🇪🇪 Eesti Laul 2022 Semi-Final line up & hosts are revealed

🇪🇪 Eesti Laul 2022 Semi-Final line up & hosts are revealed

With less than a month to go until Eesti Laul starts its semi-finals, Estonian broadcaster ERR has revealed which semi-finals the semi-finalists are competing in, as well as the hosts for the semi-finals.

10 artists competing in each semi-final, with 5 qualifying for the final

After the quarter-finals, the number of entries was reduced from 40 to 20 for the semi-finals. With the two semi-finals due to take place on February 3 and 5. The number of finalists for the final will halve to ten, where they would compete for the Estonian ticket to Turin.

The acts competing in the semi-finals (in alphabetical order) are as follows:

Semi-Final 1 – February 3

Alabama Watchdog“Move On”
Andrei Zevakin feat. Grete Paia“Mis Nüüd Saab”
Elina Nechayeva“Remedy”
Helen“Vaata Minu Poole”
Kaia-Liisa Kesle“Vaikus”
Merilin Mälk“Little Girl”
Ott Lepland“Aovalguse”
Stig Rästa“Interstellar”
Triin Niitoja and Frants Tikerpuu“Laululind”

Semi-Final 2 – February 5

Anna Sahlene “Champion”
Black Velvet“Sandra”
Boamadu“Mitte kauaks”
Evelin Samuel“Waterfall
Jaagup Tuisk“Kui Vaid”
Minimal Wind ft. Elisabeth Tiffany“What To Make Of This”
Pur Mudd and Shira“Golden Shores”

Maarja-Liis Ilus and Priit Loog hosting the semi-finals

In addition to the reveal of the semi-final line-up, ERR has also confirmed that Eurovision alum Maarja-Liis Ilus and Estonian actor Priit Loog will be hosting the semi-finals. Maarja and Priit will be joined by a third host who will be situated in the green room. Their identity will be revealed in due course.

Estonia’s Eurovision Journey

Estonia has appeared at almost every Eurovision since their debut in 1994. They have won the contest once with Tanel Padar, Dave Benton and 2XL in 2001, singing Everybody. Other notable Estonian entrants include 3rd placer Sahlene with Runaway in 2002 and Ines with Once In A Lifetime in 2000, who placed 4th. More recently, their highest-placing entries have been Urban Symphony with Randajad in 2009 and Ott Lepland with Kuula in 2012, both of whom finished in 6th place. In 2021, they elected to resend 2020 representative Uku Suviste through Eesti Laul to the contest with The Lucky One. He failed to qualify for the final.

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News Sorce: ERR

Photo Source: Kairit Leibold / ERR

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