ERR, the Estonian public broadcaster, has confirmed its participation in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Italy.
ERR has confirmed to ESCToday that Estonia will be present at Eurovision 2022. The broadcaster will once again use Eesti Laul to select its representative for the contest next May in Italy.
The broadcaster is set to announce details of Eesti Laul and launch the submissions process for the competition next month. An agreement has already been signed between ERR and Spanish broadcaster TEN which will see the contest broadcast live in Spain on TV for the first time.
Uku Suviste represented Estonia at Eurovision 2021 with “The Lucky One”. He finished 13th in his Semi-Final scoring a total of 58 points.
Source: ESCToday | Image Source: Andres Putting
Estonia debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1994 alongside six other countries. At the contest in Dublin they were represented by Silvi Vrait, who finished 2nd last scoring just 2 points. In 2001 Estonia won the Eurovision Song Contest for the only time to date. They were represented by Tanel Padar, Dave Benton & 2XL, who performed the song “Everybody” and took a surprise victory in Copenhagen. After the success of the late-90s and early 00s, Estonia failed to qualify for the final from 2004-2008. In 2009 Estonia launched a new selection show, Eesti Laul, and has since qualified for the final six out of ten attempts.