Estonia - ERR had already confirmed a 2014 participation and they have now confirmed that their traditional national final Eesti Laul, introduced in 2009, will be used in the upcoming year to select their entry.
We knew Estonia could not give up on Eesti Laul: since 2009 the revamp version of former Eurolaul which failed to qualify the country between 2004 and 2008 has given the Baltic country much better results. Estonia has finished twice sixth, with slow-tempo songs sung in Estonian! They also qualified in 2011 and 2013 to the final, even though they had to settle to below 20th results.
So it came as no surprise that the format will be reconducted for 2014: 20 songs in two semifinals will compete on February 14 and 21. The final will feature 10 songs and is set for March 1st. The information came from Mart Normet, the Estonian head of delegation.