|Genre||Music, entertainment, reality television|
|Country of origin||Estonia|
|No. of series||6|
|No. of episodes||14|
|Original release||7 March 2009 – present|
Eesti Laul (English: 'Estonian Song' or 'The Song of Estonia') is the national selection process in Estonia for the Eurovision Song Contest. The contest was introduced in 2009, replacing the former Eurolaul festival, used since Estonia's first participation in Eurovision in 1993.
The contest was introduced by ERR, the organisers of the contest, with a different philosophy on the contest used previously. Eesti Laul was introduced to produce an Estonian contest, with Estonian musical tastes being presented to a European audience. The contest is also an open one, with all information of the songs being revealed in the selection process.
The twenty selected songs in the contest are shown to the Estonian public through two semi-finals. From each semi-final, five acts get through to the final show. The winner is selected through two rounds of voting: the first round selects top three songs, selected through both jury and televoting; the second round selects the winner from the three songs through 100% televoting.
The first winner of Eesti Laul was Urban Symphony with the song "Rändajad", beating the televoting favourite Laura in the first round. At Eurovision, the group changed Estonia's previous fortunes at Eurovision, qualifying to the final (3rd of the semi-final, with 115 points), and placing 6th in the final with 129 points.
Entries which did not qualify for the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest are listed in red.
|Year||Song||Translation||Artist||Songwriter(s)||Position in ESC||Points in ESC|
|2009||"Rändajad"||Nomads||Urban Symphony||Sven Lõhmus||6th||129|
|2010||"Siren"||—||Malcolm Lincoln||Robin Juhkental||DNQ (14th SF)||39 (SF)|
|2011||"Rockefeller Street"||—||Getter Jaani||Sven Lõhmus||24th||44|
|2012||"Kuula"||Listen||Ott Lepland||Ott Lepland, Aapo Ilves||6th||120|
|2013||"Et uus saaks alguse"||So there can be a new beginning||Birgit Õigemeel||Mihkel Mattisen, Silvia Soro||20th||19|
|2014||"Amazing"||—||Tanja||Timo Vendt, Tatjana Mihhailova||DNQ (12th SF)||36 (SF)|
|2015||"Goodbye to Yesterday"||—||Elina Born & Stig Rästa||Stig Rästa||7th||106|
|2016||"Play"||—||Jüri Pootsmann||Fred Krieger, Stig Rästa, Vallo Kikas||DNQ (18th SF)||24 (SF)|