Estonian broadcaster ERR has revealed the running order of the Eesti Laul final, which will be held February 12. They also revealed the hosting team and guest appearances for the final. ERR also confirmed that there will be a live audience, with up to 3000 spectators being allowed in the Saku Suurhall.
Running order and musical guests
10 songs have made it through the quarter-finals and the semi-finals of Eesti Laul. The running order is as follows:
|2.||Andrei Zevakin feat. Grete Paia||“Mis nüüd saab”|
|3.||Jaagup Tuisk||“Kui vaid”|
|7.||Minimal Wind ft. Elisabeth Tiffany||“What To Make Of This”|
ERR has teased that there will be surprise guests and musical performances. So far they have announced that Annely Peebo and Marko Matvere will perform, and that 2020 and 2021 Estonian representative Uku Suviste will make an appearance.
Everything else we know about the Eesti Laul Final
There will be three hosts for the final: Maarja-Liis Ilus, Priit Loog and Jüri Pootsmann. Maarja-Liis and Priit were the hosts of the semi-finals of Eesti Laul this year, while Jüri was the co-host of the fourth Quarter Final. The Final of Eesti Laul will be held in the Saku Suurhall in Tallinn on February 12. Voting will take place over two rounds. First, a combined televote and international jury will select the top 3 songs of the night to go in the super final. The result of the super final will be decided through the public vote only. The winner of Eesti Laul will get to represent Estonia in the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest in May, which will be held in Turin. Eesti Laul will be broadcast live on TV, radio and online. The show starts at 19:30 EET (18:30 CET, 17:30 GMT).
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.
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 Source: Siim Lõvi / ERR