ERR, the Estonian broadcaster of the Eurovision Song Contest, have published most of the 20 participating entries which will take part at the 2014 Estonian national selection Eesti Laul.
This year, 2 semi-finals consisting of 10 acts each will compete at the Estonian national selection on the 14 and 21 of February. 5 acts from each semi-final will qualify to the grand final and on the 1 March, the 10 finalists will battle for the right to represent their country at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen this May. ERR received a record breaking 188 entries for this year’s Eesti Laul contest.
The 20 competing entries
Click on the song titles below to listen to each of the bidding entries. Sandra Nurmsalu’s entry will be revealed at a later date.[one_half]
- August Hunt – Kus on EXIT?
- Brigita Murutar – Laule täis taevakaar
- Kõrsikud – Tule ja jää
- Lauri Pihlap – Lootus
- Lenna – Supernoova
- Maiken – Siin või sealpool maad
- Mait Maltis – Elu
- MiaMee – Fearful heart
- Nimmerschmidt – Sandra
- Nion – Muud pole vaja
- Norman Salumäe – Search
- Sandra Nurmsalu – Kui tuuled pöörduvad
- Sofia Rubina – City lights
- State of Zoe – Solina
- Super Hot Cosmos Blues Band – Maybe-maybe
- Tanja Mihhailova – Amazing
- The Titles – Flame
- Traffic – Für elise
- VÖÖRAD – Maailm on hull
- Wilhelm – Resignal
Earlier this month, ERR announced the running of the 2 2014 Eesti Laul semi-finals. You can find out more about the running order here.
Estonia debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest back in 1994 with the entry Nagu merelaine performed by the late Silvi Vrait. They ended in 24th place with a total of 2 points. Estonia’s best result was in 2001 when Tanel Padar, Dave Benton and 2XL were selected to represent their country in the host city of Copenhagen. At the grand final they received a total of 198 points with their song Everybody eventually winning the contest, bringing Estonia their first and only victory to date.
Last year Birgit Õigemeel won the Estonian national selection with her song Et uus saaks alguse. Birgit qualified from the semi-final, eventually ending in 20th place at the grand final.
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