Egert Milder will open and Kadri Voorand will close the Eesti Laul final

It all comes down to this. On Saturday 6 March, 12 superstar acts will take to the stage in the grand final of Eesti Laul 2021, as they bid to become Estonia’s next Eurovision entry. Now, Estonian broadcaster ERR has published the running order of the final.

First to the stage is Egert Milder. Last year’s third alternate will kick off the final with his folk-pop track “Free Again”. The first half of the final also sees Suured tüdrukud, Hans Nayna, Ivo Linna, Robert Linna and Supernova and Karl Killing perform. The 2020 Eesti Laul champion and bookies’ favourite to win Uku Suviste will perform sixth.

The second half of the evening will see Sissi, Jüri Pootsmann, Redel, Koit Toome and Andrei Zevakin & Pluuto perform. Koit and Jüri are also big favourites to win with both the bookies and our readers — they both scored well in our Eesti Laul semi-final one and semi-final two polls. Kadri Voorand will close the night with her powerful piano number “Energy”.

Grete Kuld and Tõnis Niinemets return to host the final.

Eesti Laul 2021 final running order

  1. Egert Milder – “Free Again”
  2. Suured tüdrukud – “Heaven’s Not That Far Tonight”
  3. Hans Nayna – “One By One”
  4. Ivo Linna, Robert Linna and Supernova – “Ma olen siin”
  5. Karl Killing – “Kiss Me”
  6. Uku Suviste – “The Lucky One”
  7. Sissi – “Time”
  8. Jüri Pootsmann – “Magus melanhoolia”
  9. Redel – “Tartu”
  10. Koit Toome – “We Could Have Been Beautiful”
  11. Andrei Zevakin & Pluuto – “Wingman”
  12. Kadri Voorand – “Energy”

Once all acts have performed, Estonia will engage in two rounds of voting — much like the semi-finals. Firstly, a 50/50 combination of jury votes and public votes will choose the top three acts. They will all perform their songs again in the superfinal. Then, their fate is in the hands of the Estonian people. The champion will be chosen by 100% public votes.

The winner of Eesti Laul will go on to represent Estonia at Eurovision 2021 in Rotterdam, where they will perform in the first half of the second semi-final.

The grand final of Eesti Laul 2021 takes place on Saturday 6 March at 18:30 CET.

What do you make of the running order? Where are your favourites? Let us know in the comments below. 

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myoozik
myoozik
6 months ago

Kadri was so heavily underrated this year. I kinda hope either her, Jüri or Sissi make it but I have a very certain feeling that Uku is going to win. Not that his song is bad or anything by the way, I just prefer the aforementioned three.

Yudhistira Mahasena
6 months ago

Battle of the cogans (Juri, Uku, and Koit) begins…

NOTE: Cogan = cowok ganteng; Indonesian for “handsome man”

The easiest choice for me to win Eesti Laul 2021 is Uku. I’m biased, and “The lucky one” is far better than “What love is” last year. Again, for the same reason that it sounds like CHVRCHES – “The mother we share”, but mixed with what sounds like what James Arthur would sing.

Phoenix
6 months ago

Uku performed 6th last year and also this year. Coincidence? Will last year be repeated?

Vytautas
Vytautas
6 months ago

“Magus melanhoolia” is 8th and “Wingman” is 11th, pretty good positions. Pootsmann’s song is now my favorite to win after I saw all the live performances, don’t miss it, odd sis’!

Mr X
Mr X
6 months ago
Reply to  Vytautas

I hope so ! It sounds very interesting and it´s not typical for ESC and in Estonian language.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
6 months ago

Obviously, Koit, Uku or Juri are the favourites to get in the final three but, I think Kadri’s got a great spot in the running order to, maybe, take out Juri…if she wins the err..jury (haha).
Usually, the jury winner makes the superfinal, regardless of televote support so that also gives Sissi a chance of sneaking in too…depending on how the votes are spread.

LaVoixCZ
6 months ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

Sissi was a televote choice, she was not in the jury top four (there were Kadri, Alabama, Jüri and Gram) and she was not announced as a top 4 50:50 qualifier. Yes, I know the jurors are usually different than those from the semifinals but still. Facts. I don’t think Jüri will miss out the top 3 cause he is so popular among both the televoting and the jurors. So yeah, I am as well expecting Jüri X Uku X Koit battle… meh but from those three Jüri of course if you ask me… personally rooting for “Tartu” and “Ma… Read more »

Tom
Tom
6 months ago

After Heleza was eliminated i am supporting Wingman and Juri!

ESCFanGA
ESCFanGA
6 months ago

None of the Eesti Laul songs this year stand a chance at winning Eurovision. In terms of who I want to win, I want Uku to win given what happened last year but I would be fine with Koit Toome winning as well.

Nicola
Nicola
6 months ago

This show is gonna be interesting to predict. As far as I’m concerned, Estonia should pick Uku for this year (tho Eesti Laul is definitely one of those shows that can be unpredictable).Out of all the 12 songs I feel like ‘The Lucky One’ and ‘Wingman’ have the best shot in terms of qualifying. I wouldn’t mind seeing Estonia going for Juri, but I am not sure a larger audience would understand it. Us as Eurofans surely do as we always see this kinds of unique entries in Eesti Laul and other national finals. In terms of Koit, no they… Read more »

Loin dici
6 months ago

Koit might have a chance here, both with the juries and the televoters. His running order also helped a lot with his chances of getting into the superfinal.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
6 months ago
Reply to  Loin dici

If Koit were to win and appear in ESC 2021, I believe he would be the Estonian act with the most ever appearances at the Eurovision Song Contest (three). Maybe check it, but I think that would be right.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
6 months ago

I’m so pleased for Kadri getting this opportunity. 🙂
Best of luck to all of them.
Uku Suviste will probably win. Anyone else will be a nice surprise.

Stian F
Stian F
6 months ago

This actually turned out to be a pretty bad final overall, though it had the potential of being a great one… Unless Sissi wins this by a surprise i dont see Estonia in the final this year.

Alex
Alex
6 months ago

Let’s see if the Kirkorov entry wins (lol), he never loses in national finals…

VlaD
VlaD
6 months ago
Reply to  Alex

He lost in 2019 with Uku

Teddy
Teddy
6 months ago

Kadri really could get to the superfinal. I think she could go places in Rotterdam if she won

Kel
Kel
6 months ago

Earlier I said I didn’t like Kadri’s song but her live vocals completely changed my mind. I’d be happy if she won.

Fionn
Fionn
6 months ago

My favourite is kadri and I’m so happy she’ll close the show, but I still don’t think that’ll help her because some people find her song “boring” but u actually think it’s quite interesting and her vocals are beyond flawless. I’d be happy is jüri wins as he is my second favourite in the finals. Still really disappointed that gram-of-fun didn’t qualify….they 100% deserved to. Really hoping there isn’t a repeat of last year with uku winning just cuz all his stans vote for him, his song is nothing special at all

Teddy
Teddy
6 months ago
Reply to  Fionn

I think it really helps her. The song is a showstopper and it could distract from the favourites. She could do really well
^_^ I think ERR knew what they doing putting Uku 6th…

Badwoolfgirl
Badwoolfgirl
6 months ago
Reply to  Teddy

What’s the big deal about that?

Loin dici
6 months ago
Reply to  Badwoolfgirl

Being in the middle he can stand out or drown. It’s a risky place to be if there’s no break before or after him.

Colin
Colin
6 months ago

The superfinals is likely between Uku, Koit and Juri. However, one or even two of them may surprisingly miss out. If that happens, it’s because either the audiences really pushed Wingman or because the juries really pushed Kadri.

Because the superfinals is 100% televote, I think that Uku will likely win, but Juri, Koit or Wingman guys could take it.

Alfonso Moreno Domínguez
Alfonso Moreno Domínguez
6 months ago

After the double disappointment of Gram-of-Fun having the worst vocals ever (I feel really sorry for her though) and thus their disqualification, I think my only favourites left in the contest are Suured tüdrukud and Kadri Voorand. I think they both have a shot for the superfinal, but I don’t see it that clear for victory. I liked Ivo and Robert Lina and Pluuto and Andrei Zevakin but their staging and vocals were kind of disappointing. I don’t think Uku’s victory is a safe thing at all since his stage show was kinda meh and I think he wasn’t in… Read more »

Andi
Andi
6 months ago

Ivo & Robert pleeeaase 🙂

Max
Max
6 months ago
Reply to  Andi

Yessss!!!

sam
sam
6 months ago

kadri is so underrated. she is spectacular

Max
Max
6 months ago
Reply to  sam

She really is. But her song is not for me, sadly.

Tibor
Tibor
6 months ago

If Zevakin & Pluuto can slip into the top 3, I predict their victory. Do the right thing, Estonia.

Sim
Sim
6 months ago

I think semi 2 generally had problems with bad staging. Only Kadri and Suured had great stage shows imo. It is not only Uku Suviste’s staging that needs to be fixed. Jüri’s wasn’t particularly great either. I’m only talking about visuals here. They are both great performers and singers.

Lorenzo Celli
Lorenzo Celli
6 months ago

I feel the one who would most deserve to win would be Koit

Jay
Jay
6 months ago

Wingman has a good spot in the running order really hope they win!

Bryn Collins
Bryn Collins
6 months ago

Sissi is really underrated hope she wins

Héctor
Héctor
6 months ago

After Gram of Fun elimination, I have the feeling that it doesn’t matter who they choose, cause Estonia will most probably get stuck in the SFs (and with that taste they may deserve it tho). Karl Killing was my 2nd fav but I don’t know if he has any chances in May. Juri sounds good too and the staging is cool.

Just stay away from classic ballads. Hans Hayna has a voice but the song is bland, Uku just not, maybe Koit would be ok.

Juri or Karl Killing. I’d choose one of them.

Kosey
Kosey
6 months ago

I would love for Koit to win this. His song gives me all the feels!

Also, shout out to Andrei and Pluuto, love the attitude!

Nestor
6 months ago

Heaven is not that far tonight good free again also very good and Tartu so good

Lebanese esc fan
Lebanese esc fan
6 months ago

He’s doing really well on the Estonian spotify charts, and we saw how good of an indicator that was in Norway:)
Plus Juri is pretty well known. I’d say he has a decent chance, as long as the juries keep Uku from making the superfinal.

Erasmus
Erasmus
6 months ago

yep if Uku doesn’t get to the superfinal I’d say juri will win

Una
Una
6 months ago
Reply to  Erasmus

So funny, LOL. That’s almost literal from Uku’s song.

Lebanese esc fan
Lebanese esc fan
6 months ago
Reply to  Erasmus

I would say Koit and Ivo Linna might push him hard for the win (mainly due to their fanbases) but literally everyone I follow on twitter is hyping him up! Dare I say, Uku is no longer the favorite?

Lebanese esc fan
Lebanese esc fan
6 months ago
Reply to  Erasmus

Haha, witty as always:) Indeed, it would be.

Estonian casual watcher
Estonian casual watcher
6 months ago

This may not be as indicative in Estonia. Heleza – 6 is currently #4 – the second highest behind Jüri and she did not make the final. Spotify users tend to be younger, but Eesti Laul is watched by people of all ages.

Matthew ESC
Matthew ESC
6 months ago

I’m so happy that Kadri will close 🙂 my favorite song, and so underrated.

Erasmus
Erasmus
6 months ago

Well Uku wasn’t in the top 4 of the semi so who knows + Koit and those backing vocal queens might do better in the televote than him. In the final I think we will se Juri for sure – great mix of televote and jury friendly, than Koit and I’d say even Kadri or Uku

Heini
Heini
6 months ago
Reply to  Erasmus

He wasn’t in the top 4 of the juries, but i think the public put him first or second. So he is probably going to be one of the superfinalists. In the final the jury is international though, so never know.

Erasmus
Erasmus
6 months ago
Reply to  Heini

yeah but if he gets like 2 points it can mean that he won’t qualify. And I kinda see Sissi, Juri, Egert, Hans, Koit, Kadri, Karl Killing all getting higher points than him – but yeah still, he will probably qualify – except if Koit gets the 12 points from televote than he is in danger.

Erasmus
Erasmus
6 months ago

+ there literally is no other worthy win unlike like in Croatia

Mikey
Mikey
6 months ago

Kadri will win the jury for sure

Lebanese esc fan
Lebanese esc fan
6 months ago
Reply to  Mikey

Yeah, her performance and vocals were breathtaking!

Effing
Effing
6 months ago

This is between Koit and Uku.

Una
Una
6 months ago

I don’t mind the running order. I am expecting that one of my favourites will win. I don’t know what will happen on Saturday. But all in all, I am very happy with Eesti Laul this year.

zheng
zheng
6 months ago

I hope Juri will take this. After all performances from semi, only Juri stands out.

EurovisionBenny_AUT
EurovisionBenny_AUT
6 months ago

Jüri’s performance has double the likes of Uku’s on the Eesti Laul YouTube channel. The like-dislike-ratio for “The Lucky One” isn’t great either, and the running order benefits Jüri and Koit more.

I would like Jüri or Koit to win over Uku, their songs seem more genuine and intriguing to me.

Tom
Tom
6 months ago

I hope Juri will take this. His performance was mesmerizing .

Last edited 6 months ago by Tom
Tervitused Eestist
Tervitused Eestist
6 months ago
Reply to  Tom

I absolutely agree. Jüri is my favorite and I will vote for him.

Robert
Robert
6 months ago

I mean Uku deserves it but wow Juri’s song is banging!

Mircs
Mircs
6 months ago
Reply to  Robert

I agree but we saw it in Finland: Aksel deserved it too, his song was great (in my opinion). Now it’s a similar situation as in Finland – the last years performer is alright but I’m hoping for other acts to get to Eurovision, especially after we saw the live performances. I felt that Ukus staging was completely off, took the most amazing things out of his song and crashed it on the stage (literally). Therefore I do cross my fingers for other artists (Jüri, Kadri, Andrei & Pluuto and also partly Koit).