The nationa final season of Eurovision 2023, continues tonight with the first semi-final of Eesti Laul 2023, the third national final to take place after that of Ukraine and Albania.
ERR, Estonia’s public broadcaster, decided to remove the qualifying rounds after a year of use, back in the 2022 edition. So this year’s Eesti Laul will begin right from the two semi-finals and then the Grand Final, where the representative of Estonia will be decided.
Τhe hosts for this year’s edition will be Grete Kuld and Tõnis Niinemets who are going to host the show once again, two years later, after successfully hosting Eesti Laul 2021.
The first semi-final of Eesti Laul 2023 will be broadcasted this evening at 18:30 CET and will last about three hours. You can the show through the official website of ERR, by clicking HERE.
The Participants of the first semi-final of Eesti Laul 2023:
In the list below, you can see the ten artists and the songs, competing in the first semi-final Eesti Laul 2023 (You can listen to each song by clicking on their title):
- JANEK – “House of Glass”
- Ellip – “Pretty Girl”
- Kaw – “Valik”
- MERLYN – “Unicorn Vibes”
- MIA – “Üks samm korraga” (One step at a time)
- Neon Letters & Maiko – “Tokimeki” (Palpitation)
- OLLIE – “Venom”
- Andreas – “Why Do You Love Me”
- Bedwetters – “Monsters”
- Anett x Fredi – “You Need to Move On”
Eesti Laul 2023
In total, 20 songs are going to take part in Eesti Laul 2023, after being selected by ERR’s competent jury. Ten song will compete in each of the two semi-finals, with the six best songs advancing for the Final.
Each semi-final has two rounds of voting. In the first voting round, five songs will be selected by the jury vote combined with the public vote, while in the second round, one song will qualify for the final solely based on the televote.
In the Grand Final the show will have two rounds of voting. The first round will determine the entries that will advance to the Super Final, 50% by the jury and 50% by the TV audience. There the Estonian representative is selected by 100% televoting .
The program of Eesti Laul 2023
- First Semi-Final – Thursday January 12
- Second Semi-final – Saturday January 14
- Grand Final – Saturday February 11
Until we learn who is going to represent Estonia in Eurovision 2023, lets remember their song for last year’s contest. The previous winner of Eesti Laul and Estonia’s representative in Eurovision 2022 was Stefan with the song “Hope“, who ended up in 13th place in the Grand Final, while on the same time he brough his country back to the final after a non-qualification in 2021:
Stay tuned on Eurovisionfun for all the news regarding the Estonian participation at the Eurovision Song Contest 2023, in Liverpool!