Estonian: Eesti Laul candidates published!

Estonian broadcaster has revealed the names of the 20 candidates who have made it to the national selection: Eesti Laul 2014:

  • Tanja – Amazing – Written by Timo Vendt & Tatjana Mihhailova
  • Sofia Rubina – City Lights – Priit Juurmann, Sofia Rubina
  • Maltised – Elu – Jakko Maltis
  • MiaMee – Fearful Heart – Liina Saar, Liisi Koikson
  • The Titles – Flame – Rasmus Lill, Markus Rafael Nylund
  • Sandra Nurmsalu – Kui Tuuled Pöörduvad – Sven Lõhmus
  • August Hunt – Kus On EXIT? – August Hunt
  • Norman Salumäe – Search – Norman Salumäe
  • Traffic – Für Elise – Stig Rästa, Silver Laas
  • Brigita Murutar – Laule Täis Taevakaar – Rainer Michelson, Feliks Kütt
  • Lauri Pihlap – Lootus – Lauri Pihlap
  • VÖÖRAD – Maailm On Hull – Priit Uustulnd, Meiko Humal
  • Super Hot Cosmos Blues Band – Maybe-Maybe – Mati Sütt, Janno Reim
  • Nion – Muud Pole Vaja – Karl Kanter, Keit Triisa, Marilyn Jurman
  • Wilhelm – Resignal – Lauri Kadalipp
  • Nimmerschmidt – Sandra – Fredy Schmidt, Andero Nimmer, Merilyn Merisalu
  • Maiken – Siin Või Sealpool Maad – Kadri Koppel
  • State of Zoe – Solina – Anneliis Kits, Sander Mölder
  • Kõrsikud – Tule Ja Jää – Kõrsikud
  • Lenna – Supernoova – Mihkel Raud (watch)

Many stars have decided to return for the next edition of Eesti Laul. 

Out of this year’s qualifiers, Sandra Nurmsalu and Lenna have already experience from the Eurovision Song Contest as singers. The first havingrepresented Estonia in 2009 with Rändajad and Lenna carrying the Swiss flag in 2005 with Vanilla Ninja’s Cool Vibes. The author of Sandra’s song, Sven Lõhmus, has also written three songs that have competed for Estonia – Suntribe’s Let’s Get Loud (2005), Sandra Nurmsalu’s Rändajad(2009) and Getter Jaani’s Rockefeller Street (2011).

Lauri Pihlap was a member of 2XL who won the Eurovision Song Contest the last time it was held in Denmark, in 2001 with Tanel Padar and Dave Benton’s Everybody.

Sofia Rubina, August Hunt, Norman Salumäe, Tanja Mihhailova, Traffic, Liisi Koikson and Kõrsikud have all taken part previously in the Estonian national selection but have not managed to win it yet. Kadri Koppel has also taken part in the previous Estonian selection format, Eurolaul and is the vocal coach of Ott Lepland who finished sixth at the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest.

Estonia was represented in Malmo by Birgit Oigemel who performed the song “Et uus saaks alguse”. She came 20th:

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