After Eesti Laul’s exciting final, it's Uku Suviste who will fly to Rotterdam to represent Estonia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020.
Uku will sing the song 'What Love Is' in the first half of the second Semi-Final on 14 May at Rotterdam Ahoy.
About Uku Suviste
Uku Suviste is 37 years old and has participated in countless music festivals across the country. He is no stranger to the Estonian national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest, either; Uku competed in the national selection in 2017 with the song Supernatural and finished second in Eesti Laul in 2019 with the song Pretty Little Liar.
About Eesti Laul
Tonight, 12 acts competed for the golden ticket to represent Estonia at the 65th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest:
Inger – Only Dream
Rasmus Rändvee – Young
Stefan – By My Side
Synne Valtri feat. Väliharf – Majakad
Uudo Sepp – I’m Sorry. I Messed Up
Uku Suviste – What Love Is (winner)
Shira – Out in Space
Anett x Fredi – Write About Me
Jaagup Tuisk – Beautiful Lie
Traffic – Üks kord veel
Egert Milder – Georgia (On My Mind)
Laura – Break Me
The final of Eesti Laul took place at the Saku Suurhall, where the Eurovision Song Contest was hosted in 2002. Over the course of the evening, 2 rounds of voting took place: the first narrowed the competition field to 3 remaining participants by way of jury and televote. After the first round of voting, Uku Suviste, Anett x Fredi and Jaagup Tuisk were chosen by both jury and televote to move on to the super final. In the second round, Uku Suviste was chosen exclusively by the Estonian public.
What do you think of Uku Suviste's entry? Let us know in the comments below.
Posted on 15 February 2020 at 21:11 CET
The 12 finalists for Eesti Laul have been chosen
The second semi-final of Estonia’s national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest, 'Eesti Laul', was broadcast live from the University of Tartu Sports Hall in Estonia tonight.
These 12 acts took to the stage for their semi-final performance (finalists in bold):
The results were once again determined by a mix of jury and public voting.
Now that all 12 finalists for the Estonian national selection are known, who do you think should win Eesti Laul? Let us know in the comments below!
Posted 13 February 2020 at 21:15 CET
6 acts move on to the Eesti Laul Final
Earlier tonight, the first semi-final of Estonia’s national selection for Eurovision, ‘Eesti Laul’ took place. Anett x Fredi, Egert Milder, Laura, Rasmus Rändvee, STEFAN and Synne Valtri feat. Väliharf are the 6 lucky acts who will move on in the competition. On 15 February, the second semi-final will take place during which another 6 acts will move on. The 12 successful semi-finalists will go head to head in the final on 29 February
These 12 acts performed tonight in the University of Tartu Sports Hall in Estonia (finalists in bold):
The results were determined by a mix of jury and public voting.
What do you think of tonight's winners? Let us know in the comments below!
Posted 03 December 2019 at 13:36 CET
It all comes down to these 24 contenders for Estonia in 2020
The Baltic country picks its representative traditionally via the Eesti Laul national selection. The upcoming series of the selection consists of 2 semi-finals on 13 and 15 February, and a final on 29 February 2020. The winner will follow in Victor Crone's footsteps to represent Estonia at the Eurovision Song Contest.
Listed below are the artists performing in each semi-final, listed alphabetically. The running order of both semi-finals will be announced at a later date by the Estonian broadcaster.
Eesti Laul 2020
Semi-final 1 on 13 February
Semi-final 2 on 15 February
Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest
Estonia has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 25 times since its very first entry in 1994. In those 24 years, Estonia has won the contest on 1 occasion, in 2001, and has qualified for the final 5 times.
During the Eurovision Song Contest 2019, Estonia was represented by Swede Victor Crone. Fun fact: Victor Crone is one of the 28 contenders for Melodifestivalen, the Swedish national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest.