The first semi-final of Eesti Laul 2014 took place earlier this evening. Ten songs competed and five passed through to the final. We know the contest featured plenty of clowns (#crazy), but we have a more pressing question: did you hear any potential winners?

The 5 qualifiers

Tanja – Amazing

Wilhelm – Resignal

Super Hot Cosmos Blues Band – Maybe-Maybe

Kõrsikud – Tule ja jää

Lenna – Supernoova

The jury half of the voting was revealed during the show!

The jury top 5

Tanja

Wilhelm

Super Hot Cosmos Blues Band

Kõrsikud

Lenna

The list of jury members

Liis Lemsalu

Anna Põldvee

Valner Valme

Mart Niineste

Tauno Aints

Owe Petersell

Erik Morna

Heini Vaikmaa

Olav Osolin

Nele-Liis Vaiksoo

Els Himma

The performances of Semi-final 1

Tanja – Amazing

The Titles – Flame

Wilhelm – Resignal

State of Zoe – Solina

Nimmerschmidt – Sandra

VÖÖRAD – Maailm on hull

Super Hot Cosmos Blues Band – Maybe-Maybe

August Hunt – Kus on EXIT

Kõrsikud – Tule ja jää

Lenna – Supernoova

Interval – plenty of (#crazy) clowns

The second semi-final of Eesti Laul 2014 will take place on 21 February 2014. Ten songs will compete for five spots in the final with the outcome to be decided by the combination of votes from a jury and televoting. Fan favourite Sandra Nurmsalu will be competeing in the second semi-final. After the second semi we will know the final line up of Eesti Laul 2014!

What do you think about the qualifiers? Are you satisfied? What was your top 5 for SF 1?

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Arianna
6 years ago

Gutted August Hunt got eliminated. Interesting, unexpected results here :O I felt Tanja treated it more as an appearance on So You Think You Can Dance / Strictly or w/e… Somebody told me the vocals were pre-recorded in the studio, but with no edits? Technically live, but not when they were on stage? Idk. Maybe that was a language barrier with whom I was speaking. Clowns were my fave hehehe

Paul
Paul
6 years ago

1.Nimmerschmidt (the “Malcolm Lincoln” effect for me but not managed to pass through the semi)
2.Lenna (radio-friendly, reminds me of “Love Shine A Light” a bit)
3.Tanja (too formulaic to be in the actual contest, won’t ever work)
4.Super Hot Cosmos Blues Band (intriguing)
5.VÖÖRAD
6. Wilhelm
7. August Hunt
8.State of Zoe
9. The Titles
10. Kõrsikud

K
K
6 years ago

We could see recap of 2nd semi final and it seemed that it will be better a lot. And Sandra Nurmsalu will be awesome.

Mex
Mex
6 years ago

From all 20 songs, I liked the most Tanja’s song. And after THAT live performance, I’m in love with that song & performance. What a voice.

Everything else was around mediocre.

By the way, after last year “show” in which the stage was anything but a stage, I can see that this year they fired the stage designer and got a new one. Nice. I still hate those singers singing the name of the song and the artists name.

Zolan
Zolan
6 years ago

I think they got it right. Not all personal favourites, but none undeserving. “Resignal” by Wilhelm is my favourite song by a decent margin. Just so beautiful; subtle, complex, dynamic, tense, yet soothing … mmmm. Is it too much to hope others will feel the same? They made it this far at least. When Tanja opened the show, my first thought was, “Oh. I thought the vocals would be live.” They were of course, but it’s still hard to believe the vocals are coming from the same woman you see dancing so well, at the same time. And it was… Read more »

D
D
6 years ago

If Estonia doesn’t send an Estonian-language song I will be so mad.

Josh
Josh
6 years ago

I commend Tanja for that performance! It is so difficult to dance to that extent and still manage to hold a tune. Great work!

AnesBosna
AnesBosna
6 years ago

Atleast i liked Tanja & Super Hot Cosmos Blues Band 😛

Dez
Dez
6 years ago

The semi final was a big meh. Tanja made it, but so did my bottom 2 (Korsikud and Super Hot Cosmos Blue Band)

Jacob
Jacob
6 years ago

I loved Tanja! She was my favourite, great dance track with solid vocals. Lenna was my second favourite, I wasn’t bothered about any other performances really. Semi final 2 is a lot more tough I think.