Eesti Laul 2022 returns this Saturday with its fourth and last 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, both from previous editions of Eesti Laul as well as from Eurovision. This week’s selection is diverse, with songs in multiple languages.
Eesti Laul 2022 quarter-final four: Competing acts and songs
- Púr Múdd, Shira – “Golden Shores”
- Elysa – “Fire”
- Dramanda – “Tule minu sisse”
- Emily J. – “Quicksilver”
- Ott Lepland – “Aovalguses”
- Eleryn Tiit – “Tunnete keel”
- Jessica – “My mom”
- Minimal Wind feat. elisabeth tiffany – “What to Make of This”
- Ariadne – “Shouldn’t Be Friends”
- Black Velvet – “Sandra”
The most notable name of this fourth and last quarter-final is Ott Lepland. He won Eesti Laul in 2012 and went on to finish sixth at Eurovision in Baku with his powerful Estonian ballad “Kuula”. This will be the second time we see Ott at Eesti Laul 2022, after he hosted the third quarter final last week.
Elysa, who’s also know by her real name Elisa Kolk, competed in Eesti Laul 2015. Púr Múdd competed in several contests, most recently in 2020. We saw their co-featuring act, Shira, as recently as last week, where she competed in the third quarter-final of Eesti Laul 2022.
Ariadne is a name that will be familiar to Eesti Laul fans as well. Back in 2017, she finished sixth in the final of the show with her song “Feel Me Now”, which was branded as a fan favourite. Emily J. on the other hand, competed in Eesti Laul 2019, making the final alongside the group xtra basic.
We won’t be able to here the songs until the quarter-final itself. But we don’t have long to wait as the fourth quarter-final of Eesti Laul 2022 takes place this Saturday 11 December at 20:35 CET (21:35 EET).
Getter Jaani and Jüri Pootsmann will host the quarter-final. Both are former Estonian Eurovision acts. Getter reached the final of Eurovision 2011 with “Rockefeller Street”, being a fan favourite. Jüri competed in Stockholm in 2016 with “Play”, written by Stig Rästa. Last year, Jüri managed to reach the superfinal of Eesti Laul with the Estonian-language song “Magus melanhoolia”.
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 the 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 Ott Lepland and Ariadne being in Eesti Laul 2022? Whose song are you most looking forward to hearing during the third quarter-final on Saturday? Sound off in the comments below!