Watch now: Estonia selects for Eurovision with Eesti Laul 2017

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It’s time for Estonia to choose its entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. Earlier in February, two semi-finals were held and a total of ten acts have qualified to tonight’s show. 

Tonight’s show

Tonight’s final will be hosted by Märt Avandi & Ott Sepp right from the Saku Suurhall Arena in Tallinn, the home of Eurovision 2002 as well as last year’s Eesti Laul final. The performances during the two semi-finals were pre-recorded in ETV’s studios but now the ten finalists will take the big stage and show us what they got in front of a crowd of thousands at the arena.

The results will be decided in 2 rounds; round 1 will see an international jury (50%) and televote (50%) choosing the top three, while televoting only will pick the winner during the second round of voting.

Tonight’s participants

Tonight’s contestants and their songs are:

  1. Liis Lemsalu – Keep running
  2. Koit Toome & Laura – Verona
  3. Karl-Kristjan & Whogaux feat. MaianHave you now
  4. Lenna Kuurmaa – Slingshot
  5. Daniel Levi – All I need
  6. Elina BornIn or out
  7. Ivo Linna – Suur lotteri
  8. Rasmus Rändvee – This love
  9. AriadneFeel me now
  10. Kerli – Spirit animal

No less than four previous Eurovision participants will try their luck again tonight: Koit Toome and his singing partner Laura (Põldvere) both participated in Eurovision before: Koit Toome in Eurovision 1998, Laura as part of the group Suntribe in 2005. Elina Born participated in 2015 with Stig Rästa and Ivo Linna reached the fourth place back in 1996 with Maarja Liis-Ilus.

You may listen to the songs in advance on the official website of Eesti Laul 2017.

How to watch

The final of Eesti Laul 2017 will start from 18:30 CET (19:30 local time) and will air on the following channels:

Eesti Laul 2017 schedule

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