Eesti Laul is an annual music competition organised by Estonian public broadcaster Eesti Rahvusringhääling .
It determines the country's representative for the Eurovision Song Contest, and has been staged every year since 2009.
The contest was introduced in 2009, replacing the former Eurolaul festival, used since Estonia's first participation in Eurovision in 1993.
Since its introduction, the competition has been one of the most popular television programmes in Estonia; it is also broadcast on radio and the Internet.
In 2012, the semifinals averaged 199 thousand viewers, and over an estimated 296 thousand people in Estonia watched the final.Read more