Estonian broadcaster ERR has announced the first of two lineups of artists for Eesti Laul 2023, welcoming both new and returning artists to compete for a chance to represent Estonia at the Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool, England this spring.

Earlier in the week, ERR confirmed its first artist of the 2023 season: Sissi, who is returning for a third time after taking fourth place in 2019 with the song “Strong,” and second in 2021 with “Time.” She was also the Estonian spokesperson for Eurovision 2021.

Here’s a full list of the first ten participants and songs in Eesti Laul 2023:

  • Alika – “Bridges”
  • Andreas Poom – “Why Do You Love Me”
  • Carlos Ukareda – “Whiskey Won’t Forget”
  • ELLIP – “Pretty Girl”
  • Elysa – “Bad Philosophy”
  • JANEK – “House of Glass”
  • kaw – “Valik”
  • Meelik – “Tuju”
  • Sissi – “Lighthouse
  • Wiiralt & Ultima Thule – “Salalik”

Eesti Laul 2023 will include two semi-finals and a final on the following dates:

  • Semi-final 1: January 12
  • Semi-final 2: January 14
  • Grand Final: February 11

Stefan represented Estonia at Eurovision 2022 with the song “Hope,” placing 13th in the final with 141 points. Check in with us tomorrow when we find out who the second half of participants are!

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