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(RESULT) Estonia sends Birgit Õigemeel to Eurovision

Estonia Winner 2013

Tonight the final of Eesti Laul took place in Estonia as they search for their representative at the Eurovision Song Contest 2013. 10 songs competed in the final that was decided by a 50/50 Jury and Public vote.

The 10 acts competing were as follows

  1. Rolf Roosalu – With U 
  2. Liisi Koikson ja Söörömöö – Üle Vee
  3. Rasmus Rändvee & Facelift Deer – Dance
  4. Elina Born – Enough
  5. Põhja-Tallinn – Meil On Aega Veel
  6. Kõrsikud – Suuda Öelda Ei
  7. Birgit Õigemeel – Et Uus Saaks Alguse
  8. Teele & Tuuli & ULA & DrumAttack – Ring The Alarm 
  9. Winny Puhh – Meiecundimees üks Korsakov läks eile Lätti 
  10. Grete Paia – Päästke Noored Hinged

After each of the acts performed we were treated to last year’s Estonian Eurovision Singer – Ott Lepland – who brought Estonia to the Top 10 of the contest.

Then votes came through. The 2 acts that progressed to the Super Final were

  • Birgit Õigemeel – Et Uus Saaks Alguse
  • Grete Paia – Päästke Noored Hinged

A further tele voting period took place

The winner of Eesti Laul and therefore representing Estonia at Eurovision 2013 will be Birgit Õigemeel – “Et Uus Saaks Alguse”

(YouTube Video Courtesy of Rahvusringhaaling)

Source – ERR and Eurovision Ireland and ERR

Photograph courtesy of

3 replies »

  1. Not a bad choice. It won’t win, but it is pleasing me that Estonia has not hesitated to send Estonian language songs to the contest for some years now.
    This year’s context seems to have a little more national language songs than usually and it is a good thing for Europe and its diversity.

    I would really like the UK and Ireland to have the guts to send songs in Celtic languages (Ireland did once, but never again) every 2 years. They could not do worse than what their English songs have scored recently, could they ?

    And do not believe I am against English: I am using it as often as possible.

    • I agree that Ireland should send an entry in Irish some time.
      I quite like the Estonian entry but it isn’t as good as 2012. Currently 13th on my list.

  2. Lovely song if perhaps a little dated, but good performer who will probably suit the swedish likely production values this year.

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