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Estonia: Preview the 'Eesti Laul' final

09 February 2023 at 12:00 CET
Stefan represented Estonia at the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest in Turin EBU / Andres Putting
On Saturday 11 February, Estonia selects its entry to the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest. 12 songs will compete in the final of the Estonian pre-selection 'Eesti Laul', with the winner heading to Liverpool in May.

HOW TO WATCH: Estonian broadcaster ERR is airing the 'Eesti Laul' final at 18:30 CET on Saturday 11 February, on the channel ETV. International viewers can watch via a live-stream of the channel.

Now in its 15th year, Eesti Laul returns as Estonia's format for selecting its entry to the Eurovision Song Contest. This year's Eesti Laul has seen 2 semi-finals reduce 20 songs to 10, with a 'wildcard' round bringing 2 tunes back into the competition, to make a grand final of 12 competing entries.

Both viewers and a jury (each accounting for 50% of the scores given) will vote on the 12 songs, to determine a Top 3. Those 3 will then be performed again, and it will be solely a public vote that decides the winning entry, and the song that will go on to represent Estonia in Liverpool in May.

The Eesti Laul final is happening at a venue with the coolest of names: the Tondiraba Ice Hall in Estonia's capital, Tallinn. The event is hosted by TΓ΅nis Niinemets and Grete Kuld, and among the special guests expected on the night are Estonia's participant at the 2000 Contest in Stockholm, Ines, and the artist who won Eesti Laul in 2022, Stefan.

Stefan represented Estonia at the 66th Eurovision Song Contest in Turin, and gave the Baltic nation a 13th-place finish in the Grand Final with his song Hope.

The Songs

Before Saturday night's Eesti Laul final, you can preview the 12 competing songs below, in the order that they'll be performed in on the evening.

Meelik – Tuju

Inger – Awaiting You

Janek – House of Glass

Elysa – Bad Philosophy

M Els – So Good (At What You Do)

Bedwetters – Monsters

Andreas – Why Do You Love Me

Alika – Bridges

Anett and Fredi – You Need to Move On

Ollie – Venom

Mia – Üks Samm Korraga

Sissi – Lighthouse


Estonia will perform in the Second Semi-Final at the 67th Eurovision Song Contest.

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