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ERR confirms Eesti Laul 2024 Semi-Final running order

5MIINUST x Puuluup opens the show with Ewert and the Two Dragons to close out the Semi-Final

ERR the Estonian national broadcaster has announced the running order for the Semi-Final of Eesti Laul 2024. Fifteen Semi-Finalists will compete in Tartu on January 20 for five qualifying spots into the Grand Final as Estonia begins its search for the representative taking them to Malmö in May!

Eesti Laul 2024 Semi-Final running order

Last month, ERR released the songs and music videos for the artists participating in Eesti Laul 2024. Now the broadcaster has confirmed the running order of the Semi-Final set to take place in the University of Tartu on January 20. Below is the full list of songs and artists in draw order.

15MIINUST x Puuluup‘(nendest) narkootikumidest ei tea me (küll) midagi’
2INGA‘No Dog On A Leash’
3OLLIE‘My Friend’
4YONNA‘I Don’t Know About You’
5Peter Pöder‘Korra Veel’
6Multikas, Ewert Sundja‘Oblivion’
9Anet Vaikmaa‘Serotoniin’
10Laura‘Here’s Where I Draw The Line’
11Sofia Rubina‘Be Good’
13Silver Jusilo‘Lately’
15Ewert and the Two Dragons‘Hold Me Now’

Prior to the live broadcast, a pink carpet event will take place in Tartu to launch Eesti Laul 2024 and celebrate the city’s upcoming reign as the European Capital of Culture for 2024.

Format of Eesti Laul 2024

Since 2009 Estonia has used the Eesti Laul national final to select its representatives. As we previously reported, twenty entries have been selected by a pre-jury of 41 members, who listened to the songs blind, with no knowledge of names involved or song titles. All of the competing entries were revealed on December 8.

Only one Semi-Final consisting of 15 entries is set to take place. From which, 5 will progress to the Final across two rounds of voting. The winners of the first round will be decided by the jury vote and TV viewers’ phone votes, and winners of the second round will be decided only by the viewers’ phone votes. In order to promote Tartu’s status as European Capital of Culture 2024, the city will host the Semi-Final on January 20.

In the Grand Final, the winning Semi-Finalists will join the five automatic qualifiers. The usual voting format consisting of two rounds will return. The first round will determine the acts in the ‘Super Final’ and is decided by 50% jury voting and 50% public vote. During the Super Final, the Estonian representative is chosen by 100% televoting.

The Grand Final of Eesti Laul 2024 will take place in Tallinn on February 17, (5pm GMT, 6pm CET, 7pm EET and 4am AEDT).

Eesti Laul 2024 live show dates:

  • Semi-Final – January 20
  • Grand Final – February 17

Eesti Laul 2024 hosts

Recently, ERR also revealed some familiar hosts to guide us through Eesti Laul this year. Once again Tõnis Niinemets and Grete Kuld are teaming up, following their reunion in last years’ national selection. Together they will host the Semi-Final and Final of Eesti Laul 2024.

Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest

Back in 1994 Estonia made their Eurovision debut in Dublin with Silvi Vrait and the entry, ‘Nagu merelaine‘. During the contest the Baltic nation placed 24th with just 2 points. Despite the early setback, Estonia have achieved ten top ten results in total. Their best result came with Estonia’s only win in 2001. In Copenhagen the collective of Tanel Padar, Dave Benton and 2XL scored victory with 198 points for ‘Everybody‘.

Last year the Estonian public chose ALIKA and ‘Bridges’ through Eesti Laul 2023. During the Liverpool contest, ALIKA achieved Estonia’s best result in the Grand Final since 2018. Earning a total of 168 points, resulting in 8th place.

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