Last night saw the close of Estonia’s Eesti Laul competition in which the public voted for their pick for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest. Ten acts competed in the final of the contest but they crowned Juri Pootsmann as their winner with his song ‘Play’.
Estonia’s Second Semi Final of their Eurovision selection show Eesti Laul, took place on Saturday. It saw another five acts advance to the final on 5th March. Read on to find out who advanced and who was eliminated.
This weekend saw the first of Estonia’s Eesti Laul competition. Ten acts competed for five places in the final in a fortnight’s time. Read on to find out the results…
Estonia have competed 22 times in the Eurovision Song Contest. Their first attempt in 1993 saw them fail to qualify for the final, something that they repeated on a further seven occasions. Their most successful period was from 1996-2002 which gave them six top ten finishes including a win in 2001 for Tanel Padar/Dave Benton/2XL with ‘Everybody’ and a third place the following year with Sahlene’s ‘Runaway’. In 2015 they had been earmarked as early favourites when they selected Stig Rasta and Elina Born to represent them with ‘Goodbye to Yesterday’, the momentum for the song waned however and they finished in seventh place. Estonia return in 2016 with their Eesti Laul selection competition. Read on to find out more.