Last Monday ERR revealed the next ten participants for Eesti Laul 2022. Tonight the second Quarter-Final of the Estonian selection show took place. Another ten acts previewed their music videos for the first time, in a twist to the usual format, whilst five Semi-Final spots were up for grabs. These were decided through a combination of jury and public voting. Tonight’s jury included – Sissi, Synne Valtri, Egert Milder, Maiken, Olav Osloin, Bert Järvet, Vaido Pannel and Andres Puusepp.
Eesti Laul 2022
Earlier tonight ERR, the national broadcaster continued their national selection with the second Quarter-Final of Eesti Laul 2022. Previously it was announced there would be a change in format for this edition of Estonia’s selection show. This year the broadcaster expanded the format to include four Quarter-Finals. Each Quarter-Final consists of ten acts. From there, five acts advance to the Semi-Finals in February. Thus a total of 20 acts will compete in the Semi-Finals. During the show, hosts Uku Suviste and Tanja announced the following results.
Eesti Laul 2022 Quarter-Final 2 results:
|Artist – Song||Result|
|Wiiralt – ‘Kuradile’||Eliminated|
|Desiree – ‘Siirani’||Eliminated|
|Silver Juliso – ‘Elu rüpes’||Eliminated|
|Kaia-Liisa Kesler – ‘Vaikus’||Qualified (Jury)|
|Helen – ‘Vaata minu poole’||Qualified (Televote)|
|Jyrise – ‘Plaksuta’||Qualified (Jury)|
|An-Marlen – ‘Lõpuks muutub’||Eliminated|
|Andrei Zevakin ft. Grete Paia – ‘Mis nüüd saab’||Qualified (Televote)|
|Meisterjaan – ‘Vahel lihtsalt’||Eliminated|
|Triin Niitoja ja Frants Tikerpuu – ‘Laululind’||Qualified (Televote)|
Over the next two weeks, another two Quarter-Finals will take place. Those that missed the show tonight, can catch up on the following link here. Next week ten acts will compete in Quarter-Final 3 at 7:35pm GMT, 8:35pm CET, 9:35pm EET and 6:35am AEDT on ETV, which can be viewed here.
Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest
The Baltic country made their Eurovision Song Contest debut in 1994, with Silvi Vrait and ‘Nagu merelaine’. Since then, Estonia has participated at the Eurovision Song Contest 26 times, reaching the grand final 16 times. However it was in 2001 that Estonia achieved their first and to date, only victory in the contest with ‘Everybody‘, performed by Tanel Padar, Dave Benton & 2XL.
Back in 2020, Estonia selected Uku Suviste to represent Estonia with, ‘What Love Is’ which was written by Uku, alongside Sharon Vaughn and produced by Dimitris Kontopoulos, who of course is from the famed Eurovision ‘Dream Team’. Unfortunately, the contest was cancelled, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rather than re-select Uku internally, they instead gave him an invitation to compete in Eesti Laul 2021, which he accepted. In a field of 24 acts, Uku won Eesti Laul for the second year in a row with ‘The Lucky One‘. However, this success failed to translate in Rotterdam. During the contest he performed 2nd in semi-final two, where he finished 13th with 58 points.
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