Since Eesti Laul was launched in 2009, Estonia has sent a diverse range of musical styles and acts to the Eurovision Song Contest. Whilst the main aim of the show is to select an entry for the Eurovision Song Contest, it remains a popular showcase in its own right for Estonian artists. This year a record 238 songs were submitted to the competition.
Tonight ten acts fought for a place in the final of Eesti Laul 2016. The result was decided by a 50/50 combination of votes from the professional jury and the public televote.
The participants of the first semi final
The following 5 acts made it through to the final of Eesti Laul 2016:
Which song was your favourite?