The Spanish Television channel TEN has agreed on the rights with ERR to rebroadcast Eesti Laul 2022 live in Spain.
TEN has revealed this afternoon that it will be broadcasting the next edition of Estonia’s selection for the Eurovision Song Contest in Spain. The broadcaster which has shown an interest in airing Eurovision selections during the past year, will enable viewers to watch Eesti Laul on Television across Spain.
This makes Eesti Laul one of a minority of Eurovision selection shows which are broadcast internationally in countries that cannot vote for the participants, the other selections are:
- Festivali i Kenges – Broadcast on MRT in North Macedonia
- Festival di Sanremo – Broadcast on RTSH in Albania and on RTR Kultura in Russia
- Melodifestivalen – Broadcast on Yle in Finland
Image Source: Ken Mürk/ERR | Source: TEN
Spain debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1961 and has competed annually since. Spain has won the contest on two occasions the first being in 1968 and the second time in 1969. 1969 is the only year where more than one song has won the contest. The 1969 contest saw a four-way tie between Spain, France, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. Since 2000 Spain has only managed to finish in the top 10 on five occasions, the last time being in 2014 with Ruth Lorenzo. However, the country has finished 20th or below on ten occasions, the worst placement being 26th in 2017.