Eesti Laul 2022 returns on Saturday for the second quarter-final. Broadcaster ERR has now revealed the ten acts who will compete at the weekend.
The line-up includes a number of familiar names from previous editions of Eesti Laul.
Eesti Laul 2022 quarter-final two: Competing acts and songs
- Andrei Zevakin feat. Grete Paia – “Mis nüüd saab”
- An-Marlen – “Lõpuks muutub”
- Desiree – “Siiani”
- Helen – “Vaata minu poole”
- Jyrise – “Plaksuta”
- Kaia-Liisa Kesler – “Vaikus”
- Meisterjaan – “Vahel lihtsalt”
- Silver Jusilo – “Elu rüpes”
- Triin Niitoja & Frants Tikerpuu – “Laululind”
- Wiiralt – “Kuradile”
Three of the above acts are returning after previously competing in last year’s national final. Helen and Wiiralt both failed to make it out of their semi-finals, thus they’ll be hoping to progress further this time around.
Andrei Zevakin was also a participant of Eesti Laul 2021, where he finished fifth in the final alongside Pluuto with the song “Wingman”. For 2022, Andrei will be part of another duo, this time performing with Grete Paia. Grete is a returnee herself and she continues her pattern of competing at Eesti Laul every three years, having previously appeared in the 2013, 2016 and 2019 editions.
Eesti Laul 2018 alum Desiree returns for another go. She finished second to last in her semi-final that year.
Meisterjaan is back after finishing fifth in the final of the 2016 contest. Meanwhile, Triin Niitoja also finished fifth in the final when competing in 2015 – then she sang with John4, while this time she’s performing with Frants Tikerpuu.
All ten songs of the second quarter-final are set to be performed in Estonian – this is an English free zone!
We won’t be able to here the songs until the quarter-final itself. But we don’t have long to wait as quarter-final two of Eesti Laul 2022 takes place this Saturday 27 November at 20:35 CET (21:35 EET).
Uku Suviste and Tanja will host the quarter-final. Both are former Estonian Eurovision acts, with Uku being the country’s most recent representative from 2021, while Tanja competed at Eurovision in 2014.
Eesti Laul 2022 – Details
The popular national selection has expanded to include quarter-finals involving 40 competing songs for 2022. After 202 entries were submitted, this gave acts a one-in-five chance of making the show. Through the quarter-finals and semi-finals, ten acts will end up progressing to the grand final.
The dates for all seven Eesti Laul show have also been confirmed. All four preliminary heats will take place before Christmas, while the latter stages will take place in February. Unlike recent years, there will not be a gap between the semi-finals and final.
Quarter-final 1 — Saturday 20 November
- Quarter-final 2 — Saturday 27 November
- Quarter-final 3 — Saturday 4 December
- Quarter-final 4 — Saturday 11 December
- Semi-final 1 — Thursday 3 February
- Semi-final 2 — Saturday 5 February
- Grand final — Saturday 12 February
Are you excited about the line-up for quarter-final two of Eesti Laul 2022? Whose song are you most looking forward to hearing on Saturday? Sound off in the comments below!