Eesti Laul 2022 Quarter-Final 1 Acts
Collage: ERR

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?

  1. Stig Rästa – “Insterstellar” 221 votes 37.65%
  2. Jaagup Tuisk – “Kui vaid” 184 votes 31.35%
  3. Evelin Samuel – “Waterfall” 53 votes 9.03%
  4. Traffic – “Kaua veel” 37 votes 6.30%
  5. Kéa – “Everytime” 32 votes 5.45%
  6. Maian – “Meeletu” 24 votes 4.09%
  7. Little Mess – “Hea päev” 14 votes 2.39%
  8. Fiona and Me – “Feel like this” 10 votes 1.70%
  9. Boamadu – “Mitte kauaks” 7 votes 1.19%
  10. 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.

 

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Colin
Colin
7 days ago

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 »

Last edited 7 days ago by Colin
MartyMcCu
MartyMcCu
8 days ago

Traffic and Kaua veel, indie soft rock , good song. Estonian language fits well.

Mr X
Mr X
7 days ago
Reply to  MartyMcCu

I like it too….

Ukraine stan
Ukraine stan
8 days ago

Anyone here who listened to Traffic-Kaua veel? What’s it like

Jimmy
Jimmy
8 days ago
Reply to  Ukraine stan

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.

Zander25
Zander25
8 days ago

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”.

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
8 days ago

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

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
8 days ago

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

Esc addict
Esc addict
8 days ago

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.

Sabrina
Sabrina
8 days ago

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 »

lasse braun
lasse braun
8 days ago

team boamadu here – anybody will join?

Whisker
Whisker
8 days ago
Reply to  lasse braun

Yes, but not exclusively.

John
John
8 days ago

So far nothing special.

Whisker
Whisker
8 days ago
Reply to  John

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

Cristian Silviu Bucur
Cristian Silviu Bucur
8 days ago

If anyone wants to listen to Stig’s Song Interstellar I uploaded it to my Tik Tok @bucurcristiansilviu

Nya
Nya
8 days ago

Hello there fellow romanian eurofan

Cristian Silviu Bucur
Cristian Silviu Bucur
8 days ago
Reply to  Nya

hi

Una
Una
8 days ago

As per this article, third paragraph:

“NOTE: Shortly after we published this post, ERR appeared to remove the links / stop them from being embeddable on web sites. You can still view them by visiting this link on the ERR web site and scrolling down. ”

I tried the link and scrolled down but songs were not available.

Sabrina
Sabrina
8 days ago
Reply to  Una

I couldn’t find them there either. I wonder if they uploaded it by mistake.

Una
Una
8 days ago
Reply to  Sabrina

Still not there. I found some of them on youtube though and was a bit surprised. Found two gems among them.

Sabrina
Sabrina
8 days ago
Reply to  Una

Which are the ones you found? Even the Youtube links I found on Twitter weren’t working anymore.

Una
Una
8 days ago
Reply to  Sabrina

I found eight out of ten but neither is online anymore. I’ve checked again and they’re gone. All I could find was people’s tops.

Thanos
Thanos
8 days ago

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?

Cristian Silviu Bucur
Cristian Silviu Bucur
8 days ago
Reply to  Thanos

Somewhere on the internet it was stated they are going only tho show the clips tomorrow.Live singing starts in the semis.

Una
Una
8 days ago
Reply to  Thanos

As per the rules (in English) from the official site (whoever is interested can click on the link provided by wiwi in the third paragraph, then click on “English”): “5.4 The songs selected from the preliminary round to the quarter-finals will be announced by ERR in the quarter-finals between 20 November to 11 December 2021. 10 (ten) songs will compete in each quarter-final based on music videos. The order in which the songs are performed is determined by the ERR.” “5.6 20 (twenty) songs will be selected from the quarter-finals to the semi-finals: 5 (five) songs will be selected from… Read more »

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
8 days ago

I wanted to listen to these songs, but why the hell did the links disappear?

Cristian Silviu Bucur
Cristian Silviu Bucur
8 days ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

Ogae Greece has leaked them so… they are down.

Una
Una
8 days ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

Same here. Try youtube.

Whisker
Whisker
8 days ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

They went to heaven.

Cristian Silviu Bucur
Cristian Silviu Bucur
8 days ago

The songs are weak.Not worth watching tomorrow.

Jessey
Jessey
8 days ago

I don’t think these songs are that bad
If this is only quarter final 1 what does the other 3 have in store for us?
I think we will have at least a better eesti laul than 2021

Whisker
Whisker
8 days ago

I can’t decide my favouritest for real because I don’t understand the lyrics, however, my top 3 are in Estonian, as follows:

Hea päev
Kui vaid
Mitte kauaks

Estonia, please provide us lyrics AND translation because the internet isn’t reliable, unlike us, the fans. We are always here for you.

MyName
MyName
8 days ago

Boamadu best by far, and the rest nice songs

Brko
Brko
8 days ago

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!!!!

just an esc fan
just an esc fan
8 days ago

in a fair world the qualifiers would be

Boamadu
Jaagup
Kea
Maian
Stig

For me, Mitte Kauaks is by far the best song here. The “big names” disappointed me even tho they’re my qualifiers 🙁

Jonas
Jonas
8 days ago

I love the theremin in Waterfall, we need more theremins.

Ria van de Velde
Ria van de Velde
8 days ago

Great songs, most of them, I don ‘t like Boamadu – “Mitte kauaks”

MyName
MyName
8 days ago

Boamadu is my favoruite BY far….finally some rock. It will be a lot of rock next year after Måneskin

Alex
Alex
8 days ago

Supporting Maian after seeing her song for my city. Wasn’t expecting that xD.
She seems cool and gave me good vibes

Last edited 8 days ago by Alex
Ashton
Ashton
8 days ago

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

Ashton
Ashton
8 days ago
Reply to  Ashton

To everyone downvoting me, listen to Qami Qami. I’m literally not wrong

Jonas
Jonas
8 days ago
Reply to  Ashton

It sounds better because tokionine is an adult. Sometimes I wonder what the point of the junior contest is.

Apollo
Apollo
8 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

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?

Jonas
Jonas
8 days ago
Reply to  Apollo

He wrote the music. Yes, I do expect children to write the songs.

Apollo
Apollo
8 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

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.

Jonas
Jonas
8 days ago
Reply to  Apollo

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.

Ashton
Ashton
8 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

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

Jonas
Jonas
7 days ago
Reply to  Ashton

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.

Ashton
Ashton
7 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

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

Jonas
Jonas
7 days ago
Reply to  Ashton

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.

Ashton
Ashton
8 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

guess who’s also an adult Jonas. every one participating in Eesti Laul

Apollo
Apollo
8 days ago
Reply to  Ashton

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.

sam
sam
8 days ago
Reply to  Ashton

AGREED it’s one of the best jesc songs ever

Sol
Sol
8 days ago

Jaagup es mi preferido!

Alex
Alex
8 days ago

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.

Alex
Alex
8 days ago
Reply to  Alex

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.

Zheng
Zheng
8 days ago

Btw, reportedly, Elina Nechayeva and Ott Lepland are in one of next quarterfinals

moth
moth
8 days ago
Reply to  Zheng

they are the only ones who can save eesti laul

Ashton
Ashton
8 days ago
Reply to  moth

im—babe this is literally quarter final 1. of 4 quarter finals. there are 30 songs left

moth
moth
8 days ago
Reply to  Ashton

i can guarantee u that most of those 30 songs r gonna be generic album filler pop songs

Ashton
Ashton
8 days ago
Reply to  moth

well u cant tho since u have not heard them

moth
moth
8 days ago
Reply to  Ashton

i can bc this is eesti laul we’re talking about

Liisa
Liisa
8 days ago
Reply to  moth

Elina Nechayeva won’t participate but will probably feature in Eesti Laul as either a juror or a host.

milky
milky
8 days ago
Reply to  Liisa

Someone on escforum leaked that her and Ott Lepland are in

Last edited 8 days ago by milky
Jo.
Jo.
8 days ago
Reply to  Zheng

wott???!! :0 can’t wait for Mr Lepland!!

moth
moth
8 days ago

estonia is going to pick another generic man with another generic pop song just like the last 3 years, when will they learn

MyName
MyName
8 days ago
Reply to  moth

\Yeah, too bad. They often have many cool and alternative songs in their NFs, yet end up with something boring mainstream

lasse braun
lasse braun
8 days ago
Reply to  moth

best post here so far!
fully agree.

Ashton
Ashton
8 days ago

jaagup and maian are good. that’s literally it

Rebeccalibur
Rebeccalibur
8 days ago
Reply to  Ashton

Swap Maian for Stig then I’ll agree.

Last edited 8 days ago by Rebeccalibur
milky
milky
8 days ago

all of them are trash but knowing estonia they are gonna pick stig

lasse braun
lasse braun
8 days ago

I am proud to have been one of the seven. 😀

Zheng
Zheng
8 days ago

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

Apollo
Apollo
8 days ago

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.

Alo
Alo
8 days ago

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.