Estonia secured 215 submissions for Eesti Laul 2024

After an initial, and somewhat worrisome, update that just a dozen songs had been sent to Estonian broadcaster ERR, at the end of submissions, the final tally stands at 215 songs!

A jury now has to cut 195 songs, to choose the 20 that will make it to the live broadcasts of Eesti Laul 2024. Of the 215 submissions:

  • 126 are in English
  • 88 are in Estonian
  • 1 is in Italian

Karmel Killand, manager for Eesti Laul, noted he is very happy that there are many famous Estonian artists submitted songs for 2024, but also several newcomers are throwing their hat in the ring. Killand notes the jury is as diverse and experienced as the song submissions:

“The Eesti Laul jury had a particularly responsible role this year, because five songs get a direct pass to the Final. We have put together the largest jury in recent years, which has been asked to include the top of the pop and classical music fields, radio and TV producers with wide experience, composers, teachers, journalists and music enthusiasts.”

Of the 20 songs the jury will now choose to compete in Eesti Laul, 15 will perform in the Semi Final on 20th January in Tartu, while 5 songs will be lucky enough to get a spot in the Final on 17th February in Tallinn.

The 15 songs in the Semi Final will battle it out for just 5 spots which will join the 5 pre-qualified songs, making a Grand Final of just 10 songs.

The winner of Eesti Laul 2024 will be chosen from a 50/50 jury-televote split. However the Top 3 in the Final will proceed to a Superfinal, with the winner chosen by 100% televote to represent Estonia in Malmö in May!

Broadcaster ERR doesn’t have much time to choose the 20 songs, as sometime in November they will release the names of the 20 chosen artists, and the songs will be released on Friday 8th December!

In Liverpool, Alika stunned and amazed the audience with her incredible vocals, and secured Estonia’s best result since 2018! Bridges finished in 8th place with 168 points, making it Estonia’s 11th Top 10 since debuting in 1993!

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