Estonia: First 5 Eesti Laul 2017 finalists decided

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Estonia has had their say this evening in tonight’s first semi-final of the country’s Eurovision national selection, Eesti Laul 2017, but which acts will we see in the final of the competition next month?

Hosted by duo Marko Reikop and Elina Netšajeva, this evening saw the first 10 acts competing for the right to represent their country in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest.

Tonight saw the introduction of a new voting system in Estonia’s Eesti Laul 2017; having previously determined the 5 qualifiers via a combined 50% televote and 50% jury vote, this evening saw the first 4 qualifiers determined via the same mechanism, whilst the final qualify was selected 100% via a televote.

Semi-final 1 results

The first 4 qualifiers, determined via a 50% televote and 50% jury vote, were revealed in the first part of the semi-final as the following:

  • Elina Born – In or out
  • Ivo Linna – Suur loterii (Big lottery)
  • Lenna Kuurmaa – Slingshot
  • Whogaux & Karl-Kristjan feat. Maian – Have you now

Following a further vote, it was revealed that the act receiving the highest percentage of the votes from the remaining 6 acts was:

  • Ariadne – Feel me now

Next weekend sees the remaining 10 acts compete for a place in the final of Eesti Laul 2017 on the 4 March, the winner of which will go on to represent Estonia at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest in the host city of Kyiv this coming May.

Eesti Laul 2017 schedule

  • 11/02: Semi-final 1
  • 18/02: Semi-final 2
  • 04/03: Grand Final