Its about time! The Estonian broadcaster ERR have reached tonight the moment truth and have selected its Eurovision 2022 entry.
Estonia was the first country to begin its journey to Turin. Eesti Laul 2022 presented some new rules added to the famous competition, with no less then 40 new songs competed in 7 shows: 4 Quarter-finals, 2 Semi-finals and a grand final.
Tonight, on the live show from Tallinn’s saku suurhall, Maarja-Liis Ilus & Priit Loog were hosted the grand final of Eesti Laul 2022. The 10 acts that have made it to the final have performed their entries in this running order:
- Elina Nechayeva – Remedy
- Andrei Zevakin feat. Grete Paia – Mis nüüd saab (Eng:What Now?)
- Jaagup Tuisk – Kui Vaid (Eng: If Only)
- ELYSA – Fire
- Ott Lepland – Aovalguses (Eng: In The Light)
- Stig Rästa – Interstellar
- Minimal Wind ft. Elisabeth Tiffany – What To Make Of This
- Stefan – Hope
- Anna Sahlene – Champion
- Black Velvet – Sandra
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The voting had 2 rounds. after all acts have performed, a 50/50 split of international jury and public votes will select the 3 superfinalists.
Among the jury this year we can find the neighbor country Finland 2006 winner Mr Lordi.
The jury panel consisted of 10 members:
The jury favorites were:
Natalie Horler (Cascade):
As the results came in. its was announced that the top3 acts moving to the Superfinal.
Here are the public vote as well:
The super-finalists are:
Then, a second part of voting took place, this time. selecting the winner are the public votes only. With the show came to an end and the full results came in it was revealed that going to Turin and raising proudly the Estonian flag is: Stefan with the song “Hope”
Stefan won with 62% of the votes,
Minimal Wind ft. Elisabeth Tiffany ended in the 2nd place with 31% of the votes
ELYSA ended in 3rd place with 6% of the votes
Estonia will perform in the second half of semi-final 2 of Eurovision 2022 which will be held on the 12th of May 2022. In case the country will qualify for the final, Estonia will compete in the grand final on the 14th of May 2022.
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