Five acts through to final in Estonia

Five acts through to final in Estonia
Winny Puhh were one of the more unusual contenders in tonight's show! Photo: ERR
Tallinn, Estonia -

Tonight, the first Semi-Final of Eesti Laul 2013 was held in Tallinn where five acts qualified to the Grand Final. See who they are!

"Varied" is a good word to describe tonights Semi-Final of the Estonian national selection, Eesti Laul 2013. Most genres were represented in what was a very well-produced show by broadcaster ERR.

Of the 10 great songs in tonight's show, only five qualified to the final. These were: Grete Paia, Kõrsikud, Teele & Tuuli & Ula, Winny Puhh and Elina Born.

The result was formed by a combined jury and televote, where 17,000 votes were received from the Estonian public.

The acts

The 10 acts that competed tonight were (qualifiers in bold):

  1. Armastus - Young Girl
  2. Marilyn Jurman - Moving To Mmm
  3. Winny Puhh - Meiecundimees üks Korsakov läks eile Lätti
  4. Sarah - Taevas valgeks läeb
  5. Teele & Tuuli & Ula - Ring The Alarm
  6. Rosanna Lints - Follow Me
  7. Grete Paia - Päästke noored hinged
  8. Elina Born - Enough
  9. Kõrsikud - Suuda öelda ei
  10. Anisa - The Missing Thing

Join us next week for the second and final Semi-Final of Eesti Laul 2013, where 10 more acts will compete for the final five places in the final.

Estonia will participate in the first Semi-Final of the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest, being held in Malmö, Sweden on the 14th of May.

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  • Posted on 19 February 2013 at 18:19
    is it first time in eurovision history when big dick is printed in photo revealed official website??? report to the moderator
  • Posted on 18 February 2013 at 20:56
    to all who are cheering for "Põhja Tallinn"- dont get your hopes up. studio version was good, yes, but live version... horrible, horrible, horrible report to the moderator
  • Posted on 17 February 2013 at 12:57
    The only one that is any different is Winny Puhh; it will either come last or first if it made the final. Made me laugh anyway and that's can only be a good thing !! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 17 February 2013 at 10:29
    My favourites were Grete Paia and Sarah... I'm ok with the results, cause Grete came to final <3 Only I really don't like is Winnie Puhh...

    For next semi I hope Põhja-Tallinn will go top the final

    Go on Estonia <3 report to the moderator
  • Posted on 17 February 2013 at 02:15
    I pleased with the results for Eesti Laul 2013 semi-final 1 so far. As predicted Teele & Tuuli & Ula, Grete Paia, Kõrsikud qualified. Extremely surprised Winny Puhh – ‘Meiecundimees üks Korsakov läks eile Lätti qualified’, novelty performances at Eurovision usually don’t succeed, their song reminds me of Kreisiraadio – ‘Leto svet’ (Estonia; ESC 2008), which came second last in semi-final 1. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 17 February 2013 at 00:29
    Let´s ring the alarm right now!!!!!!!!!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 17 February 2013 at 00:02
  • Posted on 16 February 2013 at 23:17
    ring the alarm!!!!!!!!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 16 February 2013 at 22:55
    Winny Puhh - Meiecundimees üks Korsakov läks eile Lätti good & interesting performance :) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 16 February 2013 at 22:39
    My favourites in a row -

    Winny Puuh: I loved them from the first moment I ignored them - the rigorous ones. Proving that even the fine arts can be a torture, a longing for the Bogeyman, an apotheosis of iteration. They are so special, they are so offside - the dark matter of pop music. (Are the Residents well known in Estonia?)

    Sarah: Another kind of rigorism - a paragon of euphony and loveliness. She was too decent to be chosen, too dainty to be sacrificed to the Eurovision juggernaut. Stay bravely at home, girl - and relish your cosy bower.

    TTU: A synthesis of the latter ones - naughty, but comprehensible, with a certain portion of originality and not too much of anything. Yes, they could be Estonia's hope, thrilling and bewitching the Eurovision sovereign (but actually six ladies at a time are much too much for me). report to the moderator
  • Posted on 16 February 2013 at 22:33
    Grete Paia, Elina, Rosanna and Kõrsikud were the best. I'm pleased with the results, although I would've liked to see Rosanna go to the final too. I hope Estonia sends a song in Estonian this year, I love the Estonian language! Right now, Grete Paia seems to be the strongest for me and she's so cute too <3 report to the moderator
  • Posted on 16 February 2013 at 22:16
    Oh, Estonia what are u doing!? Bad, terrible choice.
    Teele Viira had her oportunitty last year but this not, her song is for an electronic party, not for Esc. I didn't expect they will be chosen... Korsikud is a little boring too. :/ & Winny failed me, cause the live wasn't good as the studio version u.u , it was a little boring and with those ridiculous outfits.
    I'm so sad and I feel sorry for Rosanna, she did a fantastic performance. I can't believe it, really!
    The songs that deserved the final were Follow me & The missing thing too, it was catchy.
    I'm loosing interest in Estonia cause last year failed me too, so I think is going to be the same this year... I'm happy for Grete ♥ & Elina.
    Next week my fav is Pohja Tallin - Meil on aelga veel ♥ report to the moderator