ERR has revealed the interval acts and as stage construction is underway in Tallinn for Eesti Laul.
ERR has revealed the interval acts for the two semifinals of Eesti Laul 2021. For semi-final one, Beebilõust and Elina Born will perform with Villemdrillem. While in the second semi-final, Curly Strings and Daniel Levi will perform.
Semi-final one interval act Elina Born sang for Estonia at Eurovision 2015 along with singer Stig Rasta. Earlier this year she worked with Estonian rapper and fellow semi-final one interval act Villemdrillem on the song “niiea”. It is unknown if this is the song that will be performed at this year’s show.
The broadcaster had previously hinted we could expect to see some of the acts listed above at this year’s show when explaining this year coronavirus mitigation measures.
The semi-finals of Eesti Laul will take place on February 18 and 20, the final will take place on March 6. The running order for this year semi-finals is 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”
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.
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Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest
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.