ERR, the Estonian national broadcaster, has unveiled the names of the competing candidates at Eesti Laul’s second quarterfinal.
Eesti Laul 2022 continues with its second quarter-final on Saturday 27 November. The show will be broadcast live on ETV, ETV+ and will be streamed live on ETV’s official website. The quarterfinals will be hosted by former Eesti Laul and Estonian Eurovision representatives.
The second quarterfinal will be hosted by Uku Suviste (Estonia 2021) and Tanja (Estonia 2014). The following acts will compete for 5 spots in the semi-finals during the next show:
- Andrei Zevakin feat. Grete Paia – “Mis Nüüd Saab” (Andrei Zevakin, Henry Orlov, Grete Paia)
- An-Marlen – “Lõpuks Muutub” (Ingel Marlen Mikk, Sander Sadam, Alvar Antson)
- Desiree – “Siiani” (Hannes Agur Vellend, Desiree Mumm, Kretel Kopra)
- Helen – “Vaata Minu Poole” (Karl Killing, Gevin Niglas, Merili Käsper, Helen Randmets)
- Jyrise – “Plaksuta” (Rauno Jürise, Tuomas Lehtinen, Mairo Virolainen, Sander Valge)
- Kaia-Liisa Kesler – “Vaikus” (Kaarel Orumägi, Kaia-Liisa Kesler)
- Meisterjaan – “Vahel Lihtsalt” (Jaan Tätte juunior)
- Silver Jusilo – “Elu Rüpes” (Silver Jusilo)
- Triin Niitoja & Frants Tikerpuu – “Laululind” (Frants Tikerpuu)
- Wiiralt – “Kuradile” (Hendrik Sal-Saller, Martin Saaremägi)
About Eesti Laul 2022
Eesti Laul 2022 will consist of a total of 7 shows ( 4 quarter finals, 2 semifinals and 1 Grand Final). The Estonian broadcaster has also confirmed the dates of the 2022 Estonian national selection. A total of 40 songs will partake in the competition.
The 2022 Estonian Eurovision entry and act will be determined on 12 February 2022 during the Grand Final of Eesti Laul 2022. The Quarterfinals will be held from 20 November 2021- 11 December 2021 whilst the semi-finals have been set for 3rd and 5th February 2022.
The competition will consist of four different stages:
- Four Quarter Finals
- Two Semi Finals
- Grand Final
Eesti Laul 2022 Calendar
- 20/11/2021 – Quarterfinal #1
- 27/11/2021- Quarterfinal #2
- 04/12/2021 – Quarterfinal #3
- 11/12/2021- Quarterfinal #4
- 03/02/2022- Semifinal #1
- 05/02/2022- Semifinal #2
- 12/02/2022- Grand Final
ERR has revamped their national selection and introduced four quarter finals in the competition and has also increased the number of competing entries from 24 to 40.
ERR received 202 songs for Eesti Laul. The broadcaser has shorlisted entries to the lucky 40 which will battle in the Estonian national selection.
The songs submitted for Eesti Laul were deliberated by a special jury consisting for of the following members:
- Andi Raig
- Bert Järvet,
- Eda-Ines Etti
- Eric Kammiste
- Heili Klandorf
- Henri Laumets
- Hugo Martin Maasikas
- Jürgen Pärnsalu
- Kaspar Viilup
- Kerli Kivilaan
- Lauri Laubre
- Leonardo Romanello
- Liis Lemsalu
- Meelis Meri
- Tarmo Hõbe
- Thea Paluoja
Estonia in Eurovision
The Baltic nation attempted to join the Eurovision family in 1993 when it competed in the preliminary semifinal in Slovenia, unfortunately Estonia didn’t qualify and had to wait for one more year to enter the competition.
Estonia debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1994 with Silvi Vrait and went on to win the competition in 2001 with Tanel Padar and Dave Benton‘s Everybody. The following year the Baltic country successfully hosted the 2002 Eurovision Song Contest in Tallinn.
In 2021 Uku Suviste represented Estonia at the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest with his entry ‘The Lucky One‘.