The 2022 national final season is off to an early start! On Saturday 20 November, Estonia will commence proceedings with the newly-introduced Eesti Laul quarter-finals. Local fans can watch the first heat by switching their televisions to ETV. International viewers will need to go online.

Here’s when and how you can watch quarter-final one of Eesti Laul 2022.

Watch Eesti Laul 2022 online

Quarter-final one — 20 November 2021

Time: 20:35 CET to 21:35 CET

The show will be live-streamed on ETV’s website.

Click to Watch Eesti Laul 2022 quarter-final one

The Saturday show will take place live. However, rather than getting live performances from the competing acts, we’ll be presented with music videos. All ten entries will receive their first TV play during the programme. Five songs will progress to February’s semi-finals based on a mixture of jury and public voting. You can listen to the ten songs here.

The first 10 quarter-finalists are:

  1. Jaagup Tuisk – “Kui vaid”
  2. Boamadu – “Mitte kauaks”
  3. Evelin Samuel – “Waterfall”
  4. Fiona and Me – “Feel like this”
  5. Kéa – “Everytime”
  6. Peeter Põder – “Koos lõpuni”
  7. Little Mess – “Hea päev”
  8. Maian – “Meeletu”
  9. Stig Rästa – “Insterstellar”
  10. Traffic – “Kaua veel”

Will you be watching Eesti Laul? Who are you backing? Let us know in the comments.

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Colin
Colin
7 days ago

On an unrelated note… Eurovision Again is also on now. 2004 is in order. I am a bit surprised that they are still airing within the season, but I guess that EL quarterfinals don’t count enough to make a pause. In short… one of the weakest years I’ve seen. I’m not gonna bother you with my mostly poor ratings of most songs. I’ll just post those I really enjoy. Ones I’d vote for (If I had a Twitter account): France – Should have been their second win of the 21st century (after 2002, which was also supposed to be their… Read more »

Last edited 7 days ago by Colin
Jonas
Jonas
7 days ago
Reply to  Colin

You don’t need to be on Twitter to vote, it’s done on menti.com – too late now, but maybe next time. I would have voted for Sweden if I had remembered. It won Melodifestivalen in Swedish and that’s really the better version, but still.

Colin
Colin
7 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

Thanks, I’ll remember that for the next time. 🙂

I’ll listen to the Swedish version. Lena sung well either way, and it’s a catchy song. 🙂

Last edited 7 days ago by Colin
Jonas
Jonas
7 days ago
Reply to  Colin

I would also say that France deserved to win in 2001, so maybe this could have been their third win of the 21st century… this is why we need juries.

Colin
Colin
7 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

I agree. I am torn between France, Greece, and Turkey in 2001, while they are my clear winner in 2002. But yes, France winning 3 years in the early 2000s would’ve been really good by me. 🙂

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
7 days ago

I wonder when wiwibloggs will post an Article about the final results of the quarterfinal.

Una
Una
7 days ago

First off, thank you Estonia!! First quarterfinal had very good music. I liked seven or eight out of 10 songs. I am happy with 4 of the qualifiers and sad that Little Mess and Peter did not go through.

Why Uku at the end of the first music video?

Jonas
Jonas
7 days ago

I’m glad Evelin got through.

esc_fl
esc_fl
7 days ago

There’s five I like (Jaagup, Maian, Peeter, Traffic, Kéa) but I know at least one is not going to qualify because of Stig’s song. Interstellar for me sounds more like a Victor Crone song, which is funny since he co-wrote it.

esc_fl
esc_fl
7 days ago
Reply to  esc_fl

Wow only two of those qualified lol

Colin
Colin
7 days ago

This is surprisingly a very sweet opener of the season. Every song has some charm to it. Not everything feels like a contender, but there isn’t a single terrible filler we are sometimes used to. They could pick any of these ten without being embarrassed on an international scale. Personally, I’d certainly let Jaagup, Peeter, and Stig through, with last two placed likely be among Little Mess, Maian, and enigmatic Fiona and Me (They feel quirky and interesting). But, I have to emphasize how stellar Evelin looks and feels tonight. Like a true star that she is. One thing I… Read more »

Jonas
Jonas
7 days ago
Reply to  Colin

Ines too.

Colin
Colin
7 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

Of course Ines too! In a moment I forgot that the other host is her (she’s not wearing a cowboy hat now, 🙂 ). She looks absolutely amazing!

Last edited 7 days ago by Colin
Joe
Joe
7 days ago

Fiona and Me and Jaagup are my favorites so far

Man in a Hamster Wheel
Man in a Hamster Wheel
7 days ago
Reply to  Joe

I want Fiona and Me, Boamadu, Little Mess, Maian and Traffic to go through. However, Jaagup and Rästa are almost certain to qualify.

Yudhistira Mahasena
8 days ago

Do I need to use a VPN to watch Eesti Laul? I live in Indonesia. Foreign content can’t be accessed here unless you have VPN.

Effing
Effing
8 days ago

I live in Spain and their website wasn’t geoblocked. So I think you are safe lol

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
7 days ago

I am from America, and I tested my ability to watch anything from the store and iPlayer by randomly clicking on the video and it seems to work. I probably won’t catch the semifinal live, but if it’s still playable, I might watch it a little later.

Whisker
Whisker
8 days ago

What’s the show going to look like? There are some speeches and then they play the videos and then people vote? When do they announce the acts going thru?

Una
Una
8 days ago

I think that the Eesti Laul modalities for 2022 are great!! more Estonian artists and writers have the opportunity to launch or consolidate their careers. more songs of different genres are available. quarterfinals taking only an hour means exposure but less production costs. songs and artists are known earlier which means more exposure and more fans and more interest from the public in the artists and their songs. if songs are known earlier then there is more time to prepare good semi shows in terms of production and then the artists also have more time for rehearsals for the live… Read more »

Esc addict
Esc addict
8 days ago

Sometimes a studio version can be really elevated by a live version on stage, and the opposite is valid too so I would have prefered to see them in live, with this system maybe we can ended with some hidden gems eliminated and with some good version studio songs selectioned but in fact bad in live….

Last edited 8 days ago by Esc addict
raw
raw
8 days ago
Reply to  Esc addict

Live performance is quite different, of course, but it’s still nice that 40 songs are competing, not 20. Semi-finalists will perform live as before.

Esc addict
Esc addict
8 days ago
Reply to  raw

Of course i get your point, it’s great to have more songs than usual but all of these songs won’t have the opportunity to be performed live and we can miss something.

Elca
8 days ago
Reply to  Esc addict

But that’s the same as usual. Only the original cutting down is handed to the public rather than the broadcaster / behind doors. So compared to previous editions this is allowing more hidden gems to be seen. I get your point. But.

Esc addict
Esc addict
8 days ago
Reply to  Elca

You convinced me, we can see that too like that, more transparency from ETV in the processus moreover involving the public in something that is hidden normally, something that is done behind the doors by only few persons, so yeah it’s an amelioration, and that’s true we can still discover again more hidden gems.

Last edited 8 days ago by Esc addict
Colin
Colin
8 days ago
Reply to  Esc addict

While the live performance really can elevate or bring down an entry, it primarily is a song contest. If a song itself isn’t strong enough to enter top 5 in a line-up of 10, it is quite unlikely that it would’ve won overall, even if sung superbly, with a gorgeous staging. Of course, live performance is important, but in most cases, it elevates “a 5” to “a 6”. Exceptions exist, but they are sparse.

Esc addict
Esc addict
7 days ago
Reply to  Colin

An average song can really be surprising in live, we have already seen that many times on the Eurovision stages.

Colin
Colin
7 days ago
Reply to  Esc addict

Not saying that the surprising elevation hasn’t happened before (of course it has), but I’d personally contribute some of it to songs which are too calm for part of the fandom to pay attention to. Then, when the live comes, and more people hears it uninterrupted, they realise it’s actually good. For instance, Calm After the Storm or Together. The performances have cemented the deal, but they were always great songs to begin with. Sure, there are some unexpected growers once the performances kick in. Still, I’d say that the majority stays within the similar 0.5 – 1.5 range. 🙂

Last edited 7 days ago by Colin
Esc addict
Esc addict
7 days ago
Reply to  Colin

I get your point and after all you’re right if a song isn’t strong enough to be among the 5 chosen out of 10 which means one chance out of 2 which is enormous, it’s unlikely that even with a good live performance it would be enough to achieve something great after.

Jonas
Jonas
7 days ago
Reply to  Colin

They can be important for someone like Marie N, though… it made her a winner.

Colin
Colin
7 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

True, but still, I personally wouldn’t call her an outlier in what I said. It’s a decent song, slightly elevated by great choreography, which was enough for her to win in a really dire and weak line-up. She mostly outperformed songs which were weaker to begin with, or of similar quality, and with much weaker performances. The only ones who were better IMHO are France, Malta, and the UK, with the latter two not by a lot. The staging did its magic, but not by surpassing several much better entries.

Last edited 7 days ago by Colin
Jonas
Jonas
7 days ago
Reply to  Colin

I’d say it is the worst winner in all 65 years. I’m surprised France came back in 2003.

Colin
Colin
7 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

France should have been the runaway winner in 2002, but Latvia is still in my top 5. While possibly being the weakest winner of the 21st century… go figure…

Last edited 7 days ago by Colin
Romaric Klinguer
8 days ago

in fact they will vote for a video clip ???
I think it’s nonsense because normally it is the live performances that they have to judge, because on a video clip, everything is not the same compared to a live scene.
I know something about it with Gram of Fun in 2021 for Estonia …

mamaaa oooh
mamaaa oooh
8 days ago

i cant find the show online on their website…