Estonian broadcaster ETV has received 92 songs for the Estonian national Eurovision Song Contest selections Eurolaul 2005. Compared to last year's 153 submitted songs, the amount of submitted songs is rather low.
“The composers of five songs were foreigners and were unfortunately disqualified,” said the main coordinator of Eurolaul 2005 Juhan Paadam optimistically. “I believe, that this year's decision only to allow Estonian composers to take part is justified,”
Ten finalists will be chosen by a ten-member jury on Thursday 9th December and will be announced publicly on the same day during a special program on ETV. The Estonians will choose the Estonian representative for the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Kiev on 5th February 2005.