Estonia: Second set of Eesti Laul 2021 semi final contestants go public
The Estonian national broadcaster, ERR, has revealed the second set of the Eesti Laul 2021 particiapants that ambition to win the right to represent the nation at the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam.
Eesti Laul 2021 preparations are in full swing by ERR as the country seeks for its next Eurovision representative. Following the first set of semifinalists revealed yesterday, today the national broadcaster revealed the second set of 12 semi finalists for the country’s ESC 2021 national selection.
The second set of acts that will take part in the semi finals are:
- Karl Killing – Kiss Me
- Egert Milder – Free Again
- Rahel – Sunday Night
- Sissi – Time
- Alabama Watchdog – Alabama Watchdog
- Kristin Kalnapenk – Find A Way
- Tanja – Best Night Ever
- Heleza – 6
- Uku Aasma – Kaos
- Suured Tüdrukud – Heaven’s Not That Far Tonight
- Kadri Voorand – Energy
- Ivo Linna, Robert Linna, Supernova- Ma ole siin
In today’a second set of acts were meet two more former Eurovision representatives. Namely, Ivo Linna (1996) and Tanja (2014) aim to return to Eurovision an represent once again the Baltic country. The come and join the former Eurovision representatives from the first grouo, Koit Tome ( 1998, 2017), Juri Pootsman (2016) and Uku Suviste (2020) making the Eesti Laul 2021 an exciting competitive selection.
Essti Laul 2021 will unfold over three nights, with two semi finals and a grand final show to take place, all of them in the capital city of Tallinn. Specifically the dates on which the show will take place are :
- Eesti Laul 2021 Semifinal 1 – February 18, 2021
- Eesti Laul 2021 Semifinal 2 – February 20, 2021
- Eesti Laul 2021 Grand Final – March 6, 2021
The Eurovision Story so Far
Estonia joined the Eurovision family in 1994 . On their debut participation they were represented by Silvi Vrait, who finished 2nd last with only 2 points. Seven years later the country was crowned winner of Eurovision Song Contest 2001 for the first and only time until today. Tanel Padar, Dave Benton & 2XL, performed the song Everybody and against all odds achieved to bring the trophy from Copenhagen in Estonia.
However this success didn’t continue as Estonia failed to qualify for the final from 2004-2008. In 2009 the successive bad results led to the establishment of Eesti Laul, as the show through which the country has been selecting its Eurovision entries the last ten years, having six times qualified to the final. Last year Eesi Laul 2018 winner, Elina Nichayeva represented the country with her entry La Forza which finish 8th in the Grand final.
In 2019, the country was represented by Eesti Laul 2019 winner, Victor Crone who performed on the Expo Tel Aviv stage the song “Storm” which finished 20th in the grand final.
Uku Suviste won the Esti Laul 2020 national final with the song “What Love Is” but due to the cancellation of Eurovision the musician was deprived the chance to represent Estonia in Rotterdam this year. Lets remember his Eurovision 2020 entry: