Estonian broadcaster ERR has revealed they have received a total of 178 submissions for Eesti Laul 2020 and that next week we will know the artists and songs competing for the ticket to Rotterdam!
Eesti Laul 2020 submissions close
Following the close of submissions ERR revealed that they had received a total of 178 songs for the 2020 national final. Of the 178 compositions, 76 are in the native language. The remaining 102 are in other languages. Although it is to be presumed the majority of these will be English. Last year ERR received 216 entries, which itself was a decline on the record breaking 258 received in 2018. However lead producer Tomi Rahula has no fears and suggests quality over quantity in 2020.
“The quality of the songs submitted to the competition is high and thus we can expect a truly exciting and varied competition. The competition seems to be more fierce this year because there are a lot of good songs for me.”Tomi Rahula, (Lead Producer of Eesti Laul).
Now a jury of 14 music experts will evaluate the submissions. From there electronic voting will choose the 24 songs advancing to the Semi-Finals. Once again the University of Tartu Sports Hall will host the two Semi-Finals, to take place on the 13th and 15th February. With the famed Saku Suurhall hosting the 12 song Grand Final on the 29th February. Next week during the broadcast of Ringvaade we will find out the artists, songs and composers taking part in Eesti Laul 2020. This will take place over two nights on the 13th and 14th November. Each night 12 songs will be revealed. Later this month a special show on the upcoming edition of Eesti Laul will air on ETV 30th November.
Those wishing to make the trip for the national final can purchase tickets here.
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’. During the final Victor finished in 20th place with 76 points. After qualifying from the first semi-final in 4th place with 198 points.
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