The second semi-final of Eesti Laul was the most watched television broadcast of the past week in Estonia.
Eesti Laul was the first and third most watched shows in Estonia last week as the semi-finals took place in Tartu. 190,000 viewers followed the second semi-final of the contest with a share of 15.7%, which is just 11,000 viewers less than the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel.
The breakdown of the viewing figures is as follows:
- Semi-Final One – 167,000 viewers – 13.8% share (3rd most watched show)
- Semi-Final Two – 190,000 viewers – 15.7% share (Most watched show)
The final of Eesti Laul 2020 takes place on February 29 in Tallinn. Opening the show will be INGER, and Laura will close the show. The running order is as follows:
- Inger – Only Dream
- Rasmus Rändvee – Young
- Stefan – By My Side
- Synne Valtri feat. Väliharf – Majakad
- Uudo Sepp – I’m Sorry. I Messed Up
- Uku Suviste – What Love Is
- Shira – Out In Space
- Anett x Fredi – Write About Me
- Jaagup Tuisk – Beautiful Lie
- Traffic – Üks kord veel
- Egert Milder – Georgia (On My Mind)
- Laura – Break Me
The winner of Eesti Laul 2020 will go on to represent Estonia at the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. They will be performing in the first half of the second semi-final on 14th May.
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.