Estonia kicked off their search for Rotterdam in style this evening, with the first twelve acts of this year’s Eesti Laul taking part in the first semi-final live from Tallinn.
The show, of course, went ahead without the usual audience and atmosphere, however there was still opportunity for a vibrant atmosphere in the green room among the competing acts and delegations.
The running order for tonight’s show was as follows;
- Tanja – Best Night Ever
- Hans Nayna – One By One
- WIIRALT – Tuuled
- Kéa – Hypnotized
- Andrei Zevakin & Pluuto – Wingman
- Karl Killing – Kiss Me
- Nika Marula – Calm Down
- Egert Milder – Free Again
- Tuuli Rand – Üks öö
- Koit Toome – We Could Have Been Beautiful
- Kristin Kalnapenk – Find a Way
- Ivo Linna, Robert Linna & Supernova – Ma Olen Siin
The show saw multiple familiar faces to Eurovision and Eesti Laul fans alike, in a glitzy and well-produced show hosted by Grete Kuld and Tõnis Niinemets.
The result was decided by a mixture of votes, with four qualifiers chosen by a 50/50 split of jury and televoting, and the final two qualifiers in this evening’s semi-final selected by the public alone.
As the semi-final drew to a close following a performance from Estonian rapper Beebilõust and former Estonian representative Elina Born, it became clear which six songs would make it to the Eesti Laul final on March 6th. They are;
- Karl Killing
- Egert Milder
- Ivo Linna, Robert Linna & Supernova
- Koit Toome
- Hans Nayna
- Andrei Zevakin & Pluuto
The second semi-final of this year’s Eesti Laul will take place on Saturday 20th February, as another twelve acts vie for the last six tickets to the final.
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