Last year in Vienna Elina Born and Stig Rästa were one of the favorites and finished in the top ten. Building on that Estonia has upped their game and are aiming high yet again. After two semi-finals and a one week break to re-fuel for the Eesti Laul final, the Baltic country has finally chosen Jüri Pootsmann with “Play”.
The winner was selected in two stages. Firstly, three acts were chosen by 50% jury votes and 50% televotes to advance to the super final. They were Laura with “Supersonic”, Jüri Pootsmann with “Play” and Cartoon & Kristel Aaslaid with “Immortality”. Then the winner was selected by 100% televotes.
Jüri’s performance was remarkable. He brought a chilly, detached energy to the audience, he hit all his camera angles, and he made everyone — most especially me — believe what he is singing. The smokey, 1960s vibe works so well — and he had the styling to match.
JURI POOTSMANN — “PLAY”
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