Tonight: Eesti Laul 2022 continues with its third quarter-final

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Tere Eesti! The 2022 Estonian national selection continues tonight with Eesti Laul’s third quarter final with a total of 10 acts battling to proceed to one of the two semi-finals.

How to watch?

You can watch the third quarter-final of Eesti Laul 2022 at 20:35 CET via the following channels:

About tonight’s show

The third quarterfinal will be hosted by Ott Lepland (Estonia 2012) and Laura Poldvere (Estonia 2005/ 2017). A total of 10 acts will partake in tonight’s show:

  • Alabama Watchdog- “Move On”
  •  Anna Sahlene- “Champion”
  •  deLULU- “Music Saved My Soul”
  •  Elina Nechayeva –“Remedy”
  • Goodreason –“Three Days Ago”
  • Lauri Pihlap- Take Me Home
  • Levvis- “Let’s Talk About”
  • Merilin Mälk- “Little Girl”
  • Shira –“Under Water”
  • STEFAN –“Hope”

We have two former Eurovision representatives among the competing acts: Anna Sahelene represented Estonia on home soil at the 2002 Eurovision Song Contest in Tallin with her entry ‘Runaway‘ achieving an honorable 3rd competiton and Elina Nechayeva who defended the Estonian colours at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon with her ‘La Forza‘.

Only five of the competing acts will proceed to the semi-finals and join the qualifiers from the first and second quarter-finals.

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:

  • Pre-audition
  • 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

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‘.

Cover Photo credit: ERR/ Kairit Leibold