Estonia has its grand finalists. The second semi-final of Eesti Laul 2022 took place tonight and Estonia decided the other five acts who will head to next week’s grand final. Tonight’s five qualifiers are: Anna Sahlene, Black Velvet, Jaagup Tuisk, Stefan and Minimal Wind feat. Elisabeth Tiffany.
The format of Estonia’s Eesti Laul 2022 has been expanded expanded compared to previous years. The show began all the way back in December when 40 acts fought for 20 semi-final spots while premiering their music videos in the quarter-finals.
In tonight’s semi-final, ten acts performed their songs. The 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.
From the first round of voting, the qualifiers were Anna Sahlene with “Champion”, Black Velvet with “Sandra”, Jaagup Tuisk with “Kui vaid” and Stefan with “Hope”. They were joined by the second round qualifier, Minimal Wind feat. Elisabeth Tiffany with “What to Make of This”.
Tonight’s qualifiers will head to next Saturday the grand final. There there will compete alongside the qualifiers from the first semi-final to find Estonia’s act for Eurovision 2022.
Eesti Laul 2022 semi-final two qualifiers’ performances
Anna Sahlene – “Champion”
Black Velvet – “Sandra”
Jaagup Tuisk – “Kui vaid”
Stefan – “Hope”
Minimal Wind feat. Elisabeth Tiffany – “What to Make of This”
Eesti Laul 2022 semi-final 2 results
Qualified from the first round
- Anna Sahlene – “Champion”
- Black Velvet – “Sandra”
- Jaagup Tuisk – “Kui vaid”
- Stefan – “Hope”
Qualified from the second round
- Minimal Wind feat. Elisabeth Tiffany – “What to Make of This”
- Boamadu – “Mitte kauaks”
- Evelin Samuel – “Waterfall”
- Jyrise – “Plaksuta”
- Maian – “Meeletu”
- Púr Múdd and Shira – “Golden Shores”
Are you satisfied with the results from Eesti Laul 2022 semi-final two? Did you favourites qualify? Let us know in the comments down below!
Only Stefan for me !!!
the biggest shocker was what to make of this qualifying from the televoting round
“Golden Shore” live performance was a bit irregular but Purr Mud and Shira deserved to qualify. Estonia is so irritating with these choices… Nah, go ahead and get stuck in the SF again and again.
Sadly, the vocals sounded under-pitch for around the first 100 seconds. After that, everything clicked into place, but the malfunction left a bad memory of the song. Also, for a duet, the staging was a bit too “boxed in,” and the singers were literally separated into different boxes on the TV screen at one point.
I think Eesti Laul is going to be a nice show. The final 10 songs are all well written and pleasant on the ear and for the first time in recent memory no wacky joke acts in the final! Half of these could get Estonia back to the final. Elina, Stig, Jaagup, Stefan and maybe Elysa and Anna Sahlene would all be respectable entries and I look forward to hearing who wins!
Maian was eleminated?? OMG.
Jaagup was my winner tonight, by a clear mile. I wanted Stefan to do well; he did okay, but… he needs to enunciate the words more in the Verses, otherwise we cannot hear what he is singing about. The words of “Hope” are quite powerful, but only if we can hear them. As for Maian: That staging didn’t work I’m afraid. I’m sorry because I wanted to like it, but it just wasn’t there for me tonight. My cousin loves “Champion,” so we had a really good time with that one. It’s great seeing Anna again after so many years,… Read more »
waterfall was live on stage a mile above all other but…
every year the same old story in estonia.
Stefan for the win ladies and gentlemen :))
I’m not even surprised that for another year (already a lot), Estonia chooses the most boring and outdated songs possible. Probably I have simply to accept that their delegation doesn’t want to be competitive and original. Every year they just throw the original tune. Sorry, but the overhyped Stefan’s song is so f* boring and unoriginal, simply the same as many many many other worldwide known ones, including his own other unpopular attempts previously in the same competition. Nah. Sorry not sorry. Feel the same pain for Maian as for Juri las year.
If Estonia has so boring songs, why is that your problem? u don’t like it, don’t listen to it. Sorry for u, but no one feels any pain because of Maian, she’s out and that’s it
Really sorry Estonia fans, I can’t honestly say that any of these songs really interest me very much. The best word I would use to describe them is “average”. Not bad, but certainly not eye-catching. I don’t see a final qualifier in any of these songs unfortunately.
For a moment I thought I was gonna lose it if Maian didn’t make it to the final, but I kinda expected it and tbh her staging was a mess!
Now idc who Estonia chooses (though at this point I wouldn’t be mad if Stefan won, his entry’s the best among the big names Estonians seem to be drawn to), all of my favorite entries are gone, but EL needs a revamp.
ps: press F for Maian and Shira
Jaagup has been one of my favorites since the songs were released and his performance tonight was outstanding, musically and visually. Stefan nailed his vocals as usual and the western theme was played just under the right amount. I believe both would do well in Turin. My third option would be Elina, trusting her team will make everything work in the final.
Sad for Maian, my other favorite song in Eesti Laul. But as others already pointed here, Estonia rarely votes for more modern things, so I was already expecting to be disappointed.
The camera work for Kui Vaid was really interesting but they went overboard and in the end it looked messy and like a 12 yo was behind it. It could have been super impactful…
Just watched Stefan’s performance – similar issues. Way too many unpolished effects.
elina FTW still
that moment when u get downvoted for ur opinion
My top 5 from the second semi-final all went throught, so I am pleased. This is going to be the best Eesti Laul final ever, not a single song I don’t like and the weakest for me in the final is Sahlene 😀
Jaagup’s performance and staging were magical! My favourite of this years eesti laul <33
Maybe an unpopular opinion(? but it feels quite odd for me to try to represent a country and not even know how to speak said country language, so I would switch Anna with Jyrise or Maian.
All rant aside, I hope Jaagup wins like he should have back in 2020.
Estonia has a long history choosing foreigners. After all most Estonians speak English well and their own language can be difficult for English speakers to pick up. Anna represented them in 2002 on home turf after one half of their winning act in 2001 was from Aruba. Then remember also the swedish Victor Crone from 2019.
As an estonian I’m so disappointed. My qualifiers would’ve been stefan, anna sahlene, jaagup, maian and púr mudd. Black Velvet only got to the final because of middle-aged men in estonia voted for them. Minimal wind was great but lets be honest- it will not do well at eurovision so why have it in the finals. Golden Shores was such a grower for me and I really wanted them to qualify. I didn’t really like Meeletu at first but it was also a grower for me. It was inetrnational fans favourite but I sort of accepted that she will not… Read more »
i am upset about meeletu and plaksuta but maian’s live vocals left much to be desired…
I dislike Stefan’s song very much and hope Elina, Stig, Anna or Elysa win
Do we know how the jury voted? In the first semi final, jury’s top 4 was revealed
Yes it was the same as the 4 first round qualifiers apart from black velvet IT was Maian 🙁
seems like a pretty clear shot to victory for stefan
So Black Velvet went through but Jyrise, Maian and Púr Múdd x Shira are out…
Welp, both Meeletu and Golden Shores are out. Granted, they weren’t too strong vocally but they were the most current songs in this selection by a mile. My heart especially aches for Maian, but at least she’ll have a place in my Spotify playlist. I think Stefan is gonna win this selection, and I’m gonna be satisfied with that. He’s my favourite of all the finalists, and my third place overall.
Literally!! The only two songs that feel like they actually came out in 2022… I dont understand who the jury in Eesti Laul is but they are doing a horrible job
Well, he’s got the best song out of the “big” names, so I wouldn’t be mad if he won anymore :/
Stefan aaaaall the way. ! <3
I don’t understand why Estonian public reject the songs with the highest streams and the most modern ones aka Meeletu and Golden Shores. Does it have something to do with the age of people watching? Only that would explain how Black Velvet qualified over them.
The songs like Meeletu and Golden Shores just don’t appeal to a larger demographic. Mostly because they are not catchy enough. And lackluster performace by Shira and Pur Mudd…
most of the voters are indeed i would say around 28-49 years old
doubtful. im 30 and i dont know anybody who actually votes besides my mom who is older than your estimation by quite a bit. And she is a big eurofan, most her age dont vote either. Most voters are probably under 20. that also explains why the “big” names always do so well. teens are very biased to their favourites. black velvet did well because its a known band and the song and tune is very estonian. its the kind of music you hear at local parties (weddings, birthdays, anything with alcohol etc). it wasnt voted in cause people think… Read more »
Well most of my friends who are under 20 don’t vote either. If they would’ve voted then Meeletu would have probably qualified instead of Black Velvet. Meeletu is most streamed on spotify and popular amongst younger generations, yet it didn’t do well.
streams are quite irrelevant. most dont pre-listen to the songs.
Well Estonia eliminated Maian and Shira and now I don’t care about what they are going to choose because honestly none of the other song are that interesting to me… I dont want a wannabe Cowboy or the Melfest reject that is Anna Sahlene! I may sound petty, and thats because I am
I couldn’t stand either of those Maian or Shira songs. Boring. Can’t remember them either… At least Sahlene’s one you can sing after it’s over 🙂
Tbf, I don’t like the wannabe cowboy but he’s got the best entry among the finalists :/
Stefan to win and go and win Eurovision
Nope, Azerbaijan won’t like that
Well finland is in the same semi as well so maybe they will hopefully vote for us
24 points ain’t enough to advance tho
A year without Azerbaijan would be fine, though. But I don’t see Stefan even advancing from the SF
Expected everyone except ‘What to make of this’. Shocker IMO considering it didn’t even perform live. I’m disappointed Maian didn’t qualify but I’m also very happy for Jaagup since he was my favourite from day 1 and his performance increased his chances. Stefan too!
Anyone who was involved with Maian’s stage performance needs to be fired immediately. It was really atrocious and she just killed an amazing bop
Heleza 6 flashbacks. Amazing song ruined by lacklustre performance
and again the Ruta Loop bun (ok, she changed it in the semi) I am not a fan of but I guess people like this haircut style cause we get plenty of them this year
Honestly these people are really too stupid to pick their songs for Eurovision. Next year, please have an internal selection, Estonia.
No. Eesti laul forever.
No, I think they should stop this Melfest 2.0 for a while and rethink it all over.
won’t probaby ever happen, those televotes from QF ´to Superfinal are feeding phone companies probably well and this yearly highlight for ETV works well to get people watch it , why should they change it. Only if totally new team takes over, maybe then
I don’t understand how people like Black Velvet, are they famous in Estonia?
That musical group was popular in the 90s early 00s. So yes. They have that nostalgy factor and are known names. Also let’s face it – the song was catchy unlike most in this semi!
Yes, they are a popular band from the 90s, people here really love them. Especially older people
they were quite famous in the 90s. middle-aged people seem to vote for them because of nostalgia
Black Velvet is a legendary band in Estonia, their songs “17” and “Kingitus” are songs that almost everybody know. They have been active over 20 years. And I knew estonians will vote for them. The song is catchy, not like Maian that was soooo bland and for some reason foreign eurovision fans like.
Stefan to Turin.
so he can nq x
Congrats Jaagup and Stefan. I see the big effort in Jaagup’s performance, this guy deserves to win.
Tbh I’d rather Jaagup won over Stefan, but the final’s lineup looks lacklustre so I wouldn’t mind Stefan winning at this point xd
More importantly, Omar Rudberg crashed out of Melfest.