Estonia has chosen its Eurovision 2024 representative. On Saturday 17 February, ten acts competed in the final of Eesti Laul 2024 to determine who will follow Alika’s footsteps and build a bridge to Malmö in May.

Eesti Laul already held a semi-final in January, in which five artists qualified for the final. They joined five other artists who were given automatic qualification to the final.

The ten artists are set to perform in Tartu to fight for the golden ticket to Eurovision. In the end, 5miinust and Puuluup emerged victorious with the song “(Nendest) narkootikumidest ei tea me (küll) midagi”.

 

Eesti Laul 2024 grand final running order

  1. Brother Apollo – “Bad Boy”
  2. Carlos Ukareda – “Never Growing Up”
  3. Ewert and the Two Dragons – “Hold Me Now”
  4. Anet Vaikmaa – “Serotoniin”
  5. Ollie – “My Friend”
  6. Daniel Levi – “Over the Moon”
  7. Uudo Sepp and Sarah Murray – “Still Love”
  8. Peter Põder – “Korra veel”
  9. 5miinust and Puuluup – “(Nendest) narkootikumidest ei tea me (küll) midagi”
  10. Nele-Liis Vaiksoo – “Käte ümber jää”

Eesti Laul 2024 results

Jury vote

The first stage of voting was the jury vote. Nine jurors presented points, resulting in the following scores:

  1. Ollie – “My Friend” – 74 points
  2. Nele-Liis Vaiksoo – “Käte ümber jää” – 69 points
  3. 5miinust and Puuluup – “(Nendest) narkootikumidest ei tea me (küll) midagi” – 67 points
  4. Anet Vaikmaa – “Serotoniin” – 63 points
  5. Carlos Ukareda – “Never Growing Up” – 54 points
  6. Daniel Levi – “Over the Moon” – 43 points
  7. Ewert and the Two Dragons – “Hold Me Now” – 43 points
  8. Brother Apollo – “Bad Boy” – 43 points
  9. Peter Põder – “Korra veel” – 33 points
  10. Uudo Sepp and Sarah Murray – “Still Love” – 33 points

The jury members were…

  • William Lee Adams, author, broadcaster and Wiwibloggs founder (UK)
  • OleTøpholm, TV journalist and commentator (Denmark)
  • Anna Sahlene, singer and Estonia’s Eurovision 2002 singer (Sweden)
  • Julian Gutierrez, director of major broadcasts including JESC 2023 (France)
  • Andrew Rogers, BBC music producer responsible for Glastonbury broadcast (UK)
  • Annely Peebo, Eurovision 2002 host and noted opera singer (Austria / Estonia)
  • Henkka Remes, podcaster and social media producer of UMK (Finland)
  • Liam Clarke, international media relations expert (Australia)
  • Thorunn Larusdottir, actress and director (Iceland)

Qualification for superfinal

The next stage of voting converted the above jury points into a ranking of 12, 10 and 8 to 1 points for each artist based on their ranking with the juries. They then received televote points in the same format, with the top three moving on to the superfinal.

The following songs qualified for the superfinal, in no particular order:

  • Ollie – “My Friend”
  • Nele-Liis Vaiksoo – “Käte ümber jää”
  • 5miinust and Puuluup – “(Nendest) narkootikumidest ei tea me (küll) midagi”

Superfinal results

5miinust and Puuluup were announced as the winners, finishing ahead of Ollie in second place and Nele-Liis Vaiksoo in third place.

  1. 5miinust and Puuluup – “(Nendest) narkootikumidest ei tea me (küll) midagi”
  2. Ollie – “My Friend”
  3. Nele-Liis Vaiksoo – “Käte ümber jää”

What do you think of the results? Have Estonia chosen the right song?

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redfox
redfox
1 month ago

only now do I realise, that the phrase “Vormis mehed külas” – men in uniform visiting / men in good shape visiting – can be heard several ways. “vormis” in estonian is both in uniform and in great physical shape

Rr23
Rr23
2 months ago

It is not typical boring song. It is different and cool. Hope it goes well for them?

snowflake
snowflake
2 months ago

this song is so weird, and thats why i love it!

Rr23
Rr23
2 months ago
Reply to  snowflake

Omg yes

café olé
café olé
2 months ago

They should send the sign language guy to Eurovision.

5MXP sign language translation for winning song on ERR/ETV link below under “San K” and yes you can access the video…

Milla
Milla
2 months ago

Way too messy for my taste. Terrible year for Eurovision.

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
2 months ago
Reply to  Milla

I agree. A hot mess, vocally, staging and performance-wise. Mediocre vocals. I get the concept of the song but the execution is very bad imo.

Jinbeizaki
Jinbeizaki
2 months ago

It gives me “Alcohol is free” vibes and I LOVE THIS! A bit sad for Ollie but then Venom was better last year than My friend. I prefer for him to come to Eurovision with his best song!

Polegend Godnova
2 months ago

this is awful lol

San K
San K
2 months ago

Hi everyone! Idk if you can view the video from ERR or not, but there’s a sign language translation of the song on Estonian National TV that’s circulating on social media:

2024-02-17-puuluup-5miinust-viipe.mp4 | ERR

café olé
café olé
2 months ago
Reply to  San K

Thank you for link, I just watched it on ERR/ETV randomly prior to coming here and checked out your link, it works too.

They should send him an Oscar or at least send him to Eurovision.

Héctor
Héctor
2 months ago

Yeah, it’s a no from me

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
2 months ago

I still want to see Estonian Ollie at ESC. Somehow. Someday. Somewhere.

Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

There’s a place for him. Hold his hand, and you’ll take him there.

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
2 months ago

Oh that’s a hot mess, I am sorry beloved Estonia! This ain’t going anywhere. I am afraid it will struggle a lot to qualify.

msss
msss
2 months ago
Reply to  Poul Riisen

are you blind or deaf or something? with public-only semi-finals it wail sail through with ease. Please make your research before you post your opinions as facts

café olé
café olé
2 months ago
Reply to  msss

Maybe he’s autistic, but you should ignore those trolls.

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
2 months ago
Reply to  café olé

Thank God we have your comments here, you normal person! Ooff, what a relief you are here!

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
2 months ago
Reply to  msss

Another hot mess… :p

Rr23
Rr23
2 months ago
Reply to  Poul Riisen

It is very catchy, what r u talking about?

Pluma
Pluma
2 months ago

Don’t like it at all….sorry

Antananarivo
Antananarivo
2 months ago

Estonia 5.5/12

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
2 months ago

This is how you honour Kaarija’s fusion song legacy! You don’t directly copy him, you bring something new to the party and experiment with other genres!

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
2 months ago

And the result is a hot mess, I am afraid.

Iván el Conquistador
Iván el Conquistador
2 months ago

Experiments are the future of music. Audiences and critics love them because deep down they know classic formulas are trite and worn out.

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
2 months ago

I agree. And sometimes experiments are fruitful, other times not. In my opinion, this experiment is not. We will see.

redfox
redfox
1 month ago
Reply to  Poul Riisen

we heard your opinion the first time, no need to get boring and start spamming it under every comment

Balegdeh
Balegdeh
2 months ago

The cha cha cha effect is real: every country really is voting for crazy and party over the usual commercially friendly pop sings

Jinbeizaki
Jinbeizaki
2 months ago
Reply to  Balegdeh

I prefer countries to send something fun and in their languages rather than bland boring friendly English pop songs.

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
2 months ago

thankfully Ollie lost

Estonia no longer being americanized now, finally something more authentic for first time since 2013!

Maiyoko
Maiyoko
2 months ago

Can’t believe Ollie lose this

Richard
Richard
2 months ago

This is brilliant, it feels spontaneous, authentic and slightly chaotic, such a refreshing change to some rather sterile entries recently. Lots of energy and fun, I love how they’ve included a little dance routine. This will be sailing through to the grand final, great choice Estonia!

café olé
café olé
2 months ago

5MXP = UltraGigaChads

poe-tay-toe-chips
poe-tay-toe-chips
2 months ago

It’s weird. Let’s just get that out of the way. But that’s not a terrible thing to be here, I don’t think. This will certainly end up being memorable. Whether or not that is enough, we’ll just have to see. I’d also say it’s catchy, but I can also understand it not being for everyone. I think right now, it sits upper middle for me. I do appreciate the fact that it is in Estonian.

Ultima Thule
Ultima Thule
2 months ago

I don’t quite dig this honestly. And a show as a whole, it was pretty weak this year. Daniel Levy is the only one who captivated me, and I definitely want more faster songs at ESC. And he seems like a nice guy. I feel this is very likely a NQ.

Efthymios
Efthymios
2 months ago

A masterpiece. Combining effortlessly folklore, rap and upbeat techno, it has immaculate pacing, phenomenal melody and an iconic choreography, it’s performed by a group of six chaotic yet extremely talented and well-coordinated individuals on stage, the song itself brings BOTH the older and the younger generations together through the six members, making it accesible to everyone and also shares a strong message against doing any drugs in the funniest and most epic way possible. It’s a literal party anthem, it will CRUSH the Eurovision semi-final and enter the Grand Final as a favorite, while simultaneously making a huge leap in… Read more »

Efthymios
Efthymios
2 months ago
Reply to  Efthymios

Plus, THEY’VE GOT THE ESTONIAN VSAUCE.

redfox
redfox
2 months ago
Reply to  Efthymios

I am also extremely proud of 5 miinust who are rappers but their vocals were stronger than at leats 4 performers in the final (Brother Apollo, Peter Põder, Carlos & even Uudo). they did really well for rappers vocally.

Yuarith
Yuarith
2 months ago

I don’t understand a bit of what they say, but 5m x P brought a funny song with an arresting performance that keeps you hooked to it. The Baltics all brought their A game this year!

Henry
Henry
2 months ago

Everyone was screaming last week that the televote has got too much power and it’s time to agree. It should be 75% Juries and 25% Televote, just like everyone said last week. What a disappointment.

ANDREW BROWN
ANDREW BROWN
2 months ago

So the Let3 effect has influenced Estonia 2024. mmm.

Robinito
Robinito
2 months ago

Can’t we just internally select OLLIE next year? Clearly Estonia isn’t able to pick him.

msss
msss
2 months ago
Reply to  Robinito

we are able we just don’t want him to go to Eurovision with wanna be songs. If he brings something unique and original then I wouldn’t mind voting for him

Gosh
Gosh
2 months ago

This kind of music that I’m really trying, but always skipping somewhere in the middle. I guess it would by widely likable and I will be confused again what I’m missing.

Jorg
Jorg
2 months ago

I like that Estonian language is back in the comp. Having said that, we certainly know the lowest place among the three Baltic acts.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
2 months ago

I did expect this song to win so I am fine with it. Yes, it’s disappointing to see Ollie runner up again, but do you know who’s been runner- up twice before winning the ticket to Eurovision? Dons from Latvia. He was a runner up twice before winning this year so it could be third time for Ollie.

MissYou_MrTakeItAway
MissYou_MrTakeItAway
2 months ago

Wonderful news! It made my day, my week and my while month! Great decision made, Estonia!!!

MrB
MrB
2 months ago

This is strange yet so arresting! I somehow enjoyed this performance, the bald guy’s vocals blew my mind actually. XD
I didn’t follow Eesti Laul this year, so I checked that Ollie guy song, and for me it’s pretty average. Estonia picked a really interesting entry this year. Maybe Ollie would be a safer choice but this one will IMO place higher overall in May.

Robinito
Robinito
2 months ago

Apparently OLLIE is too good for Eurovision. Estonia forgetting to pick him not once, but twice. Disappointing.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
2 months ago
Reply to  Robinito

Dons was runner twice before he finally won the ticket to eurovision. Perhaps 3rd time will be lucky for Ollie?

Thanos
Thanos
2 months ago

I have to say that I am personally disappointed as I wanted Ollie to win.
Nevertheless 5miinust debut high enough on my top since I am not tremendously hyped by the selected songs so far.

Ari
Ari
2 months ago

Oh right. The Estonian language is back again, as some have already pointed out, that’s an extra plus. Long overdue. I loved both Ott and Birgit and they both qualified. Estonia should sing in Estonian more often.

Susan
Susan
2 months ago
Reply to  Ari

Well said.

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
2 months ago

I don’t get why fans hate Let 3 and overhype this lol

It will have lots of competition at ESC, but at least it’s in native language

Cutiepie
Cutiepie
2 months ago
Reply to  Eurovision fan

Because of the countries. Fandom mistrears Croatia in general – see their juries vote in the Eurovision, as well.
Estonia, on another hand, is on a bit more popular side. Last two years are a proof.

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
2 months ago
Reply to  Cutiepie

Fandom has always been selective

Eyal
Eyal
2 months ago
Reply to  Eurovision fan

Maybe the underwear in the performance of Let 3 was too much for some fans. Also, I guess fans like GOOD joke songs, not what they consider trolls.

café olé
café olé
2 months ago
Reply to  Eyal

This is not a joke song. It’s an actual song.

Europotato
Europotato
2 months ago
Reply to  Eurovision fan

Because this is an actual song.

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
2 months ago
Reply to  Eurovision fan

It literally won’t. This is the most unique song this year so far!

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
2 months ago

Chadmiinust x Goatluup WON

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
2 months ago
Reply to  GojoSatoru

Great title for them, couldn’t agree more!

café olé
café olé
2 months ago
Reply to  GojoSatoru

( G.O.A.T. = greatest of all time )

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
2 months ago
Reply to  café olé

I know

Efthymios
Efthymios
2 months ago

The search for my Eurovision 2024 winner is officially over. Estonians are legends for finally sending an authentic and TRULY fun song (TRULY, not forced, do you get it, Finland, hm?) in ESTONIAN for after more than a decade.

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
2 months ago
Reply to  Efthymios

100% agree apart from the comment regarding Finland.

Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago

That means you 75% agree, then.

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
2 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Yes!

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
2 months ago
Reply to  Efthymios

Idk Finnish song feels much less forced to me lol

ThorBeta
ThorBeta
2 months ago
Reply to  Eurovision fan

It’s a matter of taste and cultural influences. I agree 100% with Efthymios on this one (I think we are from the same country anyway) – Finland feels very forced and unfunny.

Efthymios
Efthymios
2 months ago
Reply to  ThorBeta

I think we are, I do remember the conversations we had last year, same time and also came to that conclusion back then, kalispera! 🙂

ThorBeta
ThorBeta
2 months ago
Reply to  Efthymios

Kalispera kai kali mas epityxia fetos 🙂

Efthymios
Efthymios
2 months ago
Reply to  ThorBeta

Makari na skisoume, exoume sigoura mwgales prosdokies gia ti fetinh mas summetoxh! Ap’ oso fainetai kiolas, oi mexri twra epiloges twn upoloiown xwrwn eunooun ti Satti gia kalo plasarisma, mias kai to tragoudi ths tha einai poly diaforetiko apo ta perissotera pou gnvrizoume ews twra. Monaxa h Estonia esteile kati ethnic mexri simera. Anypomonw! 🙂

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
2 months ago

SUPER!!
Hope the swedish ESC productionteam hands out permits opening the Mosh pitts in the Malmö ESC24 Arena.

Waterloo 2024.

Its crazy and time to party if its your last on earth!!

Good to go Estonia.
Welcome to the Finals.

Joost will meet ya!!

François
François
2 months ago

Probably this song has the longest name among the e completing songs this year

Zisk
Zisk
2 months ago
Reply to  François

Possibly the longest ever for a Eurovision song

Liisu
Liisu
2 months ago
Reply to  François

It has the longest name EVER on Eurovision ?

Liisu
Liisu
2 months ago
Reply to  Liisu

Didn’t mean to use the question mark, it really is the longest title

Eyal
Eyal
2 months ago

Again, a joke entry for straight people:_) it’s funny, but I think that eventually this kind of music only brings Eurovision bad name.

Angela
Angela
2 months ago
Reply to  Eyal

As a not straight woman, I can tell that I love it.
Only for that amazing energy

Zisk
Zisk
2 months ago
Reply to  Angela

Seconding this as a not-straight person who doesn’t see this as a joke at all. You can be serious about having fun.

Sometimes
Sometimes
2 months ago
Reply to  Eyal

It’s really not a joke entry,
its genguine combination of estonian hiphop and ethnic music
resulting in a very fun dancy song.

Thanos
Thanos
2 months ago
Reply to  Eyal

As a straight person I would prefer Ollie or Ewert to win.

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
2 months ago
Reply to  Thanos

As a straight person, I support 5Miinust and Puuluup!

Zhenia
Zhenia
2 months ago
Reply to  Eyal

What is “straight music”? I’m asking that as a queer person.

ThorBeta
ThorBeta
2 months ago
Reply to  Eyal

As a gay man I absolutely love this.

Vivian
Vivian
2 months ago

Looks like I found myself a new last place…

Leo M
Leo M
2 months ago

I did prefer Ollie but 5miinust were good too, more quirky and ethnic, although not as high impact. Will qualify for final, likely finish mid table

Leo M
Leo M
2 months ago
Reply to  Leo M

Just to add, Performance/staging needs a bit of a rethink, kinda giving drunk dads at a wedding vibe and more of a gimmick

Ari
Ari
2 months ago

I wasn’t really attached to any of those songs, but Estonia probably made the right decision for themselves when it comes to the voting in Malmö.

Alma
Alma
2 months ago

It didn’t take place in Tartu (that was the place where semis were held). Finals were in Tallinn at Tondiraba Jäähall.

Eve
Eve
2 months ago

Big mistake Estonia. Ollie was much better than this…

Iván el Conquistador
Iván el Conquistador
2 months ago

The fair winner. Rooting for them in May. Tallinn 2025, there we go!

Lauren MIA
Lauren MIA
2 months ago

Great winner! Congrats 5MINNUST & Puuluup! Though there were other equally valid choices, I’m glad this won.

Susan
Susan
2 months ago
Reply to  Lauren MIA

5Miinust

KL K
KL K
2 months ago

As an Estonian I think 5Miinust song should’ve stayed in Estonian pubs and not go to eurovision. Ollie was the best option.

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
2 months ago
Reply to  KL K

The Estonian pub is the Eurovision stage.

Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
2 months ago
Reply to  KL K

I hope Ollie won’t give up trying making it to Eurovision…

Susan
Susan
2 months ago
Reply to  Roy Moreno

Kui Oliver tahab veel kolmas kord proovida, peab ta oma muusika stiili muutma. Eestlased ei vali kunagi rockilaulu Eestit esindama, sest rocki fänne ei ole piisavalt.

Kats
Kats
2 months ago
Reply to  Susan

Tõsi, eestlastele meeldib soigumine, seda näitab pikk Eurovisiooni ajalugu ja laulud, mis meid esindanud on. Ollie muusika fänne on Eestis kahjuks liiga vähe ja seetõttu ei näe me teda kunagi ka Eurovisioonil. Sellel aastal, olen aus, 5- pani kokku väga hea loo ja see läheb meie noortele rohkem peale kui rokklugu, sealt ka võit. Tavalisele keskmisele eestlasele tekitab juba sõna “rokk” kuulmine külmavärinaid ja hirmu. Nende õnnetuseks nad ei teagi, millest ilma jäävad või milliseid tugevaid sõnumeid selline muusikastiil edasi kannab.

Rafael
Rafael
2 months ago
Reply to  Kats

They could always create an incredibly good song that’s popular with estonians, and then revamp it into rock once getting selected, haha.

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
2 months ago

The BEST choice from tonight!

Susan
Susan
2 months ago

Nõus

Angela
Angela
2 months ago

It’s so funny, has energy…the audience will go crazy. This is party
The best choice