Everybody (Tanel Padar and Dave Benton song)

Everybody (Tanel Padar and Dave Benton song)

Infobox ESC entry
song = flagicon|Estonia "Everybody"


caption =
year = 2001
country = Estonia
artist = Tanel Padar and Dave Benton
as =
with = 2XL
language = English
languages =
composer = Ivar Must
lyricist = Maian-Anna Kärmas
conductor =
place = 1st
points = 198
lyrics = [http://www.diggiloo.net/?2001ee Lyrics]
clip =
prev = "Once In A Lifetime"
prev_link = Once in a Lifetime (Ines song)
next = "Runaway"
next_link = Runaway (Eurovision song)

"Everybody" was the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2001, performed in English by Tanel Padar, Dave Benton and 2XL, representing Estonia. The song was performed twentieth on the night (following Germany's Michelle with "Wer Liebe Lebt" and preceding Malta's Fabrizio Faniello with "Another Summer Night"). At the close of voting, it had received 198 points, with the win coming at the head of a 23-song field.

Lyrically, the song is simply an invitation to party, with the duo singing that "every night's a Friday night". The song is famous for two major reasons. The first of these is that Benton is the oldest contestant to win the grand prize. The second is that he is the first black contestant to do so.Maarja-Liis Ilus has recorded a cover version.

Estonia were the first ex-member of the USSR to win the Contest, with the second and third following shortly thereafter. Tanel had previously provided backing vocals for Estonia's 2000 "entry", sung by Eda-Ines Etti, his then-girlfriend.


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