Estonia: Eesti Laul Semi-Finalists Announced

EstoniaEstonia – EER today revealed the names of the 20 acts that will be taking part in the Eesti Laul semi-finals on 11th and 18th of February 2017. There are some returning names from previous contests that Eurovision fans will recognise… 

The 20 semi-finalists are:

Lenna Kuurmaa – “Slingshot”
Composer: Lenna Kuurmaa, Nicolas Rebscher, Michelle Leonard

Rasmus Rändvee – “This Love”
Composer: Bert Prinkenfeld, Stewart James Brock, Ewert Sundja, Rasmus Rändvee

Angeelia – “We Ride With Our Flow”
Composer: Angeelia Maasik, Andres Kõpper

Elina Born – “In or Out”
Composer: Stig Rästa, Vallo Kikas, Fred Krieger

Leemet Onno – “Hurricane”
Composer: Leemet Onno, Ed Struijlaart

Laura Prits – “Hey Kiddo”
Composer: Tara Nabi, Laura Prits, Andres Kõpper

Daniel Levi – “All I Need”
Composer: Ago Teppand, Daniel Levi Viinalass

Antsud – “Vihm”
Composer: Aile Alveus-Krautmann

Ariadne – “Feel Me Now”
Composer: Margus Piik, Tomi Rahula, Anni Rahula

Koit Toome ja Laura – “Verona”
Composer: Sven Lõhmus

Kerli – “Spirit Animal”
Composer: Kerli Kõiv, Brian Ziff

Uku Suviste – “Supernatural”
Composer: Oliver Mazurtšak, Uku Suviste

Janno Reim & Kosmos – “Valan pisaraid”
Composer: Janno Reim

Close To Infinity featuring Ian Karell – “Sounds Like Home”
Composer: Ian Robert Karell, Johannes Kanter, Sander Ulp, Tanel Kordemets

Liis Lemsalu – “Keep Running”
Composer: Liis Lemsalu, Mihkel Mattisen, Gustaf Svenungsson, Magnus Wallin

Alvistar Funk Association – “Make Love, Not War”
Composer: Inga Kaare, Margus Alviste, Jürgen Urbanik

Almost Natural – “Electric”
Composer: Amiran Gorgazjan, Anis Arumets, Noah McNamara, Willie Weeks

Carl-Philip – “Everything But You”
Autorid: Carl-Philip Madis, Carola Madis, Arno Krabman, Jaap Reesema, Leon Paul Palmen

Karl-Kristjan & Whogaux feat. Maian – “Have You Now”
Composer: Karl-Kristjan Kingi, Hugo Martin Maasikas, Maian Lomp

Ivo Linna – “Suur loterii”
Composer: Rainer Michelson, Urmas Jaarman

Two songs have been published so far…


The Eesti Laul final will take place on March 4th 2017 at Saku Arena.

Source: ERR



40 comments on “Estonia: Eesti Laul Semi-Finalists Announced

  1. I wanted to express my enthusiasm about having Lenna Kuurmaa, Liis Lemsalu, Elina Born and Daniel Levi back who are some of the best artists to participate in EL over the years imo…

    But my will to live on this planet and enjoy anything is nonexistant right now…

    • Trump’s victory was loomimg on the horizon. When people are angry and vote against and not for something/someone/circumstances, anything can happen and it did. Let’s hope for the best and prepare for the worst.

      • I m sorry on every such negative political development I try to find a silver lining to keep me going with all the every day challenges..But I cant find any now, no hope at all for our world..I have never been so devestated..

  2. Very promising list. and the quirky first song I heard by Antsud is just great!

  3. Agree with Morgan. A promising list, despite the lack of cool band names. Antsud are great, a lovely Nordic folk tune. It’s just right up my alley. Ivo Linna is a disappointment though. I was hoping for a new “Kaelakee hääl” or “Andesta”, not a new “Lihtne viis”. Won’t comment on the rest until I’ve heard their songs, even though I’m interested in seeing what Lenna might give us this time. “Rapunzel” is the only solo song from her that I’ve really liked so hoping for a new one of that at least, if not anything new.

    Good luck!

  4. Among the highlights every year. :)

  5. UMK final on January 28.10 acts competing-no semifinals.

  6. One of the best videos i’ve watched today on the American elections:

  7. RIP Leonard Cohen. 😭 😭 😭

  8. Apostolos Psychramis, backing vocalist for Greece 2004, is rumoured for Kiev.

  9. FYI for Diana Navarro fans here I’m guessing her protegé Blas Cantó will end up as a name for Spain ESC in 2017 as in previous years from that show, and despite her presence there, she won’t commit to ESC, such a shame, at least her great song was sung very well, we love u Diana!! :-)

  10. I don’t think it’s been mentioned here but EBU has published the regulations for esc 2017 and there’s something interesting since the 50-50 jury-televoting rule is replaced by this:”The points of the National Juries and of the National Audiences shall be combined according to a ratio which is determined by the EBU, subject to the Reference Group approval. For example, if the ratio is 50-50, the points of the National Jury carry the same weight as the points of the National Audiences.”
    And while the method of presenting the results isn’t changed atm they now say that it’s a matter of discussion for the reference group and the respective host broadcaster: “The exact way of presenting the results during the Shows and/or calculating the points shall be decided in common agreement between the Host Broadcaster and the EBU Permanent Services and subject to the approval the Reference Group”.
    Furthermore,the word “active” for the participating broadcasters has been removed: “The Eurovision Song Contest (the “ESC”) is an international coproduction by broadcasting organizations having status of Members of the EBU, as defined under the EBU Statutes”… “A maximum of 46 Members shall be allowed to participate”…, according to EBU Statute participation in it is divided in: “Members” and “Associates”. Thus, under “Members” are meant full members of the EBU (formerly called “Active members”). There is no mention of the Australia’s case in the rules or ability for other associate members to enter.

    • I don’t think that it is a good idea to change the format every year. Rituals like ESC need crucial elements to remain stable over longer periods of time.

  11. Krista Siegfrids will represent the UMK final again.Also,i posted another message earlier and it’s awaiting moderation

  12. Off-topic: I know there are some big fans of Loïc Nottet on here ;)
    Loïc has released his new song/video “Million Eyes”


  13. The winner hosts of the 00’s:

  14. Offtopic: NRJ Music Awards last weekend, Amir won Best Male artist and “J’ai cherché” won Best Song! :o

  15. Estonian producer Ago Teppand revealed that this year’s Eesti Laul is very strong and that Stig’s song is really good?Could he do a hat-trick?

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