Estonia: Interview with SISSI | Lighthouse and Eesti Laul 2023! (video)

Following the announcement of her participation in this year’s Estonian national final, Eesti Laul 2023, SISSI speaks exclusively to EurovisionFun’sApostolos Bogiannos and Apostolis Matamis.

SISSI is among the finalists of this years Eesti Laul and she will try to represent her country in  Eurovision 2023 with the song “Lighthouse“.

This is her third time being on the national final and she feels amazing to be back, cause she loves not only competing but also being a part of a big celebration of music alongside with other artists. About her decision to participate in this years national final, she told us:

“Τhis year there was actually no plan to participate. The previous years we had a plan of making an entry for Eesti Laul, but finally I get to work with a new producer who listened to my song “Lighthouse” and he fell in love with it! At first, it was supposed to be my next single, but after we finished it, he was sure that this song is for Eurovision!”

As SISSI mentioned her song has three layers and works as a therapy for her. It’s a very personal song for her and she wrote it in a very hard period of her life, when she couldn’t even thought of writing a song. Some months before, two member of her family drowned and that’s why water plays a big part also on her music video.

“My song is about grief either on a lost love or a person who will never come back! Through this song I finally got to except my own emotions and all the chaos and beauty that brings to my life. My goal is to inspire other people too!”


Asked about her staging of the song in the national final SISSI said:

“This time I will be more free on the stage! My sister and my mother will be in charge of the stage choreography and we will work on the camera angles but we will not know what exactly I am going to do on the stage!”

Her favorite Estonian entries is Ott Lepland’s  Kuula from 2012 but also she gives a shoutout to songs that ended up on second or third place in the national final of Estonia. In general her favourite Eurovision entries are Portugal 2017, Sweden 2013 and 2012.

Sometime before the end of the interview, SISSI offered us a part of her song acapella!

Watch the exclusive interview with SISSI in the following video:

Listen to SISSI – Lighthouse from Eesti Laul 2023:

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all the news regarding the Εstonian entry for Eurovision 2023!




Estonia: Eesti Laul 2023 artists to be announced in the next days | Who is the first confirmed singer?

After the announcement of the artists for Albania’s and Spain’s national finals, now is Estonia’s turn to reveal the artists that are going to compete in Eesti Laul 2023. ERR, Estonia’s public broadcaster, announced some time ago that they received 217 songs to take part in Eesti Laul 2023, from which only 20 will advance and compete in the two semi-finals.

The names of the artists that will be chosen, will be announced tomorrow and the day after, in November 1 and 2, through the TV show “Ringvaade”, while the 20 songs will be released about a month later, in December 2.

However, there is one singer that is already confirmed to participate in this year’s Eesti Laul, in the first semi-final to be exact. Some hours ago, the producer of Eesti Laul, appeared in “Ringvaade”  to announce to Sissi, that she is one of the 20 artists that are going to compete in this year’s national final.

Sissi is no stranger to the fans of the contest as she has competed in Eesti Laul twice, in 2019 and in 2021. She qualified for the final both times, getting fourth place in 2019 and second place in the Superfinal in 2021, so fans expect a lot from her and her song.

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!