Time to get in touch with your wild side. The second semifinal of Eesti Laul – Estonia’s national selection show for Eurovision — is on from 20:35 CET this evening. We asked you back in December to vote for your favourite act in the show’s second heat. With 2,849 votes cast in the poll, we can reveal that Kerli has come out on top with her song “Spirit Animal“.
Kerli’s tribal-electro song took 990 votes – over a third of all counted – putting her well clear of the rest of the field. The bookmakers are marking her as favourite to win the show overall as well. Our Wiwi Jury thinks she’s in with a good shot too, rating her a 7.03 overall. wiwiblogger Chris writes:
We all know that we’re waiting for Kerli to perform this with full staging. With everything together, it could be something truly special. Is it a Eurovision winner? I’m not sure. Top 10? Definitely.
In second with 619 votes (just under 22%) are the duo Koit Toome & Laura with “Verona“. Their duet, telling us about lost love, is holding strong as second with the bookies.
In our interview with Laura, she gives us a clue about the song’s staging for tonight. “The best clue is the word ‘memories’. Something that is so real, it’s in our minds, but the physical side is missing.”
The acts are really feeling their spiritual side tonight!
Coming in third place is Liis Lemsalu with “Keep Running“. She received 340 votes, roughly 12% of all votes cast. Liis is on her fourth attempt to represent her country at Eurovision — will she finally get lucky?
EESTI LAUL SEMIFINAL 2 FULL POLL RESULTS
- Kerli – “Spirit Animal” 34.75% (990 votes)
- Koit Toome & Laura – “Verona” 21.73% (619 votes)
- Liis Lemsalu – “Keep Running” 11.93% (340 votes)
- Angeelia – “We Ride With Our Flow” 7.06% (201 votes)
- Daniel Levi – “All I Need” 6.63% (189 votes)
- Rasmus Randvee – “This Love” 6.14% (175 votes)
- Antsud – “Vihm” 5.58% (159 votes)
- Almost Natural – “Electric” 2.46% (70 votes)
- Alvistar Funk Association – “Make Love, Not War” 2.07% (59 votes)
- Close to Infinity ft. Ian Karell – “Sounds Like Home” 1.65% (47 votes)
Total Votes: 2,849
Last week’s edition saw five contestants advance to the final on February 25. They are: Ariadne, Ivo Linna, Lenna Kuurmaa, Karl – Kristjan& Whogaux ft. Maian and, of course, Elina Born. Who will join them this week?
Is Kerli your favourite? Who would you like to see in the final? Shout out your thoughts on the wiwibloggs app, or tell us in our comments section below!