Going back to the Baltics, it’s time for Eesti Laul final line-up to be completed! Following Thursday’s semi-final where 6 acts advanced to the final, a further 6 tickets are in the drawer, waiting to be given to the best of the evening!
The city of Tartu is ready to stage another semi-final evening, presented once again by Piret Krumm and Ott Stepp. Six of tonight’s contestants will keep chasing their Eurovision dream with a place in the final, while the rest will be forced to bid farewell to the competition.
Four of these qualifiers will be decided in the first round, by a mixed televote/jury voting deliberation, while the rest two will take the green light after the second round, where only the public’s opinion will be valid.
Following the conclusions of the two semi-finals tonight, the event’s final is scheduled to take place on 16 February at the Saku Suurhall in Tallinn.
Tonight’s 12 participants and running order are as follows:
- Sünne Valtri – I’ll do it my way
- Iseloomad – Kaks miinust
- Lumevärv feat. INGA – Milline päev
- Sissi – Strong
- Cätlin Mägi & Jaan Pehk – Parmumäng
- Kadiah – Believe
- Kaia Tamm – Wo sind die Katzen?
- Kerli Kivilaan – Cold love
- Grete Paia – Kui isegi kaotan
- Lacy Jay – Halleluja
- Around the Sun – Follow me back
- Uku Suviste – Pretty little liar
How to watch
The second semi-final of Eesti Laul will air at 18:00 CET (19:00 local time) and you may watch it via:
- Live stream from err.ee
Estonia at Eurovision 2018
Estonia’s annual national selection show Eesti Laul selected the soprano singer Elina Nechayeva to fly the country’s flag in Lisbon with the Italian-lyric song La forza. With her deep voice and her characteristic projection dress, Elina became quickly one of the year’s clear favourites for the top positions, even for the victory.
In Lisbon, she participated at the first semi-final of the contest in May and easily went through to the grand final, where she earned a total of 245 points which were enough for her to end up 8th, one of the best Eurovision results for Estonia in the current decade.