The semi-final draw for the upcoming Estonian national selection for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest – Eesti Laul – has been determined and revealed by the organisers of the event.
Earlier this month, the Estonian national broadcaster – ERR – revealed the names of the 20 artists and songs selected to compete in the upcoming Eesti Laul selection for Eurovision 2018.
A wide variety of songs have been selected for the forthcoming contest, including many new performers to both the contest as well as the music scene.
Speaking of the semi-final draw for the Estonian selection, Eesti Laul producer Mart Normet revealed the process behind the shorting of the 2 initial shows:
As with the music store, the songs are sorted by genres, so are the songs in our broadcast. In addition to this, we also took into account the males and females singing in the semi-finals, language, target group and other indicators in the distribution of the semi-finals, by which we have put together the most exciting and fun collections.
Semi-final draw results
Whilst each artist and entry has been allocated to a specific semi-final, the official running order of each show has yet to be determined. The semi-final running orders will be revealed over the coming weeks.
10/02: Semi-final 1
- Aden Ray – Everybody’s dressed
- Desiree – On my mind
- Elina Netšajeva – La forza
- Etnopatsy – Külm
- Iiris & Agoh – Drop that boogie
- Miljardid – Pseudoprobleem
- Sibyl Vane – Thousand words
- Stig Rästa – Home
- Tiiu x Okym x Semy – Näita oma energiat
- Vajé – Laura (Walk with me)
17/02: Semi-final 2
- Eliis Pärna & Gerli Padar – Sky
- Evestus – Welcome to my world
- Frankie Animal – (Can’t keep calling) Misty
- Girls In Pearls – Spellbound
- Indrek Ventmann – Tempel
- Karl Kristjan & Karl Killing (feat. Wateva) – Young
- Marju Lanik – Täna otsuseid ei tee
- Metsakutsu – Koplifornia
- Nika – Knock knock
- Rolf Roosalu – Show a little love
Although some of the semi-final entries are already available to listen to, each of the competing entries will be officially presented via ERR on the 19 and 20 December.
It is expected that 5 acts from each semi-final will qualify to the Eesti Laul 2018 final, with 10 finalists competing for the right to represent Estonia at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. The Eesti Laul final will take place on the 3 March.