Eesti Laul 2021 song competition launches on September 1 ({{contentCtrl.commentsTotal}})

Uku Suviste Eesti Laul.
Uku Suviste Eesti Laul. Source: Aurelia Minev/ERR

Eesti Laul song contest launches today and songs can be submitted until November 6. The winner of the biggest song contest in Estonia, who will represent the country at the Eurovision Song Contest will be revealed on March 6.

Producer Tomi Rahula, said: "We are waiting for musicians and authors to participate in the competition, music is and will stay in the changing world and Eesti Laul gives a chance to present these creations in the best way,"

Rahula said additionally the participants are expected to present their vision of the possible stage show with the central idea, possible props and color schemes.

One performer or group can perform a maximum of five songs. The five-song limit also applies to the songwriters. Estonian citizens, foreigners who are Estonian residents and non-residents can enter. According to the rules, non-residents can participate if at least one author or performer is a resident.

Similar to last year, the participation fee depends on the language of the song - when presenting the song before October 31, a song in Estonian will cost €25 and a song in English will be €75. After October 31, the prices will be accordingly €50 and €150 for a song in English.

In total, 24 entrants will make it to the semi-finals. Due to the cancelation of the Eurovision Song Contest in 2020, one place in the semi-finals is reserved for the last year's winner Uku Suviste.

The semi-finals of Eesti Laul will take place on February 18 and 20 and the final on March 6, 2021. The details about the semi-finals and details will be published during the competition.

The full regulations of Eesti Laul 2021 can be found here.

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