ERR, the Estonian national broadcaster, has revealed the draw for the semi-finals of Eesti Laul 2022.
After four quarter-finals held last November and December, 20 songs will compete in the semi-finals of Eesti Laul 2022 on February 3 and 5 in Saku Suurhall in Tallinn, where they will perform their songs live for the first time. Tomi Rahula, head producer of Eesti Laul, explained:
“There will be three live shows, where in addition to this year’s competitors, several other well-known domestic artists will perform in front of the live audience and viewers at home.”
The semi-final draw for Eesti Laul 2022 is as follows:
Semi-Final 1 – February 3
- Alabama Watchdog – “Move On”
- Andrei Zevakin feat. Grete Paia – “Mis nüüd saab” (What now)
- Elina Nechayeva – “Remedy”
- ELYSA – “Fire”
- Helen – “Vaatu minu poole” (Look at me)
- Kaia-Liisa Kesler – “Vaikus” (Silence)
- Merilin Mälk – “Little Girl”
- Ott Lepland – “Aovalguses” (In the light)
- Stig Rästa – “Interstellar”
- Frants Tikerpuu and Triin Niitoja – “Laululind” (Songbird)
Semi-Final 2 – February 5
- Anna Sahlene – “Champion”
- Black Velvet – “Sandra”
- Boamadu – “Mitte kauaks” (Not for long)
- Evelin Samuel – “Waterfall”
- Jaagup Tuisk – “Kui vaid” (If only)
- Jyrise – “Plaksuta” (Clap)
- Maian – “Meeletu” (Crazy)
- Minimal Wind ft. Elisabeth Tiffany – “What To Make Of This”
- Púr Múdd & Shira – “Golden Shores”
- STEFAN – “Hope”
From the each semi-final, five songs will progress to the Grand Final. Three songs will be chosen by public voting, while two will be chosen by jury voting. The presenters of the semi-finals will be revealed this evening on Ringvaade on ETV.
The Grand Final of Eesti Laul 2022 will take place on February 12 in Saku Suurhall. The winner of the final will represent Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin.
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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.