There’s still a couple of weeks left before the culmination of this year’s Eesti Laul, but today ERR have revealed the running order for the grand final. Twelve acts have made it through from the semi-finals with the chance to become Estonia’s Eurovision representative for 2023.
Eesti Laul Grand Final Running Order
|1||Meelik||“Tuju”||Andres Kõpper, Meelik Samel, Rain Parve, Martin Petermann|
|2||Inger||“Awaiting You”||Inger Fridolin, Oliver de la Rosa Padilla, Sofia-Liis Liiv|
|3||Janek||“House Of Glass”||Janek Valgepea, Kjetil Mørland|
|4||Elysa||“Bad Philosophy”||Stig Rästa, Vallo Kikas, Elisa Kolk, Anne Gudrun Michaelsen, Alex Ghinea|
|5||m els||“So Good (At What You Do)”||Stefan Airapetjan, Andreas Poom, Hugo Martin Maasikas, Gevin Niglas, Stig Rästa|
|6||Bedwetters||“Monsters”||Joosep Järvesaar, Mihkel Mõttus, Rauno Kutti, Kaspar Koppel, Karl-Kristjan Kingi, Claus Peneri, Kris Evan-Säde|
|7||Andreas||“Why Do You Love Me”||Andreas Poom, Alan Roy Scott, Julia Sundberg|
|8||Alika||“Bridges”||Alika Milova, Wouter Hardy, Nina Sampermans|
|9||Anett x Fredi||“You Need To Move On”||Frederik Küüts, Anett Kulbin, Jason Hunter|
|11||Mia||“Üks samm korraga”||Kersti Kukk|
|12||Sissi||“Lighthouse”||Sissi Nylia Benita|
What else do we know about the Eesti Laul final?
The final of Eesti Laul will take place on 11th February at the Tondiraba Ice Hall in Tallinn. It will be hosted by Tõnis Niinemets and Grete Kuld.
The winner will be determined by two rounds of voting, The first round combines the results of a professional jury and public televote (weighted 50/50). The top 3 acts will advance to the super final, where the winner will be decided through a 100% public televote.
Other artists performing in the show will include Karl-Erik Taukar, 2 Quick Starts and last year’s winner Stefan.
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
Photo Credit: ERR/Liisa Rull