Things seem to be going well in Estonia. Two months ago they opened the submissions for the 2021 edition of Eesti Laul. Now that the 6th November deadline has passed, ERR has revealed that 156 entries were submitted from September 1 until November 6. This seems to be a decrease from last year, which saw 178 entries submitted.
What happens next?
Upon the reveal of the number of entries submitted to the 2021 edition of Eesti Laul. ERR also revealed that out of the 156 entries, 63 were in Estonian, 93 were in a foreign language (English, Russian, Spanish and French are among the languages used).
Tomi Rahula, the producer of Eesti Laul had the following to say:
The selection is wide in every way and will definitely surprise the jury
From the 156 entries submitted, 23 entries will be selected by a jury of music experts, without knowing the song-writers and the artist singing on the entry. the 1 remaining entry is reserved for Uku Suviste, that will make up the semi-finalists that will be participating on February 18 and 20.
It’s also been confirmed that the remaining 23 participants joining Uku will be revealed on ‘Ringvaate’, whilst the official songs the artists will be performing will be shown in a special program ‘Eesti Laul 2021’ in the beginning of December.
As previously revealed Estonia will select their 2021 Eurovision Song Contest representative in March 6, 2021, with all three shows for Eesti Laul 2021, taking place in Talinn.
Estonia at the Eurovision Song Contest
The baltic country debuted in the contest at 1994 with Silvi Vrait and her song ‘Nagu merelaine’. Since then, Estonia has participated at the Eurovision Song Contest 25 times, and have made it to the final 16 times.
In 2020, Estonia selected Uku Suviste to represent Estonia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020, with his song ‘What Love Is’, which was written by Uku with Sharon Vaughn and produced by Dimitris Kontopoulos. Unfortunately, the contest was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Uku was set to perform 2nd at the 2nd Semi-Final of the 2020 competition.
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