Estonia 2017: Eesti Laul grand final is a sold out show

ESTONIA – The grand final of Eesti Laul, set to take place on March 4th in the Saku Suurhall, has officially sold the last available ticket, three weeks earlier than last year’s show. Last year Eesti Laul moved the grand final to the 5500 seat arena, which also hosted the 2002 Eurovision Song Contest. This makes Eesti Laul one of the highest attended Eurovision national finals, despite Estonia being the sixth smallest country in the contest. “The whole industry is thrilled. ... | read the full story here

February 2, 2017 10:51 am // 0 Comments

Estonia 2017: listen to the Eesti Laul second semi final songs

ESTONIA – This morning Estonian national broadcaster started the revelation of the second semi final participating songs for Eesti Laul, the show through which the country will decide its participation for Kyiv’s Eurovision Song Contest next May. The ten participants and their audio files can be found here (constantly updated) EESTI LAUL SECOND SEMI FINAL Liis Lemsalu – Keep Running Koit Toome ja Laura – Verona Rasmus Rändvee – This Love Kerli – Spirit Animal Daniel ... | read the full story here

December 15, 2016 1:07 pm // 0 Comments

Romania 2017: Stig Rästa (Estonia 2015) ready for Eurovision again?

ROMANIA – It is reported that Estonian representative int he 2015 Eurovision Song Contest, along with Elina Born (with which he represented Estonia in Vienna) is penning a song for the Romanian national selection, reports. Sting was also the composer of the 2016 Estonian entry. This time and while Elina is nominated in the Estonian national selection, he collaborates with an underground Romanian artist for the national selection although we don’t know if he ... | read the full story here

December 9, 2016 12:16 pm // 0 Comments

Estonia 2017: Eesti Laul first semi final participants known

ESTONIA – Today and throughout the day the Estonian national broadcaster revealed the Eesti Laul 2017 participants for the first semi final. Highlight of today’s announcement was the participation of Elina Born (which we met her in the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest. The national final will take place on March 4th while the two semi finals will take place on February 11th and 18th respectively. FIRST SEMI FINAL PARTICIPANTS 10. Lenna Kuurmaa – Slingshot 02. Elina Born – In ... | read the full story here

December 8, 2016 4:23 pm // 0 Comments

Estonia 2017: Eesti Laul begins song reveal tomorrow!

ESTONIA – For the first time ever there will be a grand reveal of all participating Eesti Laul entries. The entries for the first semi-final will be revealed tomorrow (8th of December) beginning at 10:00 (EET). One song will be revealed every hour until the final song from the first semi-final is revealed at 19:00 (EET). This will then be repeated next week (15th of December) with the songs from semi-final 2. All the songs will be made available on the Eesti Laul website ... | read the full story here

December 7, 2016 10:19 am // 0 Comments

Estonia 2017: ERR reveals the Eesti Laul participants

ESTONIA – Despite the poor results in the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest, Estonia is not giving up and with an excitement announcement ERR presented the qualifiers for the 2017 edition of Eesti Laul, the show through which the country will decide its participant and song for Kyiv. There were 242 submissions from which 20 qualified for the semi finals by an expert panel with electronic music been the current trend in the submissions as Andres Carpenter stated. THE PARTICIPANTS Lenna Kuurmaa ... | read the full story here

November 8, 2016 7:06 pm // 0 Comments

The latest from Estonia and Moldova plus two new song releases

ESTONIA – Been last in the first semi final in 2016 seem to have waken up the Estonian national broadcaster, who is seeking the best entry to send it to Kyiv for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. While 238 entries submitted in 2016 for Eesti Laul, this year 242 entries submitted to ERR. A jury made of music industry professionals will evaluate the submissions and on November 8th the broadcaster will announce the 20 finalists for Eesti Laul 2017 during the TV show Ringvaade. The semi ... | read the full story here

November 2, 2016 2:31 pm // 0 Comments

Estonia 2017: ERR opens Eesti Laul submissions

ESTONIA – Estonia’s national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest, Eesti Laul, is back and ERR opened the submissions for those interested to participate. This year Estonian and international composers can submit songs (as long as they are co-authors with an Estonian composer) “We open the door to foreign authors initially cautiously, not to be flooded routines pop music, which does not have to Estonia no connection,” explained executive producer Mart Normet, and ... | read the full story here

September 7, 2016 11:41 am // 0 Comments