ONE of the songs which has been gaining wider currency at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest is an offbeat song entered by Estonia.

Goodbye to Yesterday is one of the most contemporary songs at this year’s contest, and the staging of Elina Born and Stig Rästa, at Tuesday’s semi-final, is testament to how the Austrian TV producer got it to look so much better than when the pair first qualified at the country’s national final.

The pair like to be projected as being born on the opposite side of the tracks with Elina who enjoys city living while he was brought up in a rundown area of the city.

The duo met three years ago, after songwriter Stig stumbled across a young girl's video (Elina),on YouTube, in which she was singing Christina Aguilera's song Cruz; and the rest is history.

At the time, Elina was at school when a message from the famous songwriter Stig blipped into her inbox on Facebook. She said: "To be honest, I started crying. It took me a couple of days to gather the courage to even write back.”

We caught up with them following their success in Vienna, which saw them qualify for the weekend final, in which Stig explained the importance of playing on a big stage.

He said: “. We are extremely proud and happy to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest, and with 180 million viewers, it is a dream audience for every artiste and a songwriter The lyrics, which Stig is responsible for, relate in some way to his own experiences of life.

He adds: “I would say that half of the things I write about in my songs directly relate to my own life that I can relate to.

However, there is clearly still some doubt if the pair will remain as a duo following Eurovision “We will wait and see if this is a one off project or something longer term, but as Elina’s album has just come out, the focus is still very much on her.”