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Tanja's “Amazing” failed to attract the support of judges and the European public, and will not feature in the finals of the Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday.

There will be no repeat of 2001, when the song contest was last held in Copenhagen, and when Tanel Padar and Dave Benton won with “Everybody.”

Hopes were high for the lively dance performance from the 30-year-old Russian-Estonian singer as both international fans and bookmakers expected Tanja to at least make the final 26.

When asked how he feels, Tanja answered sarcastically that is very happy before giving her real answer, menu.err.ee reported.

"(I feel) certainly sad," she said. "There is little to do now. We did all we could. The public voted and the jury voted and there is little point in asking why one nation qualified and the other didn't. That would be completely pointless."

Tanja said that even in the loss, there were positives at the Eurovision. She already has several job offers, including one from France. She said though, the experience was a great one and did not rule out a second attempt if the right circumstances came together. "Never said never," she said.

It will be the first time since 2010 that Estonia will not be present at the final round.

The Estonian performer passed by ERR News's offices a few weeks ago for an interview. Click here for the story. ERR's Stuart Garlick also sized up the competition before Wednesday night.

Last year, Birgit Õigemeel's “Et uus saaks alguse” was the last nation to qualify for the final in her semi-final round, and ended up 20th, out of 26, in the final.

Latvia also failed to make the cut with their song, "Cake To Bake", by Aarzemnieki. Finland and Lithunia will compete in the second semifinal, which will be held Thursday night. The final round of competition is on Saturday.

Russia was lustly booed by the Cophenhagen crowd when their entrant, the Tolmachevy Sisters, advanced with their song "Shine." Ukraine, with Mariya Yaremchuk performing "Tick-Tock", also advanced to the final round.

Montenegro, Hungary, Armenia, Azerbaijan, San Marino, Sweden, Netherlands and Iceland rounded out the 10 advancing acts, announced in no particular order. Albania, Belgium, Moldova and Portugal also did not make the final, along with Estonia and Latvia.



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