Pictures: ELYSA (Instagram), SHIRA (Instagram), Spotify

On 3 January, Maian led the Spotify streams by a large distance. With just one week to go until the live shows of Eesti Laul 2022, though, things have started shifting further down the table.

Púr Múdd, Shira, ELYSA and STEFAN among biggest growers in Eesti Laul 2022 Spotify streams

The four most-streamed acts remain in their positions. Maian is still undoubtedly leading the Spotify ranking. With her Estonian-language song “Meeletu”, she has accumulated over 168,073 streams on the platform. Since 3 January, she has scored a total of 48,859 new streams, a larger number than any other contestant. 

Meanwhile, ELYSA has shot up to seventh place on the overall streams table, passing Jaagup Tuisk, Elina Nechayeva and Stig Rästa on her way. Over January she doubled her stream count, making her the fifth most popular for the month. 

The act after Maian to get the highest amount of new streams is Púr Mudd and Shira, whose “Golden Shores” has amassed a total of 44,653 new streams, bringing the total to 99,991 listens. This means that their streams have grown cumulatively by 80.69%, the biggest growth of any of the acts that were in the top 5 in the last update. 

STEFAN, whose “Hope” ranked fourth in the last update, has also attained a large number of new streams. The Masked Singer winner has received 35,084 new streams over the last four weeks. With this, he grew the body of streams for “Hope” by 76.64%.

Nevertheless, Andrei Zevakin feat. Grete Paia are still in second place overall. The duo has recorded a total 124,110 streams with 34,393 new listens. However, this is smaller growth than Púr Múdd, Shira and STEFAN, placing them fourth in the list of new streams.

If the Spotify users were to decide the result of Eesti Laul 2022, the second semi-final on 5 February would be a tight fight with four out of the five top-streaming acts competing on that night. Interestingly, the difference between the top ten and the rest is also striking as over 15,000 streams seperate Stig Rästa from eleventh-placer Ott Lepland

Eesti Laul 2022 Spotify new streams (3 January – 30 January)

  1. Maian – “Meeletu” (48,859 streams)
  2. Púr Múdd, Shira – “Golden Shores” (44,653 streams)
  3. STEFAN – “Hope” (35,084 streams)
  4. Andrei Zevakin feat. Grete Paia – “Mis nüüd saab” (34,939 streams)
  5. ELYSA – “Fire” (26,378 streams)
  6. Anna Sahlene – “Champion” (22,709 streams)
  7. Merilin Mälk – “Little Girl” (21,176 streams)
  8. Elina Nechayeva – “Remedy” (18,857 streams)
  9. Stig Rästa – “Interstellar” (18,657 streams)
  10. Jaagup Tuisk – “Kui vaid” (14,293 streams)
  11. Ott Lepland – “Aovalguses” (12,174 streams)
  12. Black Velvet – “Sandra” (11,381 streams)
  13. Minimal Wind feat. elisabeth tiffany – “What to Make of This” (10,960 streams)
  14. Kaia-Liisa Kesler – “Vaikus” (8,573 streams)
  15. Jyrise – “Plaksuta” (8,283 streams)
  16. Triin Niitoja and Frants Tikerpuu – “Laululind” (7,481 streams)
  17. Helen – “Vaata mine poole” (4,951 streams)
  18. Boamadu – “Mitte kauaks” (4,317 streams)
  19. Evelin Samuel – “Waterfall” (3,819 streams)
  20. Alabama Watchdog – “Move On” (3,764 streams)

Eesti Laul 2022 Spotify total streams (30 January 13:00 CET) 

  1. Maian – “Meeletu” (168,073 streams)
  2. Andrei Zevakin feat. Grete Paia – “Mis nüüd saab” (124,110 streams)
  3. Púr Múdd, Shira – “Golden Shores” (99,991 streams)
  4. STEFAN – “Hope” (80,862 streams)
  5. Anna Sahlene – “Champion” (61,034 streams)
  6. Merilin Mälk – “Little Girl” (56,395 streams)
  7. ELYSA – “Fire” (49,403 streams)
  8. Jaagup Tuisk – “Kui vaid” (48,560 streams)
  9. Elina Nechayeva – “Remedy” (46,085 streams)
  10. Stig Rästa – “Interstellar” (45,149 streams)
  11. Ott Lepland – “Aovalguses” (29,950 streams)
  12. Jyrise – “Plaksuta” (25,520 streams)
  13. Black Velvet – “Sandra” (24,222 streams)
  14. Triin Niitoja and Frants Tikerpuu – “Laululind” (23,590 streams)
  15. Kaia-Liisa Kesler – “Vaikus” (20,550 streams)
  16. Minimal Wind feat. elisabeth tiffany – “What to Make of This” (20,142 streams)
  17. Helen – “Vaata mine poole” (14,178 streams)
  18. Boamadu – “Mitte kauaks” (12,652 streams)
  19. Evelin Samuel – “Waterfall” (11,098 streams)
  20. Alabama Watchdog – “Move On” (9,832 streams)

What do you think? Will these Spotify steams translate in success in the live shows of Eesti Laul 2022? Let us know in the comments below!

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Philou
Philou
10 months ago

My absolute favorite song is Maian with “Meeletu”. I pray and hope this song will win and tha Main will represent Estonia in Turin.

Addie
Addie
10 months ago

It’s interesting to see which songs are appealing to people before the shows, but we have to admit that these rankings are not going to affect the actual results. It’s nice to see that a lot of people like Meeletu, I hope it qualifies. Golden Shores is a good radio-friendly song, but I’m not sure how it’s going to translate on stage. I never understood why Fire is hyped so much, what’s great about that song? And an unpopular opinion, I don’t like Hope either. Champion’s being overrated as usual. It’s quite surprising to see Merilin Malk in the top… Read more »

ete sech
ete sech
10 months ago
Reply to  Addie

I completely agree with you here, I can’t wait to see who advances to the final later this week!

ete sech
ete sech
10 months ago

I mean, it’s Estonia after all. I’ll be fine if Meeletu makes it at least to the final.

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
10 months ago

The only thing this ranking can conclude is which song is the most radio friendly. Only the live performance of the songs can tell which song is competitive and which isn’t.

Kåre Eriksen
Kåre Eriksen
10 months ago

Estonia will NQ if Stefan wins this. No points from Armenia, no points from Azerbaijan. It’s a blind street for them

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
10 months ago
Reply to  Kåre Eriksen

Finland, Sweden, Latvia, Lithuania and Ireland are the 5 countries which gave Estonia the most points throughout Eurovision history, 3/5 are in semifinal 2. Poland, Belgium, Malta and North Macedonia tend to give Estonia lots of points now and then, they are also in semifinal 2. Big 5 members UK and Spain also tend to give points to Estonia now and then, they vote in semifinal 2. Estonia couldn’t have had a better semifinal allocation draw.

If Stefan wins Eesti Laul, I can see Estonia qualifying.

ete sech
ete sech
10 months ago
Reply to  GojoSatoru

Only Finland votes unconditionally for them, though… I can’t see the rest voting for Stefan

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
10 months ago
Reply to  ete sech

Stefan has a country song. Juries tend to like country songs a lot. A country song is less likely to be represented by other countries, so it will stand out.

Hope with a proper execution will give Estonia a ranking somewhere in between 11th and 16th.

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
10 months ago
Reply to  GojoSatoru

And if the live version isn’t properly done, Estonia gets a ranking between 18th and 21st in the final with Stefan.

Last edited 10 months ago by GojoSatoru
Nya
Nya
10 months ago

Never got the hype with Fire, it’s really nothing special and obnoxious. Meanwhile, Plaksuta deserves more recognition

moth
moth
10 months ago

for the last time, spotify streams DO NOT MATTER in eesti laul

ete sech
ete sech
10 months ago
Reply to  moth

Of course they don’t but still it’s nice to see these numbers, you can get an idea of which are the most appealing entries before the live shows

Mr X
Mr X
10 months ago

“Golden shores” is my third favourite, after Maian and Jyrise.

Mr X
Mr X
10 months ago

“Fire” is absolutely terrible, even worse than the spanish entry.

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
10 months ago
Reply to  Mr X

I agree about Fire, but disagree about the Spanish entry (SloMo).

Mr X
Mr X
10 months ago
Reply to  GojoSatoru

SloMo is very average for me. I can´t stand these cheap lyrics, but the performance is good

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
10 months ago
Reply to  Mr X

At first I also didn’t like it. But, ever since the live performance I started liking it. Even if the performance was bad, I would’ve liked it. SloMo just works better live than the studio version.

Nathan
Nathan
10 months ago

Didn’t we all collectively say that Spotify streams are kind of irrelevant for national selections like this?

Kåre Eriksen
Kåre Eriksen
10 months ago
Reply to  Nathan

The problem is that Estonia should look at these numbers but they don’t cuz they only vote for the singer, not the song. That’s why they do badly year after year

milky
milky
10 months ago
Reply to  Kåre Eriksen

and u are delusional if u think meeletu would do well in esc, the song is so forgettable

ete sech
ete sech
10 months ago
Reply to  milky

– said the hope stan