Estonia: What Can We Tell About the Submitted Songs for “Eesti Laul 2022”?


The submission window for “Eesti Laul 2022” has just closed.
Estonian broadcaster ERR has just revealed some interesting details regarding its submission this year:

  1. A total of 202 songs were submitted
  2. 84 songs are in Estonian, while the other 118 songs are in foreign languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish and a fictional language.
  3. 7 of thr artists have already represented Estonia in the past.
  4. Some of the song writers are well known Estonian musicians, composers and lyricists

About the Selection Process

  1. This year, “Eesti Laul” will have 4 quarter-finals, 2 semi-finals, and a grand final.
  2. Out of 202 songs, 40 songs will be shortlisted for the quarter-finals.
  3. The initial plan is to build a line-up of 20 songs in Estonian and 20 songs in other languages.
  4. A jury panel of 17 music experts will rank the songs without knowing who are the singers, composers and lyricists behind them.
  5. 10 songs will be included in each quarter-final. 5 of them will qualify for the semi-finals: 3 will be chosen by the public and 2 others by the jury.
  6. In the quarter-finals, songs won’t be performed live. We will watch the video clips of each one of them.
  7. As always, the semi-finals will have 2 rounds, where in the first round winners (jury votes and TV viewer’s phone votes combined) will qualify for the grand final and 2nd round decided by the public vote.
  8. Each semi-final will include 10 songs and only 5 of them will qualify.
  9. In the grand final, the 10 competing songs will face 2 rounds vote. The first round will be determined by 50% public vote and 50% jury voting.
  10. 3 artists will qualify for the “Superfinal,” which will only be determined by a public vote.
  11. The dates of the shows are:
  • Quarterfinal 1:November 20th 2021
  • Quarterfinal 2:November 27th 2021
  • Quarterfinal 3:December 4th 2021
  • Quarterfinal 4:December 11th 2021
  • Semi Final 1: 3rd February 2022
  • Semi Final 2: 5th February 2022
  • Grand Final: 12th of February 2022

Tomi Rahula, the producer of “Eesti Laul 2022″ said:


“The interest in Estonian Song has been extremely high this year, as we have received 202 songs”

Uku Suviste won Eesti Laul 2021 with the song ”The Lucky One” and represented Estonia at Eurovision 2021.

Who will represent the Baltic country at Eurovision 2022?
Who are the returning artists? Will one of them represent Estonia once again?

Doron Lahav is 28 years old guy who lives in Israel. Doron watches Eurovision Song Contest since early 2000s. Doron works as a Data Scientist and also shows interest in singing and writing.

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