Estonia will select its entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 on February 11 with the final of Eesti Laul.
ERR has today announced the rules and dates for the 2023 edition of Eesti Laul. Songs can be submitted for Eesti Laul 2023 until October 20, the deadline is 12 noon. A pre-jury consisting of professionals will select 20 songs to compete in Eesti Laul, the songs will be revealed at the beginning of December. The dates of the contest are as follows:
- Semi-Final One – January 12
- Semi-Final Two – January 14
- Grand Final – February 11
Until October 17, the fee for participating in for Eesti Laul is 50 Euros for a song in Estonian and 100 Euros for a song in a foreign or multilingual language. In the final phase of the competition, the participation fees double to 100 and 200 Euros, respectively.
Authors and groups of authors who are citizens of Estonia, foreign residents of Estonia or non-residents can participate in the Eesti Laul. A song may have one non-resident author in addition to citizens and resident authors of Estonia. The singer(s) can also be citizens, residents or non-residents of the Republic of Estonia. Up to five songs can be submitted per singer or songwriter.
Stefan represented Estonia at Eurovision 2022 with the song “Hope”. He finished 13th in the final with 141 points, which included 12 points from the Armenian televote.
Source: ERR/Eurovoix | Image Source: EBU / Nathan Reinds |