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Estonia: Team ESCUnited Weighs in on Estonia’s Eurovision Hopefuls (Part 2)

All opinions expressed in this article are those of the person quoted and do not necessarily represent the opinions of the other team members or ESC United as a whole. Team ESCUnited is making its way through the twenty semi-finalists competing in this year’s Eesti Laul, five songs at a time, giving each song a score out of ten. In …

Estonia: Team ESC United Weighs in on Estonia’s Eurovision Hopefuls (Part 1)

All opinions expressed in this article are those of the person quoted and do not necessarily represent the opinions of the other team members or ESC United as a whole. This year, Estonia threw us all a curve ball and launched Eesti Laul in late November. After four quarterfinals, the Estonian public and a jury of music professionals narrowed the …

ESTONIA: Semifinal line-ups revealed!

Tallinn, 11 January 2022 Estonia’s broadcaster ERR has just revealed the semifinal division for their Eurovision selection show, Eesti Laul. The Poolfinaalid, set to air at 5 and 7 February 2022, will feature a line-up of 10 contestants vying for a spot in the Finaal on 12 February. Fans will be able to follow the liveshow via the ERR.ee portal …

ESTONIA: Final Quarterfinal sees Ott Lepland and Púr Múdd amongst its qualifiers

Tallinn, 11 December 2021 As National Finals Season is getting started, Estonia finish up their quarterfinals. As you might know, the Estonian national selection show expanded to include four quarterfinals, where the audience gets a chance to pick who gets to perform live in the quarterfinals on 5 and 7 February 2022. As such, the songs shown today were not …

Estonia: The Participants for Quarterfinal four have been announced!

This morning ERR confirmed the final 10 artists competing for a spot in the Eesti Laul semi-finals in February. Just as before, three artists from this list will move on to the semis based on televote results, while the final two qualifiers will be decided by a jury vote. The artists and songs competing during Saturday’s show are: Ariadne – …

ESTONIA: Third quarterfinal sees Elina Nechayeva and Sahlene amongst its qualifiers!

Tallinn, 4 December 2021 Another Saturday, another update from the Baltic. Buckle up for the report of Eesti Laul’s third quarterfinal. The quarterfinal, hosted by Eurovision veterans Ott Lepland and Laura Põldvere, featured ten submissions that were hoping to reach the live semifinal shows. This quarterfinal was deemed the “foreign language” semifinal, meaning all songs were in the foreign language …

Estonia: Eesti Laul Quarter-Final 3 line-up announced!

It’s another exciting monday given that ERR has released the next 10 artists and songs competing in the quarter-final set to air on Saturday, December 4th. The broadcaster will continue to use former Eesti Laul contestants and Eurovision artists to host the live show, and this weekend the hosts will be Eurovision 2012 representative Ott Lepland and Eurovision 2005 and …

Five more acts advance in Eesti Laul 2022

This evening, the second quarter-final of Eesti Laul 2022 was held in Tallinn, as ten more acts took to the competition to select Estonia’s hopeful for Turin. Once again, the qualifiers would be decided by televoting (3 acts) and juries (2 acts), following all of the performances. This week’s show was hosted by former Estonian representatives Uku Suviste (2020 and …

ESTONIA: The first semifinalists of Eesti Laul include Stig Rästa and Jaagup Tuisk

Tallinn, 20 November 2021 We’re off! Estonia has unveiled its first batch of hopefuls during the first ever quarterfinal of Eesti Laul! In the short show, the video clips of every entrant were shown in succession, punctuated with short interviews by the hosts Tanel Padar and Ines. Interestingly, Fiona and Me, the fourth act to be shown, were absent, with …

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