Eurovision 2023: Estonia’s First Rehearsal!

Next up on the stage of Eurovision Song Contest 2023 is Estonia. Alika with her songBridgesis ready for her first rehearsal on the stage of M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool!

Who is Alika?

Alika was born in Narva in Estonia on 5 September 2002. She has been performing since she was four years old, and has participated in many televised singing competitions including ‘The Baltic Voice’, ‘New Wave Junior’, ‘Kaunas Talent’, ‘Bravo Song Contest’ and ‘Berlin Perle’. Alika rose to fame after winning the eighth season of ‘Eesti otsib superstaari’ (Estonian Idol), securing more than 70% of the vote in the final. Her first three singles, Õnnenumber, Bon Appetit, and C’est La Vie, all reached the top of the radio charts in Estonia, solidifying her popularity in her home country. She’s participating in Eurovision 2023 with Bridges, which she wrote with Wouter Hardy, who co-wrote Duncan Laurence’s Eurovision winning song Arcade.

The Rehearsal

It’s time to welcome our first on-stage grand piano of the competition 🎹 – the same haunted one we first encountered at Eesti Laul.

Sarah Louise Bennet / EBU

Alika has such a powerful voice, and the vocal range of this song makes it hugely challenging to sing. It’s also a great example of the lighting and graphics capability of the Liverpool stage – there isn’t a square inch of the floor and LED backdrop that isn’t used here to dramatic effect. An uplifting start to the day.

Corinne Cumming / EBU

Alika’s stage outfit is a beautiful blue dress with a long train, you can see some of the detail on the picture below.

Chloe Hashemi / EBU

The second rehearsal of Estonia will take place on Thursday 4/5, when we will have a better picture of what we will see from Alika on the Eurovision stage, as we will have the official TV snippet.

Below you can watch a small clip from Estonia’s first rehearsal from Tik Tok:


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