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Eurovision 2024: See in which half each of the 10 qualifiers of the Second Semi-Final will perform!

The Press Conference of the Second Semi-Final is now live in the Press Center, with the 10 qualifiers interviewing and selecting from the pot in which half they perform.

This year there is an extra choice for them. Producer’s choice is added for the qualifiers.

The detailed results are:

  • Greece (First Half)
  • Switzerland (Producer’s Choice)
  • Austria (Second Half)
  • Armenia (Producer’s Choice)
  • Latvia (Producer’s Choice)
  • Georgia (Producer’s Choice)
  • Estonia (Producer’s Choice)
  • Israel (Producer’s Choice)
  • Norway (Second Half)
  • The Netherlands (Producer’s Choice)

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Estonia: The results of Eurovisiooni laulud 2024!

Eurovisiooni laulud 2024 is a special show on Estonian TV that aims to evaluate the Eurovision 2024 songs!

This evaluation show ended a few days before the competition, which was hosted by Grete Kuld and Tõnis Niinemets. Each episode featured a panel of experts evaluating the entries. The songs that stood out are the following:

  • Ireland – Bambie Thug – “Doomsday Blues” – Chosen by Päevakoer and Ramo Teder
  • Norway – Gåte – “Ulveham” – Chosen by Dagmar Oja and Rolf Roosalu
  • Austria – Kaleen – “We Will Rave” – Chosen by Piret Järvis-Milder and Egert Milder
  • Italy – Angelina Mango – “La noia” – Chosen by Mihkel Mattisen and Timo Vendt
  • Ukraine – Alyona Alyona & Jerry Heil – “Teresa Maria” – Chosen by Mari-Leen and Uku Suviste
  • Cyprus – Silia Kapsis – “Liar” – Chosen by Nele-Liis Vaiksoo and Cecilia

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Watch the performances of Ukraine, Austria, Latvia and Estonia in “A Little Bit More”!

Just like last year, some time before the first rehearsals of the countries, the show called “A Little Bit More” aired on the official Eurovision YouTube channel.Advertisement

So, for all this time before the rehearsals, Eurovision TV will upload different performances of the artists, like different versions of their songs, or covers of songs from other artists.

In today’s videos, we have three covers of songs representing the countries this year:
  • Austria’s Kaleen, singing an acoustic version of her song “We Will Rave”
  • Ukraine’s alyona alyona & Jerry Heil, singing their song “Teresa & Maria” live accompanied by a Choir

Last video of the day, is the Latvian representative, Dons, singing a cover of “Over the Rainbow”, by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole:

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Estonia: “Eurovisiooni Laulud” begins on March 31!

The Estonian pre-show for Eurovision, called “Eurovisiooni laulud” returns once again, this Sunday, on March 31, through the public broadcaster ERR.

A jury panel, as well as Estonian musicians, will listen and assess the song that will take part in Eurovision Song Contest 2024!

Grete Kuld and Tõnis Niinemets, both hosts of Eesti Laul, will be the hosts of the pre-show, who will also be accompanied by guests who will listen to the Eurovision 2024 songs, in each episode. In the first episode, Põhja-Korea, Päevakoer and Ramo Teder, the Estonian representatives for this year, will be present as guests. This year, the guests are not giving out points, but they will just choose their favourite song from each episode instead.

This year, Estonia is represented by 5Miinust x Puuluup, with their song “(Nendest) narkootikumidest ei tea me (küll) midagi”, which will take part in the second semi-final of Eurovision 2024, on May 9, and they will be performing 13th in the running order:

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Source: ERR

 

Estonia: The detailed results and viewership of Eesti Laul 2024!

On Saturday night, the national final of Estonia, Eesti Laul 2024, came to an end, and 5miinust & Puuluup are the lucky ones to fly the Estonian flag in Malmö with the song “(nendest) narkootikumidest ei tea me (küll) meda”. So today the Estonian public broadcaster, EER, announced the detailed results of the semi-final and final, of Eesti Laul 2024.

The detailed results of the semi-final

The results of the first round of the semi-final

The results of the second round of the semi-final

With the combined results of the first round of the semi-final the three qualifiers to the final were Ollie5miinust ja Puuluup και Ewert and The Two Dragons. In the second round the two artists that managed to proceed to the the final were Anet Vaikmaa receiving 1,864 points and Peter Põder receiving 1,413 points.

The detailed results of the final

The results of the first and second round of the final were as per below

5miinust & Puuluup, who were crowned winners of the Estonian final on Saturday, were the favorite song of the public, winning all voting rounds and in the super final they gothered 26,422 points.

Finally, as far as viewership is concerned, 183 thousand watched the first part of the final of Eesti Laul 2024, which was shown in two parts. The second part was watched by 205 thousand viewers. However, the show remained the most popular TV event in Estonia last week.

Below you can watch our reaction video to the Estonian entry:

Source: ERR

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Estonia: Changes in the lyrics of the entry!

Khover, a member of 5miinust, one of the two acts that are going to represent Estonia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2024 in Malmö, Sweden, gave an interview to the show “Hommik!” of R2 where he shared his impressions after their victory in Eesti Laul 2024 as well as that there should be a change in the lyrics of the entry before the Competition. The goal of this year’s participation, according to Khover, is to finish in the first half of the scoreboard, in the Eurovision final.

“On Saturday we started in such a way that we had two perfectly acceptable scenarios, either fourth or first place. Fourth place would be a big failure and a disaster on a personal level. Magnus Müürsepp, who was supervising us, said that if you lose, all the cameras will be on you, then no one will talk to the winner, so you have to be polite, and I said that I don’t sell my principles for a penny. My mother was also afraid that I couldn’t lose.”

Then Khover, regarding the lyrics, said that they should proceed with the removal of the word Lay’s, the well-known snack brand, as according to EBU regulations lyrics containing brands are not allowed.

In addition, Khover also highlights the points of Estonian participation that need attention. One concerns Pääkoer, a member of the band 5miinust, who has a problem with the rhythm and has therefore acquired a Klick Track device. The other point concerns the verse “Ujee!”

In the end Khover added:

“The plan is to reach the top half of the table in the Eurovision final. The main thing is not to win, second place would be ideal. We’ve got a decent Backstreet Boys-esque song, something that suits everyone’s music taste.”

Estonia will be represented at the upcoming competition in Malmö, Sweden by the bands 5miinust and Puuluup with the song “(Nendest) narkootikumidest ei tea me (küll) meda”. In the first phase Estonia will compete in the second half of the second semi-final on Thursday 9 May, claiming one of the ten tickets to the grand final.

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Source: ERR

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Estonia: Eesti Laul contestants reveal who would choose for Eurovision 2024!

Over the past two weeks, participants who have qualified for the Eesti Laul 2024 final were invited to vote for their favorite song for the Estonian Final.

Specifically, they were asked which of their fellow competitors they would like to represent Estonia in Malmö, with the candidates answering:

  • Cartoon & Ewert Puuluup -> Ollie
  • Carlos Ukareda -> Daniel Levi
  • Nele-Liis Vaiksoo -> Daniel Levi
  • Anet Vaikmaa -> Ollie, 5miinust x Puuluup ή Daniel Levi
  • Daniel Levi -> 5miinust x Puuluup
  • Ewert & the 2 Dragons -> 5miinust x Puuluup
  • Uudo Sepp -> 5miinust x Puuluup
  • Brother Apollo -> Daniel Levi ή 5miinust x Puuluup
  • Peter Põder -> Nele-Liis Vaiksoo
  • Ollie -> Ollie
  • 5Miinust -> Cartoon & Ewert
  • Puuluup -> Ollie

We remind you that the running order of the ten artists who will compete in the grand final of Eesti Laul 2024 is as follows:

  1. Βrother Apollo – “Bad Boy” 
  2. Carlos Ukareda – “Never Growing Up”
  3. Ewert and The Two Dragons – “Hold Me Now”
  4. Anet Vaikmaa – “Serotoniin” 
  5. Ollie – “My Friend”
  6. Daniel Levi – “Over The Moon”
  7. Uudo Sepp, Sarah Murray – “Still love” 
  8. Peter Põder – “Korra veel”
  9. 5miinust ja Puuluup – “(nendest) narkootikumidest ei tea me (küll) midagi”
  10. Nele-Liss Vaiksoo  “Kate Umber Jaa”

The Grand Final of Eesti Laul 2024 is going to takes place on this Saturday 17th of February at Tondiraba Ice Hall in Tallinn hosted by Tõnis Niinemets and Grete Kuld. There will be two rounds of voting. The first round will determine the three entries that will advance to the Super Final, which are determined by 50% of the jury and 50% of the televote. There the Estonian representative will be selected exclusively through televoting.

Last year in Liverpool Estonia was represented by Alika and her song Bridges finishing in the 8th place of the Grand Final marking the best result of this Baltic Nation since 2018!

Source: ERR

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Estonia: These are the guest artists of “Eesti Laul 2024”!

On this Saturday, February the 17th, the National Final of Estonia will take place, through which the official entry for the country’s participation in Eurovision 2024 will be determined, of it is all about the famous “Eesti Laul 2024“.

It is important to note that this year Estonia celebrates its thirty (30) years of participation in Eurovision Song Contest, since its first entry back in 1994, by Silvi Vraid. Thus, the national Estonian broadcaster, ERR, just a few hours ago, announced a fully glamorous list of names and celebrities that are going to be present at the Grand Final.

This specific list of course includes the one and only Silvi Vraid, who represented Estonia in 1994 for the very first time with her song “Nagu Marelaine” and also the famous singer Lea Dali Lion. Furthermore, the famous metal band HND, rapper Gameboy Tetris, pop singer Eleryn Tiit, the drum duo Muteko Taiko and the dancers from Dance Republic Tantsukooli will also be present in order to entertain the audience and to celebrate also Vraid’s talent and contribution to the Estonian music scene.

 

Moreover, for the very first time, rapper Arop will perform his new single “A.I.A. (Anna Inimesele Andeks)”, which was recorded almost four years ago by Arop and the late Lea Dali Lion, who would have celebrated her 50th birthday.

 

Until then, let’s remember the running order of the ten (10) artists who are going to perform at Eesti Laul 2024:

  1. Brother Apollo – “Bad Boy
  2. Carlos Ukareda – “Never Growing Up
  3. Ewert and the Two Dragons – “Hold Me Now
  4. Anet Vaikmaa – “Serotoniin
  5. Ollie – “My Friend
  6. Daniel Levi – “Over the Moon
  7. Uudo Sepp, Sarah Murray – “Still Love
  8. Peter Põder – “Korra Veel
  9. 5miinust ja Puuluup – “(nendest) narkootikumidest ei tea me (küll) midagi
  10. Nele-Liss Vaiksoo – “Käte ümber Jää

The Grand Final of “Eesti Laul 2024” will take place at Tondiraba Ice Hall in Tallinn, while the main hosts Tõnis Niinemets and Grete Kuld. There are going to be two voting rounds, while the first one is the one that is going to determine which entries will be qualified for the Super Final; the qualification will be determined by a split voting system among the public’s vote (50%) and jury’s vote (the rest 50%), while the winner will be determined by the public only.

Hence, only a few days separate us from finding out who is going to be Alika’s successor, who ended at the 8th place, singing her song “Bridges”.

Source: ERR

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Estonia: Eesti Laul 2024 Semi-Final Review & Results!

The Semi-Final of Eesti Laul 2024, the selection process of Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest, has just finished!

In today’s Semi-Final, only five out of fifteen contestants are allowed to qualify for the Grand Final. Then the qualifiers will meet the other five automatic finalists on February 17, where they will be competing for the title of the Estonian representative at the Eurovision Song Contest 2024!

About the show

The presenters of the evening were Grete Kuld and Tõnis Niinemets. The show took place in the sports hall of the University of Tartu.

Here are the 15 songs that competed today for the remaining five spots:

  1. 5miinust ja Puuluup – “(nendest) narkootikumidest ei tea me (küll) midagi”
  2. Inga – “No Dog On a Leash”
  3. Ollie – “My Friend”
  4. Yonna  – “I Don’t Know About You”
  5. Peter Põder “Korra veel”
  6. Multikas, Ewert Sundja – “Oblivion” 
  7. Traffic – “Wunderbar” 
  8. Ingmar –“Dreaming”
  9. Anet Vaikmaa – “Serotoniin” 
  10. Laura – “Here’s Where I Draw the Line”
  11. Sofia Rubina – “Be Good”
  12. Antsud – “Vetevaim”
  13. Silver Jusilo – “Lately”
  14. Cecilia –“FOMO”
  15. Ewert and The Two Dragons – “Hold Me Now”

The review of the competing performances:

1. 5miinust ja Puuluup – “(nendest) narkootikumidest ei tea me (küll) midagi”  

Rating: 6/10

While being the favorites to win Eesti Laul, they did not fascinate or surprise me. For some people this might’ve been great; however, it felt a little forced for me. It is still fun! The staging was definitely messy. However, personally I believe this is the best choice for Estonia, as the European audience hasn’t heard the Estonian language for a while and this could score decent with the televote. Can this repeat Alika’s success? It might but it is questionable; nevertheless if possible, then it could be the other way round (strong tele, poor jury support).

2. Inga – “No Dog On a Leash”

Rating; 5/10

A cute song; nevertheless coming after the frontrunners of the show, this felt like a filler.

3. Ollie – “My Friend”

Rating: 5/10

The second favorite to win Eesti Laul! Not a huge fan of the song, as I believe this is the type of rock that could be considered generic. Great stage presence, but it felt very basic and something that we have seen million times at ESC.

4. Yonna  – “I Don’t Know About You”

Rating: 5/10

I found the performance a little boring. However, I would like to note that she should return to Eesti Laul, as there is definitely some potential!

5. Peter Põder “Korra veel”

Rating: 4/10

Another boring and dated song. The same can be said about the performance as well.

6. Multikas, Ewert Sundja – “Oblivion” 

Rating: 7/10

The strongest for me so far. The song is really catchy, even though a bit generic. The performance was not boring, however I am absolutely sure that this is not the song that Estonia should send to Eurovision.

7. Traffic – “Wunderbar” 

Rating: 4/10

Cute song and performance, but felt like a filler. Boring.

8. Ingmar –“Dreaming”

Rating: 2/10

Very dated, straight from a cheap fabricated movie. The singer has excellent vocal range and capacity and definitely deserved to sing a better song and have at least a better staging. Felt like a 15th placer in the semi-final of Eurovision 2007.

9. Anet Vaikmaa – “Serotoniin” 

Rating : 4/10

If Hannah Montana was Estonian. Great charisma and energy on stage though.

10. Laura – “Here’s Where I Draw the Line”

Rating: 9/10

Obviously this is a generic song and the weakest attempt of Laura’s; however, what a DIVA! The shower effect looked surprisingly professional too. Did not get bored at all. Laura herself is a show!

11. Sofia Rubina – “Be Good”

Rating: 7/10

I am really surprised that this is last in the semi-final odds. Excellent vocals and great staging!

12. Antsud – “Vetevaim”

Rating: 4/10

Objectively one of the weakest songs and performances.

13. Silver Jusilo – “Lately”

Rating: 3/10

Very boring. Does nothing at all.

14. Cecilia –“FOMO”

Rating: 9.5/10

EXCELLENT performance! Cecilia delivered perfect vocals and stage presence. The song is also the best one, according to my personal taste. Although some camera angles were questionable and I would change the choreography a little bit, this was too entertaining regardless. Wow! Hope she makes it to the superfinal at least. Cecilia needs to represent Estonia in the upcoming years, if not this year.

15. Ewert and The Two Dragons – “Hold Me Now”

Rating: 4/10

I was not moved by this. Cecilia seemed to be better I believe.

Results

The five artists who qualified for the Eesti Laul 2024 final were determined after two rounds of voting.

In the first round after finalizing and combining the scores of the jury and the television audience, the following songs qualified:

  • Ewert and The Two Dragons – “Hold Me Now”
  • Ollie – “My Friend”
  • 5miinust ja Puuluup – “(nendest) narkootikumidest ei tea me (küll) midagi”

Among the e remaining songs, a new vote was held where only the TV audience decided on the one two songs, which will qualify for the grand final of Eesti Laul 2024:

  • Peter Põder “Korra veel”
  • Anet Vaikmaa – “Serotoniin” 

The three songs voted the most by the committee were:

  • Inga – “No Dog On a Leash”
  • Cartoon and Ewert Sundja – “Oblivion” 
  • Ewert and The Two Dragons – “Hold Me Now”

The automatic finalists are:

  1. Βrother Apollo – “Bad Boy” 
  2. Daniel Levi – “Over The Moon”
  3. Nele-Liss Vaiksoo  “Kate Umber Jaa”
  4.  Carlos Ukareda – “Never Growing Up”
  5. Uudo Sepp, Sarah Murray – “Still love” 

The Eesti Laul 2024 Final will take place on February 17 in Tallinn.

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Estonia: The Guest performances of the Semi-Final of Eesti Laul 2024!

This Saturday (20th of January), the Semi-Final of Eesti Laul, the national selection of Estonia for Eurovision 2024, will take place. Later today, Estonia’s national broadcaster, ERR, has announced some of the guest performances of the night!

The Semi-Final of Eesti Laul 2024 will begin with a performance of the 15-member dance group Põmaki!, which will be directed by the choreographer Ingmar Jõela. After that, Annett Kulbin and the reggae/ska band Angus will perform a special rendition of the winning song of Eurovision 2023, “Tattoo”.

Anett has already participated in Eesti Laul in 2023, along with Fredi, with the song “You Need to Move On” which finnished 10th in the national selection. She has also been part of the jury for the pre-selection of the artists for Eesti Laul 2024.

From the other side the reggae/ska band Angus, will be part of the show for the first time. However, thwy have alraedy worked together with Stefan and Uku Suviste, Estonian’s representatives in Eurovision 2021 & 2022 respectively.

Let’s remember the participants of the Semi-Final:

  1. 5miinust ja Puuluup – “(nendest) narkootikumidest ei tea me (küll) midagi”
  2. Anet Vaikmaa – “Serotoniin” 
  3. Antsud – “Vetevaim”
  4. Cecilia –“FOMO”
  5. Ewert and The Two Dragons – “Hold Me Now”
  6. Inga – “No Dog On a Leash”
  7. Ingmar –“Dreaming”
  8. Laura – “Here’s Where I Draw the Line”
  9. Multikas, Ewert Sundja – “Oblivion” 
  10. Ollie – “My Friend”
  11. Peter Põder “Korra veel”
  12. Silver Jusilo – “Lately”
  13. Sofia Rubina – “Be Good”
  14. Traffic – “Wunderbar” 
  15. Yonna  – “I Don’t Know About You”

The songs are gonna be voted both by a jury and a televote system. Only five out of the fifteen participants will manage to make it though the Final !

Alika represented Estonia in Eurovision 2023 with the song “Bridges” which finished in the 8th position with 168 points!

Do you think Estonia can manage to finish in the Top 10 of this year’s contest?

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Source : ERR