Yesterday (October 31), Estonia’s Head of Delegation Tomi Rahula surprised Eurovision fans, as he made a surprise appearance in Ringvaade, to reveal that Sissi is one of the semi-finalists in the upcoming edition of Eesti Laul.
This will be Sissi’s 3rd participation in Eesti Laul
The confirmation yestrday will see Sissi compete in the Estonian selection for a 3rd occassion. First, Sissi competed in 2019 with “Strong” which placed 4th, and in 2021 with “Time” which placed 2nd. At the time of writing, further information about Sissi’s entry in next year’s competition are yet to be revealed.
The remaining 19 participants will be revelaed in “Ringvaade” on November 1 and 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: Sissi