It is only two months until Eesti Laul 2023 gets underway. It has now been confirmed by Estonian broadcaster ERR, that Tõnis Niinemets and Grete Kuld will host the 2023 edition of the national final. The duo will return to hosting duties after hosting the competition in 2021.
What we know about Eesti Laul 2023
Earlier this month, Estonia’s broadcaster ERR revealed that Eesti Laul 2023 will be held in two separate venues. The semi-finals will be held in the Viimsi Artium. The final will then take place in the Tondiraba Ice Hall in Tallinn.
In total, 20 songs will participate in Eesti Laul 2023. All competing songs will be revealed in December on a special show to be broadcast by ERR. The twenty competing acts were revealed on the light news programme Ringvaade, giving each artist the chance to prepare music videos ahead of the national selection. The two semi-finals will take place on January 12th and 14th, with the final taking place on February 11th.
Who is competing in Eesti Laul 2023?
The artists that are competing in Eesti Laul, as well as the song titles and songwriters can be see here below:
|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,|
|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|
The entries are set to be revealed in a special program titled “Eesti Laul 2023”, which will air on the 2nd of December, with the tickets for next year’s shows also going on sale on the same day.
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.
Are you looking forward to next year’s Eesti Laul? Which act are you excited to see in the Eesti Laul stage? Are you excited about the 2023 hosts? As always, let us know what you think in the comments below or on social media. Don’t forget to follow ‘That Eurovision Site’ over at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok as we gear up for Eurovision 2023!
News Source: ERR
Photo Credit: ERR/ Kairit Leibold