DRAW: Semi 2 (14)
Estonia is another country who retained the contest format they used last year. The Eesti Laul 2012 final was held March 3 and consisted of 10 songs that emerged from two semi finals that were conducted the previous weekends. The winner was Ott Lepland and the song is called Kuula (Listen).
A lot of people like this and expect this to do very well, but I am a fence sitter. It reminds me mainly of the Finnish song 'Why' from 2005, a glimpse of Jonsi in 2004 and a mash of other songs. But I am comforted by the fact that this man can sing and the song is good. But I'm uncertain of it making the final - optimistically finalist and into the top 10 with a good performance. Semi-pessimistically, still a finalist but a low placing.