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Tanja’s “Amazing” for Estonia

tanjaAs anticipated, Estonia’s Eesti Laul was a competitive affair, with ten quality entries spanning the breadth of the country’s musical tastes.  From Kõrsikud’s slow, folksy waltz to ballads from Maiken and Lenna to Traffic’s alt-rock and Sandra Nurmsalu’s worldly pop, there was something for everybody.  But even though most fans’ eyes were trained on Eurovision alums Sandra and Lenna, the champion and runner-up both flew more or less under the radar. Read the rest of this entry

Estonia has chosen: it’s Birgit!

Another year, and another Eesti Laul is in the books.  It’s been a competitive Final, with a touch of discord between the judges and the televote (and even within the televote itself, with a number of entries taking top marks from the individual jurors).  Although there were a number of strong candidates for the ticket to Malmö, only one song could take the win. Read the rest of this entry

Preview: Estonia’s “Eesti Laul 2013”

 One of the five (!) nations to choose their song for Sweden this weekend will be Estonia, who will hold the 2013 edition of the Eesti Laul Final this Saturday.  Tallinn’s Nokia Concert Hall will once again play host to ten strong acts from a broad spectrum of genres, all anxiously waiting for a professional jury and public televote to award one participant a trip to Eurovision.  At least four acts are returning to the Eesti Laul stage, while six are newcomers.  Let’s take a peek at this year’s acts, shall we? Read the rest of this entry