Eesti Laul went ahead with live shows on Thursday with the first semi-final of Estonia’s Eurovision 2022. Of the ten acts performing tonight, five qualified for the final on 12 February. These five qualifiers are Ott Lepland, ELYSA, Stig Rästa, Andrei Zevakin feat. Grete Paia and Elina Nechayeva.
Estonia’s Eesti Laul 2022 was expanded compared to previous years. The show began all the way back in December when forty acts fought for twenty semi-final spots while premiering their music videos in the quarter-final.
Because of sickness, neither ELYSA nor Merilin Mälk performed their songs live during the first semi-final. Instead, ERR showed their music videos.
The semi-final’s result was determined by a combination of televoting and a jury panel, which each counted for half the results. Four acts qualified from the first round, being chosen by both jury and televoting. One act additionally qualified from the second round, in which only televoters were able to choose.
Ott Lepland, Kaia-Liisa Kesler, Stig Rästa and Merilin Mälk were among the top four of the jury. Eventually, Ott Lepland, ELYSA, Stig Rästa and Andrei Zevakin feat. Grete Paia were among the top four of combined jury and televoting. Eurovision 2018 star Elina Nechayeva joined them from the second round.
Eesti Laul 2022 semi-final one qualifiers’ performances
Ott Lepland – “Aovalguses”
ELYSA – “Fire”
Stig Rästa – “Interstellar”
Andrei Zevakin feat. Grete Paia – “Mis nüüd saab”
Elina Nechayeva – “Remedy”
Eesti Laul 2022 semi-final results
Qualified from the first round
- ELYSA – “Fire”
- Andrei Zevakin feat. Grete Paia – “Mis nüüd saab”
- Stig Rästa – “Interstellar”
- Ott Lepland – “Aovalguses”
Qualified from the second round
- Elina Nechayeva – “Remedy”
- Helen – “Vaata mine poole”
- Alabama Watchdog – “Move On”
- Merilin Mälk – “Little Girl”
- Triin Niitoja and Frants Tikerpuu – “Laululind”
- Kaia-Liisa Kesler – “Vaikus”
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