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Estonia: Who is your favourite?

Since the Estonian national final was revitalised in 2009 and became ‘Eesti Laul’ it has become one of the highlights of the Eurovision calendar. As a result it’s always a high point when the songs are released to the fans and they can find their favourites. We at ESC United are curious – now that you’ve had the chance to …

Estonia: All songs now available!

All of the songs participating in this year’s Eesti Laul have been released on ETV/ERR’s website and can be listened to HERE. Simply click on the song names on the right to hear the songs participating in each semi-final. The entries for this year’s Estonian selection have been trickling out over the past few weeks through various pathways but now …

39 countries represented in Eurovision 2015

The EBU has confirmed that 39 countries will be represented at the Eurovision Song Contest 2015, hosted between 19-23 May in Vienna, Austria. The number is two up on last year, representing the first increase in participation since Germany’s hosting in 2011. Amongst the participants is a surprising return from Czech Republic, who will take part for the first time …

Eesti Laul: Participants revealed

The Estonian broadcaster ETV has just unveiled the line-up for Eesti Laul 2015 in the TV show Ringvaade. 20 artists will compete in the national final in order to win the ticket to Vienna. Just like in the previous years, there will be two semi finals and one final. The semi finals will take place on February 7th and 14th …

Kreisiraadio’s Tarmo Leinatamm dead at 57

Tarmo Leinataam passed away on Monday at the age of 57 after unfortunately suffering with cancer. Leinataam will be best known to Eurovision fans as one-third of the popular Estonian comedy troupe Kreisiraadio who represented Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2008. The group failed to qualify from their semi-final with the multilingual “Leto Svet”, and the song often …

Estonia: Eesti Laul details revealed

Today, the details of the upcoming Estonian preselection for Eurovision 2015 have been revealed. The Baltic country will once again stick to Eesti Laul as their national final format. The deadline for submitting songs to the competition is December 1st. Afterwards, the jury has time to pick a total of 20 songs for the Eesti Laul shows until December 5th. …

Estonian Eurovision Alumni Perform in Pärnu

Rain couldn’t keep them from shining through: Eurovision veterans Koit Toome, Getter Jaani, Ott Lepland and Birgit Õigemeel joined forces last Saturday, June 21, at the Pärnu Summer Concert. The concert did not only herald the coming of (a rather rainy) summer, but also commemorated the 10th anniversary of both Estonia’s accession to the European Union and their membership in …

The 2014 “Expert” Panel – ESTONIA

Every year our “Expert” Panel comes together to judge all entries for the Eurovision Song Contest and they’re back to take apart the 2014 entries and rank them accordingly. While their characters and comments may be wacky, the scores are dead serious. All 7 panelists will comment on the song and rank them accordingly giving it points using a scale …

Tanja to represent Estonia

Eesti Laul 2014 will be the sixth edition of the Estonian national selection selecting the representative for the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest and Tanja won the privilege to fly the flag for the country in Copenhagen, Denmark with the song ‘Amazing’ The jury and televoters had an equal say in the outcome. Tanja and Super Hot Cosmos Blues Band were the …

Estonia: Eesti Laul Second Semifinal Results

Five more Eesti Laul semifinalists are through to the Estonian selection’s grand final on 1 March. These five acts are: Norman Salumäe – “Search” Traffic – “Für Elise” Maiken – “Siin või sealpool maad” Sandra Nurmsalu – “Kui tuuled pöörduvad” Brigita Murutar – “Lauli täes taevakaar” As last week, the finalists were chosen with a combination jury and televote. The …

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