202 songs were submitted for the Estonian national selection this year!
The Estonian broadaster ERR revealed on their Instagram account that overall they had recieved 202 entries for Eesti Laul 2022. There was a chance to submit songs until October 20, exactly a month before the first quarterfinal will take place.
The submissions are quite various this time. There are 84 songs in Estonian, also some in English, Spanish, French, Italian and even an imaginary language. Moreover, 7 previous Estonian representatives have also sent their entries!
Earlier the broadcaster published the full rules concerning Eesti Laul 2022. This year ERR introduced some changes to the national selection structure adding quarterfinals. So, according to these rules, by October 27 we will already find out the confirmed quarterfinalists list!
Estonia at the Eurovision Song Contest
Estonia first entered the Contest in 1994. The early years were particularly successful and led to the victory in 2001, when Tanel Padar, Dave Benton & 2XL performed their entry “Everybody”.
In 2021 Estonia was represented by Uku Suviste, who performed “The Lucky One”. Earlier he won Eesti Laul 2020 with his song “What Love Is”, however, unfortunately, the contest was cancelled due to the pandemic. Uku wasn’t selected internally for 2021 but got a place to compete in Eesti Laul 2021 instead and won it again.