Tonight Eesti Laul 2020 continued.
Twelve acts took to the stage in Semi-Final 2 and six advanced to the grand final.
The qualifiers are Jaagup Tuisk, Inger, Uku Suviste, Traffic, Shira and Uudo Sepp.
Eesti Laul 2020 Semi-Final 2 Results
The acts which advanced to the Grand Final were chosen by two rounds of voting.
The first round combined results from a professional jury and televoting to pick the first four qualifiers.
A second final round of televoting picks two further qualifiers.
They were Shira and Uudo Sepp.
Eesti Laul 2020 Semi-Final 2 Qualifiers
Jaagup Tuisk – “Beautiful Lie”
This could have easily been a generic sad boy anthem, but interpretive dance and that rain effect made this one of the standouts in Semi-Final 2.
Inger – “Only Dream”
A colourful performance in every sense of the word. This was a charming ditty from Inger, with a fun if somewhat mismanaged kiss cam effect added in.
Uku Suviste – “What Love Is”
Staging elevated this. Some might say the motifs here – chandelier, candle strewn stage, neutral outfit – are textbook. But textbooks are written as guidance for good results for a reason.
Traffic – “Üks kord veel”
Sometimes traffic can be a pain, in this instance it was a total delight. The campside fire sing-along start was charming and the second half put real energy into the delivery. A delight.
SHIRA – “Out in Space”
A vision in white, Shira stepped out on stage with a mission to take us into the stratosphere. And homegirl took us there. Serious vocal firepower on offer here.
Uudo Sepp – “I’m Sorry, I Messed Up”
Uudo sounded fabulous and the performance looked great. The issue is that most of these visual cues have been seen before, which made it feel a little derivative at times.
Eesti Laul 2020 Semi-Final 2 Acts
Viinerid – “Kapa Kohi-LA”
For fans hungry for something different at Eesti Laul 2020 “Kapa Kohi-LA” delivered. Not enough for a spot at the final alas.
Janet – “Hingelind”
Janet brought a touch of kimono-she-better-do-cool to tonight’s semi-final. A softer moment amongst some of the noisier songs on show at Semi-Final 2.
Merilin Mälk – “Miljon sammu”
The calypso flecked Estonian bop we never knew we needed! Merilin was in fine voice tonight and gave the performance real gusto.
German & Violina – “Heart Winder”
Still no idea what a “Heart Winder” is. However, this busy performance glossed over that. Bright dresses, hypnotic stage design and fun camera engagement from the frontman.
Ziggy Wild – “Lean on Me”
This was a welcome slice of old school rock and roll with a fiery stage show. Leading lady Laura sounded strong and owned the stage.
Mariliis Jõgeva – “Unistustes”
If you’re a fan of the Frozen franchise you’ll be a fan of “Unistustes”. Mariliis is a compelling performer and she sang well. But this performance lacked impact.
The final of Eesti Laul 2020 will take place on February 29. Twelve will become one as Estonia picks its’ act for Eurovision.
What do you make of tonight’s results?
Photo Credit: ERR