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?
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All the 4 songs coordinated by Karl-Ander Reismann( Stefan, Inger, Shira and Rasmus) are in final and strangely enough its Uku vs Stefan vs Victor Crone plus Stig Rästa again because of Traffic : D Tho this year they have to face Jaagup Tuisk whose choreo is done by Eghert Sören Nömm ( he was behind moves for Kerli – Spirit Animal and Getter Jaani’s Rockefeller Street ) . Gonna be interesting final. I bet either jury or televote can be a wildcard that can change all or soundsystem and televote. It aint over till its over.
Lyricstranslate translated Heart winder into Estonian as Südamete Õngitseja – Basically fisher of hearts https://lyricstranslate.com/en/heart-winder-s%C3%BCdamete-%C3%B5ngitseja.html
Oh, ‘Beautiful Lie’ is captivating. Such a beautiful song and such a lovely staging/choreography. This is the one that should win Eesti Laul for sure and could get a really nice result for Estonia.
the only thing I remember from Uku’s performance is that he hangs right
I prefer ”Heart winder” over ”Only dream”, but if we don’t count that, the results were perfect. So glad Uudo Sepp went through.
Uku Suviste – “What Love Is” and Jaagup Tuisk – “Beautiful Lie” are my 2 favorite songs for Estonia. I would be very happy if one of them will win the ticket to Rotterdam
i’ll never understand the estonians’ fascination over inger…
I would love to have Ziggy Wild in the final. Most of the Eesti Laul’s entries this year are so well behaved and sweet, they brought a completely different energy to the stage. I believe Jaagup confirmed his status of favorite. He did great and the performance was very slick. I still wanted to feel it a little more while watching it though. Glad that Shira made it, but I want to know why they put a piano there during her performance if nobody would play it. She deserved better staging.
Anyone know where to get the full split results from?
Split results won’t be revealed until after the final. Only jury top 4 in random order is announced in semi-finals.
I’m just glad the televoters pushed Shira through.
Traffic were my nice surprise. Loved that performance. It was them with the crowd and a very warm atmosphere.
I still have a problem with Jaguup and it’s that I just don’t feel anything with that song and I can’t even remember the melody after hearing it tbh. He was good tho
Not a bad semi and I’m okay with the qualifiers… as I wasn’t really attached to any one song in this whole selection in truth. My top three of the qualifiers are : 1. Uudo – great vocals and just really enjoyed his performance. My winner overall as of now, he really sold this song to me. It’s not my type of song but I really enjoyed this more live than studio(just like Arcade is better live to me than studio) 2. Jaaup – very good vocals and a nice performance. Still not my style of song as I did… Read more »
They might aswell just cancel the final because it is pretty obvious Jaagup will win. The voters generally are drawn to the hyped, eurovisiony songs and that performance was Eurovision ready. I do have the same problems with the song as others (Billie and Duncan say hi!), but I doubt that most normie viewers actually care. ESC Semi-final 2 is seen as the weak one so I would not be surprised if this somehow actually won the semi. It has Jury bait written all over it and televoters can get on board with it.
The effect of water going up is just whay Demy wanted in 2017 but here it actually looks good xD
Not quite what I would’ve chosen but not far off.
Prediction-wise, I got five out of the six.
Just to clear up, I watched the show and thought Uudo was a jury qualifier and Uku was a 2nd round qualifier. Did I misunderstand? In this article (and on wikipedia), they had Uku qualifying 1st round and Uudo 2nd. Which one is it?
In the 1st round of qualifiers, jury has the power of 50% of the final result. Uudo was 1/4 of the jurys favourites. Afterwards, televotes were added to the votes of the jury. Tele has also 50% of the power. That’s how the first four got through, including Uku. In the 2nd round of qualifiers, only televote decides, which two songs they want to see in the final aka 100% televote. That’s how Uudo got through.
Thanks! That was complicated for me to follow at 4am. 😉
Glad my fave, Uudo, made it 😉
I’m not a huge fan of “Beautiful Lie”, but Jaagup impressed me very much. He was vocally on point throughout the whole performance, the choreography was slick, there was a lot going on in terms of the visuals but they matched the song’s mood perfectly. Overall he really felt like a winner tonight and I wouldn’t mind him going to Rotterdam.
As an estonian, I have a feeling that Uku is going to win. He was not in the jury’s top 4, which means he got a lot of votes (same goes to Synne from the 1st semi). Uku seems like the biggest favorite among estonians. I personally want Jaagup to win. I voted for him today and will also vote in the final.
OMG. No Uku please!
Well I mean if he wasn’t in the top 4 for the juries then there is no way he will win. The discrepancy will be too big for it to win.
Also where did you get the split results from?
Well, last year the jury put Victor really low, but tele pushed it in the superfinal and won. The same could happen to Uku (sadly).
I think Jaagup will win. He got the biggest cheers from the crowd and the whole audience was blown away and shaking (I know. I was there xd). The tele version is supercool as well and it will be even better in the final I’m sure.
Someone knows who were the 4 jury qualifiers?
Inger, Jaagup, Uudo and Traffic
Armenia’s winner is Athena…the s?ng is average but she has many fans!
On the other hand, Ulrikke was fantastic (she will win)
( however Lisa was really cute)
The right qualifiers, maybe Ziggy Wild should have made it too but well done to the voters. Jaguups performance was very promising and looking forward to see how he improves it for the final
Pretty much Perfect Results