Estonia: These are the first 12 participants of the Eesti Laul 2020

During the ETV’s program, Ringvaates, the first 12 names and titles  from the 24 total Eesti Laul 2020 entries were announced.

Estonian radio and television, ERR, also released the names of the 14-member panel that selected the finalists, among the 178 entries filed, comprising people from the country’s music industry and the entertainment industry in general.

In the list below you will find the top 12 artists and candidate songs for Eesti Laul 2020:

  • STEFAN – By My Side
  • Kruuv – Leelo
  • SHIRA – Out In Space
  • Jaagup Tuisk – Beautiful Lie
  • Little MessWithout A Reason
  • Ziggy Wild – Lean On Me
  • Uku Suviste – What Love Is
  • Traffic – Üks kord veel
  • Rasmus Rändvee – Young
  • Mariliis Jõgeva – Unistustes
  • Renate – Videomäng
  • Laura – Break Me

Tomorrow, November 14th, we will meet the other 12 entries. The songs will be heard for the first time on November 30 and December 1 respectively.

The semifinals will take place on February 13 and 15 in Tartu, while the grand final will be traditionally held at Saku Suurhall in Tallinn, where Eurovision 2002 took place. Tickets are already on sale. Eesti Laul 2020 will be presented by Karl-Erik Taukar and Tõnis Niinemets.

Eesti Laul, the Estonian selection method, has been in use since 2009. The winners of this institution have awarded some of its most successful entries in the country – including: Urban Symphony (2009), Kuula (2012), La Forza (2018).

Victor Crone was the winner of Eesti Laul 2019 and Estonia’s representative at Eurovision 2019. He performed “Storm” on Tel Aviv Stage and took 20th place.

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