Eesti Laul 2013, the Estonian Song Contest will be concluded tonight with the grand final taking place in Nokia Concert Hall in Tallinn. Estonia’s 19th representative to the Eurovision Song Contest will be selected among 10 acts.
After two semi-finals that took place the previous weeks, and the presentation of 20 songs, the Estonian national selection for Europe’s favorite TV show comes to an end with the grand final, in which 10 finalists will compete for the golden ticket to Sweden. A combined result of a jury’s verdict and of the public vote will select the two super-finalists and in a second round of the grand final the winner will be decided by televoting only.
How to watch:
The grand final of Eesti Laul 2013 kicks off at 20:35 CET (21.35 local time).
You can watch it either through the webstream of the Estonian Public Broadcaster, ERR, or through the webtv of the official website of the Eurovision Song Contest.
Under the main theme Welcome to Estonia, the postcard introductions for each competing entry will feature actors Mait Malmsten and Jan Uuspõld, who will have a satirical look at how foreigners see Estonians. You can learn more about the postcards here.
The organisers also promise surprise guests during the show.
5 acts qualified from each of the two semi-finals and thus 10 acts will compete to tonight’s grand final of Eesti Laul 2013. The draw for the running order of the performances took place earlier this week and this is the list of the 10 finalists:
- Rolf Roosalu – With U
- Liisi Koikson ja Söörömöö – Üle vee
- Rasmus Rändvee & Facelift Deer – Dance
- Elina Born – Enough
- Põhja-Tallinn – Meil on aega veel
- Kõrsikud – Suuda öelda ei
- Birgit Õigemeel – Et uus saaks alguse
- Teele/Tuuli/ULA & DrumAttack – Ring the alarm
- Winny Puhh – Meiecundimees üks Korsakov läks eile Lätti
- Grete Paia – Päästke noored hinged
If you want to learn more about the two semi-finals of Eesti Laul 2013, click here and here.
Estonia debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1994 and won the contest once in 2001 with the song Everybody by Tanel Padar and Dave Benton. In this year’s edition Estonia competes at the first part of the 1st semi-final on May 14th.