Estonia: ERR confirms participation in Eurovision 2019

by Sanjay (Sergio) Jiandani 2,115 views

ERR, the Estonian national broadcaster, has confirmed that Estonia will participate at the forthcoming 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Israel.

Thus Estonia joins the list of countries who have so far confirmed their intention to compete at the forthcoming 2019 Eurovision edition in Israel.

ERR, will once again use its traditional national selection Eesti Laul in order to select its Eurovision entry and act for Israel. The Estonian broadcaster is set to reveal further details regarding Eesti Laul 2019 on Wednesday 5 September, the rules and regulations for the 2019 Estonian national will also be published on the same day.

Estonia in Eurovision

The Baltic nation attempted to join the Eurovision family in 1993 when it competed in the preliminary semifinal in Slovenia, unfortunately Estonia didn’t qualify and had to wait for one more year to enter the competition.

Estonia debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1994 with Silvi Vrait and went on to win the competition in 2001 with Tanel Padar and Dave Benton‘s Everybody. The following year the Baltic country successfully hosted the 2002 Eurovision Song Contest in Tallinn.

In 2018 Elina Nechayeva won the golden ticket to Eurovision when she was crowned the winner of Eesti Laul. She flew to Lisbon with her operatic entry La forza and placed 8th in the Grand Final.