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.

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

  1. Inger
  2. Rasmus Rändvee
  3. Stefan
  4. Synne Valtri feat. Väliharf
  5. Uudo Sepp
  6. Uku Suviste
  7. Shira
  8. Anett x Fredi
  9. Jaagup Tuisk
  10. Traffic
  11. Egert Milder
  12. Laura

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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Mercidatjijerbent
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Mercidatjijerbent

Is inger trans?

Tom
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Tom

Yassss

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

They’re all good, so just pick one.
Estonia: Have fun deciding.

Kris
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Kris

Except he didn’t even make the Top 4 of semi 1!!!
So he isn’t making the Top 3 of the final when the stronger entries came from semi 2

Aaron
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Aaron

That could have just been from the juries, like Ariadne in 2017 (2nd in first round by 5 votes or so to an Estonian superstar) and then swept 2nd round (8K votes, more than total votes cast in semi 2 iirc). Anything is possible.

Still, he doesn’t have the best song

Tersa
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Tersa

Montaigne…. Samanta… Ulrikke…. and now it’s time for another number 9 to go to Eurovision ?

Alex
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Alex

Fun fact: Montaigne and Samanta didn’t win televote in their countries. Ulrikke barely did it + voting crash.
We’ll see in Estonia. Superfinal is all televoting

Ashton Schier
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Ashton Schier

Samanta won the Televote. it was literally all televote, no jury, and she won it.

carioca
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carioca

She didn’t win the sms voting. She won the online voting and was the overall winner.

Alex
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Alex

I’ve just checked Estonia Spotify and Traffic is leading.
They are respected there and have good song and performance so they might have a chance. would be nice to have beautiful Estonian back to ESC after a long time.
As expected, Egert and Jaguup are also doing great.
I feel this could be the superfinal.
Synne and Uku qualified thanks to big Televote support so we can’t count them out.

Egle
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Egle

Sadly I think my country could send Uku, if he gets to the super final, where is 100% televote. The only way to avoid this is that jury places him in the last spots, because in televote he will get 12 points I think. So depends how competent the jury is, cause I think that could happen because there are a lot more jury friendly songs. But if he sneaks into the super final… he is well known artist and very popular in Estonia for past 10+ years, so middle age and elderly people (who are main voters) will vote… Read more »

Alex
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Alex

I’m so rooting for Egert
Any doubts about it

Numero
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Numero

I will be so mad and sad if my country is going to send Uku to Rotterdam. See, estonians are really hyped about Uku and I feel like 2017 could happen again – Kerli was the best for Eurovision but our middle-aged people sent Verona. Everytime, when someone talks something good about Jaagup, there is a whole army against him/her, cuz they want Uku to win. If estonians will send Uku to Rotterdam, I would feel so embarrassed and I already know that we wouldn’t reach the final. See, estonians are not aware of the opinions of foreigners. They don’t… Read more »

Liisa
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Liisa

Yes, the amount of hate for Jaagup is unbelieveable

keith mawson
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keith mawson

Jaagup all the way , brilliant. it blows the rest out of the water. Can’t stand Laura’s song. she looks at least 20 years older than what she actually is.

Colin
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Colin

Laura looks 52??? In what world is that?

Alex
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Alex

Estonians have been sending televoting bait entries recently. What they enjoy the most.
They don’t care or do what juries are telling them to do. I really love them for that tbh.

Kenan
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Kenan

Don’t worry. The juries didn’t put uku in their top 4 (final) and so I don’t imagine that the televote will do much to save it.
Edit: oh sheitte I just realised that the second round is televote only. I hope that middle aged people from Estonia like beautiful lie.

Kris
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Kris

Stefan, Laura , Uudo and SHiRA won’t be in the super final . Other than them it’s likely to be two acts from Semi 2 and One from semi 1 or all from Semi 2

Ingrid
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Ingrid

Uudo Sepp is my favourite, but it seems i’m the only one. 🙁

Marseille
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Marseille

What’s the point of having two semis if you still end up with a 12 act final lmao. Anyway rooting for “Write about me”

LinusESCfan
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LinusESCfan

What does that even mean? They were 24 at the beginning.

Hector
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Hector

Either Beautiful Lie or Georgia (On my mind) for me. Although Traffic’s song is quite enjoyable too. Good luck anyways to Estonia

Freck
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Freck

Fun Fact :
Ulrikke were 9th in Finals

The Roop, Duodato, Arilena and Athena were 6th in the finals

There is something up with 6 and 9 here since Jaguup is gonna win :p
I did my job, Bye

Serafina
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Serafina

Montaigne performed 9th too

keith mawson
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keith mawson

Wow that is weird

Freck
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Freck

Oh yes ! I knew I was forgetting a 9th place, that’s why I wrote “were” but couldn’t figure out why haha

Garrow
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Garrow

So maybe Uku Suviste

It's me boo
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It's me boo

Nice

(Yes i’ve got a childish sense of humour)

Kris
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Kris

Arilena – 6th
Montaigne-9th
Samanta- 9th
Diodato – 6th
Athena- 6th
Ulrikke-9th
The Roop- 6th

But Poland will definitely give a winner not performing 6th/9th (cause only 3/4 songs will compete)
Slovenia’s winner is not performing 6/9th
Ukraine may give us a winner performing 6th

Polegend Godgarina
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y’all seem so confident “beautiful arcade” will win but the estonians have proven to be often unpredictable with their taste. this running order doesn’t suggest anything, tbh, it could go in any way.

VladV
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VladV

Adding the the winner will come from a super final that 3 songs will perform again

Felio
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Felio

Beautiful Lie is more listenabke and it has a stagin lol please do no compare it with that boring af so called winner

Liisa
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Liisa

It doesn’t change much, Verona performed 2nd, Storm 3rd, Goodbye to Yesterday 3rd and they still won.
So Uku has a chance too, he’s popular in Estonia but I’m not sure how this song would do at ESC.

ImJJ
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ImJJ

Aye rasmus is 2nd, I hope he improves his vocals/ staging.
Jaagup is imo clear winner, but i’d like him or rasmus or synne to win

Roelof Meesters
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Roelof Meesters

My favourite is Write About Me, but I think that with this running order Beautiful Lie will win.

Polegend Godgarina
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this running order doesn’t mean anything considering the winner is decided by a three-way superfinal with 100% televote. “verona” and “storm” won despite low jury support. not like running order matters much with only 12 songs anyway.

Sergey
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Sergey

Well we are now in 2020, not 2018 nor 2019 so everything might happen.

Kenan
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Kenan

God please let beautiful lie win. It has to literally everything is in its favor. If Estonia want to win then send beautiful lie God dammit

UmBv
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UmBv

Jaagup can bring Estonia to the top 5, the rest would struggle to qualify.

Polegend Godgarina
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the delusion… songs heavily inspired by previous recent winners always tank.

UmBv
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UmBv

What has that irrelevant point got to do with what I said. Even if you are braindead enough to think they sounds alike, beautiful lie >> Arcade

Nico de Mask
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Nico de Mask

1. They do not necessarily SOUND alike, they FEEL alike, or as Polegend said, one might be INSPIRED by another.
2. Beautiful Lie is not better than Arcade. It’s still a nice song, but Arcade is a better written peace, both musically and lyrically. It’s much more confluent melodywise, and has original lyrics, whereas Beautiful Lie undeniably has this Billie line stolen (I don’t condemn it, just stating facts).
3. Calling others braindead ain’t gonna help. Chill. XO

Tersa
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Tersa

Then how Luca entered to top5 lol

Kris
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Kris

He took inspiration from the runner up and not winner

John Moynahan
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John Moynahan

I have ,from the very beginning, loved Georgia (On My Mind) …
Egert’s vocals are fantastic in a George Ezra vibe.
Potential for audience participation in last chorus and an automatic 12 pts from Georgia in semifinal , should help point Estonia in this direction…
Slot 11 in the final of Eesti Laul doesn’t do any harm either…
Go Egert!!
Lots of luck from Ireland!!

Richard Hochuli
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Richard Hochuli

Beautiful lie is so going to Rotterdam, but I like synne v entry

Robert
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Robert

Rasmus and Anett x Fredi for me

Colin
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Colin

I’d be happy with Jaagup’s win, although I’m still rooting that Rasmus can surpass the expectations and blow everyone away. I also wouldn’t count Synne out, since (if that’s the case), her televote audience could bring it barely into top 3 of combined vote. The chances are slim for Stefan, Laura, Shira and Uudo, but I think all of them have quality entries. Shira and Stefan are ahead there, but Laura can really take middle of the road base and turn it into something special. Speaking of, Egert might be a dark horse here too.

Thanos
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Thanos

Well this running order is very favourable for Beautiful Lie. Since I haven’t heard any of the songs (keeping them as a surprise ), can someone tell me which of the songs competing is the best according to them?

Colin
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Colin

1. Young
2. Out In Space
3. Beautiful Lie
4. By My Side
5. Majakad
But everyone among these 12 is at least okay.

Kenan
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Kenan

Here is what I think is the overall top 5 for everyone
1. Beautiful Lie
2. Out in Space
3. Young
4. What Love is
5. I’m sorry I messed up.
(By my side is sort of a mix. People either love it or find it SUUPPER BORING (Like me)

UmBv
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UmBv

This is just my opinion
1 beautiful lie
2 I’m sorry i messed up
3 Uks Kord Veel
4 Georgia on my mind
5 Out in Space
6 What love is
The rest is pretty irrelevant

Tom
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Tom

Yeah they will send the overrated copy Beautiful Lie with the cheap staging

Kenan
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Kenan

Cheap? Boi have you even watched the performance?

UmBv
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UmBv

*They will send the underrated masterpiece Beautiful Lie with the amazing staging (and win)

Cloud
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Cloud

Another Arcade comparison…

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

If you don’t like the song you can say that you don’t. Just saying it is a copy is so annoying and disrespectful

Kris
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Kris

And you can copy someone’s username , SMH