The twenty acts who will compete in the Estonian national selection, Eesti Laul, have been revealed this evening. The songs will be officially revealed on 19th and 20th December. A record of 258 entries were submitted for Eesti Laul 2018.
Stig Rästa and Gerli Padar are back!
In 2015, Stig Rästa represented the Baltic nation, with Elina Born, and came 7th. He also wrote Elina’s entry for Eesti Laul 2017, In Or Out, however she placed last in the final. He will be competing with the song ‘Home’.
Meanwhile, Gerli Padar is also hoping to make a Eurovision comeback with Ellis Parna. Gerli represented her country in 2007 with Partners In Crime. Other notable names include Rolf Roosalu and Karl Kristjan, who came 4th last year. Below you can see a full list of the participants:
- Frankie Animal — “(Can’t Keep Calling) Misty“
- Iiris & Agoh — “Drop That Boogie”
- Aden Ray — “Everybody’s Dressed“
- Stig Rästa — “Home”
- Nika — “Knock Knock”
- Metsakutsu — “Koplifornia”
- Etnopatsy — “Kulm“
- Elina Netsajeva — “La Forza”
- Vajé — “Laura (Walk With Me)”
- Tiiu x Okym x Semy — “Näita oma energiat”
- Desiree — “On My Mind”
- Miljardid — “Pseudoprobleem”
- Rolf Roosalu — “Show A Little Love”
- Ellis Parna & Gerli Padar — “Sky”
- Girls in Pearls — “Spellbound”
- Marju Lanik — “Täna otsuseid ei tee”
- Indrek Ventmann — “Tempel”
- Sibyl Vane — “Thousands Words”
- Evestus — “Welcome to my World”
- Karl Kristjan & Karl Killing (ft. Wateva) — “Young”
Koit Toome and Laura represented Estonia in 2017 but despite being a fan favourite, failed to qualify. Estonia have not qualified since 2015 so will no doubt be eager to return to the grand final! The two semi finals of Eesti Laul 2018 will be held on 10th and 17th February, respectively, with the final set to take place on 3rd March. Eesti Laul will celebrate its 20th anniversary next year.
Whose entry are you most looking forward to hearing? Who will represent Estonia in Lisbon? Leave us your thoughts and comments below!
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