The venues for the Semi-Finals and Final of Eesti Laul 2020 have been confirmed, with tickets now on sale for the shows.
Tartu and Tallinn will once again be the venues for Eesti Laul, the Estonian selection process for the Eurovision Song Contest. The Semi-Finals will be held at the University of Tartu Sports Hall, the same venue as in 2019. While the Saku Suurhall remains as the venue for the Grand Final in Tallinn. Tickets for both Semi-Finals and the Grand Final are on sale now starting at 20.30 Euro.
ERR has also announced that Karl-Erik Taukar and Tõnis Niinemets will be the hosts for the selection process. Tomi Rahula, the Head of Delegation for Estonia commented:
Both of them have run spectacular shows and brought the audience full of their concerts and performances. Now they finally get together on the Estonian Song stage.
The dates for Eesti Laul 2020 are:
- Semi-Final One – February 13
- Semi-Final Two – February 15
- Grand Final – February 29
At the 2019 contest, Estonia was represented by Victor Crone. With his song “Storm”, he finished in 18th place in the Grand Final.
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.