Tel Aviv 2019

Eesti Laul entries have been revealed!

After revealing the 24 participants taking part in next year’s competition, ERR has released the music videos for the entries Eesti Laul.

You can watch each of the competing entries here on the Eesti Laul website.

Entries to be released with a music video

For the first time, the participants and their entries were released with a music video, a move which Tomi Rahula (producer of Eesti Laul) has described as an upgrade to the show, he has mentioned:

For the first time, listeners will be able to get acquainted with songs and artists in a completely new way – the special accompanying special edition will be broadcast on the air. Twenty new songs, artists or artists’ songs and their music videos will be presented to listeners and viewers tomorrow. and I am delighted that the broadcast of such a prominent program will be broadcast by ETV

Tomi Rahula commenting on the release of the competing songs

Challenging and fun at the same time

Since the reveal of the competing entries,  the artists only had a short amount of time to create a music video for their competing entries:

“The artists also took this challenge very well. The videos were made in a short time, but they are very cool and the faces of artists, songs and makers. For everyone!”

Tomi Rahula on the creation of the Music Videos

Despite the short time, seven out of the twenty-four entries have received a music video from BFM students.

Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest

Estonia first appeared at Eurovision in 1994 with Silvi Vrait and, with the exception of 1995, it participated every year. It won the contest by surprise in 2001 with “Everybody” performed by Tanel Padar, Dave Benton & 2XL. Following the introduction of the semi-finals in 2004, the country failed to qualify until it introduced Eesti Laul in 2009. Using Eesti Laul, Estonia qualified on six occasions. This year,  Elina Nechayeva represented the country with her operatic pop entry “La Forza”. It placed 8th in the grand final with 245 points, giving Estonia its first final and top 10 placing since 2015.

What do you think of the songs competing in next year’s Eesti Laul?. Who do you think should represent Estonia in Tel Aviv next year?. Let us know your opinions and thoughts below or at social media @ESCXTRA

Relive Elina’s performance at the Eurovision stage

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One Comment

  1. 3 stand out on 1st listen:
    Snowdrop ft INGA “What day”;
    Sandra Nurmsalu “Want a Tree”;
    Sofia Rubina ft Janika Tenn “Deep Water”.
    Special mention for Cätlin Mägi & Jaan Pehk “Parmigäng” which at first I hated but gradually felt very drawn into the weirdness (perhaps they hypnotized me).
    Another half dozen or so also appeal.

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