The running order for the semi-finals of Eesti Laul 2019 has been revealed today by ERR, ahead of the selections first show next week.
The running order for the two semi-finals of Eesti Laul 2019 has been determined today. The running order was revealed today in Tallinn a week before the semi-finals are held in Tartu.
Tomi Rahula who is the man behind Eesti Laul also revealed that a number of special guests will be taking to the stage in Tartu. This includes Maarja-Liis Ilus who represented Estonia at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1996 and 1997.
The acts performing in Semi-Final One are:
- The Swingers, Tanja & Birgit – High Heels In The Neighborhood
- Marko Kaar – “Smile”
- xtra basic & Emily J – “Hold Me Close”
- Johanna Eendra – “Why are you doing this?”
- STEFAN – “Without You”
- Sandra Nurmsalu – The Tree of Desires
- Jennifer Cohen – Little Baby El
- SOFIA RUBINA (ft. JANIKA TENN) – Deep Water
- YOURSELF – Öhuloss
- Victor Crone – Storm
- Ranele – Supernova
- INGER – Coming Home
The acts competing in Semi-Final Two are:
- Synne Valtri – “I’ll Do It My Way”
- Characters – “Two Minuses”
- Snow color ft. INGA – “Which Day”
- Sissi – “Strong”
- Cätlin Mägi & Jaan Pehk – “Parmum Game”
- Kadiah – “Believe”
- Kaia Tamm – “Wo sind die Katzen?”
- Kerli Stone – “Cold Love”
- Grete Paia – “Even if I lose”
- Lacy Jay – “Hallelujah”
- Around The Sun – Follow Me Back
- Uku Summer – “Pretty Little Liar”
The dates for Eesti Laul 2019 are as follows:
- Semi-Final One – January 31
- Semi-Final Two – February 2
- Final – February 16
Changes to the format of this year’s edition of Eesti Laul. Six artists will qualify from each of the semi finals and compete in the live final in Tallinn. The semi-finals will also travel outside of Tallinn for the first time, with the shows to be broadcast live. The University of Tartu will host both semi-finals.
Estonia was represented by Elina Nechayeva at the 2018 contest in Lisbon, Portugal. With her song “La Forza”, she placed 8th in the final with 245 points.
Estonia debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1994 alongside six other countries. At the contest in Dublin they were represented by Silvi Vrait, who finished 2nd last scoring just 2 points. In 2001 Estonia won the Eurovision Song Contest for the only time to date. They were represented by Tanel Padar, Dave Benton & 2XL, who performed the song “Everybody” and took a surprise victory in Copenhagen. After the success of the late-90s and early 00s, Estonia failed to qualify for the final from 2004-2008. In 2009 Estonia launched a new selection show, Eesti Laul, and has since qualified for the final six out of ten attempts.