Estonia Eesti Laul 2022: Artists

Estonia: Artists for Eesti Laul 2023 announced

The 20 artists competing in Eesti Laul 2023 have been announced by Estonian broadcaster ERR

217 songs were received for next year's Eesti Laul, Estonia's national selection for Eurovision 2023. Out of those, 20 made the cut and will officially compete in the live shows next year.

The 20 artists were announced over two days during the TV show Ringvaade.

Some of the 20 participants in Eesti Laul 2023 have competed in the past:

Anett & Fredi
Eesti Laul 2020: Write About Me
Eesti Laul 2015: Superlove (Elisa Kolk)
Eesti Laul 2022: Fire
Eesti Laul 2019: Coming Home
Eesti Laul 2020: Only Dream
Meelik Samel
Eesti Laul 2012: Oblivion (as part of Tenfold Rabbit)
Eesti Laul 2013: Balance of Water & Stone (as part of Tenfold Rabbit)
Robin Juhkental
Eurovision 2010: Siren (as part of Malcolm Lincoln)
Eesti Laul 2012: Bye (as part of Malcolm Lincoln)
Eesti Laul 2015: Troubles (with The Big Bangers)
Eesti Laul 2019: Strong
Eesti Laul 2021: Time
Eesti Laul 2021: Tuuled
Eesti Laul 2022: Kuradile

Back in September, ERR – Estonia's public broadcaster – announced that next year's edition will feature three live shows: two semi-finals and a final in January and February 2023.

With the lineup revealed, we're now only missing the songs that will be officially released on 2 December.

Eesti Laul 2023

Three shows will be held at Eesti Laul 2023, with a total of 20 songs:

  • Semi-final 1: 12 January 2023
  • Semi-final 2: 14 January 2023
  • Final: 11 February 2023

Ten songs will compete in each of the two semi-finals, and in each semi-final there will be two rounds of voting. In the first round, the result will be determined by a jury's vote and televoting by the television viewers; and in the second round by televoting by the television viewers. If ERR decides, statistics from users' internet engagement may also be utilized as a factor in the first round results.

In the Final, 12 songs will compete in two rounds. In the first round, a jury and televoting will decide which songs advance to the superfinal. The winner of Eesti Laul will be decided entirely by televoting in the superfinal.

Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest

Estonia has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 27 times, first in 1994, competing every year except 1995.

Estonia 2019: Victor Crone - "Storm"

Estonia has managed to qualify for the Grand Final 8 out of 18 times.

Estonia 2019: Victor Crone - "Storm"

Estonia has won just once, in the year 2001, with the song "Everybody," performed by Tanel Padar and Dave Benton and 2XL.

About the author: Pedro Santos (Portugal)

authorPedro comes from Lisbon, Portugal. He's 30 years old and graduated in journalism. He has attended Eurovision Song Contest three times live - 2018, 2019 and 2022 - and covered the show twice more (2021, 2023) but his first Eurovision memory takes him back to 2007 when Sarbel delivered his catchy "Yassou Maria" performance. Pedro's favorite Eurovision song is Albania's 2015 "I'm Alive" by Elhaida Dani which is also his favorite Eurovision edition.

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