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Bedwetters – Big changes to our show in the Final! | Exclusive Interview

Right after their qualification to the final of Eesti Laul, the Estonian national final for Eurovision, Rauno Kutti of the Bedwetters gave an exclusive interview to EurovisionFun‘s Paschalis.

Bedwetters are an estonian band that will try to represent Estonia at Eurovision 2023 with their song “Monsters“.

Some things about the band

We started with the band when we were 15 or something. We were just some rock and roll emo punk rock guys who wanted to do shows. Within a few years the band grew very popular and we entered some local competitions. MTV Estonia saw us performing and winning some local awards and thought that this band was going to be big. Later on we won the MTV Award and things blew up for us. It was a very interesting time. We made an album in Sweden. We kind of broke up as we separted as we grew older, and each one of us proceeded. Joosep, our singer is a very well known producer in electronic music. Everyone of us has their family and kids, but we realized that this creative side of our life was missing. We then joined together and we have recorded our new album.

Eesti Laul and Eurovision was a nice way to reintroduce ourselves. Soon enough we will have a few songs coming out. It’s really nice to see that people like our new music. It’s pretty exciting.

Eesti Laul is the biggest competition in Estonia and has a very large media attention. We had the opportunity to promote our new album and music.

About the song “Monsters”

Monsters has been ready for almost half a year now. We thought that Eesti Laul was a great platform for this song. We knew that the song would work in any other genre, so it was the right song to enter the competition. We thought on how to make it exciting for everyone. We created something different, but that people would be able to recognize.

The lyrics are not about a dog and its owner. Everyone has some sides that we want to hide, there are monsters inside every one of us. Sometimes we want to hide them away, but sometimes they come out and cause whatever the monsters are doing. It’s about dark feelings in ourselves that we want to hide away.

About their appearance

The name of the song is a playful way to go. Bedwetters has never been a costume band, we dress up differently according to the mood. We went to do something crazy to spark the interest of people. We used ourselves as much as possible to play around with people’s reactions. The idea came from the song itself. We got eight of the best makeup artists to work with us. It was three hours of makeup for each person! We had to wear these masks for many hours.

The show will not be the same in the final! We are going to have a meeting with our producers and we have some more ideas to put on stage. Some of our original ideas couldn’t make it, but hopefully we can bring them up for the final.

Other Eesti Laul songs that they liked

Ollie’s song is really strong and we’ve been monitoring what’s going on in the media. Ollie’s song and our song are trending in the viral and daily top 50 songs. Ollie is definitely a very good contender. We also liked the song of Kaw. In the second semi final there were lots of ballads. We are emphasizing the show side. We also really like Meelik and have a good time in the backstage. It’s a treat for us.

Estonian Eurovision entries from the past that they liked

Obviously Tanel Padar & Dave Benton, which was a huge hit by winning the contest. There’s always a bit of talk about Leto Svet. I don’t know how that happened, but it did. I think the reason is because the guys are known for decades in Estonia. I also remember Ines with a really nice song. Ivo Linna & Maarja-Liis with Kaelakee hääl is also legendary and everybody knows it.

Other Eurovision entries from the past that they liked

I really love Ukraine’s song from last year. I like to compare ourselves with them. I love the national heritage behind the music, which is great. I also remember Germany, a girl who was singing a country tune. I can also remember Netta from recent times, who was very creative with her lyrics and she was spot-on. She was loved and hated at the same time, but I think she was amazing.

Eurovision is a huge thing in Estonia. My wife and I were in France some years ago when Eurovision was going on and there weren’t any cafes or restaurants that showed it. My family and I have always watched Eesti Laul and Eurovision and it’s very tied to the Estonian tradition.

Their message to the readers and viewers of Eurovisionfun

Thank you for putting so much attention to Bedwetters. We are coming out with a new album really soon after the final! Tune in to Bedwetters, come to our concerts, listen to our music and talk with us! When we make it to the Eurovision we are going to put on a great show!

Watch the interview with Rauno from Bedwetters here:

Watch the live performance of “Monsters”:

We would like to thank Rauno and wish him luck in his Eurovision journey that has just begun!

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for more interviews and news about Eurovision 2023! 

Estonia: The running order of Eesti Laul’s 2023 final!

A few moments ago, Estonia’s broadcaster, ERR, announced the running order for the final of Eesti Laul 2023!

Meelik with “Tuju” will open the grand final while Sissi will close the night with “Lighthouse“.

The running order of the final is as follows:

  1. Meelik- “Tuju”
  2. Inger – “Awaiting You”
  3. JANEK – “House of Glass”
  4. Elysa – “Bad Philosophy”
  5. m els – “So Good At What You Do”
  6. Bedwetters – “Monsters”
  7. Andreas – “Why Do You Love Me”
  8. Alika – “Bridges”
  9. Anett x Fredi – “You Need to Move On”
  10. OLLIE – “Venom”
  11. MIA – “Üks samm korraga”
  12. Sissi – “Lighthouse”

During the final of Eesti Laul 2023, several guest artists will perform alongside the finalists. The organisers have already announced that Karl-Erik Taukar, 2 Quick Start and last year’s winner, Stefan, will perform on stage.

The Grand Final of Eesti Laul 2023 will take place on 11 February at the Tondiraba Ice Hall in Tallinn with Tõnis Niinemets and Grete Kuld as hosts. There will be two rounds of voting. The first round will determine the entries that will qualify for the Super Final, which will be determined by 50% of the jury and 50% of the TV vote. There, the Estonian representative will be selected exclusively through the televote.

Last year’s winner of Eesti Laul was Stefan Airapetjan with the song “Hope” who came 13th in the final with 141 points.

Stay tuned to Eurovision Fun for all the news regarding Estonia’s participation in Eurovision 2023!

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Estonia: The results of the second semi-final of Eesti Laul 2023!

The second and last semi-final of Eesti Laul 2023, the selection process for the next Estonian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest, has just finished. In today’s second semi-final, ten songs competed for the remaining five tickets leading to the grand final.

The presenters of the evening were, yet again, Grete Kuld and Tõnis Niinemets while the show took place at Viimsi Artium in Viimsi.

The Participants:

The artists that participated in the second semi-final of Eesti Laul 2023 were as follows:

  1. Inger – Awaiting You
  2. Linalakk & Bonzo – Aeg
  3. Meelik- Tuju
  4. Elysa – Bad Philosophy
  5. Robin Juhkental – Kurbuse matused” 
  6. m els – So Good At What You Do
  7. Wiiralt – Salalik
  8. Sissi – Lighthouse”’
  9. Carlos Ukareda – “Whiskey Won’t Forget
  10. Alika – Bridges

The Show:

1. Inger – Awaiting You

Inger is opening the second semi-final. His performance starts with him being on a round platform, sitting on a chair. Although he is very present and playful during his performance, he has trouble with his vocals.

2.Linalakk & Bonzo – Aeg

The first Estonian ballad of the night. An atmospheric setting yet an uneventful performance.

3. Meelik  Tuju

Meelik are using a black and white effect for their performance until the third chorus. They were very professional and had a well thought-out performance.

4. Elysa – Bad Philosophy

The second runner-up of Eesti Laul 2022 performs an 80s influenced pop song. She is accompanied by three dancers that were stylized as David Bowie. A pretty wooden performance from her behalf.

5. Robin Juhkental – Kurbuse matused

Robin is accompanied by a pianist, a drummer and a dancer. It’s a nice performance but it fails to generate any emotion.

6. m els – So Good At What You Do

The red colour prevails in m els’ performance. She performs while standing on a high platform. She’s a present performer and a good vocalist.

7. Wiiralt – Salalik

Another black and white performance on tonight’s semi-final. It’s a good performance but very reminiscent of Meelik’s performance.

8.Sissi – Lighthouse”’

Sissi is dressed in white for her Eesti Laul performance. Manages to stand out and make a statement while being on her own.

9.Carlos Ukareda – “Whiskey Won’t Forget

Carlos is alone with a guitar on the stage. He’s dressed in black. A flawless performance.

10.Alika – Bridges

Alika is accompanied by a piano that has the illusion of playing on it’s own. She’s dressed in white. A charismatic performer.

The results

The five artists who qualified for the final of Eesti Laul 2023 were determined after two rounds of voting. In the first round of voting, four qualifiers were determined by a 50% jury and 50% televoting system. In the second round of voting, a new vote was held and one more qualifier was chosen solely by the televoting.

Before announcing the results, the presenters announced the jury’s top four favourites in random order with them being Alika, Meelik, Sissi and Wiiralt!

In the first round, the following four songs qualified:

Among the six remaining songs, this is the last song to qualify to the final:

After the announcement of the televote qualifier of the second semi-final, the presenters announced that two more artists who did not make it directly from the semi-finals to the finals will also qualify for the final of Eesti Laul through phone votes only. Voting closes on 16 January at 18:30 CET. Voting will be based on the same numbers as the semi-finalists.

These are the artists who didn’t qualify from the Eesti Laul semi-finals:

  1. Ellip – “Pretty Girl
  2. Kaw – “Valik
  3. Merlyn – “Unicorn Vibes
  4. Mia – “Üks samm korraga
  5. Neon Letters and Maiko – “Tokimeki
  6. Linalakk and Bonzo – “Aeg
  7. Elysa – “Bad Philosophy
  8. Robin Juhkental – “Kurbuse matused
  9. Wiiralt – “Salalik
  10. Carlos Ukareda – “Whiskey Won’t Forget

These are the finalists of Eesti Laul 2023 so far:

Stay tuned to EurovisionFun for all the news regarding the Estonian participation in Eurovision 2023.

Estonia: Eesti Laul 2023 Second Semi-Final Tonight!

The nationa final season of Eurovision 2023, continues tonight with the second semi-final of Eesti Laul 2023!

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 second 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 second Semi-Final of Eesti Laul 2023:

In the list below, you can see the ten artists and the songs, competing in the second semi-final Eesti Laul 2023 (You can listen to each song by clicking on their title):

  1. Inger – “Awaiting You”
  2. Linalakk & Bonzo – “Aeg” (Time)
  3. Meelik- “Tuju”
  4. Elysa – “Bad Philosophy”
  5. Robin Juhkental – “Kurbuse matused” (Funeral of sorrow)
  6. m els – “So Good At What You Do”
  7. Wiiralt – “Salalik“
  8. Sissi – “Lighthouse”’
  9. Carlos Ukareda – Whiskey Won’t Forget”
  10. Alika – “Bridges”

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 five best songs advancing for the Final.

Each semi-final has two rounds of voting. In the first voting round, four 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!

Estonia: The results of the first semi-final of Eesti Laul 2023!

The first semi-final of Eesti Laul 2023, the selection process for the next Estonian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest, has just finished. In today’s first semi-final, ten songs competed for the first five tickets leading to the grand final!

The show was hosted at Viimsi Artium in Viimsi by Grete Kuld and Tõnis Niinemets.

The Participants: 

In today’s first Semi-Final, ten songs competed for the first five tickets to the grand final of Eesti Laul 2023. These artists are the following:

  1. JANEK – “House of Glass”
  2. Ellip – “Pretty Girl”
  3. Kaw – “Valik”
  4. MERLYN – “Unicorn Vibes”
  5. MIA – “Üks samm korraga”
  6. Neon Letters & Maiko – “Tokimeki”
  7. OLLIE – “Venom”
  8. Andreas – “Why Do You Love Me”
  9. Bedwetters – “Monsters”
  10. Anett x Fredi – “You Need to Move On”

The Performances:

1. Janek – “House of Glass

Janek opened Eesti Laul 2023 with a powerful ballad. The show starts with the artist in a television box. He then stands on a platform. At the end, there are three-dimensional broken glass effects.

2. Ellip – “Pretty Girl

Following Janek is Ellip. She is accompanied by four dancers. She is dressed in black. Ellip filled the stage with her personality.

3. Kaw – “Valik

Kaw are the first group of the evening. They sing in Estonian. Lots of shot changes and lighting. They’re having vocal issues until up to the third chorus.

4. MERLYN – “Unicorn Vibes

Next up is Merlyn which is accompanied by two dancers. Although her vocals are on point, stage-wise she is “wooden”.

5. MIA – Üks samm korraga

Mia competes with the biggest female power ballad of the Semi-Final. She sings in Estonian while wearing a silver jumpsuit. She is accompanied by a pianist and a dancing couple.

6. Neon Letters & Maiko – “Tokimeki

Neon Letters & Maiko perform in a lighted box. Japanese subtitles accompany a big part of the performance. They are dressed in black and white.

7. OLLIE – “Venom

The first rock song of the night. The performance is very professional. Pink lighting predominates, and Ollie’s vocals are very good.

8. Andreas – “Why Do You Love Me

After Ollie’s bombastic performance, Andreas sings an ethereal ballad accompanied by a female dancer. Low lighting prevails.

9. Bedwetters – “Monsters

The second rock song of the semi-final. The Bedwetters have an eccentric performance reminiscent of Winny Puhh. A freak-show.

10. Anett x Fredi – “You Need to Move On

Anett x Fredi will close the semi-final, an atmospheric and well-staged performance that will get appreciated.

The results

The five artists who qualified for the final of Eesti Laul 2023 were determined after two rounds of voting. In the first round of voting, four qualifiers were determined by a 50% jury and 50% televoting system. In the second round of voting, a new vote was held and one more qualifier was chosen solely by the televoting.

Before announcing the results, the presenters announced the jury’s top four favourites in random order with them being Anett x Fredi, Andreas, ELLIP and OLLIE!

In the first round, the following four songs qualified:

Among the six remaining songs, this is the last song to qualify to the final:

  1. JANEK – “House of Glass”

Stay tuned to EurovisionFun for all the news regarding the Estonian participation in Eurovision 2023.

Estonia: Eesti Laul 2023 First Semi-Final tonight!

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):

  1. JANEK – “House of Glass”
  2. Ellip – “Pretty Girl”
  3. Kaw – “Valik”
  4. MERLYN – “Unicorn Vibes”
  5. MIA – “Üks samm korraga” (One step at a time)
  6. Neon Letters & Maiko – “Tokimeki” (Palpitation)
  7. OLLIE – “Venom”
  8. Andreas – “Why Do You Love Me”
  9. Bedwetters – “Monsters”
  10. 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!

Estonia: The Semi-Finals Running Order of Eesti Laul 2023 has been revealed!

A short while ago, the Estonian broadcaster announced the running order of the 20 artists who will compete in the two semi-finals of Eesti Laul 2023!

Janek will open the curtain with House of Glass, while Anett and Fredi will be the last to perform in the first semi-final with You Need to Move On. Inger‘s Awaiting You will be the first song to be heard in the Second Semi-Final, which will end with Alika‘s Bridges.

The running order for the Two Semi-Finals is as follows:
First Semi-Final – January 12
  1. JANEK – “House of Glass”
  2. Ellip – “Pretty Girl”
  3. Kaw – “Valik”
  4. MERLYN – “Unicorn Vibes”
  5. MIA – “Üks samm korraga” (One step at a time)
  6. Neon Letters & Maiko – “Tokimeki” (Palpitation)
  7. OLLIE – “Venom”
  8. Andreas – “Why Do You Love Me”
  9. Bedwetters – “Monsters”
  10. Anett x Fredi – “You Need to Move On”
Second Semi-Final – January 14
  1. Inger – “Awaiting You”
  2. Linalakk & Bonzo – “Aeg” (Time)
  3. Meelik- “Tuju”
  4. Elysa – “Bad Philosophy”
  5. Robin Juhkental – “Kurbuse matused” (Funeral of sorrow)
  6. m els – “So Good At What You Do”
  7. Wiiralt – “Salalik“
  8. Sissi – “Lighthouse”’
  9. Carlos Ukareda – Whiskey Won’t Forget”
  10. Alika – “Bridges”

Eesti Laul 2023

In the semi-finals, five songs (out of ten) from each show will be selected to advance to the Grand Final. Three songs will be chosen by the audience and two by the jury.

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 .

Eesti Laul 2023 will take place on the following dates:

First Semi-Final – Thursday 12 January
First semi-final – Saturday 14 January
Grand Final – Saturday 11 February

Last year’s winner of Eesti Laul and Estonia’s representative at Eurovision 2022 was Stefan with the song “Hope”. He finished in 13th place in the Grand Final, bringing his country back to the final after an elimination in 2021:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdTpQmMem8U

Stay tuned for all developments about Estonia in Eurovision 2023!

Source: ERR

Estonia: Listen to the songs competing in Eesti Laul 2023!

Estonia’s public broadcaster, ERR, released the 20 songs that are going to participate in Eesti Laul 2023, in order to claim the country’s representation in Eurovision 2023.

The competitors of Eesti Laul 2023:

In the list below you can see the 20 competing artists and their songs for Eesti Laul 2023:

The National Final

Ten songs will compete in each of the two semi-finalsfive of which will advance to the Grand Final. Three songs will be chosen by the public vote and two from the jury

The Grand Final, is divided in two rounds of voting. In the first round, that consists of 50% public vote and 50% jury vote, will determine the songs that will advance to the Superfinal. Then, the Estonian representative will be decided by 100% public vote.

We remind you that these are the dates announced for Eesti Laul 2023:

  • First Semi-Final – January 12th
  • Second Semi-Final – January 14th
  • Grand Final – February 11th

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!

Source: Etv.ee

Estonia: This is the final line-up of Eesti Laul 2023!

Earlier today, during the TV show “Ringvaade”, the names of the last ten artists, their song titles and the composers of their songs competing the Second Semi-Final of Eesti Laul 2023 were revealed.

The final composition of the semi-finals is now revealed, as the remaining contestants were announced today, after the announcement of the first ten contestants yesterday at the TV show “Ringvaade”.

The 20 artists competing in Eesti Laul 2023:

In the list below, you can see the first ten artists, that were announced yesterday, and their songs for Eesti Laul 2023:

  • Alika – “Bridges”
  • Andreas – “Why Do You Love Me”
  • Carlos Ukareda – “Whiskey Won’t Forget
  • Ellip – “Pretty Girl”
  • Elysa – “Bad Philosophy”
  • Janek – “House of Glass”
  • Kaw – “Valik”
  • Meelik – “Tuju”
  • Sissi – “Lighthouse”’
  • Wiiralt & Ultima Thule – “Salalik

Today, once again through the TV show “Ringvaade”, the names of the 10 remaining artists were revealed, alongside their songs titles and the composers of each song:

  • m els – “So Good At What You Do”
  • Robin Juhkental – “Kurbuse matused” (Funeral of sorrow)
  • Neon Letters & Maiko – “Tokimeki” (Palpitation)
  • Bedwetters – “Monsters”
  • Anett x Fredi – “You Need to Move On”
  • OLLIE – “Venom”
  • Linalakk & Bonzo – “Aeg” (Time)
  • MERLYN – “Unicorn Vibes”
  • MIA – “Üks samm korraga” (One step at a time)
  • Inger – “Awaiting You”

Robin previously represented Estonia as part of Malcolm Lincoln in 2010. There are also artists that have taken part in previous versions of Eesti Laul, namely: Anett & Freddy and Inger.

The National Final

Ten songs will compete in each of the two semi-finalsfive of which will advance to the Grand Final. Three songs will be chosen by the public vote and two from the jury

The Grand Final, is divided in two rounds of voting. In the first round, that consists of 50% public vote and 50% jury vote, will determine the songs that will advance to the Superfinal. Then, the Estonian representative will be decided by 100% public vote.

We remind you that these are the dates announced for Eesti Laul 2023:

  • First Semi-Final – January 12th
  • Second Semi-Final – January 14th
  • Grand Final – February 11th

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!

Source: Etv.ee

Estonia: These are the first 10 artists competing in Eesti Laul 2023!

During the TV show “Ringvaade”, the first ten names, their song titles and the composers of their songs competing the First Semi-Final of Eesti Laul 2023 were revealed earlier this afternoon.

Estonia’s public broadcaster, ERR, chose the 20 best songs among the 217 songs submitted, to compete in the national final, in order to claim the country’s representation in Eurovision 2023.

The final composition of the semi-finals will be revealed by Wednesday evening, when the remaining contestants will be announced in “Ringvaade”.

The first 10 artists competing in Eesti Laul:

In the list below, you can see the first ten artists and their songs for Eesti Laul 2023:

  • Alika – “Bridges”
  • Andreas – “Why Do You Love Me”
  • Carlos Ukareda – “Whiskey Won’t Forget
  • Ellip – “Pretty Girl”
  • Elysa – “Bad Philosophy”
  • Janek – “House of Glass”
  • Kaw – “Valik”
  • Meelik – “Tuju”
  • Sissi – “Lighthouse”’
  • Wiiralt & Ultima Thule – “Salalik

There are also artists that have previously taken part in Eesti Laul, such as Sissi, Wiiralt and Elysa!

The National Final

Ten songs will compete in each of the two semi-finals, five of which will advance to the Grand Final. Three songs will be chosen by the public vote and two from the jury

The Grand Final, is divided in two rounds of voting. In the first round, that consists of 50% public vote and 50% jury vote, will determine the songs that will advance to the Superfinal. Then, the Estonian representative will be decided by 100% public vote.

The schedule of Eesti Laul 2023

We remind you that these are the dates announced for Eesti Laul 2023:

  • First Semi-Final – January 12th
  • Second Semi-Final – January 14th
  • Grand Final – February 11th

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!

Source: Etv.ee