Estonia Eesti Laul 2022 Quarter-final 1
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Estonia: Here are the first five semi-finalists of Eesti Laul 2022

The first evening of Eesti Laul 2022 featured the first 10 songs. Quarter-final 1 took place tonight live from Estonia with 10 songs and 5 qualifiers

Tonight Estonia kicked off its national selection with a new revamp of Eesti Laul 2022. In the first quarter-final, we witnessed 10 artists vying a spot for one of the Semi-Finals which are later due in February 2022.

Tonight's show was hosted by 2 previous Estonian Eurovision representatives, Tanel Padar and Ines. Tanel Pader was part of the act who managed to win Estonian's first win in 2001 with "Everybody" with Ines participating the previous year in 2000 with "Once In a Lifetime".

At the end of the first quarter-final, 5 artists proceeded to one of the two Semi-Finals in 2022:

Eesti Laul 2022 – Quarter-final 1

Televoting qualifierJury qualifier

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 feature 10 songs presented by music videos, where 5 will qualify for the Semi-finals (3 selected by televoting, 2 selected by jury). The two Semi-finals will have 10 songs performing live in each, and half of them will 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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