Estonia wrapped up the semi-finals of Eesti Laul 2023 last week, with ten acts securing their place in the grand final. But the remaining participants who failed to make it through were given one more lifeline. Now, MIA and ELYSA have earned the two wildcard spots and will also progress to the final in February.
Following the results of semi-final two on Saturday, Estonian broadcaster ERR opened the voting lines once again for the wildcard round. The public were able to vote between the ten acts who had not initially made it through either semi-final, with the two most popular securing a wildcard slot.
After two days of voting, the results were revealed on Monday evening during TV show Ringvaade. And with that, the line-up of 12 acts for the Eesti Laul 2023 grand final is now complete.
Wildcard winners – Eesti Laul 2023
MIA – “Üks samm korraga”
ELYSA – “Bad Philosophy”
Eesti Laul 2023 grand finalists
- ALIKA – “Bridges”
- Andreas – “Why Do You Love Me”
- Anett x Fredi – “You Need To Move On”
- Bedwetters – “Monsters”
- ELYSA – “Bad Philosophy”
- INGER – “Awaiting You”
- Janek – “House of Glass”
- m els – “So Good (At What You Do)”
- Meelik – “Tuju”
- MIA – “Üks samm korraga”
- OLLIE – “Venom”
- SISSI – “Lighthouse”
Grand final details
The grand final of Eesti Laul 2023 will take place on 11 February in Tallin’s Tondiraba Ice Hall. Like the semi-finals, it will be hosted by Tõnis Niinemets and Grete Kuld.
Voting will be done over two rounds. Initially, a 50:50 split of jury and public voting will choose three acts to move onto the superfinal. The jury then has no power in the superfinal. The ultimate winner, and Estonia’s act for Eurovision 2023, will purely be down to votes from the audience at home.
Are you glad to see MIA and ELYSA secure the wildcard spots for Eesti Laul 2023? Who do you think will go on to win the grand final? Share your thoughts in the comments below.