The race to Rotterdam continues in Estonia. On Saturday, 12 more acts competed in the second semi-final of Eesti Laul 2021. But only six made it through.
Uku Suviste, Suured tüdrukud, Kadri Voorand, Jüri Pootsmann, REDEL and Sissi are all one step closer towards representing Estonia at Eurovision. And with that, the final lineup is complete.
Eesti Laul 2021: Semi-final two qualifiers
A 50/50 combination of jury votes and public votes determined the first four qualifiers. Uku Suviste, Suured tüdrukud, Kadri Voorand and Jüri Pootsmann all made it through after the first round of voting.
Then, the fifth and sixth qualifiers were determined solely by the Estonian public in a second round of voting. The final two qualifiers were REDEL and Sissi. Fan-favourites Gram-Of-Fun and Heleza failed to make it through.
Uku Suviste – “The Lucky One”
The bookies’ favourite is through. Hoping to make it a double is Eesti Laul 2020 champion Uku Suviste, who qualifies for the final after an electrifying performance of his pop-rock anthem “The Lucky One”. Will he finally get to the Eurovision stage in Rotterdam?
Suured tüdrukud – “Heaven’s Not That Far Tonight”
The disco queens are through! Suured tüdrukud advance to the final following a fierce performance of “Heaven’s Not That Far Tonight”. The duo also appeared on stage with Sissi as backing vocalists on “Time”.
Kadri Voorand – “Energy”
A vision in white, Kadri Voorand advances to the final. The balladeer showcased killer vocals with a moving performance of “Energy”.
Jüri Pootsmann – “Magus Melanhoolia”
A favourite with wiwibloggs readers and one of the bookies’ choices to win, Jüri Pootsmann advances to the final. He wowed Estonia with a magical performance of his electro-pop soul track “Magus Melanhoolia”.
REDEL – “Tartu”
The ever-flamboyant EDM-rap duo REDEL make it through to the final with their tribute to Estonia’s second largest city. “Tartu” was the first qualifier in the public-only second round of voting.
Sissi – “Time”
The final qualifier of the night. Sissi kicked off the evening with a suitably soulful performance of “Time”. In 2018, Sissi placed fourth at Eesti Laul with “Strong”, narrowly missing out on the superfinal. Could she make it all the way this year?
Eesti Laul 2021: Semi-final two results
- Uku Suviste – “The Lucky One” (Round one qualifier)
- Suured tüdrukud – “Heaven’s Not That Far Tonight” (Round one qualifier)
- Kadri Voorand – “Energy” (Round one qualifier)
- Jüri Pootsmann – “Magus Melanhoolia” (Round one qualifier)
- REDEL – “Tartu” (Round two qualifier)
- Sissi – “Time” (Round two qualifier)
- Helen – “Nii kõrgele” (NQ)
- Gram-Of-Fun – “Lost in a Dance” (NQ)
- Alabama Watchdog – “Alabama Watchdog” (NQ)
- Uku Haasma – “Kaos” (NQ)
- Heleza – “6” (NQ)
- Rahel – “Sunday Night” (NQ)
Tonight’s top six acts advance to the final along with the qualifiers from semi-final one. The Eesti Laul 2021 final takes place on Saturday 6 March at 18:30 CET.
What do you think of the semi-final two results? Is the winner amongst the qualifiers? Did your favourite make it through? Let us know in the comments below.