ERR has revealed the dates of Eesti Laul and opened the submission window for the potential entries. The deadline for submission is 6th of November. In addition to the song submission artists will have a chance to present their vision of the possible staging and performance together with their story behind their entry, idea for the props and color scheme they would like to have. The winner of Estonia’s largest singing competition will be decided in a final which is set to take place on 6th of March 2021.
Prior to grand final the show will feature semifinals with 24 songs which will take place on 18th and 20th of February 2021. Further details regarding the semifinals will be published later on.
We want all the performers to be full of desire to win this competition, to represent Estonia in Eurovision competitions with the show. Therefore, it is worth thinking big when telling a story!Tomi Rahula, Main producer of “Eesti Laul”
One artist or a group can submit up to five songs to the competition. The same limit applies to authors as well. Citizens of the Republic of Estonia, foreign residents of the Republic of Estonia and also non-residents may participate in the “Eesti Laul 2021”. According to the rules, non-residents (one non-resident as the author of the music and one non-resident as the author of the words) can participate if at least one Estonian resident is among the authors.
All artist must be at least 16 years old. Song shouldn’t be longer than 3 minutes. Like previous year, the participation fee depends on the deadline and the language of the song – if the song is submitted before 31st of October the participation fee for a song in Estonian language is 25 Euros while the fee for a song in any foreign language or multilingual song equals 75 Euros. Later on the participation fees will get double (50 and 150 Euros).
If Uku Suviste decides to apply he will automatically qualify to the semifinals. Uku Suviste won Eesti Laul 2020 with the song “What Love Is”
Artists selected to take part in the semifinal will be revealed until 12th of November while their entries are expected to be presented no later than 5th of December.
The full regulations of “Eesti Laul 2021” and all the information necessary for participation can be found here.