Music and geography combine together in Eurovision. Fans get to experience a wide breadth of musical genres from each region of Europe. One such little combination is the three Baltic nations – Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia – who each serve a unique flavour at Eurovision 2022.
After holding their respective national finals, each Baltic nation brings us a fresh face for this year’s contest. And we want to know which of the Baltic entries is your favourite.
Scroll down to vote in our poll.
The Baltics at Eurovision 2022
Estonia: Stefan – “Hope”
Estonia’s national final – Eesti Laul – is known for being a grand spectacle, but this year the Estonian national broadcaster went even grander. The national final consisted of seven shows: four quarter-finals (held in November and December 2021), two semi-finals and a grand final. With familiar faces like Stig Rästa, Ott Lepland, Anna Sahlene and Elina Necayeva, the final was a star-studded event. However, it was the 24-year-old Stefan who snatched the crown with “Hope”. Does Stefan sing his heart out loud enough for you?
Latvia: Citi Zēni – “Eat Your Salad”
Latvia’s national final – Supernova – consisted of 17 songs in total. After first competing in the semi-final, ten songs made it through to the grand final. Eurovision 2015 alumna Aminata fought hard for the chance to appear on the Eurovision stage for the second time. But it was the pop band Citi Zēni who took home the trophy with the funk-inspired vegan anthem “Eat Your Salad”. Do you have an appetite for salad?
Lithuania: Monika Liu – “Sentimentai”
Lithuania’s national final – Pabandom iš naujo! – is famous for being an extended and exciting process and this year was no exception. After three heats, two semi-finals and a grand final, the Eurovision ticket was snatched by Monika Liu with “Sentimentai”. This will be the first song sung entirely in Lithuanian since the country’s debut in 1994. Does the Lithuanian entry make you sentimental?
Poll: Which Baltic country has the best song at Eurovision 2022?
As always, you can vote for as many acts as you want, but you can only vote once.
Which entry is your favourite? Can any of the Baltic nations win Eurovision 2022 in May? Let us know in the comments.