“Eesti Laul 2021” will be the mechanism of Estonia for selecting an artist and a song for Eurovision 2021. The submission window was opened from September the 1st 2020 to November the 6th 2020.
This year, the broadcaster ERR received 156 songs.
On the 11th and the 12th of November 2020, the broadcaster will reveal the 24 semi-finalists of “Eesti Laul 2021“.
At Eurovision 2020, Uku Suviste should have represented Estonia with the song “What Love Is“. If Uku submitted a song, then he will be automatic qualify for the semi-finals of “Eesti Laul 2021“.
What can we tell about the songs?
According to Tomi Rahula, the producer of the show, we can tell the following:
1. 63 among the 156 songs are in the Estonian language .
2. Among the 93 other songs, there are songs in English, Russian, Spanish and French. The majority of them are in English.
3. The 24 semi-finalists are being chosen by a jury expert that listen to the songs without knowing who are the artist, composer and writer behind them.
4. The chosen songs will be raveled in December 2020.
5. The line-up this year will celebrate diversity with acts from various music genres.
6.Among the participants will be some familiar faces from the past editions of “Eesti Laul”, some of them have done really well in their participation. However, we will also meet some unknown names.
What’s the format of “Eesti Laul 2021“?
1. 12 songs will compete in each semi-final, where the show includes 2 semi-finals.
2. 6 songs will qualify from each semi-final.
3. The voting in the semi-finals consist of 2 rounds.
In the first round, 50% public voting and 50% jury voting will determine the top 4 that will get a direct path for “Eesti Laul 2021” final.
In the second round, the public will vote again and will give another 2 competitors a spot in the final.
4. The grand final will include 2 round of voting as well.
In the first round, 50% public voting and 50% jury voting will determine the top 3.
In the second round, the public will pick their winner.
5. The semi-finals will be held on the 18th and the 20th of February 2021. The grand final will be held on the 6th of March 2021.
Don’t forget to follow us on Wednesday and Thursday when in each day, 12 semi-finalists will be revealed.
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