Estonia: First Semi-final Tonight!

Estonia – ERR, the national broadcaster, will open Eesti Laul, the national final that will be used to select the entry for Rotterdam, with the first out of two semi-finals. Twelve entries compete and half of them will qualify to the final, to be held on 29th February 2020.

178 entires were received by the broadcaster. Foreign songwriters were also eligible for the first time but with a different (25 Euros for a song in Estonian and 50 Euros for songs in other languages). ERR’s panel selected 24, which were drawn in two semi-finals. The first semi-final tonight will be followed by the second one Saturday.

The show will be hosted by Karl-Erik Taukar and Tõnis Niinemets. This is tonight’s line-up:

  1. Rasmus RändveeYoung
  2. KruuvLeelo
  3. StefanBy My Side
  4. INGARight Time
  5. Anett x FrediWrite About Me
  6. RevalsKirjutan Romaani
  7. RenateVideomäng
  8. Laura PõldvereBreak Me
  9. Little MessWithout A Reason
  10. Egert MilderGeorgia (On My Mind)
  11. Jennifer CohenPing Pong
  12. Synne Valtri ft. VäliharfMajakad

In a first round of voting, the Top 4 with 50% televote and 50% juries will qualify to the final. 2 more entries among the remaining 8 will be picked by televote only.

The show starts at 19:00 CET and can be watched here.

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419 comments on “Estonia: First Semi-final Tonight!

  1. How degenerative is to fish votes using political slogan of protests and using political videos on background. Hope even jurors won’t vote for them tomorrow regardless to their vocals which are the best.

  2. Audience in Lulea:

    1. Mohombi (241 votes)
    2. Anis Don Demina (232 votes)
    3. Drängarna (119 votes)
    4. Mariette (108 votes)
    5. Faith Kakembo (50 votes)
    6. Amanda Aasa (32 votes)
    7. Albin Johnsén (18 votes)

    Robin received the same reaction as Faith Kakembo, even less votes, so I hope Faith DTF!!

  3. And thanks to Avat’s post, i see there’re snippet of all Depi Evratesil rehearsalson the official channel. Athena sounds good:

  4. Live, slightly chilled-out arrangement of “Majakad” for Valentines day! Very good!

  5. The official video for Blanche’s new single is lovely too:

    • Yay! The comeback of 21st century Silje Vige – both suffering from terrible stage fright and finishing top 5 in their respective years thanks to puppy license and generally good songs.
      “Empire” is ok as an appetizer for her upcoming album of the same title. I’d wish to see her try for something else though, like a French song f.e. .

  6. Norsk MGP 2020 tomorrow will be in Arena in Oslo (I think one where ESC was in 2010), much bigger venue than that for semis..

    If Mariette goes DTF tomorrow, it will be the first act ever to do so for the 4th time at MF..

  7. The most views (only performance) :
    1. Laura
    2. Synne
    3. Rasmus
    4. Jaguup

    The most likes:
    1. Jaguup
    2. Synne
    3. Laura
    4. Rasmus

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