Eesti Laul 2020 Acts - Estonia Eurovision

Over Wednesday and Thursday last week, Estonia’s ERR revealed the 24 acts for Eesti Laul 2021. And with a line-up that includes several past Eurovision stars and numerous national selection veterans, fans are already chomping at the bit, even though the competition itself won’t kick off until the new year.

So while Tallinn gears up to host the iconic national final across three weekends next spring, we want to know which of the artists you are most excited for. Yes, the songs are yet to be released but that hasn’t stopped us from checking out the vast back catalogues of all the competitors.

Poll: Which Eesti Laul 2021 act are you the most excited for?

The headlines have been dominated by the five former Eurovision stars.

Top of the list is Uku Suviste. The Eesti Laul 2020 winner was given a wildcard to the semi-finals after Eurovision’s cancellation in the spring.

The next most recent returnee is Koit Toome. Along with Laura, he sang “Verona” in 2017. Alas, despite being a strong fan favourite, the entry failed to reach the final. He also represented the Baltic nation in 1998 with “Mere lapsed”. Then he came 12th.

Jüri Pootsmann returns to the competition for the first time since 2016, when he went to Stockholm with “Play”. Eurovision 2014’s Tanja is also back. The “Amazing” songstress last appeared in the national final in 2019 singing “High Heels In The Neighbourhood”.

Also in the mix is Ivo Linna from Eurovision 1996. He helped secure Estonia its first top-five result with “Kaelakee hääl”.

There’s also plenty of national final alums. They include Kéa who tried her luck at Eesti Laul 2016 with “Lonely Boy”. Tuuli Rand had two songs in the 2013 final: a duet with Teele Viira and another as a part of the band Söörömöö. The 2020 grand finalist Egert Milder will sing “Free Again”.

We will also see a performance from Sissi — daughter of Estonia’s Eurovision winner Dave Benton. She made her Eesti Laul debut in 2019 with “Strong” which placed fourth in the grand final.

Which of the above are you most excited for? Or perhaps you have your eye on one of the other competitors.

It’s time to vote in our poll! Choose wisely, you can only vote ONE time. Voting ends just before the 24 competing songs are released in early December — the exact date is yet to be confirmed at the time of publication.

Who are you most excited for? Who do you think will surprise us? Let us know in the comments.

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Purple Mask
Purple Mask
9 days ago

The songs will change everything of course.
I’m still a Koit Toome fan, ever since 1998. 🙂
But evidently Uku Suviste should have the advantage of the public vote.
Curious that Jüri is topping the Wiwi poll… really? 😀

Jack Fincher-Pricefield
Jack Fincher-Pricefield
9 days ago

Great roster for Eesti Laul this season! 5 former winners including the daughter of an ESC winner, I’m really stoked to see the names behind some of my favorite EL songs over the years back. Especially Kea, Nika & Karl Killing.

raw
raw
9 days ago

I was waiting with great excitement for Jüri Pootsmann’s song, but it is a ballad with a twist/change in the middle, I was hoping for something more rhythmic. While Tanja’s entry is a party song and it also seems that Suured tüdrukud will come out with a banger, written by Koit Toome. Koit’s own song is a ballad, but with very high notes, so interesting. Am also waiting to listen to Egert Milder (who apparently got even bigger sing-a-long than “Georgia (On my mind)” and Kadri Voorand with her fantastic voice.

Erasmus
Erasmus
9 days ago
Reply to  raw

if it’s true what you say about Jüri – I’m even more excited! It’s gonna slay

Ashton
Ashton
9 days ago
Reply to  raw

wait…are the songs out?

raw
raw
9 days ago
Reply to  Ashton

No, all songs will be out on 5 December, but artists have talked about their songs in Estonian press of course. 🙂

ausss
ausss
10 days ago

tanjaaaaa love her energy!

Kosey
Kosey
10 days ago

Egert Milder was definitely on my mind last year, he has an edge to him which makes him stand out for me. I’m excited to hear what he comes back with.

Erasmus
Erasmus
10 days ago

Definitely Jüri, I beg Estonia for his win. I’m also excited for Heleza, Egert, Karl Killing, Gram-of-Fun and some more.. we’ll see 🙂

Una
Una
10 days ago

I don’t really have a favourite act so I am equally excited about them all. 2017’s NQ be d(amned.

And I am *double* excited today because Jan had the Albanian HoD Mr Duraj in his show and OMG that interview was a *treat*! Early winter hols present y’all!

ESC Nils
ESC Nils
10 days ago

I would like to hear something in Estonian finally coming back since 2013. But Uku also deserves to come back, only if he has a really good song of course, hopefully better than his winning one…

Last edited 10 days ago by ESC Nils
Leo
Leo
10 days ago

Whilst I would expect Uku to be the likeliest winner of any 2020 acts that have to partake anew in selection processes (the margin by which What Love Is won, and his long running and oft awarded career), my eyes are on Redel, who involve the same people behind the infamous Winny Puhh, the missing link of LORDI, Hatari and TISM.

Rasmus Bording Irlind
Rasmus Bording Irlind
10 days ago

the revenge of the poot is upon us

sam
sam
10 days ago

jüri of course! i’m super excited to hear his song, especially because it’s in estonian