in the betting market, wore her projection dress in the national final of Eesti Laul. However, weeks ago it became clear that the Estonian delegation might not have enough money to pay for it.
“No publicity stunt”
Mart Normet, Estonia’s Head of Delegation, is relieved. “I know there are some sceptics out there who thought that this was all a publicity stunt and they may never fully believe us, but we were incredibly close to having to pull the plug on the projector dress all together. We had a different act with a new lighting and camera plan ready to go just in case,” he said.