Tel Aviv 2019🇪🇪 Estonia

Tonight: Estonia’s Eesti Laul begins

A little mid-week Estonian action to tie you over until Saturday!

Last week, France and Malta both selected their artists for Eurovision 2019. This weekend is looking equally busy, with 5 semi finals happening on Saturday night alone! This, of course, includes the return of Sweden’s Melodifestivalen. Tonight, Thursday 31st January, ERR will broadcast the first semi-final of Eesti Laul 2019 live from Tartu. The second semi-final follows this Saturday (2nd February). 

🇪🇪 Estonia — Eesti Laul

Show: Eesti Laul (Semi-Final 1)
 Part 1 will take place 18:00 – 20.00 (CET) , with part 2 airing after the news at 20.30 – 21.15 (CET).
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24 artists will be competing in this year’s contest. Hosted at the University of Tartu, this semi marks the first time Eesti Laul has taken place outside of Tallinn.

Six artists of the twelve will be selected to qualify for the Grand Final on the 16th of February. These qualifiers will be determined by 50% public televote and 50% jury voting. The results will be revealed in the second half after the evening news, so make sure you don’t turn off the stream!

The running order for the first semi is as follows:

1The Swingers, Tanja & Birgit“High Heels In The Neighborhood
2Marko Kaar“Smile”
3xtra basic & Emily J“Hold Me Close”
4Johanna Eendra“Why Are You Doing This?”
5STEFAN“Without You”
6Sandra Nurmsalu“Soovide puu”
7Jennifer Cohen“Little Baby El”
10Victor Crone“Storm”
12INGER“Coming Home”

A full playlist of the 24 entries can be found here. Make sure to check out our comprehensive guide to the Eesti Laul 2019 artists and songwriters!

Will you be tuning in to Eesti Laul semi 1? Who are you rooting for in tonight’s show? Let us know! Be sure to follow @ESCXTRA on Twitter, where we will be live-posting the show and like our Facebook page, where the results article will be posted after the show!

Costa Christou

Ever since I saw Helena Paparizou's triumph at Eurovision in 2005 (at the tender age of 6), I have been crazy about Eurovision. From the regional native language bops and shrieky female-led balladry to the sophisticated avant garde pop songs and chart-friendly EDM, I love everything about this cultural phenomenon. I'm currently working as a Delivery Manager in a software development team.
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