Last year they let “La Forza” lead them to a top 10 placing. Now Estonia is looking for Elina Nechayeva’s successor, and there are 12 acts in the second semi-final of Eesti Laul 2019 in the running to do that.
In semi-final two we find some familiar faces from Eesti Laul, although there are no Eurovision returnees like in Semi 1. However, there’s no shortage of talent. There is Sissi, who is the daughter of Eurovision winner Dave Benton. Will she follow in her father’s footsteps? Or will it be frequent fan favourite Grete Paia this year? And what about Uku Suviste, who turned plenty of heads during his last visit in 2017?
Eesti Laul 2019: Semi-Final 2
Who can make it? Are you into Kerli Kivilaan‘s moody electro pop tune? Are you feeling her “Cold love“? Or do you rather like ‘Following Back‘ from Around the Sun? This young band with an intergalactic name rides the tropical beats and mixes them with indie rock.
And… well, where are the cats? Does your vote go to Kaia Tamm‘s electronic experiment “Wo sind die Katzen?‘. Are you meowing to that? If not there are many more conventional options in this field. Maybe Kadiah‘s naïve tune “Believe“? Or Synne Valtri‘s “I’ll do it my way“? Is she doing it the right way?
Popstress Grete Paia was one of the favourites three years ago with her “Stories untold”, but Juri Pootsmann beat her and got to Stockholm. Does she stand a better chance this year? She’s competing with a song in Estonian: “Kui isegi kaotan“, which roughly translates to ‘If I even lose’.
Also returning to Eesti Laul is Uku Suviste, who is — at this moment — competing on The Voice of Russia. Will his popularity help him and his pop tune “Pretty little liar“? Or maybe you’re saying “Hallelujah” to Lacy Jay‘s entry? She brings a more ethereal quality than Uku’s mainstream sound. Which one will do better?
Dave Benton’s daughter Sissi is walking on her own, and she comes this year with the sassy number “Strong“, mixing a bit of funk with her raspy vocals. Could she follow her father’s steps? Or what about Iseloomad‘s grungy “Kaks Miimest“? That song could well be from the same year when Dave Benton and Tanel Padar won Eurovision, but hey, sometimes vintage wins!
Riding the lounge there’s Lumevärv and Inga with their funky “Milline päev“. We’ve seen acts like this regularly at Eesti Laul. Can they be the first ones to actually succeed? Or can Cätlin Mägi & Jaan Pehk be the first camp act to win Eesti Laul after Kreisiraadio?
Out of the twelve competing entries, only six will make it to the final. But in our poll, you can vote for as many acts as you like. Be sure to click the box next to every act you want to support before pressing submit.
So no more talking, Europe — start voting now! You can choose as many options as you want, but you can only vote once.
Who should win semi-final 2 of Eesti Laul 2019?
Semi-final 2 of Eesti Laul 2 will take place on February 2 in Tartu. Six acts will qualify for the grand final at Tallinn’s Saku Suurhall on February 16. Who should make it to the final? Vote and tell us in the comment section!