Tonight, the seventh edition of the Estonian national selection – Eesti Laul 2015 – begins!
The Estonian national broadcaster Eesti Rahvusringhääling (ERR) is organising the selection, comprising of two semi-finals. The first semi-final will take place tonight and the second semi-final on 14th February, whereas the final show will be held on 21st February. In each semi-final ten entries will compete to get the top five votes in order to qualify for the lineup in the final show. The semi-final results will be determined by a 50:50 split vote between a professional jury and the public vote.
For this edition of Eesti Laul a record of 219 submissions were received, which is the highest number since this format of selecting the Estonian national entry started. From the submitted songs, a jury selected 20 semi-finalists to compete in the two semi-finals. The first semi-final will see the following artists performing their songs (click on the name to hear the respective entry):
Amongst these, Airi Vipulkumar Kansar, Liis Lemsalu, Maia Vahtramäe have all previously competed in the Estonian national finals.
Semi-final 1 of Eesti Laul 2015 will be broadcast tonight at 20:35 CET on ERR. The show will be hosted by Helen Sürje and Indrek Vaheoja with additional commentaries by Mart Juur and Peeter Oja.