Watch Tonight 20/11/2021: First Quarter-Final of “Eesti Laul 2022”

This evening, we will be able to watch the first show (with original songs) of the Eurovision 2022 season.
Estonia will kick off the first quarter-final of “Eesti Laul 2022“.

Format

  • In each quarter-final, 10 artists will compete for 5 spots in the semi-finals.In the quarter-finals.
  • we will watch video-clips instead of live performances
  • Today’s competing acts by running order are:
  1. Traffic – Kaua Veel (Eng: Much More)
  2. Jaagup Tuisk – Kui Vaid (Eng: If Only)
  3. Kéa- Everytime
  4. Fiona and me- Feel like This
  5. Peter Põder- Koos Lõpuni (Eng: Together until the end)
  6. Stig – Interstellar
  7. Maian – Meeletu (Eng: Crazy)
  8. Little Mess- Hea Paëv (Eng: Good Day)
  9. Boamadu- Mitte kauaks (Eng: Not For Long)
  10. Evelin Samuel – Waterfall

When: 20:35 CET to 21:35 CET

Where can we watch the show? On the ERR website in the following link

Results: 5 songs will qualify for the semi-finals. 3 of them will be chosen by public vote, while 2 others will be selected by a national jury. The results will be announced at the end of the show.

Hosts: 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

  1. This year, “Eesti Laul” will have 4 quarter-finals, 2 semi-finals, and a grand final.
  2. Out of 202 songs, 40 songs were 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 ranked the songs without knowing who the singers, composers and lyricists were 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. A total of 202 songs were submitted
  12. 84 songs are in Estonian, while the other 118 songs are in foreign languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish and a fictional language.
  13. 7 of the artists have already represented Estonia in the past.
  14. Some of the song writers are well known Estonian musicians, composers and lyricists
  15. 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

Who will qualify for the semi-finals?
What will be the differences between the public vote and jury vote?
Which song are you most excited about?

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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