Things are taking pace in Estonia, for its Eurovision selection ‘Eesti Laul’. After revealing the first ten participants of next year’s competition yesterday, today the final ten participating artists in next year’s competition was revealed in Ringvaade tonight.
The final 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:
|m els||“So Good At What You Do”||Stefan Airapetjan, Andreas Poom, Hugo Martin Maasikas, Gevin Niglas|
|Robin Juhkental||“Kurbuse Matused”||Robin Juhkental|
|Neon Letters & Maiko||“Tokimeki”||Aap-Eerik Lai, Johanna Holvandus, Maiko Tammik|
|Bedwetters||“Monsters”||Joosep Järvesaar, Mihkel Mõttus, Rauno Kutti, Kaspar Koppel, Karl-Kristjan Kingi, Claus Peneri ja Kris-Evan Säde|
|Anett x Fredi||“You Need To Move On”||Frederik Küüts, Anett Kulbin, Jason Hunter|
|Linalakk, Bonzo||“Aeg”||Liina Tsimmer|
|Merlyn||“Unicorn Vibes”||Merlyn Uusküla, Lauri Lembinen|
|Mia||“Üks Samm Korragaa”||Kersti Kukk|
|Inger||“Awaiting You”||Inger Fridolin, Oliver de la Rosa Padilla, Sofia-Liis Liiv|
In terms of returnees, Robin Juhkental participated Estonia in 2010 as Malcolm Lincoln with the entry “Siren” which placed 14th in its Semi-Final. Annett x Fredi took part in Eesti Laul 2020 with “Write About Me” which placed 3rd. Inger also participated in 2019 & 2020 with “Coming Home” and “Only Dream”, which placed 6th and 4th respectively.
Now that the competing artists and the titles of their entries have been revealed, 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