Today on the much revered Ringvaade show in Estonia, the 20 semi-finalists who will take part in the Estonian national selection, Eesti Laul, were revealed. Among them are several well known names and previous participants. In addition, Robin Juhkenthal represented Estonia at the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest in Oslo as the lead singer of the group Malcolm Lincoln where they came 14th in the first Semi-Final.
Acts including Elina Born, Stig Rästa and Liss Lemsalu have all taken part in Eesti Laul previously. You will also note that the split of songs in Estonian and English is 50:50.
The two Semi-Finals of Eesti Laul 2015 will take place on the 7th and 14th of February with the final taking place on the 21st.
The 20 Semi-Finalists
Below you can see the 20 semi-finalists. Under the song title you have the artist name followed by the songwriters.
Daniel Levi / Daniel Levi Viinalass
The Blurry Lane / Kristina Bianca Rantala
Goodbye to Yesterday
Elina Born & Stig Rästa / Stig Rästa
Liis Lemsalu & Egert Milder / Liis Lemsalu, Madis Lett, Egert Milder, Henri Kuusk, Rob Montes
Kali Briis Band / Alan Olonen
Kellega ma tutvusin?
NimmerSchmidt / Fredy Schmidt, Andero Nimmer
Miina / Miina Rikka
Kolm päeva tagasi
Mari / Mariliis Jõgeva
Bluestocking / Maria Soikonen
Demie feat. Janice / Raimo Ugast, Jaanika Merelaht
Light Up Your Mind
Wilhelm / Anett Kulbin, Paul Neitsov, Jorven Viilik
Luisa Värk / Mikk Tammepõld, Luisa Värk
Karl-Erik Taukar / Karl-Erik Taukar, Mark-Eric Kammiste, Fred Krieger
Airi Vipulkumar Kansar / Urmas Kõiv, Anneli Kõiv
Elisa Kolk / Vahur Valgmaa
This Is Our Choice
Triin Niitoja & John4 / Jaanus Saago, Triin Niitoja
Tiiu talu tütreke
Kruuv / Allan Kasuk
Robin Juhkental & The Big Bangers / Robin Juhkental & The Big Bangers
Elephants From Neptune / Jon-Arnold Mikiver, Robert Linna, Rain Joona, Markko Reinberg
Üle vesihalli taeva
Maia Vahtramäe / Olav Osolin
Estonia will take part in one of the two Semi-Finals of the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest, which takes place in Vienna, Austria on the 19th, 21st and 23rd of May.
Eesti Laul 2015: Facts & figures
219 songs submitted; and revealed on the 4th of December on the Ringvaade show.
The first semi-final will take place on the 7th of February 2015,
The second semi-final is planned for the 14th of February 2015,
The final round is scheduled for the 21st of February 2015.
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT EESTI LAUL