Estonia: The winner of Eesti Laul 2021 at Eurovision 2021

Estonia will normally host Eesti Laul next year and will not send Uku Suviste to the contest, as other countries have already announced.

Croatia, Spain, Latvia and the Netherlands have already announced that they will be represented by the artists themselves next year. Estonia is following in Sweden’s footsteps and will host Eesti Laul next year as well. Indeed, public broadcaster in the country invites Uku Suviste to take part in the year.

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It seems that public television broadcasters  do not follow a common line on the artist who will represent them at Eurovision 2021, as some countries wish and have already announced that they will be represented by the same artist, while others, mainly those organizing national finals, will perform normally their festival and simply this year’s representatives will lose their right to compete in Eurovision.

We remind you that Uku Suviste would represent Estonia at Eurovision 2020, after his victory at Eesti Laul, with the song by Dimitris Kontopoulos, “What Love Is”.

Estonia: Uku Suviste will normally participate in Eesti Laul 2021

Estonia will normally host Eesti Laul next year and will not send Uku Suviste to the ESC, as other countries have already announced.

Croatia, Spain, Latvia, the Netherlands, Ukraine and Greece have already announced that they will be represented by the artists themselves next year. Estonia is following in Sweden’s footsteps and will host Eesti Laul next year as well. Indeed, public television in the country invites Uku Suviste to take part in the year.

Uku next year as well

As it finally happened, in the Ringvaade live show, the 37-year-old artist responded positively to the Eesti Laul 2021. He will thus claim his scripts and presence at the next Eurovision through the Baltic participation selection format. The remaining participants are due to be announced in due time, as we are still in March.

It seems that public television stations do not follow a single line on the artist who will represent them at Eurovision 2021, as some countries wish and have already announced that they will be represented by the same artist, while others, mainly those organizing national finals, will perform normally their festival and simply this year’s representatives will lose their right to compete in Eurovision.

Uku Suviste would represent Estonia at Eurovision 2020 with Dimitris Kontopoulos’ song “What Love Is”.

Estonia: The detailed results of Eesti Laul 2020

The official results of televoting in the Eesti Laul 2020 final have been officially announced shortly through the Estonian public television website. Uku Suviste didn’t just win, but he did triumph, gaining about 70% of Estonia’s preference in the super final!

A horse race finally proved to be Esti Laul this year, as Uku Suviste was never threatened by his rivals.

In the semifinals he had more than double the votes of the favorite and finally finished second in the final standings, Jaagup Tuisk and the song of Beautiful Lies.

He had 16,880 votes in the final round of voting, with Jaagup Tuisk receiving just 5,259. In the super final between the three candidates, the difference was struck, as within just 15 minutes of the telecast of Uku and “What Love Is” by Dimitris Kontopoulos and Sharon Vaughn received 33,582 votes, with “Beautiful Lies” marginally finishing second, receiving just 7,944 votes. Uku Suviste’s song was voted with 68% to be Estonia’s entry in Eurovision 2020.

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Estonia: Listen to the songs of Eesti Laul 2020

Estonia’s public broadcaster has just released the 24 songs of Eesti Laul 2020. The final of Eesti Laul 2020, which will mark Estonia’s participation in Eurovision 2020, will take place on 29 February.

During the ETV program, “Ringvaates”, we had the opportunity to hear the 24 Eesti Laul 2020 entries for the first time.

You can listen to the songs HERE.

First Semifinal, February 13:

-Anett x Fredi – Write About Me
-Egert Milder – Georgia (On My Mind)
-INGA – Right Time
-Jennifer Cohen – Ping Pong
-Kruuv – Leelo
-Laura – Break Me
-Little Mess – Without a Reason
-Rasmus Rändvee – Young
-Renate – Videomäng
-Revals – Kirjutan romaani
-STEFAN – By My Side
-Synne feat. Väliharf – Majakad

Second Semifinal, February 15:

-German & Violina – Heart Winder
-INGER – Only Dream
-Jaagup Tuisk – Beautiful Lie
-Janet – Hingelind
-Mariliis Jõgeva – Unistustes
-Merilin Mälk – Miljon sammu
-SHIRA – Out In Space
-Traffic – Üks cord veel
-Uku Suviste – What Love Is
-Uudo Sepp – Sorry Sorry. I Messed Up
-Viinerid – Kapa Kohi-LA
-Ziggy Wild – Lean On Me

We remind you that 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 also took place. Six participants will qualify for each semifinal. 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.

Estonia: The distribution of songs in the two semifinals of Eesti Laul 2020

While we all considered that the two-day announcement of the 24 entries of Eesti Laul 2020 essentially showed their distribution to the two Estonian National Semifinals, shortly before the country’s public broadcaster, announced in which semi-finalist each contestant would compete in.

We remind you that 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. Six contestants will qualify from each semifinal. Tickets are already on sale. Eesti Laul 2020 will be presented by Karl-Erik Taukar and Tõnis Niinemets.

First Semifinal, February 13:

Anett x Fredi – Write About Me
Egert Milder – Georgia (On My Mind)
INGA – Right Time
Jennifer Cohen – Ping Pong
Kruuv – Leelo
Laura – Break Me
Little Mess – Without a Reason
Rasmus Rändvee – Young
Renate – Videomäng
Revals – Kirjutan romaani
STEFAN – By My Side
Synne feat. Väliharf – Majakad

Second Semifinal, February 15:

German & Violina – Heart Winder
INGER – Only Dream
Jaagup Tuisk – Beautiful Lie
Janet – Hingelind
Mariliis Jõgeva – Unistustes
Merilin Mälk – Miljon sammu
SHIRA – Out In Space
Traffic – Üks cord veel
Uku Suviste – What Love Is
Uudo Sepp – Sorry Sorry. I Messed Up
Viinerid – Kapa Kohi-LA
Ziggy Wild – Lean On Me

On 30/11 and 1/12 the 24 songs will be released, one day on the first semifinal and the other on the second. The exact order of appearance will be announced before each semifinal.

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.

 

Estonia: The remaining 12 candidates for Eesti Laul 2020

Estonia’s public broadcaster has also announced the remaining 12 candidates for the Eesti Laul 2020, who will compete in the second semifinal. Unlike the names of the first semifinal, there are no audible appearances here, making this semifinal theoretically easier than the first.

During the ETV program, “Ringvaates”, the remaining 12 names, titles and composers / lyrics from the 24 total Eesti Laul 2020 entries are as follows:

-“Sorry Sorry. I Messed Up ”Uudo Sepp (Andrei Zevakin)
-“Georgia (On My Mind)” Egert Milder (Kaspar Kalluste, Matteo Capreoli, Egert Milder)
-“Heart Winder” German & Violina (Timo Vendt, Ebbe Ravn, Carine-Jessica Kostla, Liis-Marii Vendt)
-Janet “Hingelind” (Marek Rosenberg, Lauri Lembinen, Kadri Lepik and Janet Vavilov)
-“Kapa Kohi-LA” Wieners (Peter Põder, Hardo Hansar, Martti Kask)
-“Kirjutan Romaani” Revals (Jaanus Saago)
-Synne Valtri feat. Outdoor harp (Synne Valtri, Jaanus Viskar, Toomas Laur, Gert Gregor Källo, Aapo Ilves)
-“Miljon sammu” by Merilin Malik (Jonas Olsson, Teemu Jokinen, Jana Hallas, Merilin Malik)
-“Only Dream” INGER (Inger Fridolin, Karl-Ander Reismann)
-Jennifer Cohen’s “Ping Pong” (Jennifer Cohen, Luisa Lõhmus)
-“Right Time” INGA (Peter Põder, Allan Kasuk, Raul Krebs, Inga Tislar)
-“Write About Me” Anett x Fredi (Frederik Küüts, Anett Kulbin)

The first semifinalists are:

-Jaagup Tuisk “Beautiful Lie” (Jaagup Tuisk)
-“Break Me” by Laura, (Janne Hyöty, Jessica Hyöty, Laura Põldvere)
-“By My Side” STEFAN (Karl-Ander Reismann, Stefan Airapetjan)
-Ziggy Wild’s “Lean On Me” (Laura Prits, Valdur Viiklepp, Sander Nõmmistu, Henri-Hannes Sell)
-“Leelo” Kruuv (Allan Kasuk)
-“Out In Space” SHIRA (SHIRA and Karl-Ander Reismann)
-“Unistustes” Mariliis Jõgeva (Mariliis Jõgeva, Oliver Mazurtšak)
-“Videomäng” Renate (Renate Saluste)
-“What Love Is” Uku Suviste (Uku Suviste, Sharon Vaugh)
-“Without a Reason” Little Mess (Ebbe Ravn, Timo Vendt, Mihkel Mattisen, Tanja Mihhailova-Saar)
-“Üks cord veel” Traffic (Victor Crone, Fred Krieger, Vallo Kikas, Stig Rästa)
-“Young” Rasmus Rändvee (Karl-Ander Reismann, Rasmus Rändvee)

Although in the second semifinal we will see returns of some previous Eesti Laul finalists, such as INGER, Synne Valtri and Jennifer Cohen, the names of this semifinal are by no means comparable to those of the former. All this, of course, on a theoretical level, since we haven’t heard the songs yet, since we’ll have to wait until 30/11 and 1/12 to get publicity.

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’s  stage and took 20th place.

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.

Estonia: 178 songs submitted for Eesti Laul 2020|The 24 contestants to be announced on November 13 and 14

Slightly fewer songs were submitted for Eesti Laul 2020 than last year, according to Estonian public broadcaster. Of the 178 entries, the jury will now have to select the 24 to compete in the two Eesti Laul semifinals. The announcement of the song titles, as well as the performers and performers will take place on November 13 and 14.

High level at Eesti Laul 2020

Tomi Rahula, producer of Eesti Laul 2020, provided more information on the songs submitted for this year’s Estonian final. Although there have been fewer entries, the level is significantly ups he stated.

“The quality of the songs submitted to the competition is high and so we can expect a truly exciting and varied contest”

(Tomi Rahula, producer of Eesti Laul 2020)

Of the 178 songs submitted, 76 are in Estonian and 102 in all other languages, with English of course being the most used foreign language.

What happens until the announcement of the participants?

A 14-member jury, made up of experts, will select the top 24 entries to compete in the two semifinals of the Eesti Laul 2020.

All the songs, singers and conductors who have reached the semifinals will be announced on ETV’s “Ringvaade” on November 13th and 14th, and on November 30th and December 1st we will be able to listen to them!

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” in Tel Aviv and took 20th place.

Estonia: On December 1st the 24 songs of Eesti Laul 2020 to be revealed

Estonian Public Television,EER, has announced more details about the national final of Eesti Laul, to be held on February 29, 2020. The most important piece of information is that on December 1 we will be able to listen to  all 24 songs that will be claimed the representation of Estonia at Eurovision 2020.

As in 2019, in 2020 twenty-four songs divided into two semifinals out of which only twelve will qualify for the Final.

Submissions have already started (on September 1st) and will end on November 6th. Selected songs and therefore nominees at Eesti Laul 2020 will be announced no later than November 22, and on December 1st we will be able to enjoy them!

All entries must be filed in their final form and not as a demo. The entry fee, if we could allow it, is 50 Euros for each song written in Estonian and 150 Euros when it is written in any other language.

The stage presence that will be used in the Eesti Laul final should be the same as that used on the Eurovision stage, just like Melodifestivalen.

Although not mandatory under the regulations, Estonian Public Television reserves the right to use online voting to select the winner, in addition to sms, telephone voting and, of course, jury voting.

The presenters of the Eesti Laul 2020 will be Karl-Erik Taukar and Tõnis Niinemets, the first being one of the presenters and last year’s Eesti Laul, while the second will be in this position for the first time.

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, 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.

Source: EER

Estonia: Listen the revamped version of Pretty Little Liar by Dimitris Kontopoulos

We have informed you about the revamp that Dimitris Kontopoulos was going to do in the song that Uku Suviste will compete with in the second semifinals of Eesti Laul 2019. EurovisionFun is pleased to present you the final version of Pretty Little Liar, as it will compete in the Estonian national final and if everything goes well, as we will see it on the Eurovision stage too!

Uku Suviste’s Pretty Little Liar is considered along with Victor Crone’s Storm the two favorites to win Eesti Laul 2019.

Do you think the new version is better than the old one? Can Pretty Little Liar win Eesti Laul and represent Estonia in Tel Aviv?