ESTONIA – Estonian Head of Delegation and Executive Producer of Eesti Laul Mart Normet has today announced that he will step down from his roles after this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.
He released the following statement:
“We’ve had 10 years of constant growth and transformed what was merely a Eurovision selection tool into the most important pop music event in Estonia. I am so proud of the work that we’ve achieved here, but after so long at the top, it’s time for some fresh blood. Progress and innovation is born out of charting unknown territory and I am starting to feel like I know all the answers. In environments as dynamic as music and television this can only slow down progress. So after Portugal I will step down as Estonian Head of Delegation and Executive Producer of Eesti Laul. It’s important for me to leave while we’re still at the top of our game to allow someone new to come in and make their mark on what we’ve created. I’ve not decided what is coming next for me, but I can’t wait to see what comes next. Unless we win Eurovision this year, in which case I am definitely doing Eurovision in Tallinn!”
Mart Normet was appointed Head of Entertainment at Estonian public broadcaster ERR in late spring 2008 and became the HoD and Executive Producer of the first Eesti Laul competition in autumn the same year.
ESTONIA – Do you wish too have your favourite Eesti Laul participant dancing and singing in any scenery you wish? Well Estonians, pioneers in high tech the recent years in Europe, made your dream come true. Creator of the visualisation, René Vilbre spoke to Estonian TV morning show and shared his idea which will definitely surprise everyone. More specifically he stated that there will be five artists presented each week and for him this is a miracle project. The artists themselves were confused on how to shoot the green box at first, before the computer mumble their images to the final result. technically it was very difficult. You can enjoy more in the video shared in this post.
|ARTIST(S)||SONG TITLE||JURY||PUBLIC||ROUND 1||RANK||ROUND 2||RANK|
|Iiris & Agoh||"Drop That Boogie"||Qualified|
|Sibyl Vane||"Thousand Words"||Qualified|
|Elina Netšajeva||"La Forza"||Qualified|
|Vajé||"Laura (Walk with Me)"||qualified|
|Aden Ray||"Everybody's Dressed"|
|Tiiu x Okym x Semy||"Näita oma energiat"|
|Desiree||"On My Mind"|
|ARTIST(S)||SONG TITLE||JURY||PUBLIC||ROUND 1||RANK||ROUND 2||RANK|
|Eliis Pärna & Gerli Padar||"Sky"||Qualified|
|Evestus||"Welcome to My World"||Qualified|
|Frankie Animal||"(Can’t Keep Calling) Misty"||Qualified|
|Karl Kristjan & Karl Killing feat. Wateva||"Young"||Qualified|
|Girls in Pearls||"Spellbound"|
|Marju Länik||"Täna otsuseid ei tee"|
|Rolf Roosalu||"Show a Little Love"|
ESTONIA – Estonian national broadcaster revealed today the second semi final acts for Eesti Laul 2018 edition through which the country will decide its participation in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest edition. You can listen to the songs here. In the overall line up you can see that Stig Rästa (2015) and Gerli Padar (2007) are returning to the national selections. The two semi finals are set for 10 and 17 of February respectively
SECOND SEMI FINAL
Eliis Pärna & Gerli Padar – Sky
Evestus – Welcome to my world
Frankie Animal – (Can’t keep calling) Misty
Girls In Pearls – Spellbound
Indrek Ventmann – Tempel
Karl Kristjan & Karl Killing (feat. Wateva) – Young
Marju Lanik – Täna otsuseid ei tee
Metsakutsu – Koplifornia
Nika – Knock knock
Rolf Roosalu – Show a little love
You can listen to the songs here.
FIRST SEMI FINAL
Aden Ray – Everybody’s dressed
Desiree – On my mind
Elina Netšajeva – La forza
Etnopatsy – Külm
Iiris & Agoh – Drop that boogie
Miljardid – Pseudoprobleem
Sibyl Vane – Thousand words
Stig Rästa – Home
Tiiu x Okym x Semy – Näita oma energiat
Vajé – Laura (Walk with me)
ESTONIA – Estonian national broadcaster revealed today the ten participants of Eesti Laul’s first semi final which is set for February 10th. The complete song link revelation is expected by 18:00 CET. In the line up for the first semi final you can of course spot the 2015 Estonian representative Stig Rästa.
FIRST SEMI FINAL PARTICIPANTS
Aden Ray – «Everybody’s Dressed»
Desiree – «On My Mind»
Elina Nechayeva – «La forza»
Etnopatsy – «Külm»
Iiris & Agoh – «Drop That Boogie»
Miljardid – «Pseudoprobleem»
Sibyl Vane – «Thousand Words»
Stig Rästa – «Home»
Tiiu x Okym x Semy – «Näita oma energiat»
Vajé – «Laura (Walk With Me)»
ESTONIA – Estonian national broadcaster annunceed the artists who will participate in the two semi finals of Eesti Laul, the shot through which the country will decide its participation in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. Among the participants we spotted Stig Rästa who participated in the 2015 Eurovision edition alongside Elina Born bringing Estonia in the 7th position in the Grand Final.
1. Frankie Animal – (Can’t Keep Calling) Misty
Music: Marie Vaigla, Jonas Kaarnamets, Jan-Christopher Soovik, Lyrics: Jonas Kaarnamets
2. Iiris & Agoh – Drop That Boogie
Music: Ago Teppand, Iiris Vesik, Lyrics: Iiris Vesik
3. Aden Ray – Everybody’s Dressed
Music: Nikita Bogdanov, Lyrucs: Nikita Bogdanov
4. Stig Rästa – Home
Music: Stig Rästa, Lyrics: Stig Rästa, Fred Krieger
5. Nika – Knock Knock
Music: Nika Prokopjeva, Lyrics: Nika Prokopjeva
6. Metsakutsu – Koplifornia
Music: Meelis Meri, Lyrics: Rainer Olbri
7. Etnopatsy – Külm
Music: Aile Alveus-Krautmann, Lyrics: Aile Alveus-Krautmann
8. Elina Net?ajeva – La forza
Music: Mihkel Mattisen, Timo Vendt, Lyrics: Ksenia Kuchukova, Elina Net?ajeva
9. Vajé – Laura (Walk With Me)
Music: Karl-Ander Reismann, Lyrics: Karl-Ander Reismann
10. Tiiu x Okym x Semy – Näita oma energiat
Music: Kaido Luht, Sergei Morgun, Lyrics: Tiiu Kaarlõp, Meiko Umal
11. Desiree – On My Mind
Music: Amiran Gorgazjan, Lyrics: Amiran Gorgazjan
12. Miljardid – Pseudoprobleem
Music: Miljardid, Lyrics: Marten Kuningas
13. Rolf Roosalu – Show A Little Love
Music: Rolf Roosalu, Priit Uustulnd, Lyrics: Maian-Anna Kärmas, Rolf Roosalu
14. Eliis Pärna & Gerli Padar – Sky
Music: Imre Sooäär, Lyrics: Imre Sooäär
15. Girls In Pearls – Spellbound
Music: Vivi Maar, Viveli Maar, Rasmus Lill, Lyrics: Vivi Maar, Viveli Maar, Rasmus Lill
16. Marju Länik – Täna otsuseid ei tee
Music: Liina Saar, Herman Gardarfve, Axel Ehnström, Lyrics: Marju Länik, Liina Saar, Herman Gardarfve, Axel Ehnström
17. Indrek Ventmann – Tempel
Music: Allan Kasuk, Siim Koppel, Indrek Ventmann, Lyrics: Allan Kasuk
18. Sibyl Vane – Thousand Words
Music: Sibyl Vane, Lyrics: Helena Randlaht
19. Evestus – Welcome To My World
Music: Ott Evestus, Lyrics: Ott Evestus
20. Karl Kristjan & Karl Killing (ft. Wateva) – Young
Music: Karl-Kristjan Kingi, Karl Killing, Lyrics: Kris Evan Säde, Hugo Martin Maasikas, Karl Killing, Karl-Kristjan Kingi
The selection jury contained 15 notable music personalities from three different countries, most notably including 2011 Estonian representitive Getter Jaani, 2015 Eesti Laul participant Karl-Erik Taukar and Israeli delegation member Alon Amir.
This year there are 13 songs in English, 6 in Estonian and 1 in Italian. A number of former Eurovision contestants are present in this year’s line-up including Gerli Padar (EE 07), Stig Rästa (EE15) and Semy who was a member of 2XL in 2001. Axel Ehnström aka Paradise Oskar (FI11) has a song writing credit also.
Tickets are still on sale to the final and the dress rehearsal to the final on the following link.
ESTONIA – Estonian national broadcaster announced some changes for the 2018 edition of Eesti Laul, the show through which the country will decide its participation in the Lisbon Eurovision Song Contest edition.
A panel of 15 jury members from Estonia and abroad will have one week to listen and evaluate the submitted entries rating them from zero to five. Fifteen of them will proceed to the next phase of the project and the live shows.
ERR will then publish the qualifying entries around 20 of December. Today submissions closed in Estonia. East Laul will take place on February 10th and 17th (respectively) for the semi finals and March 3rd for the final.
ESTONIA – Estonia’s biggest music contest – Eesti Laul celebrates its Tin Jubilee! For the tenth time Estonia’s best authors and musicians have the opportunity to make history and show off their talent to Estonia, Europe and beyond!
Song submission is now open with a deadline of 3pm sharp on November 1st.
“Everybody is welcome! It doesn’t matter if you’re an established artist or a complete newcomer – the most important thing is that your song gives us something unique in 180 seconds,” said Eesti Laul producer, Mart Normet. “Eesti Laul is a celebration of Estonian music and has grown into an Estonian institution. It is our aim that we showcase a wide variety of Estonian artists that are bravely representing themselves and their music.”