As the first show of this year’s Eesti Laul draws closer, Estonian broadcaster EER has released the running orders for both of this year’s semi-finals. Twenty songs are competing to represent Estonia in Liverpool in May.
Eesti Laul Semi-Final One: Running Order
|1||Janek||“House of Glass”||Janek Valgepea, Kjetil Morland|
|2||ELLIP||“Pretty Girl”||Pille-Riin Karro, Meelis Meri|
|3||kaw||“Valik”||Gevin Niglas, Jesse Keihäsvuori|
|4||Merlyn||“Unicorn Vibes”||Merlyn Uusküla, Lauri Lembinen|
|5||Mia||“Üks Samm Korragaa”||Kersti Kukk|
|6||Neon Letters & Maiko||“Tokimeki”||Aap-Eerik Lai, Johanna Holvandus, Maiko Tammik|
|8||Andreas||“Why Do You Love Me”||Andreas Poom, Alan Roy Scott, Julia Sundberg|
|9||Bedwetters||“Monsters”||Joosep Järvesaar, Mihkel Mõttus, Rauno Kutti, Kaspar Koppel, Karl-Kristjan Kingi, Claus Peneri ja Kris-Evan Säde|
|10||Anett x Fredi||“You Need To Move On”||Frederik Küüts, Anett Kulbin, Jason Hunter|
Eesti Laul Semi-Final Two: Running Order
|1||Inger||“Awaiting You”||Inger Fridolin, Oliver de la Rosa Padilla, Sofia-Liis Liiv|
|2||Linalakk, Bonzo||“Aeg”||Liina Tsimmer|
|3||Meelik||“Tuju”||Andres Kõpper, Meelik Samel, Rain Parve, Martin Petermann|
|4||Elysa||“Bad Philosophy”||Stig Rästa, Vallo Kikas, Elisa Kolk, Anne Gudrun Michaelsen, Alex Ghinea|
|5||Robin Juhkental||“Kurbuse Matused”||Robin Juhkental|
|6||m els||“So Good At What You Do”||Stefan Airapetjan, Andreas Poom, Hugo Martin Maasikas, Gevin Niglas|
|7||Wiiralt||“Salalik”||Martin Saaremägi, Vahur Krautman|
|8||Sissi||“Lighthouse”||Sissi Nylia Benita|
|9||Carlos Ukareda||“Whiskey Won’t Forget”||Carlos Ukareda, Gevin Niglas, Chris Roberts|
|10||Alika||“Bridges”||Alika Milova, Wouter Hardy|
Eesti Laul 2023
The two semi-finals will take place on January 12th and 14th, with the final taking place on February 11th. The semi-finals will be held in the Viimsi Artium. The final will then take place in the Tondiraba Ice Hall in Tallinn. The shows will be hosted by Tõnis Niinemets and Grete Kuld, who return to the role after hosting the 2021 edition of the contest.
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.
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 finished in 13th place with 141 points.
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News Source: ERR
Photo Credit: EBU / Nathan Reinds