Estonia: The Expert Panel For “Eesti Laul 2024” Have Been Revealed

Over the last weeks, A professional jury committee consisting of 41 members evaluated the submitted songs for “Eesti Laul 2024”.
The jury panel included composers and artists, radio and television professionals, producers, teachers and music lovers. The jury listened to 215 songs submitted to the competition and has made its choice.

Estonian broadcaster ERR revealed the list of 41 jury members:

Among them we can find:

  1. Ott Lepland – Represented Estonia at Eurovision 2012
  2. Anett Kulbin- One half of the duo Anett&Fredi who participated in “Eesti Laul” in 2020 and 2023.
  3. Elina Nechayeva – Represented Estonia at Eurovision 2018
  4. Lauri Liiv – A member of the “Black Velvet” group, who competed in “Eesti Laul 2022”
  5. Maian-Anna Kärmas – A songwriter and journalist. Has written several songs for “Eesti Laul”‘, and the Estonian song for Eurovision 1999.
  6. Heini Vaikmaa – Competed in the Estonian selection for Eurovision 2010
  7. Priit Pajusaar – Wrote the Estonian song for Eurovision 1996
  8. Juhan Paadam – The Head of the Estonian delegation for Eurovision between 1993 and 2008

“Eesti Laul 2024” – Known Details

  1. Grete Kuld and Tõnis Niinemets will host the shows
  2. This year, we will only have 2 shows only:
    • The Semi-Final will be held in Tartu on Saturday, the 20th of January 2024.
    • The Grand Final will be held in Talinn on Saturday, the 17th of February 2024
  3. A total of 20 songs will be shortlisted to participate in “Eesti Laul 2024″. 15 of them will compete in the semi-final, while additional 5 will automatically qualify for the final.
  4. In the semi-final, 15 songs will compete for 5 spots in the final. The semi-final results will be determined by a combination of national jury and public votes.
  5. In the final, 10 songs will compete. The results will be determined in 2 rounds:
    • Round 1 – Based on a 50% international jury and a 50% public vote. Top 3 songs will qualify for the super-final
    • Round 2 – Suprerfinal: The winner will be determined by 100% public vote.
  6. The list of 20 shortlisted artists will be revealed on the 6th and 7th November 2023.
  7. The “Eesti Laul 2024″ songs will be released on Friday, 8th of December 2023

Alika Milova represented Estonia at Eurovision 2023 with the song “Bridges“.
She ended up in 8th place (combined with the jury vote) with a total of 168 points:

Who would you like to see representing Estonia at Eurovision 2024?
Eurovision 2024 will be held in Malmö, Sweden.
The semi-finals will be held on the 7th and 9th of May 2024, and the grand final will be held on the 11th of May 2024

So far, the list of countries that have confirmed participation in Eurovision 2024

  1. Sweden
  2. Norway
  3. Finland
  4. Israel
  5. Germany
  6. The Netherlands
  7. Luxembourg
  8. Moldova
  9. Estonia
  10. Austria
  11. Cyprus
  12. Denmark
  13. Spain
  14. France
  15. Ireland
  16. Iceland
  17. Italy
  18. Malta
  19. Serbia
  20. Switzerland
  21. The UK
  22. Azerbaijan
  23. Croatia
  24. Lithuania
  25. Ukraine
  26. Portugal
  27. Poland
  28. San Marino
  29. Belgium
  30. Latvia
  31. Greece
  32. Georgia
  33. Slovenia
  34. Albania
  35. Czechia
  36. North Macedonia – not official

Doron Lahav is 30-year-old, who lives in Israel. Doron has been watching the Eurovision Song Contest since early 2000s. Doron works as a Data Scientist and shows interest in singing and writing.

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