Estonia will take part in next year’s Eurovision Song Contest in The Netherlands.
Estonian broadcaster ERR has confirmed to ESCToday that they will participate in the 2020 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. The broadcaster hasn’t yet confirmed how they will select their entrant, however it’s likely that they will use their national final Eesti Laul. The show has been used to select the Estonian participant every year since 2009.
At the 2019 contest, Estonia was represented by Victor Crone. With his song “Storm”, he finished in 18th place in the Grand Final.
The Eurovision Song Contest will be brought back to the Netherlands for the 2020 edition, in either Rotterdam or Maastricht. To date, 29 countries have confirmed preliminary participation. These countries are:
- Czech Republic
- San Marino
- United Kingdom
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.