It is Estonia’s national final for Eurovision and will draw to a close on February 29.
And now we know the Eesti Laul 2020 Final Running Order.
Estonian Eurovision broadcaster ERR has just revealed the news through the Eesti Laul website. The 12 finalists have been organised by producers to create the best show possible.
Eesti Laul 2020 Final Running Order
Inger will open the Eesti Laul final.
She’s followed by former Estonian Idol winner Rasmus Rändvee. He has the dubious honour of performing in the dreaded number two slot. The slot may be a surprise to our readers. Rasmus was at one point the bookies favourite to win and topped our poll as the favourite to win Semi-Final 1.
Still, if Koit and Laura can win from the number two spot, there’s hope yet for Rasmus.
Things continue with Stefan in third. He’s followed by Synne Valtri feat. Väliharf in fourth and Uudo Sepp in fifth. Uku Suviste – who made the final last year – goes sixth.
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Eesti Laul 2020 Bookmakers’ Odds – Semi-Final Two (15 February) 1. Jaagup Tuisk 1.95 2. Uku Suviste 2.05 3. SHIRA 9.00 4. Uudo Sepp 12.00 5. Inger 40.00 6. Merilin Mälk 40.00 7. Traffic 40.00 8 Ziggy Wild 60.00 9 Janet 125.00 10 Mariliis Jõgeva 125.00 11 German & Violina 175.00 12. Viinerid 350.00 #eestilaul #estonia #eurovision #esc2020 #eurovision2020
Shira begins the second half. Anett x Fredi go eighth and are followed by hot favourite Jaagup Tuisk. His impressive effects and interpretive dance-driven performance impressed at Semi-Final 2.
Serial Eesti Laul competitors Traffic are on tenth. Egert Milder goes eleventh and Laura closes the final in twelfth position.
Eesti Laul 2020 – Grand final running order
- Rasmus Rändvee
- Synne Valtri feat. Väliharf
- Uudo Sepp
- Uku Suviste
- Anett x Fredi
- Jaagup Tuisk
- Egert Milder
Analysis of the Running Order
Typically broadcasters look to place acts they want to win national finals later on.
They also arrange songs in such a way to avoid similar genres following one another. With that in mind, Jaagup Tuisk looks to be well placed. He’s sandwiched between Annett x Fredi’s jazzy downbeat track and Traffic’s warming campside fire stomper. That should help Jaagup’s visuals-led performance standout.
At the other end of the spectrum, fan favourites Uku Suviste and Rasmus Rändvee don’t appear to be helped. Uku finds his ballad between two ballads – which rather mutes the impact of “What Love Is” and Rasmus is on early in the run. He’s also following Inger’s similar-sounding happy-clappy song, which doesn’t offer that big of a contrast from his own entry.
That said, Eesti Laul is a national final where anything can happen, so take this with a pinch of salt.
What do you make of the Eesti Laul 2020 final running order? Do you think Jaagup will take the win? Or can one of the other finalists pip him to the post? Let us know in the comments below!
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