Estonia will decide on their participation in the Eurovision Song Contest, depending on whether Russia participates in the competition or not. Broadcaster ERR has added its voice to the growing list of national broadcasters, who are unpleased at the European Broadcasting Union.
According to Erik Roose, Chairman of the Board of ERR, Estonian television has been in contact with colleagues from the EBU on this issue, and depending on the further organization of the singing competition, a decision will be made regarding participation.
Erik Roose said:
Obviously, it is inconceivable that Estonia will participate in Eurovision in a situation where Russia participates there, but in this case Ukraine will not. Our colleagues from other Baltic countries will apparently share this view. We will continue to communicate with the EBU as the organizer of the song contest.
Already, YLE of Finland 🇫🇮, UA:PBC of Ukraine 🇺🇦, SVT of Sweden 🇸🇪, DK of Denmark 🇩🇰, NRK of Norway 🇳🇴, AVROTROS of The Netherlands 🇳🇱, and LRT of Lithuania 🇱🇹 have publicly expressed concerns about Russia’s participation at Eurovision 2022 in Turin this May. Ukraine was the first yesterday, and sent a letter to the EBU to address their concerns.
Back on February 12th Stefan won Eesti Laul and will represent Estonia with the song “Hope”. Check the national final performance of the winning song below!