Today is the 1st of September, and as every Eurovision fan knows: It is the official day of Eurovision 2021 Season!
One of the first countries to confirm the national selection for Eurovision 2021 was Estonia.
The country will continue using the “Eesti Laul” in order to select the Estonian act for Eurovision.
The singer Uku Suviste should have represented the country at Eurovision 2020 with the song “What Love Is”. However, regarding the Covid-19 pandemic, Eurovision 2020 was cancelled.
However, Uku has already got a semi-final spot. The song will be reveled in November.
The submission period for “Eesi Laul 2021” is open between today and the 6th of November 2020.
The Estonian broadcaster ERR will select 24 songs out of the submitted entries.
The 24 songs will be allocated into 2 semi-finals. In each semi-final, 12 songs will compete for 6 spots in the grand final.
The results of each semi-final will be determined as follows:
First Round – 50% jury voting and 50% public voting: top 4 acts will qualify directly for the final.
Second Round – public will vote to their favorites among the 8 remaining acts. The top 2 will qualify for the final.
In the final, 12 acts will compete in two rounds of voting:
First Round – all of the acts will compete. The results will be determined by 50% jury voting and 50% public voting. Top 3 acts will qualify for the second round: “Super-Final” of “Eesti Laul 2021“. The super final will be determined solely by public voting.
The national selection will be held on the following dates:
Semi-Final 1: the 18th of February 2021
Semi-Final 2: the 20th of February 2021
Grand final: the 6th of Match 2021.
The broadcaster expects to get not only audio versions of the song, but also an idea for staging
The regulation and terms can be found on the “Eesti Laul” website.
However the main rules include those issues:
1. Every participant will have to pay a participation fee. Acts Submitted in the language of Estonian will enjoy a discount of 66.66%.
2. Artist that will submit an entry on November will pay a larger fee.
3. Foreign Artists can submit an entry, if they include at least one Estonian resident as composer/ writer/ singer.