Through My Window

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Eurovision Song Contest 2006 entry
Alar Kotkas, Ilmar Laisaar, Pearu Paulus
Jana Hallas
Finals performance
Semi-final result
Semi-final points
Appearance chronology
◄ "Let's Get Loud" (2005)   
"Partners in crime" (2007) ►

"Through My Window" was the Estonian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2006, performed in English by Sandra Oxenryd.

Estonia Republic in Northern Europe

Estonia, officially the Republic of Estonia, is a country in Northern Europe. It is bordered to the north by the Gulf of Finland with Finland on the other side, to the west by the Baltic Sea with Sweden on the other side, to the south by Latvia (343 km), and to the east by Lake Peipus and Russia (338.6 km). The territory of Estonia consists of a mainland and 2,222 islands in the Baltic Sea, covering a total area of 45,227 km2 (17,462 sq mi), water 2,839 km2 (1,096 sq mi), land area 42,388 km2 (16,366 sq mi), and is influenced by a humid continental climate. The official language of the country, Estonian, is the second most spoken Finnic language.

Eurovision Song Contest 2006 song contest

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Sandra Oxenryd Swedish singer

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As Estonia had not qualified for the final in their previous appearance, the song was performed in the semi-final. Here, it was performed twenty-first (following Sweden's Carola with "Invincible" and preceding Bosnia and Herzegovina's Hari Mata Hari with "Lejla"). At the close of voting, it had received 28 points, placing 18th in a field of 23 - missing the final and forcing Estonia to qualify through the semi-final at their next appearance.

Sweden constitutional monarchy in Northern Europe

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On stage with Sandra Oxenryd, there were 3 backing singers from Sweden, and Estonians Dagmar Oja and Jelena Juzvik.

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A boy band is loosely defined as a vocal group consisting of young male singers, usually in their teenage years or in their twenties at the time of formation, singing love songs marketed towards young women. Being vocal groups, most boy band members do not play musical instruments, either in recording sessions or on stage, making the term something of a misnomer. However, exceptions do exist. Many boy bands dance as well as sing, usually giving highly choreographed performances.

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