Tonight the Eesti Laul final took place. Stefan was crowned victorious and will represent Estonia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin, Italy with the song “Hope”. First, a combined televote and international jury selected the top 3 songs of the night to go in the super final. The result of the super final was decided through the public vote only.
Eesti Laul 2022 Results
|Draw||Artist||Entry||Jury Points||Televote Points||Total Points||Result|
|2.||Andrei Zevakin feat. Grete Paia||“Mis nüüd saab”||4||5||9||Eliminated|
|3.||Jaagup Tuisk||“Kui vaid”||2||1||3||Eliminated|
|7.||Minimal Wind ft. Elisabeth Tiffany||“What To Make Of This”||12||TBC||TBC||Superfinalist|
Eesti Laul 2022 Superfinal
|Artist||Song Title||Televote Points||Result|
|Minimal Wind ft. Elisabeth Tiffany||“What to Make of This”||31%||Runner-Up|
2020 and 2021 Estonian representative Uku Suviste made an appearance with a medley of his previous Eesti Laul winners. The jury also consisted of none other than 2006 winner Mr Lordi, who won the contest representing Finland with Lordi’s song “Hard Rock Hallelujah”. Maarja-Liis Ilus and Priit Loog were the hosts to guide us through tonight’s show.
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: Kairit Leibold/ERR