Final versions of all 20 Eesti Laul 2016 songs released!
The Estonian national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest, Eesti Laul, doesn’t start until February, but the 20 competing songs have already been released!
The songs have been made available in their final versions on a Youtube playlist.
A day of celebration
“Today is a real day of celebration for fans of the Eurovision Song Contest. The hopeful songs of Estonia have never been revealed before Christmas! Now that the season has begun, it it is a perfect opportunity to listen and enjoy all the songs together,” said the producer of Eesti Laul, Mart Normet, to Eurovision.tv.
For 2016, the Estonian final will move into the 5000 seat Saku Suurhall, the venue of the 2002 Eurovision Song Contest, in anticipation of more success for the contest. Another new feature is the green room, which will be built into the stage for everyone to see.
The Estonian selection will occur over two semi-finals, and a grand final on March 5, with five songs qualifying from each. Results will be decided by 50/50 jury and televote.
Semi-final 1 (February 13)
- The Jingles – Love a Little Bit (Jonathan Flack, Hain Hoppe, Rauno Vaher, Tanel Liiberg)
- Würffel – I’m Facing North (Kaspar Kalluste, Rosanna Lints)
- Mick Pedaja – Seis (Mick Pedaja)
- Indrek Ventmann – Hispaania tüdruk (Allan Kasuk)
- Cartoon & Kristel Aaslaid – Immortality (Ago Teppand, Hugo MartinMaasikas, Joosep Järvesaar, Kerli Kõiv, Iiris Vesik, Kristel Aaslaid)
- Kéa – Lonely Boy (Egert Milder, Robert Stanley Montes, Ian Karell)
- Kati Laev – Kaugel sinust (Urmas Kõiv, Anneli Kõiv)
- Zebra Island – How Many Times (Rasmus Lill, Helina Risti)
- Laura – Supersonic (Sven Lõhmus)
- Windy Beach – Salty Wounds (Priit Uustulnd, Tuuli Rand, Mari Tamm)
Semi-final 2 (February 20)
- Go Away Bird – Sally (Stanislav Bulganin)
- Jüri Pootsmann – Play (Fred Krieger, Stig Rästa)
- Meisterjaan – Parmupillihullus (Jaan Tätte Juunior)
- I Wear* Experiment – Patience (Hando Jaksi, Mikk Simson, Johanna Eenmaa)
- Púr Múdd – Meet Halfway (Oliver Rõõmus, Joonas Alvre)
- Grete Paia – Stories Untold (Sven Lõhmus)
- Põhja-Tallinn – Ei ole mul olla (Jaanus Saks, Kristjan Soomre, Mark Eric Kammiste, Hannes Agur Vellend, Herlend-Kaspar Raudkivi)
- Anett Kulbin – Strong (Anett Kulbin)
- Gertu Pabbo – Miljon korda (Priit Pajusaar, Maian-Anna Kärmas)
- La La Ladies – Unikaalne (Tatjana Mihhailova, Mihkel Mattisen, Timo Vendt, Inga Tislar)
2016 promo featuring past winners