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Jüri Pootsmann to represent Estonia at Eurovision with ”Play”!

Eesti Laul 2016 has just come to an end and it’s Jüri who will be flying to Sweden in May with ”Play” to wave the Estonian colours!

The winner was selected in two different rounds. The first round featured the 10 acts which qualified from the two previous semi-finals, where the top two acts for the jury and Estonian audience qualified for the next stage. In the final round, 100% televoting selected the winner and thus will be representing Estonia on the big stage in May following Stig and Elina’s steps in the contest.


  • First round: (qualifiers in bold)
  1. Laura “Supersonic”
  2. Go Away Bird “Sally”
  3. Mick Pedaja “Seis”
  4. Grete Paia “Stories Untold”
  5. Kéa “Lonely Boy”
  6. Jüri Pootsmann “Play”
  7. Kati Laev & Noorkuu “Kaugel sinust”
  8. Cartoon feat. Kristel Aaslaid “Immortality”
  9. Meisterjaan “Parmupillihullus”
  10. I Wear* Experiment “Patience”

Super-final: (winner in bold)

  • Laura – Supersonic (2nd)
  • Jüri Pootsmann – Play (1st)
  • Cartoon feat. Kristel Aaslaid – Immortality (3rd)

This year’s Eesti Laul final took place live from the 2002 venue of the Eurovision Song Contest in Tallinn.

Will the winner get in Stockholm to take the contest back to this place? Do you like the Estonian entry? Tell us your impressions below or on our social media platforms and stay tuned!

About Adrián Valiente (Spain)

Adrián Valiente (Spain)
I love the Eurovision Song Contest not only because of its amazing production but it also gives me the chance to discover new music every year with hundreds of songs from all over Europe. I've been watching it since 2002, since then I became a huge follower, mostly because of the interest TVE put on it with Rosa from Spain. I've attended the contest three times, in Malmö, Copenhagen and Vienna; Stockholm will be my 4th. I also attended the Junior Eurovision in Malta and Bulgaria where we lived an amazing experienced thanks to all delegations and PBS/BNT organising team.