The participants in the second quarter-final of Eesti Laul 2022 have been revealed.
The ten artists that will take part in the second quarter-final of Eesti Laul 2022 on November 20 were revealed today during Ringvaade. For each of the quarter-finals, the participants will be revealed on the Monday before the show.
The competing participants and entries in Quarter-Final 2 of Eesti Laul 2022 are:
- Helen – “Vaatu minu poole” (Look at me)
- Wiiralt – “Kuradile” (Damn it)
- Desiree – “Siiani” (So far)
- Andrei Zevakin feat. Grete Paia – “Mis nüüd saab” (What now)
- Silver Jusilo – “Elu rüpes” (In the midst of life)
- Jyrise – “Plaksuta” (Clap)
- Frants Tikerpuu and Triin Niitoja – “Laululind” (Songbird)
- An-Marlen – “Lõpuks muutub” (It finally changes)
- Meisterjaan – “Vahel lilhtsalt” (Sometimes just)
- Kaia-Liisa Kesler – “Vaikus” (Silence)
This show will be the first time since 1998 in which an Estonian Eurovision selection show features no songs in English.
A total of 40 songs will compete in Eesti Laul 2022, with an even split between songs in Estonian and songs in other languages. The 40 songs were chosen from 202 submissions.
The schedule for Eesti Laul 2022 is as follows:
- Quarter-Final 2 – November 27
- Quarter-Final 3 – December 4
- Quarter-Final 4 – December 11
- Semi-Final 1 – February 3
- Semi-Final 2 – February 5
- Grand Final – February 12
In the quarterfinals, five songs from each show will be chosen to progress to the semi-finals. Three songs will be chosen by the public and two by a jury. The songs will be presented as music videos. Each quarter-final will have hosts with connections to Eurovision. The hosts of Quarter-Final 2 are Tanja Mihhailova-Saar, who represented Estonia in 2014 and Uku Suviste, who represented Estonia in Rotterdam this year.
In the semi-finals, five songs will be chosen for the final from each show, both the semi-finals have two rounds: winners of the first round are decided by the jury vote and TV viewers’ phone votes, and winners of the second round are decided by the viewers’ phone votes.
In the Grand Final, the show will have two rounds of voting. The first round will determine the acts in the Super Final and are determined by 50% jury voting and 50% public vote. In the Super Final, the Estonian representative will be chosen by 100% televoting.
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Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest
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.