Hea õhtu Tallinnast! Following two spectacular semi-finals in the city of Tartu, the Estonian national selection Eesti Laul is moving to Tallinn tonight and is ready to determine the artist who will be flying the state’s flag in Tel Aviv!
Eesti Laul started two weeks ago with two semi-final evenings, where a total of 6 acts from each show were given the green light and secured a spot in tonight’s Grand Final. But who will dare to dream of an impressive Eurovision performance and one more successful result for Estonia?
Women, men, bands, younger and older artists, are all set to take the stage of Saku Suurhall tonight. Tonight’s running order as announced by the Estonian broadcaster ETV is:
- Sissi – Strong
- Lumevärv ft. Inga – Milline päev
- Victor Crone – Storm
- Kerli Kivilaan – Cold love
- xtra basic & Emily J – Hold me close
- Kadiah – Believe
- Synne Valtri – I’ll do it my way
- Stefan – Without you
- The Swingers, Tanja & Birgit – High heels in the neighbourhood
- Uku Suviste – Pretty little liar
- Inger – Coming home
- Sandra Nurmsalu – Soovide puu
Tonight’s show will be divided into two voting rounds: in the first round the 12 battling acts will be evaluated both by the public, as well as an internaltional jury panel, each having a 50% influence on the outcome. This initial procedure will have three winners, all proceeding to the second round, Eesti Laul‘s superfinal. In this round, the overall winner of the event will be determined exclusively by the voting public.
The winner of Eesti Laul 2019 will be honoured to represent Estonia at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.
Among the show’s special guests, we will witness former Estonian entrants, such as last year’s Elina Nechayeva, Getter Jaani and Ivo Linna.
How to watch
The second semi-final of Eesti Laul will air at 17:45 CET (18:45 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 went easily 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.