Following yesterday’s announcement of those participating in the first semi final, ERR today have revealed the 12 artists that will be appearing in the second semi final of Eesti Laul 2020.
The 12 artists competing in the second semi final in the hope to represent Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 are:
- Synne Valtri feat. Väliharf – Majakad (Lighthouses)
- Anett x Fredi – Write About Me
- INGA – Right Time
- German & Violina – Heart Winder
- Viinerid – Kapa Kohi-LA
- Revals – Kirjutan romaani (I’m writing a novel)
- Merilin Mälk – Miljon sammu (A million steps)
- Jennifer Cohen – Ping Pong
- Janet – Hingelind (Soul bird)
- Egert Milder – Georgia (On My Mind)
- INGER – Only Dream
- Uudo Sepp – I’m Sorry. I Messed Up
Upon release of the artists competing, chief producer of Eesti Laul, Tomi Rahula said:
It is a pleasure to see such a versatile selection of songs, both genre and performers, reaching the semi-finals of the Eesti Laul 2020. Viewers and listeners can see for themselves as early as November 30, when this year’s competition entries will be heard in public for the first time.
The jury that selected the twenty four artists competing in Eesti Laul 2020 was formed of Andres Puusepp, Anu Varusk, Birgit Sarrap, Daniel Levi, Eda-Ines Etti, Hendrik Sal-Saller, Jüri Makarov, Kaupo Karelson, Lauri Hermann, Madis Aesma, Maiken, Owe Petersell, Sten Teppan and Vaido Pannel.
A total of 178 potentially entries were submitted to the contest. 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.