TALLINN, ESTONIA – Estonian national broadcaster announced the 20 artists and sting which will compete in the semifinals of Eesti Laul 2016, the show through which the country will decide its entry for Stockholm’s Eurovision Song Contest.
The twenty competing songs in Eesti Laul have been allocated semi-finals and running order positions. They are as follows:
First semi-final – Februrary 13
01. Love a Little Bit – The Jingles
02. I’m Facing North – Würffel
03. Seis – Mick Pedaja
04. Hispaania tüdruk – Indrek Ventmann
05. Immortality – Cartoon feat. Kristel Aaslaid
06. Lonely Boy – Kéa
07. Kaugel sinust – Kati Laev
08. How Many Times – Zebra Island
09. Supersonic – Laura
10. Salty Wounds – Windy Beach
Second semi-final – February 20
01. Sally – Go Away Bird
02. Play – Jüri Pootsmann
03. Parmupillihullus – Meisterjaan
04. Patience – I Wear* Experiment
05. Meet Halfway – Púr Múdd
06. Stories Untold – Grete Paia
07. Ei ole mul olla – Põhja-Tallinn
08. Strong – Anett Kulbin
09. Miljon korda – Gertu Pabbo
10. Unikaalne – La La Ladies
As in previous years, five songs will qualify through each semi-final through a 50/50 mixture of jury and televoting. The final will take place in the Saku Suurhall on March 5.
EESTI LAUL TICKETS
This year in a move to accommodate growing interest in Eesti Laul, the final will be held in the Saku Suurhall, the same venue used for the 2002 Eurovision Song Contest which has capacity for around 5000 seats. Estonian head of delegation, Mart Normet said that “Eesti Laul is growing, so we are expecting a high demand for tickets.”
Eesti Laul has become one of the biggest national finals in the Eurovision calendar and is only expected to grow from here, as such it is extending an official welcome to anyone interested from Europe and beyond to come experience Eesti Laul in person.
This year the Eesti Laul green room will be built into the stage, so everyone in the audience can see their favourite artists relax or sweat it out as the show progresses. For the last week all the former Eesti Laul winners have been counting down until the tickets will be released. Today is the day that Elina and Stig will announce that tickets will be on sale tomorrow.
And why at exactly 10:11 on 10/11 you may ask? Well it’s because Eesti Laul has always been playful and will continue to be so in the future. Tickets can be bought at http://piletilevi.ee/