The Estonian broadcaster ETV has chosen Marko Reikop and Ines to be the hosts of this year's preselection show Eurolaul 2005. The first preview show will be shown on 29th January.
Marko Reikop has hosted almost every Eurolaul since its beginning. Ines is a newcomer in that area, though she has won the show itself in 2000 and represented Estonia at the Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm the same year. Ines achieved a 4th place with the song Once in a lifetime.
Both of them have hosted TV-shows before – Reikop is one of the most popular TV-hosts in Estonia and Ines has done the same work with Guiness records and Ripley's belive it or not.
The first TV-show with all the 10 finalist songs of this year's preselection will be shown on 29th January at 21:35 EET. It will be followed by a series of 5-minute preview shows “Who will go to Kiev?” the following week which will be topped by the final of Eurolaul 2005 on 5th February. For the second time in history the Estonian televoters will take the responsibility to choose their representative for the Eurovision Song Contest.
The Estonian preselection is once again produced by Juhan Paadam, currently a member of the European Broadcasting Union's reference group and the Executive Producer of the 2002 Eurovision Song Contest which was held in Tallinn, Estonia.
Estonia will have to participate in the semifinal of the Eurovision Song Contest 2005, held in Kiev in May.