During the show “Ringvaade“, the first 10 participants of “Eesti Laul 2022” revealed.
The 10 acts are:
- Jaagup Tuisk- Kui Vaid
- Boamadu- Mitte kauaks
- Evelin Samuel- Waterfall
- Fiona and me- Feel like This
- Kéa- Everytime
- Little Mess- Hea Paëv
- Maian- Meeletu
- Peter Põder- Koos Lõpuni
- Stig- Interstellar
- Traffic- Kaua Veel
Who are the Competing Artists?
- Evelin Samuel
Evelin (alongside Camille) represented Estonia at Eurovision 1999 with the song “Diamond Of Night“. They finished in 6th place in the grand final.
She competed in the national selection on other occasions like in 1998.
Stig (alongside Elina Born) represented Estonia at Eurovision 2015 with the song “Goodbye to Yesterday“
They finished in 7th place in the grand final.
Stig Raste is also the writer of Estonian entries for Eurovision 2016 and Eurovision 2019
The singer competed in “Eesti Laul” in 2 different occasions.
In 2016, she performed the song “Lonely Boy” and ended up in 9th in the “Eesti Laul 2016″ final:
In 2021, she competed in “Eesti Laul 2021” and performed the song “Hypnotized“.
She finished in 11th place in the semi-final and didn’t advance to the final:
4. Jaagup Tuisk
Jaagup Tuisk is a 20 year old singer and actor.
He is well known for participating in “Eesti Laul 2020“. Back then, he performed the “Beautiful Lie” and ended up 2nd in the final.
5. Little Mess
The Little Mess Girl band is well known for participating in “Eesti Laul 2020“.
Back then, they performed the song “Without a Reason“. They ended up in 7th place in semi-final 1 and didn’t advance to the final.
Traffic is an Estonian boy band that usually performs in the country pop genre.
They participated in the Estonian selection for Eurovision on a few different occasions: 2009, 2014 and 2020.
They used to collaborate with Stig Rasta.
IN 2020 they performed the song “Üks kord veel”, and ended in 5th place in the final:
They will compete in the first quarter-final on Saturday the 20th of November 2022.
These 10 artists will fight for 5 spots in the semi-finals. 3 of them will be chosen by public vote, while 2 others will be chosen by jury panel.
For 4 consecutive weeks, we will have quarter – finals of the selection.
10 artists will compete in each quarter-final. 10 artists will be revealed each Monday / Tuesday before the show. However, the songs will only be revealed in the show itself.
The 2 hosts of the first quarter-final will be Tanel Padar and Eda-Ines Etti.
Tanel was part of the duo that won Eurovision 2001 for Estonia, while Ines represented Estonia at Eurovision 2000.
About the Selection Process
- This year, “Eesti Laul” will have 4 quarter-finals, 2 semi-finals, and a grand final.
- Out of 202 songs, 40 songs were shortlisted for the quarter-finals.
- The initial plan is to build a line-up of 20 songs in Estonian and 20 songs in other languages.
- A jury panel of 17 music experts ranked the songs without knowing who the singers, composers and lyricists were behind them.
- 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.
- In the quarter-finals, songs won’t be performed live. We will watch the video clips of each one of them.
- 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.
- Each semi-final will include 10 songs and only 5 of them will qualify.
- 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.
- 3 artists will qualify for the “Superfinal,” which will only be determined by a public vote.
- A total of 202 songs were submitted
- 84 songs are in Estonian, while the other 118 songs are in foreign languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish and a fictional language.
- 7 of the artists have already represented Estonia in the past.
- Some of the song writers are well known Estonian musicians, composers and lyricists
- 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