Estonian broadcaster ERR have revealed the schedule and rules of Eesti Laul 2020. 24 acts will take part in the selection to win the Estonian ticket for Rotterdam in May 2020!
The “extra day” final for Estonia!
The final of Eesti Laul 2020 will be held on 29th February which is actually the “extra day” of the year as 2020 is a leap year! Who will walk out victorious and represent Estonia? That is the question!
24 acts will compete across two semi-finals. The semi-finals will be held on 13th February and 15th February with six acts qualifying for the final from each semi-final.
In the final, there will be two rounds of voting with the winner of the super final going to the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam.
Submissions will open on 1st September!
The submission window for Eesti Laul 2020 entries will open this Sunday (1st September) and will close on 6th November at 12:00. The 24 acts competing in the Estonian national final will be revealed no later than 15th November, with the entries being released no later than 1st December.
Songs submitted to the national final may not have been released publically until 1st September 2019, to keep in line with the Eurovision rules. Performers must also be born before 15th April 2004.
Another notable rule is that the staging for the winner will not change from Eesti Laul to the Eurovision stage at Ahoy Rotterdam, unless it does not meet the rules of the Eurovision Song Contest.
Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019
Estonia qualified for the Eurovision final for the second year in a row in 2019 with Swedish singer, Victor Crone and his song, “Storm”. Victor finished in 20th place in the final with 76 points, after qualifying from the first semi-final in 4th place with 198 points.
Are you hoping for a good song from Estonia next year? Will you be submitting a song for Eesti Laul next year?
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