Estonia: The Eesti Laul 2022 semi-final line up is complete!

by Sanjay (Sergio) Jiandani 1,105 views

Last Saturday saw Eesti Laul 2022 conclude its quarter-finals phase in Estonia with its fourth and last quarter final where a total of 10 acts  battled battled for five posts in the semi-finals. We now have the Eesti Laul 2022 semi-final line up!

The show was hosted by Estonian Eurovision royalty  Getter Jaani (Estonia 2011) and Jüri Pootsmann (2016). The following five acts qualified to the semi-finals after a jury/ public deliberation:

  • Ott LeplandAovalguses
  • ElysaFire
  • Black VelvetSandra
  • Minimal Wind feat. Elisabeth TiffanyWhat To Make Of This
  • Pur Mudd, ShiraGolden Shores

Ott Lepland is vying to return to the Eurovision Song Contest next year, he represented Estonia at the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest, achieving an honourable 6th placing in the Grand Final in Baku.

The five qualifiers will be joining the qualifiers from the first, second, third quarter-finals at the semi-finals in February.

About Eesti Laul 2022

Eesti Laul 2022 will consist of a total of 7 shows ( 4 quarter finals, 2 semifinals and 1 Grand Final). 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