Eesti Laul is the Estonian national selection show for Eurovision. Today the national broadcaster ERR unveiled the acts that would be competing in this year’s show on ETV show ‘Ringvaade’ (‘Round Up’). Read on to find out who is on the list.
The competition will be contested over two semi finals which will be broadcast live on 11th and 18th February with five songs from each final progressing to the final on 4th March 2017. The songs qualifying for the final will be decided by a combination of an expert jury vote and a public televote.
Last year’s contest was won by Juri Pootsmann and his song ‘Play’ which failed to qualify for the Eurovision final. The song was written by Eesti Laul’s winner from the year before Stig Rasta who represented Estonia in Eurovision 2015 alongside Elina Born with ‘Goodbye to Yesterday’.
Elina Born will return to compete at Eesti Laul in 2017 with a song called ‘In or Out’, penned by Stig Rasta. Other familiar names include former Estonian Eurovision entrants Rasmus Rändvee (2013), Liis Lemsalu (2012) and Ivo Linna (1996).
Check out the full list of competitors for 2017 below and let us know if you’re impressed with who has been selected.
Eesti Laul 2017 Participants
Almost Natural- ‘Electric’
Alvistar Funk Association- ‘Make Love, Not War’
Angeelia- ‘We Ride With Our Flow’
Ariadne- ‘Feel Me Now’
Carl-Phillip- ‘Everything But You’
Close to Infinity ft. Ian Karell- ‘Sounds Like Home’
Daniel Levi- ‘All I Need’
Elina Born- ‘In or Out’
Ivo Linna- ‘Suur loteri’
Jaano Reim and Kosmos- ‘Valan pisaraid’
Karl-Kristjan and Whogaix ft. Maian- ‘Have You Now’
Kerli- ‘Spirit Animal’
Koit Toome and Laura- ‘Verona’
Laura Prits- ‘Hey Kiddo’
Leemet Onno- ‘Hurricane’
Lenna Kuurmaa- ‘Slingshot’
Liis Lemsalu- ‘Keep Running’
Rasmus Randvee- ‘This Love’
Uku Suviste- ‘Supernatural’