Estonian public broacaster recently gave the details of Eesti Laul 2021, while the submission period will last until November 6.
Via Eesti Laul the Estonian representative at Eurovision 2021
Estonia is one of the 11 countries that have so far announced that they will re-select a representative for Eurovision 2021. A few minutes after the cancellation of this year’s competition, Estonia announced that they will hold Eesti Laul, the national final through which in recent years they choose the artist and the song for Eurovision.
This year’s winner of Eesti Laul, Uku Suviste, was given the opportunity to participate again, securing his place in the semifinals. The song of Uku was written by Dimitris Kontopoulos, while the stage appearance at Ahoy Arena would be edited by Fokas Evangelinos. It is unexpected for Eesti Laul 2021, the same team to be behind Uku’s entry in Eesti Laul 2021.
The rules for participating in Eesti Laul 2021 have been published on the website of Estonian Public Television. Let’s see their main points:
- Submission period starts today 1/9 and will last until 6/11.
- Each artist and creator can submit a maximum of five entries.
- The deposit is made electronically through the special window on Estonian public television.
- The participation cost is 25 Euros for the songs with Estonian lyrics and 75 Euros for the songs with non-Estonian lyrics. The cost goes up if the song is submitted after 1/11, when it doubles.
- 23 songs will be selected for the two semifinals and one place will be given directly to the song submitted by Uku Suviste.
- The semifinals will take place on February 18 and 20, with the final taking place on March 6.
- All the shows of Eesti Laul will be live and the presence of the audience will depend on the restrictions that will exist due to the covid-19.
- Foreign artists are also allowed to participate, as long as there is an Estonian among them.
We remind you that Uku Suviste would represent Estonia at Eurovision 2020, after his victory at Eesti Laul, with the song of Dimitris Kontopoulos, What Love Is.