Photo: Kairit Leibold / ERR

He was crowned the winner of Eesti Laul 2022 on Saturday. And now, following the publication of the full semi-final and final results, it’s clear that Stefan’s coronation was never in doubt.

Eesti Laul 2022 Final: Points Breakdown

ERR reports that 69,514 votes were cast in the first round of the final. The “Hope” crooner topped the poll with 19,641 votes, followed by Elysa (14,747 votes), Minimal Wind ft. Elisabeth Tiffany (7,699 votes), Black Velvet (7,463 votes) and Anna Sahlene (5,668 votes). Elysa’s strong televote was enough for her to overcome her fourth place position with the juries and leapfrog Anna Sahlene to join Stefan and Minimal Wind in the super final.

A further 57,472 votes were cast in the super final, including 35,681 for Stefan. 

Eesti Laul 2022 Final Points Breakdown
Eesti Laul 2022 Final Points Breakdown via ERR

Eesti Laul 2022 Semi-finals One and Two: Points Breakdown

Elysa collected the most audience votes in semi-final one (5206 votes). She was followed by Andrei Zevakin feat . Grete Paia (2521 votes) and Elina Nechayeva (2414 votes). In contrast, the jury top three were Stig Rästa, Kaia-Liisa Kesler and Ott Lepland. Due to a poor placing with the jury, Elina Nechayeva only made it to the final in the second round of voting, ahead of Merilin Mälk.

Eesti Laul 2022 Semi-Final 1 Points Breakdown
Eesti Laul 2022 Semi-Final 1 First Round Points Breakdown via ERR
Eesti Laul 2022 Semi-Final 1 Second Round Points Breakdown via ERR
Eesti Laul 2022 Semi-Final 1 Second Round Points Breakdown via ERR

Meanwhile, Stefan emerged on top in semi-final two with 4,752 votes. He was followed by Anna Sahlene (2583 votes) and Black Velvet (2261 votes). Despite finishing second in the overall competition, Minimal Wind ft. Elisabeth Tiffany only narrowly qualified for the grand final. They picked up 1,357 votes in the second round of voting in semi two, beating out Evelin Samuel. Stefan, Anna Sahlene and Jaagup Tuisk were the jury favourites in this semi.

Eesti Laul 2022 Semi-Final 2 First Round Points Breakdown via ERR
Eesti Laul 2022 Semi-Final 2 First Round Points Breakdown via ERR
Eesti Laul 2022 Semi-Final 2 Second Round Points Breakdown via ERR
Eesti Laul 2022 Semi-Final 2 Second Round Points Breakdown via ERR

The Estonian broadcaster also gave some insight into the quarter-final results from Novemeber. While it hasn’t released detailed breakdowns like with the later rounds, it has confirmed that an average of 8,000 votes were cast in each of the heats. Boamadu received the most in quarter-final one, Andrei Zevakini and Grete Paia in the second, Stefan in the third and Black Velvet in the fourth. The jury favourites in each qurter final were Jaagup Tuisk, Kaia-Liisa Kesler, Merilin Mälk and Ott Lepland respectively.

What do you think of the breakdowns? Are you surprised by any of the results? Let us know down below.

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Donkey
Donkey
4 months ago

Can we acknowledge how insanely close Ariadne was close to qualifying in both juries and televote in the quarterfinal. Also how Jaagup got 2nd last in his quarterfinal for the televote. Estonia were really out of touch this year but at least they got the winner right

Zisk
Zisk
4 months ago

I’m personally just amazed at how well Sandra did in the televote.

shira
shira
4 months ago

As he should. I really like his song and I’m very happy he’ll get to sing it at Eurovision too.

ete sech
ete sech
4 months ago

So Stefan kind of pulled an Uku Suviste, I see…

Last edited 4 months ago by ete sech
Polegend Godgarina
4 months ago

i find it fascinating how the jury and televote didn’t agree on anything during the quarter finals, the jury literally had the televote bottom 2 qualify from one of the heats lmao

Lorena
Lorena
4 months ago

I am very surprised about Meeletu. I wonder, why this song had a much better reception abroad than in Estonia?

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
4 months ago
Reply to  Lorena

Because to certain fans, anything sung In the national language is infinitely superior to songs sung in English By non-English-speaking singers. To be honest, I saw Meeletu as a non-qualifier a mile away from the start. I never understood why there were such hype for it. When I was making my predictions of qualifiers after the quarter finals were over, I did include Meeletu as a possible qualifier despite my real feelings, but only to protect myself from being hounded.

Lorena
Lorena
4 months ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

I honestly liked Meeletu no matter the song it was sung in. I am actually Spanish and liked the Spanish part of the song, even if her accent is not perfect, because it was not the typical “señoritas”, “locos”, “hasta la vista” or “playa”.

Ilya
Ilya
4 months ago

Is this song in English? I’ve never understood less of a song’s lyrics while still being somehow sure that it’s in a language that I’m supposed to understand.

Sometimes
Sometimes
4 months ago

As an estonian i feel so proud and happy Stefan is representing us this year.
I fell in love with this song the moment i heard it. I haven’t liked our entry this much ever since “Goodbye to Yesterday”.

Martin
4 months ago
Reply to  Sometimes

Agreed, Stefan is the best option for sure. And my last good performance by Estonia was “La Forza”. Hope top 10 for you guys.

Ron
Ron
4 months ago
Reply to  Sometimes

Well, you know who Armenia is going to give their 12 points to this year 🙂 Good luck, Estonia!

Rasmus Bording Irlind
Rasmus Bording Irlind
4 months ago

as much as i’m happy that stefan’s entry won, i’m a little baffled jaagup tuisk ranked last when his entry was among the most unique in eesti laul this year, and even better his 2020 eesti laul entry (in my own opinion ofc)

Aria
Aria
4 months ago

I wonder if it’s the language. The last Estonian language song was 2013. Might mean nothing but I don’t get the low place either.

Martin
4 months ago

I prefer Jaaguo previous entry and it was similar to it that’s maybe why it wasn’t as popular. Even tho he did deserve top 5 atleast. Same for Ott Lepland, interesting voting by Estonia in semis Elysa got more votes than Stefan and she wasn’t even live. Did she promote herself that much? It is one of the most bland songs of the contest. Like how she had so much votes in final compared to Minimal Wind but in Super Final Minimal Wind had way more something doesn’t add up lol.

Alex
Alex
4 months ago

Elysa support really got burnt in that superfinal after burning up televote in SF and 1st round

Last edited 4 months ago by Alex
Briekimchi
Briekimchi
4 months ago
Reply to  Alex

Anyone got a possible explanation for this?

Hexular
Hexular
4 months ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

In the superfinal people probably compared Elysa’s and Stefan’s song and decided that the latter had more potential at ESC (they chose correctly).

Aria
Aria
4 months ago

Still surprised at the low votes some really good ones got but over the moon for Stefan. Fully deserved and heroic to save us from a (dumpster)fire.