The first semi-final of Estonia’s Eesti Laul 2021 is right around the corner. On Thursday 18th February, 12 acts will compete in a bid to represent Estonia at Eurovision 2021. Now, we want to hear from our readers – who do you think should win semi-final one?
Kicking off the first semi-final is Eurovision 2014 singer Tanja. Other big names competing for a spot in the final include Egert Milder and two-time Eurovision star Koit Toome. Closing the show is Eurovision alum Ivo Linna, performing alongside Robert Linna and Supernova. However, only half of all the acts in Thursday’s semi-final will make it through.
Of the 12 competing songs, only six will make it to the final. The first four qualifiers will be decided by a combination of public and jury vote. Then, the fifth and sixth qualifiers will be determined solely by the public in a run-off style second round of voting. The lucky half-dozen will go up against the top six from semi-final two in the grand final on Saturday 6th March.
We’ve heard all the songs. We know the running order. Now, it’s over to you. Vote for your favourites in our poll below.
Eesti Laul 2021: Semi-Final One
Tanja – “Best Night Ever”
Opening the night is Eurovision 2014 singer Tanja with the disco-dance pop track “Best Night Ever”. In Copenhagen, Tanja sang “Amazing” and placed 12th in the first semi-final, failing to qualify for the grand final. Could 2021 be her year?
Hans Nayna – “One By One”
Mauritian singer Hans Nayna brings an emotional mid-tempo track with plenty of soul influence to the table. Will he fight off the competition “One By One” to become Estonia’s next Eurovision singer?
WIIRALT – “Tuuled”
A bluesy country-folk track, with some powerful vocals and strong harmonies. Does “Tuuled” have your vote?
Kéa – “Hypnotized”
A classic pop tune with a catchy chorus and plenty of dance potential. Are you “Hypnotized” by Kéa?
Andrei Zevakin & Pluuto – “Wingman”
Andrei Zevakin and Pluuto bring hip-hop to Eesti Laul with “Wingman”. Does this dynamic duo have your support?
Karl Killing – “Kiss Me”
Easy-listening and gentle, “Kiss Me” echoes the indie-pop stylings of Ed Sheeran, Shawn Mendes and Passenger. Will Karl Killing get your vote?
Nika Marula – “Calm Down”
Nika Marula blends bluesy beats with soulful vocals on this empowering track. Is “Calm Down” getting your vote?
Egert Milder – “Free Again”
One of the early favourites, Egert Miller returns to Eesti Laul 2021 after a fourth place finish in 2020 with “Georgia (On My Mind)”. Will “Free Again” help Egert go all the way this time?
Tuuli Rand – “Üks öö”
An energetic and catchy Estonian-language dance-pop track from Tuuli Rand. She had two songs in the 2013 final: a duet with Teele Viira and another as a part of the band Söörömöö. Now she’s going solo. Does she have your vote?
Koit Toome – “We Could Have Been Beautiful”
Another one of this year’s favourites to win. Koit Toome has twice represented Estonia, first in 1998, then again in 2017 alongside Laura. This year, Toome is going solo again with the classy ballad “We Could Have Been Beautiful”. Does he get your vote?
Kristin Kalnapenk – “Find A Way”
Kristin Kalnapenk brings a jazzy sound to Eesti Laul 2021 with her breezy soul entry. Will Kristin “Find A Way” to the grand final?
Ivo Linna, Robert Linna, Supernova – “Ma olen siin”
Closing out the first semi-final is Eurovision veteran and six-time Eesti Laul competitor Ivo Linna, alongside his son Robert and the band Supernova. The bring a unique sound to this semi-final with their unique light-rock track. Do they get your vote?
Poll: Who should win semi-final one of Eesti Laul 2021?
Which semi-final one act is your favourite? You can vote for as many songs as you like, but you can only vote once. The poll will close just before semi-final one of Eesti Laul 2021 on Thursday 18 February.
Which song did you vote for? Who do you think will win? Let us know in the comments below.