The National Final season continues on, as tonight is the second semi-final of Estonia’s Eurovision National Final Eesti Laul took place. Ten artists competed for the second five spots in the final. Check out our recap of the first semifinal here.
Entries that have qualified from Semi Final 1 Eesti Laul:
The competing entries and the results from the first semi-final are as follows:
|2.||Linalakk and Bonzo||“Aeg”||NQ|
|5.||Robin Juhkental||“Kurbuse matused”||NQ|
|6.||M Els||“So Good at What You Do”||Qualified|
|9.||Carlos Ukareda||“Whiskey Won’t Forget”||NQ|
The following artists qualified in the first round of voting which was decided by the Jury and the Televote: INGER, Meelik, Sissi, and Alika
The following artist qualified in the second round of voting which was decided purely by the Televote: M Els
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 “Rändajad” 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.
Estonia has used Eesti Laul to decide their competing entry every year since 2009. Before then, they used another national final format, Eurolaul, dating back to their first attempt at participation in 1993, where they failed to make it through the pre-qualifying round.
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News Source: ERR
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