As we get closer to the start of Eesti Laul 2021, ERR has revealed more information about this year’s competition. Eesti Laul will follow suit with other National Finals and have confirmed that there will be no audience in its Semi-Finals on February 18 and 20. It is yet to be determined if there will be an audience for the Final on the 6th March.
However, there will be a twist. ERR has confirmed that all shows will be held on Saku Suurhall (the venue for Eurovision 2002), which usually only just holds the final of Eesti Laul.
‘Giving all semi-finalists a great stage experience and at the same time ensure the safety of both the artists and the show team
In the era of COVID-19, Social Distancing is important. By using a bigger venue for all of the shows, this will allow the production to be done in a safely manner:
“In the large hall of Saku Suurhall, it is much easier for us to follow the safety requirements associated with such a large production.Tommy Rahula on holding the shows in Saku Suurhall
Initially, it was planned to hold the Semi-Finals at ETV Studios, and have a lock-in production, with all of the artists and production. However, this would have caused issues for other ETV programs and its employees.
The competing songs for this year’s competition, and the running order for each semi-final are as follows:
- Tanja – “Best Night Ever”
- Hans Nayna – “One By One”
- Wiiralt – “Tuuled”
- Kea – “Hypnotized”
- Andrei Zevakin & Pluto – “Wingman”
- Karl Killing – “Kiss Me”
- Nika Marula – “Calm Down”
- Egert Milder – “Free Again”
- Tuuli Rand – “Üks öö”
- Koit Toome – “We Could Have Been Beautiful”
- Kristin Kalnapenk – “Find A Way”
- Ivo Linna, Robert Linna, Supernova – “Ma olen siin”
- Sissi – “Time”
- Gram-Of-Fun – “Lost In A Dance”
- Kadri Voorand – “Energy”
- Helen – “Nii kõrgele”
- Redel – “Tartu”
- Rahel – “Sunday Night”
- Uku Haasma – “Kaos”
- Heleza – “6”
- Uku Suviste – “The Lucky One”
- Alabama Watchdog – “Alabama Watchdog”
- Jüri Pootsmann – “Magnus melanhoolia”
- Suited Tüdrukud – “Heaven’s Not That Far Tonight”
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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