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Eurolaul

Eurolaul
Genre Music, entertainment, reality television
Country of origin Estonia
Original language(s) Estonian
No. of series 15
Release
Original channel ERR
Original release 20 February 1993 (1993-02-20) – 2 February 2008 (2008-02-02)
Chronology
Followed by Eesti Laul

Eurolaul (Eurosong) was an annual televised competition to select a song to represent Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest made by the Estonian Public Television Service ETV. For many years the competition differed from the national selections of most other countries in that the outcome was solely determined by an international jury. The rules were changed to entrust the Estonian public with the choice by means of televoting in 2004 (winner Neiokõsõ, second Kerli Kõiv) and 2005 (winner Suntribe), but due to the disappointing results in the ESC in those years there was a return to the former system in 2006. Eurolaul also selected Tanel Padar and Dave Benton's song "Everybody" in 2001, which went on to win the contest for Estonia.

In 2009, Eurolaul was discontinued after a long period of bad results for Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest and was replaced with a new contest entitled Eesti Laul (Estonian song).

Winners

Songs that are in red did not qualify for the Eurovision Grand Final.
Year Artist Title Position
1993 Janika Sillamaa "Muretut meelt ja südametuld" 5
1994 Silvi Vrait "Nagu merelaine" 24
1996 Maarja-Liis Ilus & Ivo Linna "Kaelakee hääl" 5
1997 Maarja "Keelatud maa" 8
1998 Koit Toome "Mere lapsed" 12
1999 Evelin Samuel & Camille "Diamond of Night" 6
2000 Ines "Once in a Lifetime" 4
2001 Tanel Padar & Dave Benton "Everybody" 1
2002 Sahlene "Runaway" 3
2003 Ruffus "Eighties Coming Back" 21
2004 Neiokõsõ "Tii" 11
2005 Suntribe "Let's Get Loud" 20
2006 Sandra Oxenryd "Through My Window" 18
2007 Gerli Padar "Partners in Crime" 22
2008 Kreisiraadio "Leto svet" 18

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