Estonia Eesti Laul 2022: Semi-Final 1 Qualifiers
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Estonia: First finalists for Eesti Laul 2022 selected

The first five finalists for Estonia's Eesti Laul 2022 have been chosen. The final five be selected later this week so one will be selected to represent Estonia at Eurovision 2022

During November 2021, Estonia kicked-off the process of selecting the next representative for Eurovision 2022 by holding four Quarter-finals with a total of 20 qualifiers to form two Semi-finals.

The first Semi-final was held tonight with 10 songs but only 5 made it through to the Final which is scheduled to be held on 12 February 2022. The first four qualifiers were determined by a combined jury and public voting, while the remaining qualifier came from a second round of public televoting.

Elysa and Merilin Mälk couldn't make it to the live show as both tested positive for COVID-19. Instead of performing, the music videos for their respective songs were shown.

This Semi-final took place at Saku Suurhall with two rounds of voting. The first round determined the first four qualifiers (50/50 jury/tele) and the second round a fifth qualifier (100% tele).

And once again, the bookmakers had the five qualifiers 100% correct.

Eesti Laul 2022 – Semi-final 1

First round of voting

Voting50% jury
50% televoting

Second round of voting

Voting100% televoting

Eesti Laul 2022

Eesti Laul 2022 is the fourteenth edition of the Estonian national selection Eesti Laul, which will select Estonia's entry for Eurovision Song Contest 2022.

  • Quarter-final 1: 20 November 2021
  • Quarter-final 2: 27 November 2021
  • Quarter-final 3: 4 December 2021
  • Quarter-final 4: 11 December 2021
  • Semi-final 1: 3 February 2022
  • Semi-final 2: 5 February 2022
  • Final: 12 February 2022

Each of the Quarter-finals featured 10 songs presented by music videos, where 5 qualified for the Semi-finals (3 selected by televoting, 2 selected by jury). The two Semi-finals have 10 songs performing live in each, and half of them proceed to the final, held on 12 February 2022.

Estonia in Eurovision Song Contest

Estonia 2015: Elina Born & Stig Rästa - "Goodbye to Yesterday"

Estonia has participated in Eurovision Song Contest 26 times by now, first in 1994. Estonia has participated every year, except 1995. Estonia has managed to qualify to the grand final only 7 out of 17 times.

Estonia 2015: Elina Born & Stig Rästa - "Goodbye to Yesterday"

Estonia has won just once, in year 2001 with the song "Everybody" performed by Tanel Padar and Dave Benton and 2XL.

About the author: Steven Spiteri (Malta)

authorSteven has been a huge Eurovision fan since 1995. He comes from a small town called Birkirkara located in Malta and graduated in Business & Administration. Steven follows all the national finals and Eurovision Song Contests every year especially Melodifestivalen and Eesti Laul. He has an endless list of favorites but the all time favorite entry would be Italy's 2016 entry "Nessun grado di separazione" by Francesca Michielin whilst Lisbon 2018 is his favorite Eurovision edition.

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