The Estonian broadcaster has revealed the first 12 of the 24 participants that will take part in the 2021 edition of Eesti Laul. A total of 156 entries were submitted for the national selection.
Once again, the Estonian broadcaster will select their representative for the Eurovision Song Contest from Eesti Laul. As in previous editions, the national selection will be made up of three shows, two semifinals, on February 18th and 20th and the final on 6th March.
156 applications were sent to ERR, among which there were 63 songs in Estonian, and 93 in foreign languages, mostly in English, but also in Spanish, French and Russian.
Eesti Laul 2021 is very promising. Among the participants, there are successful former entrants of the show, but also new faces to the audience. said the main producer of Eesti Laul Tomi Rahula.
From all the submissions received, a professional expert panel has selected the acts that will compete in the semifinals of Eesti Laul, without knowing the identity behind the song. You can find the first 12 below:
- Nika Marula – Calm down
- Kéa – Hypnotized
- Gram-Of-Fun – Lost In A Dance
- Jüri Pootsmann – Magus melanhoolia
- Helen – Nii kõrgele
- Hans Naina – One by One
- REDEL – Tartu
- Uku Suviste – The Lucky One
- WIIRALT – Tuuled
- Koit Toome – We Could Have Been Beautiful
- Andrei Zevakin & Pluuto – Wingman
- Tuuli Rand – Üks öö
We will have to wait a few more days until we can listen to the songs as they will be released at a new TV programme called “Eesti Laul 2021. Start”, which will be broadcast at the beginning of December.
How much are you looking forward to the next year’s Eesti Laul?