Today we continue to find out who will be participating in Estonia’s Eurovision 2023 selection Eesti Laul. The participants was once again revealed in Ringvaade. Yesterday, Sissi was revealed as the first participant to be confirmed with another 9 revealed today on Ringvaade.
The first ten participants of Eesti Laul 2023 are..
The first ten competing artists of Eesti Laul 2023, and the name of their entries are as follows:
|Sissi||“Lighthouse”||Sissi Nylia Benita|
|Wiiralt & Ultima Thula||“Salalik”||Martin Saaremägi, Vahur Krautman|
|Carlos Ukareda||“Whiskey Won’t Forget”||Carlos Ukareda, Gevin Niglas, Chris Roberts|
|Alika||“Bridges”||Alika Milova, Wouter Hardy|
|Janek||“House of Glass”||Janek Valgepea, Kjetil Morland|
|ELLIP||“Pretty Girl”||Pille-Riin Karro, Meelis Meri|
|kaw||“Valik”||Gevin Niglas, Jesse Keihäsvuori|
|Andreas||“Why Do You Love Me”||Andreas Poom, Alan Roy Scott, Julia Sundberg|
|Meelik||“Tuju”||Andres Kõpper, Meelik Samel, Rain Parve, Martin Petermann|
|Elysa||“Bad Philosophy”||Stig Rästa, Vallo Kikas, Elisa Kolk, Anne Gudrun Michaelsen, Alex Ghinea,|
In terms of participants we have Sissi, Wiiralt, and Elysa participating once again, whilst previous Eurovision participants are involved in the songwriting team, such as Kjetil Morland (Norway 2015) and Stig Rästa (Estonia 2015)
The remaining 10 participants will be revelaed in “Ringvaade” on November 2, whilst their comepting entries would then be heard on a special prgram in ERR on December 2.
The 20 songs will then go on to take part in Eesti Laul 2023, with 10 songs qualifying from each Semi-Final on January 12 and 14 for the final, which will take place on February 11 where the winner will represent Estonia in Liverpool next May.
Estonia’s Eurovision Journey
Estonia has appeared at almost every Eurovision since their debut in 1994. They have won the contest once with Tanel Padar, Dave Benton and 2XL in 2001, singing Everybody. Other notable Estonian entrants include 3rd placer Sahlene with Runaway in 2002 and Ines with Once In A Lifetime in 2000, who placed 4th. More recently, their highest-placing entries have been Urban Symphony with Randajad in 2009 and Ott Lepland with Kuula in 2012, both of whom finished in 6th place. In 2022, they elected to send STEFAN through Eesti Laul to the contest with “Hope”. He successfully qualified for the final and finshed in 13th place with 141 points.
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News Source: ERR
Photo Credit: EBU/Sarah Louise Bennett