The second stage of Estonia’s selection for Eurovision 2022 is underway. As artists prepare for the live semi-finals, we know the running order for each competing semi-finalist.
Get your semis out!
After a tough competition in the previous four quarterfinals, all 20 semi-finalists have now been allocated by Estonia’s public broadcaster ERR. Previously, each artist’s performance was purely a premiere for their music video. However, the semi-finals will require a live performance, and will take place on February 3rd and 5th respectively.
The two running orders of the Eesti Laul 2022 semi-finals are as such:
|Semi-Final One Artist||Song title|
|2. Helen||“Vaata minu poole|
|3. Andrei Zevakin feat. Grete Paia||“Mis nüüd saab”|
|4. Alabama Watchdog||“Move On”|
|5. Merilin Mälk||“Little Girl”|
|6. Stig Rästa||“Interstellar”|
|7. Triin Niitoja & Frants Tikerpuu||“Laululind”|
|8. Kaia-Liisa Kesler||“Vaikus”|
|9. Elina Nechayeva||“Remedy”|
|10. Ott Lepland||“Aovalguses”|
|Semi-Final Two Artist||Song title|
|3. Boamadu||“Mitte kauaks”|
|4. Evelin Samuel||“Waterfall”|
|5. Black Velvet||“Sandra”|
|6. Púr Múdd feat. Shira||“Golden Shores”|
|7. Jaagup Tuisk||“Kui vaid”|
|8. Minimal Wind ft. Elisabeth Tiffany||“What to Make of This”|
|10. Anna Sahlene||“Champion”|
The running orders come as ERR announced that no audience would be present at the Eesti Laul 2022 semi-finals. This is in order to stem the spread of the Omicron strain of coronavirus currently dominating the country. However, ticketholders will be able to attend the final on February 12th in the Saku Suurhall in Tallinn.
Estonia’s Eurovision history
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.
Estonia has used Eesti Laul to decide their competing entry every year since 2009. Before then, they used another national final format, Eurolaul, dating back to their first attempt at participation in 1993, where they failed to make it through the pre-qualifying round.
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News Source: ERR
Photo Credit: ERR