Estonia: “Eesti Laul 2022” Semi-Final 1 – Results

Estonia held tonight the first semi-final of “Eesti Laul 2022” – the Estonian selection for Eurovision 2022.

10 artists participates in the first semi-final:

  1. ELYSA – Fire [Public Qualifier, Quarter-Final 4]
  2. Helen – Vaatu minu poole (Eng: Look at Me) [Public Qualifier, Quarter-Final 2]
  3. Andrei Zevakin feat. Grete Paia – Mis nüüd saab (Eng:What Now?) [Public Qualifier, Quarter-Final 2]
  4. Alabama Watchdog – Move On [Jury Qualifier, Quarter-Final 3]
  5. Merilin Mälk – Little Girl [Jury Qualifier, Quarter-Final 2]
  6. Stig Rästa – Interstellar [Public Qualifier, Quarter-Final 1]
  7. Triin Niitoja & Frants Tikerpuu – Laululind (Eng: Songbird) [Public Qualifier, Quarter-Final 2]
  8. Kaia-Liisa Kesler – Vaikus (Eng:Silence) [Jury Qualifier, Quarter-Final 2]
  9. Elina Nechayeva – Remedy [Public Qualifier, Quarter-Final 3]
  10. Ott Lepland – Aovalguses (Eng: In The Light) [Public Qualifier, Quarter-Final 4]

2 of the candidates were tested positive for Covid 19: ELYSA and Merilin Mälk.
Therefore, we haven’t seen them giving live performances of their songs.

Instead, we watched once again the video clips that have been shown in the quarter-finals.

The hosts were Maarja-Liis Ilus & Priit Loog.
Maarja-Liis Ilus represented Estonia at Eurovision 1996 and 1997.

The results were split by 2 rounds

First Round – 10 competing artists

Relying on a system voting of 50% national jury and 50% public vote.

First of all, the jury revealed their top (not in a specific order):

No description available.

Ott, Merilin, Stig and Kaia-Liisa

The top 4 acts advanced directly to the final, and these are (public+jury voting combined)

ELYSA – Fire

Andrei Zevakin feat. Grete Paia – Mis nüüd saab (Eng:What Now?)

Ott Lepland – Aovalguses (Eng: In The Light)

Stig Rästa Interstellar

Second Round – Remainging 6Artists

The remaining 6 artists fought for an additional spot in the final.
At this time, the results were based on public vote only.

The additional qualifiers is:

Elina Nechayeva – Remedy

No description available.

Therefore, 5 artists ended their journey in the “Eesti Laul 2022“:

  • Helen – Vaatu minu poole (Eng: Look at Me)
  • Alabama Watchdog – Move On
  • Merilin Mälk – Little Girl
  • Triin Niitoja & Frants Tikerpuu – Laululind (Eng: Songbird)
  • Kaia-Liisa Kesler – Vaikus (Eng:Silence)

ERR will broadcast the second semi-final of “Eesti Laul 2022” on Saturday the 5th of February 2022.
10 artists will compete for 5 spots in the final:

  1. Jyrise – Plaksuta (Eng: Claps) [Jury Qualifier, Quarter-Final 2]
  2. Maian – Meeletu (Eng: Crazy) [Jury Qualifier, Quarter-Final 1]
  3. Boamadu – Mitte kauaks (Eng: Not For Long) [Public Qualifier, Quarter-Final 1]
  4. Evelin Samuel – Waterfall [Public Qualifier, Quarter-Final 1]
  5. Black Velvet – Sandra [Public Qualifier, Quarter-Final 4]
  6. Púr Múdd & Shira – Golden Shore [Jury Qualifier, Quarter-Final 4]
  7. Jaagup Tuisk – Kui Vaid (Eng: If Only) [Jury Qualifier, Quarter-Final 1]
  8. Minimal Wind ft. Elisabeth Tiffany – What To Make Of This [Jury Qualifier, Quarter-Final 4]
  9.  Stefan – Hope [Public Qualifier, Quarter-Final 3]
  10. Anna Sahlene – Champion [Public Qualifier, Quarter-Final 3]

The full playlist can be found on different digital platforms:



Apple Music

Official Site / Song Lyrics

You’re welcome to read all about Eurovision 2022 on our homepage

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Eurovision-2022-Homepage.jpg

Doron Lahav is 30-year-old, who lives in Israel. Doron has been watching the Eurovision Song Contest since early 2000s. Doron works as a Data Scientist and shows interest in singing and writing.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: