No tickets will be sold for this year’s Eesti Laul semi-finals.
The Eesti Laul official Instagram account has revealed that the artists participating in this year’s contest will have the chance to perform in Saku Suurhall, but no audience will be present during the broadcasts. They have not yet specified whether this will be the case for the final on March 6th.
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The semi-finals of Eesti Laul will take place on February 18 and 20. Six songs will qualify from each semi-final for the Grand Final on March 6, making a total of 12 finalists. All three shows will take place in Tallinn for the first time since 2018, due to the current Covid-19 restrictions on gatherings in Estonia. All three shows will be presented by Tõnis Niinemets and Grete Kuld.
The running order for the semi-finals are as follows:
- Tanja – “Best Night Ever”
- Hans Nayna – “One By One”
- Wiiralt – “Tuuled”
- Kea – “Hypnotized”
- Andrei Zevakin & Pluuto – “Wingman”
- Karl Killing – “Kiss Me”
- Nika Marula – “Calm Down”
- Egert Milder – “Free Again”
- Tuuli Rand – “Üks öö”
- Koit Toome – “We Could Have Been Beautiful”
- Kristin Kalnapenk – “Find A Way”
- Ivo Linna, Robert Linna, Supernova -“Ma olen siin”
- Sissi – “Time”
- Gram-Of-Fun – “Lost In A Dance”
- Kadri Voorand – “Energy”
- Helen – “Nii kõrgele”
- Redel – “Tartu”
- Rahel – “Sunday Night”
- Uku Haasma – “Kaos”
- Heleza – “6”
- Uku Suviste – “The Lucky One”
- Alabama Watchdog – “Alabama Watchdog”
- Jüri Pootsmann – “Magus melanhoolia”
- Suured Tüdrukud – “Heaven’s Not That Far Tonight”
Source: Eesti Laul / Image source: ERR
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.