It’s almost time for the credits to roll on the new season of Estonia’s Eesti Laul 2022. And while fans have known the identities of the first ten quarter-finalists all week, they haven’t been able to listen to any of the competing songs… until now.
Just 24 hours before the first heat takes place on Saturday 20 November, broadcaster ERR has uploaded music videos for all ten acts on its official website. These are what both the public and a professional jury will be voting on during the quarter-final. The five acts that qualify won’t perform live until February’s semi-finals.
NOTE: Shortly after we published this post, ERR appeared to remove the links / stopped them from being embeddable on web sites.
Eesti Laul 2022 – Quarter-final One Entries
Boamadu – “Mitte kauaks”
Evelin Samuel – “Waterfall”
Fiona and Me – “Feel like this”
Jaagup Tuisk – “Kui vaid”
Kéa – “Everytime”
Little Mess – “Hea päev”
Maian – “Meeletu”
Peeter Põder – “Koos lõpuni”
Stig Rästa – “Insterstellar”
Traffic – “Kaua veel”
Stig Rästa was the Eesti Laul 2022 quarter-final one act you were most excited for… before the songs came out
All week, we’ve been running a poll asking you to vote for the act you were most excited for in quarter-final one. After counting almost 600 votes, we can reveal that Stig Rästa was the quarter-final one act that our readers were most excited for. It’s an outcome that many will have expected. He picked up 221 votes or 37.65% of all votes cast. Most fans are very familiar with his work, especially his 2015 Eesti Laul winning song “Goodbye To Yesterday”. His collaboration with Elina Born went on to become a firm fan favourite at Eurovision, placing seventh in the grand final.
Rästa has competed in Eesti Laul many times, as both a songwriter and a performer. His track record is stellar. In 2018, he came second with “Home” while he won the contest again in 2019 as a writer on Victor Crone’s “Storm”.
Will fans still feel this way after hearing his new entry?
In second place we have Jaagup Tuisk with 184 votes and 31.35% of all votes cast. Compared to Stig, Jaagup is a relative newcomer to the Estonian selection. However, he left quite an impression on his debut in 2020. “Beautiful Lie” was predicted to go all the way, but ultimately finished second.
The top three is completed by Evelin Samuel. Outside of Estonia, she’s most famous for representing the country at Eurovision 1999 with “Diamond Of Night” and finishing sixth. A total of 53 readers are lending her their support ahead of her song reveal in the quarter-final.
Poll results: Which Eesti Laul 2022 quarter-final one act are you the most excited for?
- Stig Rästa – “Insterstellar” 221 votes 37.65%
- Jaagup Tuisk – “Kui vaid” 184 votes 31.35%
- Evelin Samuel – “Waterfall” 53 votes 9.03%
- Traffic – “Kaua veel” 37 votes 6.30%
- Kéa – “Everytime” 32 votes 5.45%
- Maian – “Meeletu” 24 votes 4.09%
- Little Mess – “Hea päev” 14 votes 2.39%
- Fiona and Me – “Feel like this” 10 votes 1.70%
- Boamadu – “Mitte kauaks” 7 votes 1.19%
- Peeter Põder – “Koos lõpuni” 5 votes 0.85%
587 total votes
What do you think of the ten songs? Which one is your favourite? Let us know in the comments.
Overall, not a bad start of a 2022 season, but since it’s Estonia, it was not entirely unexpected. 🙂 I’ve managed to hear only 6 out of 10 songs, while hearing only snippets of others in a recap. My opinion, of course, might change tonight. So far, I’d definitely put Peeter Poder through. His song is very lovely. Stig Rasta would come second so far. Interstellar is nice, but more nice like Home than spectacular like Goodbye To Yesterday. Perhaps it’s a grower? Little Mess and Kea also have very solid songs. I particularly like the harmonies of LM. Boomadu’s… Read more »
Traffic and Kaua veel, indie soft rock , good song. Estonian language fits well.
I like it too….
Anyone here who listened to Traffic-Kaua veel? What’s it like
The music video has just been uploaded to YouTube. Overall it has a really good melody and even though I don’t understand Estonian I do feel the music and the lyrics sound coherent together. Personally very good song overall.
Saddest thing is if you already have the history to be compare and Stig Rasta “Interstellar” is not even that good compare to “Goodbye to Yesterday”.
it says “not found” for all, are they geoblocked ? either way it’s beyond me how these songs aren’t released on spotify right away in 2021
I guess we’ll have to wait till tomorrow, after the quarterfinals is over. If my theory is right, I’m not gonna look at the results of the quarter finals till I have listen to all 10 songs in full
My favourites of this 10 are Maian and Traffic, a little bit disappointed by Stig, Jaagup and Little Mess, I had high hopes. The big names don’t always deliver unfortunately.
There are some links on Twitter that are working (for now), so I finally could listen to the entries. I’ll need a translation for the songs in Estonian to be sure about it, but for now I would go with: Jaagup / “Kui vaid”: as it happened with his previous effort, everything is very tasteful and well thought on this one, I appreciate how it builds up. Maian / “Meeletu”: cool indie track with immediate appeal and the Spanish is a nice touch. Boamadu / “Mitte kauaks”: it stands out, for obvious reasons. Nothing groundbreaking, but competent. Little Mess /… Read more »
team boamadu here – anybody will join?
So far nothing special.
I couldn’t find them there either. I wonder if they uploaded it by mistake.
Which are the ones you found? Even the Youtube links I found on Twitter weren’t working anymore.
If anyone wants to listen to Stig’s Song Interstellar I uploaded it to my Tik Tok @bucurcristiansilviu
Hello there fellow romanian eurofan
This means that tomorrow we will only watch the music clips on the live show and not live performances or did I get something wrong? Anyways I am not going to listen to the songs now, I am going to wait till tomorrow evening. Do we have a link to watch the show?
Somewhere on the internet it was stated they are going only tho show the clips tomorrow.Live singing starts in the semis.
I wanted to listen to these songs, but why the hell did the links disappear?
Ogae Greece has leaked them so… they are down.
The songs are weak.Not worth watching tomorrow.
Boamadu best by far, and the rest nice songs
OMG. It has officially started! I’m so excited now to be able to say anything about the songs. I’ll come back later with an opinion when I calm myself down a bit and listen to these songs one more time. For now they all sound AMAZING!!!!
in a fair world the qualifiers would be
For me, Mitte Kauaks is by far the best song here. The “big names” disappointed me even tho they’re my qualifiers 🙁
I love the theremin in Waterfall, we need more theremins.
Great songs, most of them, I don ‘t like Boamadu – “Mitte kauaks”
Boamadu is my favoruite BY far….finally some rock. It will be a lot of rock next year after Måneskin
Supporting Maian after seeing her song for my city. Wasn’t expecting that xD.
She seems cool and gave me good vibes
the way Armenia’s Junior Eurovision song for this year outsold literally all of these entries lmaoooo. like how does a song for a JUNIOR contest sound better than 10 adult ones
To everyone downvoting me, listen to Qami Qami. I’m literally not wrong
It sounds better because tokionine is an adult. Sometimes I wonder what the point of the junior contest is.
Tokionine only produced the song. Malena was involved in the writing process alongside other songwriters, so she played a part in creating the song. Some JESC acts don’t even write their entries, Malena did.
Do you expect under 16-year-olds to produce and mix their own entries by themselves?
He wrote the music. Yes, I do expect children to write the songs.
Malena wrote Qami Qami with Tokionine and two other songwriters. Do you expect Malena to write her entry solely on her own? That doesn’t even happen at regular Eurovision.
For further context: Valentina didn’t write ‘J’Imagine’, Viki Gabor didn’t write ‘Superhero’ and Roksana Wegiel didn’t write ‘Anyone I Want to Be’. However, Malena wrote her entry and you’re still complaining.
I am complaining, yes – I don’t think it is unreasonable that only children should be allowed enter a children’s contest. I would complain if adults were allowed into a children’s basketball contest, or a drawing contest, or a spelling contest. I don’t care if the singers didn’t write the song themselves, they can sing songs by other children – not adults. These were the rules for the first few contests. Now it’s mostly adults… which makes no sense.
Frankly I wouldn’t wanna sit through a contest of songs written and composed by kids with no writing or composing experience. If you wanna watch that then go watch a children’s tv channel
This contest is made for children. I don’t know how old you are, but what adults think should not matter. Go watch something else.
If it’s made for children then why do you care so strongly about this, Jonas. Maybe it’s you who should go watch something else
I care strongly because it is public money. There is already a contest for adults, we don’t need two – let the children have theirs. I’m happy to go watch something else.
guess who’s also an adult Jonas. every one participating in Eesti Laul
Qami Qami is better than most songs in Rotterdam last year. I’m really impressed with Armenia, hopefully, they can bring something even better to Turin.
AGREED it’s one of the best jesc songs ever
Jaagup es mi preferido!
Interstellar sounds like a Melfest entry that goes DTF (with a name behind like Stig, othetwise AC I guess) but then totally flops there with Televote finishing like 10th or 11th.
Having said that, Estonians will probably vote it.
I liked Traffic better tbh. They hardly disappoint me and Estonian always won me over I guess.
Btw, reportedly, Elina Nechayeva and Ott Lepland are in one of next quarterfinals
they are the only ones who can save eesti laul
im—babe this is literally quarter final 1. of 4 quarter finals. there are 30 songs left
i can guarantee u that most of those 30 songs r gonna be generic album filler pop songs
well u cant tho since u have not heard them
i can bc this is eesti laul we’re talking about
Elina Nechayeva won’t participate but will probably feature in Eesti Laul as either a juror or a host.
Someone on escforum leaked that her and Ott Lepland are in
wott???!! :0 can’t wait for Mr Lepland!!
estonia is going to pick another generic man with another generic pop song just like the last 3 years, when will they learn
\Yeah, too bad. They often have many cool and alternative songs in their NFs, yet end up with something boring mainstream
best post here so far!
jaagup and maian are good. that’s literally it
Swap Maian for Stig then I’ll agree.
all of them are trash but knowing estonia they are gonna pick stig
I am proud to have been one of the seven. 😀
Unfortunately, honestly I am disappointed with first QF. Stig, Jaagup and Boamadu are perhaps best in this qf, but the winner of Eesti laul not in this quarterfinals
Maian – “Meeletu” is the only standout in this semi-final. It’s fresh, current and well produced. The rest of the songs are borderline cringeworthy and quite cheesy, which is a common theme at Eesti Laul.
I didn’t like any of the 10 songs. .
A lot of them sounds like an album filler and I don’t know if anything can make the final in May.