Estonia: Eesti Laul 2022 Quarter-Final 4 Participants Revealed

During the show “Ringvaade“, the 10 participants of “Eesti Laul 2022” – quarter-final 4 revealed.
The 10 acts are:

  1. Ariadne – “Shouldn’t Be Friends”
  2. Black Velvet – “Sandra”
  3. Dramanda – “Tule minu sisse” (Eng: Come in with me)
  4. Eleryn Tiit – Tunnete keel” (Eng: You feel the language)
  5. ELYSA – “Fire”
  6. EMILI J. – “Quicksilver
  7. Jessica – “My Mom”
  8. Minimal Wind ft. Elisabeth Tiffany “What To Make Of This”
  9. Ott Lepland – “Aovalguses” (Eng: In the Light)
  10. Púr Múdd & Shira – “Golden Shores”

Who are the Competing Artists?

  1. Ott Lepland

He won the 3th season of “Eesti otsib superstaari” (Estonia is Searching for a Superstar).
In 2012, he won national selection and represented Estonia at Eurovision 2012.
He performed the song “Kuula” and ended up 6th in the grand final:

2. Shira

Shira (real name: Marika Rodionova) is an Estonian singer-songwriter of Jewish descent.
She is well known for her participation in “Eesti Laul 2020“.
Back then, she performed the song “Out In Space” and finished in 6th place in the final:

Last week, she competed in the 3rd quarter-final of “Eesti Laul 2022” with the song “Under Water“, but unfortunatelly didnt advance for the semi-finals:

3. EMILI J.

This won’t be Emily’s first attempt in “Eesti Laul“.
In 2019, she competed in “Eesti Laul 2019” alongside xtra basic.
They performed the song “Hold Me Close” and ended up 12th in the final:

4. Elisa Kolk

Elisa Kolk participated in “Eesti Laul 2015” with the song “Superlove“. She ended up 3rd in the super-final:

5. Ariadne

Ariadne participated in “Eesti Laul 2017“.
She performed the song “Feel Me Now” and ended up 6th in the grand final:

6. Púr Múdd

Púr Múdd participated in “Eesti Laul 2020′” as an interval act
They performed the song “Ooh Aah“:

Quarter-Final Format

These 10 artists will compete in the fourth quarter-final on Saturday the 11th of December 2021.
They 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 a 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 4th quarter-final will be Jüri Pootsmann and Getter Jaani :

Jüri Pootsmann is an Estonian singer-songwriter.
He won the 6th season of “Eesti otsib superstaari” (Estonia is Searching for a Superstar).
In 2016, he participated in “Eesti Laul 2016” and won the right to represent Estonia at Eurovision 2016. 


He represented the country with the song “Play“. Unfortunately, he ended up in the last place in semi-final 1:


Getter Jaani is an Estonian singer and actress.

In 2011, she represented Estonia with the song “Rockefeller Street“.
She ended up 24th in the grand-final:

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

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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