Eesti Laul 2022 Quarter-Final 1 Acts
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On Saturday 16 November, we’ll get to hear the first ten songs of not just Eesti Laul 2022, but of the entire 2022 national final season. And while we’re still a few days out from hearing the quarter-final one entries from Estonia’s newly revamped selection show, we do know the identities of the acts.

So as we count down the days to the weekend, we want to know which performer you are most excited for. The line-up includes a number of familiar names, both from previous editions of Eesti Laul as well as from Eurovision.

Eesti Laul 2022: Notable Quarter-final One Names

Fans will know Stig Rästa as Estonia’s Eurovision 2015 representative. He performed alongside Elina Born and placed seventh with “Goodbye to Yesterday”. Stig returned to Eesti Laul in 2018 and picked up the bronze medal.

Another past Eurovision star who’s also in the mix is Evelin Samuel. She represented Estonia at the contest in 1999 with violinist Camille, where they performed “Diamond of Night” and finished sixth.

There are also a number of former Eesti Laul contestants. Jaagup Tuisk competed in the national selection in 2020, ultimately ending up as the runner-up with his song “Beautiful Lie”.

Girl-group Little Mess also appeared at Eesti Laul 2020, but failed to make it out of the semi-final with “Without A Reason”.

Maian previously competed alongside Karl-Kristjan and Whogaux at Eesti Laul 2017. They placed fourth in the final with “Have You Now”. But for 2021, Maian will be back as a solo artist.

Kéa returns after previously participating in 2016 and 2021. Meanwhile, this will be Traffic’s fifth appearance at Eesti Laul, after the band previously competed in 2009, 2012, 2014 and 2020.

Poll: Which Eesti Laul 2022 quarter-final one act are you the most excited for?

Which of the acts are you most excited for? It’s time to vote in our poll! Choose wisely, you can only vote ONE time. Voting ends on Friday 19 November, ahead of the first show on Saturday.

Who did you vote for? Are you ready for Saturday’s show? Let us know in the comments.

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Celeste
Celeste
9 days ago

I’m waiting for Elena and Ott Lepland…next week i’m hope.

sam
sam
10 days ago

i picked jaagup and evelin because i’m a sucker for vocals but i also have a good feeling about maian. i didn’t really like have you now in 2017 because it sounded a lot like the chainsmokers but i’m intrigued to see what she will bring as a solo artist

Raussen
Raussen
11 days ago

Omg Eurofans as usual voting only for names they seen at esc and selections, it is so narrow minded

roodi
roodi
11 days ago
Reply to  Raussen

yes because you know them already

Gav
Gav
11 days ago
Reply to  Raussen

I think it’s fine to get excited for a song or an artist. Just becurse it’s your favourite does not mean it’s the best. It means your excited for event. That’s a good thing.

Jonas
Jonas
11 days ago

Evelin Samuel, because even if the song is only okay, her voice will definitely be worth listening to.

esc_fl
esc_fl
11 days ago

I’ll go for Jaagup, though Stig isn’t too far behind.

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
11 days ago

When it comes to an artist, I am the most excited for Jaagup Tuisk, but when it comes to the song title and the artist combined I am the most excited for Stig Rästa. Interstellar is a way more promising title than Kui Vaid.

Colin
Colin
11 days ago

As always, ”most excited for” means ”whose previous work do you like the best or you are most familiar with”. In this case, it’s obviously Stig Rasta, who managed to write three ESC songs in my top 5 of their given years. One of which he delivered himself, and superbly so. Then we have Jaagup Tuisk, who had one of the best EL songs from 2020, and I expect a lot too. Also, Evelin Samuel, a woman who easily managed to come-up with one of the rare solid songs in underwhelming 1999. Finally, I am also interested in what Kea,… Read more »

Jonas
Jonas
11 days ago
Reply to  Colin

For me, 1999 had thirteen very good songs – how many for you?

Colin
Colin
11 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

I kinda like nine songs from 1999, but I do have mixed opinion on some of them, as I find some overhyped by the fandom. But yeah, I could say nine at least okay ones. However, I would say that only my top 2 (maybe 3) would enter my top 10 in 1998. 🙂
I am interested to hear which are your favorites. 🙂

Last edited 11 days ago by Colin
Jonas
Jonas
11 days ago
Reply to  Colin

If I was on a jury that year, the ten I’d pick would be Sweden, Iceland, Croatia, Lithuania, Estonia, Netherlands, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Germany and Turkey. I’m not sure in what order, but I would seriously consider giving Strazdas my twelve points. The other ones I like are Belgium, Cyprus and Israel.

1999 was one of the first contests I saw, and I think I loved them all back then. I don’t know what I’d think if I was hearing these songs for the first time today. It’s hard to be neutral about childhood memories.

Colin
Colin
11 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

Lithuania is in my top 2, alongside Belgium 🙂 It’s a really lovely song. 🙂 Other 8 I’d be giving points as a jury member are (in random order): Slovenia, Sweden, Iceland, Croatia, Estonia, Germany, Poland, and likely Bosnia & Herzegovina, even if I am still unsure what to think of it. It is creative either way. None of your top 13 are in my bottom 4! That means that even if I have a mixed review, I can find some upsides there. Honestly, by ”underwhelming” I primarily meant ”not much songs to leave me impressed”, not that everything is… Read more »

Last edited 11 days ago by Colin
Andi
Andi
11 days ago

Gimme Gram-of-Fun and Ivo Linna, then I’m happy 🙂

raw
raw
11 days ago
Reply to  Andi

Gram-Of-Fun singer Kristel Aaslaid flew to Iceland yesterday, so EL participation is a bit dubious. Unless she knows that there are several weeks until her quarterfinal and she’s just relaxing now. 🙂

Ivo Linna will soon (within a month) release a new album of duets, so if he participates in the EL, then probably with someone. However, he has hinted that his next single will be with Lenna Kuurmaa from Vanilla Ninja, and Lenna has stated that she definitely does not want to participate in EL.

Andi
Andi
11 days ago
Reply to  raw

Oh, you’re well informed, thanks for your information 🙂

lasse braun
lasse braun
11 days ago

boamadu seems to be a rock act so i have voted for them.
(firefox let me not vote – systemerror – chrome still working)

zheng
zheng
12 days ago

Definately i’m most excited what’s Jaagup and Evelin bring to us

Esc addict
Esc addict
12 days ago

Voted ! New design for the wiwi polls by the way, new season means new design 😉 , it’s pretty fresh.

Jack Popfield
Jack Popfield
12 days ago

What a packed opening quarterfinal! So thrilled to see Evelin Samuel as I adore her 1999 entry “Diamond of Night” cool to see Little Mess back, their previous song “Without a Reason” had a solid live performance but was horrifically snubbed by juries who gave it 0 (whilst scoring 10 on televote)

Very intrigued to hear Jaagup’s new entry and I’m still surprised he didn’t win with “Beautiful Lie” Stig Rasta is a hit and miss for me as a performer + writer but I’m hopeful “Interstellar” will be great judging by the title alone.

Last edited 12 days ago by Jack Popfield