LIVE: Eesti Laul Quarter Final 1!
The first national selection kicks off tonight and it’s going to be a long road to the selection of Estonian act for Eurovision 2022. You can read a bit about Estonian Eurovision history HERE. A few days ago Estonian broadcaster, ERR has presented the 10 acts which are going to compete in the first quarterfinal of Eesti Laul 2022. Each Saturday starting tonight until 11th of December 2021 we will be watching 10 acts competing for a chance to advance to the semi-final rounds which are set to take place on 3rd and 5th of February 2022 while the Grand finale of the show will be organised on 12th of February 2022. The hosts of the show are Ines and Tanel Padar. The total of 202 submitted entries were narrowed down to forty.
The ten competing entries in the first quarter final are:
- Boamadu – Mitte kauaks
- Evelin Samuel – Waterfall
- Fiona and Me – Feel Like This
- Jaagup Tuisk – Kui vaid
- Kéa – Everytime
- Little Mess – Hea päev
- Maian – Meeletu
- Peter Põder – Koos lõpuni
- Stig Rästa – Interstellar
- Traffic – Kaua veel
Among the first ten acts we will see several returning artists at Eesti Laul. Jaagup Tuisk ended as the runner up back in 2020; Evelin Samuel won Eurolaul back in 1999 and she represented Estonia at Eurovision with Camille singing “Diamond of Night” they ended the show on 6th place. Stig Rasta has won the show with Elina Born singing “Goodbye To Yesterday” and they were the Estonian representative at Eurovision 2015, in addition to that he competed several times as a soloist, as a member of Traffic and as the composer. Speaking of Stig, his song also features a returnee (among the writers) as the winner of Eesti Laul 2019, Victor Crone is part of the writing team to return the favour after Stig co-wrote “Storm”. Kéa competed on two ocassions in 2016 and 2021, Little Mess took part at Eesti Laul 2020 and Traffic competes for the 5th time previously they’ve been part of the show in 2009, 2012, 2014 and 2020.
The first quarter final of Eesti Laul starts from 20:35 and it will last to 21:35 CET. You can watch it HERE.
Tune in to our live blog and we will be updating you with everything happening during the show.