Plan your takeout, grab your scorecard and take to Twitter arguing about which of your faves is going to slay the pack! On February 19, Estonian broadcaster ERR unveiled the Eesti Laul 2018 final running order, which will have a significant impact in deciding which of the 10 competing acts wins the opportunity to represent Estonia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal.
Fan favourite and Eesti Laul 2017 host Elina Nenchayeva looks to be in pole position in the running order. She sings seventh, sandwiched between upbeat track “Laura (Walk With Me” and Frankie Animal’s moody indie song “(Can’t Keep Calling) Misty”, both of which should provide suitable contrast to her operatic effort, “La forza”.
FULL EESTI LAUL 2018 FINAL RUNNING ORDER
- Karl-Kristjan & Karl Killing (ft. WATEVA) – “Young”
- Eliis Pärna ja Gerli Padar – “Sky”
- Nika – “Knock Knock”
- Sibyl Vane – “Thousand Words”
- Stig Rästa – “Home”
- Vajé – “Laura (Walk With Me)”
- Elina Nechayeva – “La forza”
- Frankie Animal – “(Can’t Keep Calling) Misty”
- Iiris & Agoh – “Drop That Boogie”
- Evestus – “Welcome to my world”
SPOTLIGHT ON EESTI LAUL 2018 FINAL RUNNING ORDER
The Eesti Laul producers have tried to make a running order that will create the best possible show and keep viewers glued to their screens at home.
Karl-Kristjan & Karl Killing (ft. WATEVA) open the show with their upbeat number “Young”, Nika and Vajé keep up the tempo through the middle of the show, and Evestus close things out with their glam-rock showpiece.
Elina Nechayeva’s nearest challenger for the crown appears to be Estonia’s Eurovision 2015 act Stig Rästa. His acoustic track “Home” should be able to shine in between Sibyl Vane and Vajé’s louder performances.
Of course, as much as producers can shape the running order, it isn’t everything. “Verona” managed to win Eesti Laul 2016 from the graveyard second slot in the running order.
WHERE CAN I WATCH THE EESTI LAUL 2018 FINAL?
You’ll be able to watch the Eesti Laul 2018 through ERR and the liveblog of our partners DELFI on March 3.