Our grand final line up for Eesti Laul 2023 is complete! Following last week’s heats, the public were able to choose two wildcard acts who would take the final places in the selection. Tonight on Ringvaade the acts were announced as Elysa with her song “Bad Philosophy”, and MIA with her song “Üks samm korraga”.
The Eesti Laul 2023 final line up is:
|Andreas||Why Do You Love Me|
|Anett x Fredi||You Need To Move On|
|JANEK||House Of Glass|
|m els||So Good At What You Do|
|MIA||Üks samm korraga|
The final of Eesti Laul will take place on 11th February.
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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