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Estonia: Full results of Eesti Laul 2022!

The Estonian public broadcaster, ERR published the full results of the semi-finals and the final of Eesti Laul 2022.

Eesti Laul’s favourite artist was Stefan, whose song “Hope” received the most votes in both rounds of the final, the second semi-final and the quarter-final!

The audience had a say in all of the first 4 quarter finals, with an average of 8,000 votes for each show. Boamadu received the most votes in the first quarter-final of Eesti Laul, Andrei Zevakini along with Grete Paia received the most votes in the second quarter-final, Stefan proved to be the public favourite in the third quarter-final and Black Velvet in the fourth quarter-final. The jury favourites were Jaagup Tuisk (1st quarter-final), Kaia-Liisa Kesler (2nd quarter-final), Merilin Mälk (3rd quarter-final) and Ott Lepland (4th quarter-final) respectively.

In the first semi-final, Elysa collected the most votes from the audience (5206 votes), while in second place were Andrei Zevakin and Grete Paia (2521 votes) and in third place was Elina Netsayeva (2414 votes). The top three of the jury included Stig Rästa, Kaia-Liisa Kesler and Ott Lepland.

The results of the first semi-final were:

  1. Elysa – “Fire” – (1st in public), 5th in the jury = 18 points
  2. Andrei Zevakin, Grete Paia – “Mis nüüd saab” – (2nd in public), 6th in the jury = 15 points
  3. Stig Rästa – “Interstellar” – (8th in public), 1st in the jury = 15 points
  4. Ott Lepland – “Aovalguses” – (5th in public), 3rd in the jury = 14 points
  5. Kaia-Liisa Kesler – “Vaikus” – (7th in public), 2nd in the jury = 14 points
  6. Elina Nechayeva – “Remedy” – (3rd in public), 8th in the jury = 11 points
  7. Merilin Mälk – “Little Girl” – (9th in public), 4th in the jury = 9 points
  8. Helen – “Vaata minu poole” (4th in public), 10th in the jury = 8 points
  9. Triin Niitoja, Frants Tikerpuu – “Laululind” – (6th in public), 9th in the jury = 7 points
  10. Alabama Watchdog – “Move On” – (10th in public), 7th in the jury = 5 points

The second round vote, which crowned Elina Nechayeva, was as follows:

  1. Elina Nechayeva – “Remedy” – 2,091 votes
  2. Merilin Mälk – “Little Girl” – 1,772 votes
  3. Kaia-Liisa Kesler – “Vaikus” – 1,212 votes
  4. Alabama Watchdog – “Move On” – 395 votes
  5. Helen – “Vaata minu poole” – 375 votes
  6. Triin Niitoja and Frants Tikerpuu – “Laululind” – 360 votes

In the second semi-final, this year’s winner won the public’s sympathy where Stefan received 4,752 votes. He was followed by Anna Sahlene (2583 votes) and Black Velvet (2261 votes). Stefan, Anna Sahlene and Jaagup Tuisk made up the top three of the jury for the second semi-final.

The results of the second semi-final were: 

Stefan – “Hope” – (1st in public), 1st in jury = 24 points
Anna Sahlene – “Champion” – (2nd in public), 2nd in jury = 20 points
Black Velvet – “Sandra” – (3rd in the public), 5th in the jury = 14 points
Jaagup Tuisk – “Kui vaid” – (6th in public), 3rd in the jury = 13 points
Minimal Wind, Elisabeth – “What to Make of This” – (4th in the public), 6th in the jury = 12 points
Maian – “Meeletu” – (8th in the public), 4th in the jury = 10 points
Boamadu – “Mitte kauaks” (5th in public), 8th in jury = 9 points
Púr Múdd and Shira – “Golden Shores” – (9th in the public), 7th in the jury = 6 points
Evelin Samuel – “Waterfall” (7th in public), 10th in the jury = 5 points
Jyrise – “Plaksuta” – (10th in public), 9th in the jury = 3 points

The second round voting crowned Minimal Wind and Elisabeth Tiffany as the last qualifiers, the results were as follows:

  1. Minimal Wind feat. Elisabeth Tiffany – “What to Make of This” – 1,357 votes
  2. Evelin Samuel – “Waterfall” – 1,245 votes
  3. Maian – “Meeletu” – 1,153 votes
  4. Boamadu – “Mitte kauaks” – 887 votes
  5. Púr Múdd and Shira – “Golden Shores” – 839 votes
  6. Jyrise – “Plaksuta” – 585 votes

In the first round of the final a total of 69,514 votes were casted and in the super final 57,472 votes were casted. In the first round of the final, Stefan (19,641 votes) was followed by Elysa (14,747 votes), Minimal Wind ft. Elisabeth Tiffany (7699 votes), Black Velvet (7463 votes) and Anna Sahlene (5668 votes) in terms of the number of votes. The top three of the international jury included Minimal Wind ft. Elisabeth Tiffany, Stefan and Anna Sahlene.

The results of the first part of the final were as follows:

  1. Stefan – “Hope” – (1st in the public), 2nd in the jury = 22 points
  2. Minimal Wind, Elisabeth – “What to Make of This” – (3rd in the public), 1st in the jury = 20 points
  3. Elysa – “Fire” – (2nd in public), 4th in the jury = 17 points
  4. Anna Sahlene – “Champion” – (5th in the public), 3rd in the jury = 14 points
  5. Black Velvet – “Sandra” – (4th in public), 6th in the jury = 12 points
  6. Andrei Zevakin, Grete Paia – “Mis nüüd saab” – (7th in the public), 6th in the jury = 9 points
  7. Ott Lepland – “Aovalguses” – (8th in the public), 5th in the jury = 9 points
  8. Elina Nechayeva – “Remedy” – (7th in the public), 10th in the jury = 5 points
  9. Stig Rästa – “Interstellar” – (9th in the public), 8th in the jury = 5 points
  10. Jaagup Tuisk – “Kui vaid” – (10th in the public), 9th in the jury = 3 points

In the Eesti Laul super final, Stefan collected 35,681 votes for “Hope“. Minimal Wind with Elisabeth Tiffany received 17.587 votes while Elysa received only 3.929 votes.

Estonia will therefore be represented by the Estonian-Armenian Stefan Airapetjan and “Hope” which was his 4th attempt at Eesti Laul! You can see his winning performance here:

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Estonia: STEFAN won Eesti Laul and will represent Estonia at ESC 2022!

Today the Grand Final of the Estonian National Selection took place today at 18:30 CET. Ten artists were fighting for the ticket to the biggest European music competition.

The presenters of the show were Maarja-Liis Ilus and Priit Loog.

The participants

Ten artists competed in tonight’s final of the Estonian selection. The ten contestants were:

  1. Elina NechayevaRemedy”
  2. Andrei Zevakin feat. Grete PaiaMis nüüd saab
  3. Jaagup Tuisk“Kui vaid”
  4. Elysa“Fire”
  5. Ott Lepland“Aovalguses”
  6. Stig Rästa“Interstellar”
  7. Minimal Wind ft. Elisabeth Tiffany “What To Make Of This”
  8. Stefan“Hope”
  9. Anna Sahlene“Champion”
  10. Black Velvet “Sandra”

The International jury made their decision. This is the top 10 of the Final according to them:

 

The superfinalists were:

Elysa“Fire”

Minimal Wind ft. Elisabeth Tiffany “What To Make Of This”

Stefan“Hope”

STEFAN won Eesti laul 2022 and will represent Estonia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 with the song ‘HOPE’!

Who is Stefan?

Stefan Ajrapetjan was born on December 24, 1997 in Estonia. He is an Estonian singer of Armenian origin. The singer competed in Eesti Laul in 2019 with his song ‘Without You’, in 2020 with the song ‘By My Side’. Our blog has interviewed the winner of the Estonian National Selection, you can check it by clicking HERE. We wish Stefan good luck in the contest!

Estonia will perform in the second half of the second semi-final!

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Estonia: Eesti Laul final to be held with audience!

Yesterday, Estonia’s national broadcaster, confirmed that the final of Eesti Laul 2022 will be held with audience.

After the proposal of the Minister of Culture, Estonia’s government decided to grant a special permit for the organizers of the final of Eesti Laul, to allow an audience of 3.000 people in Saku Suurhall, because it is an important national and cultural event. With the, as of now, protection measures for the pandemic, up to 1.000 people are allowed to be in the indoors stage. In the presence of a sovereign public interest, events with a greater number of audience can take place, if the people can disperse in the venue. Saku Suurhall’s capacity is 6.000 seats.

The artists and the running order of the Grand Final of Eesti Laul 2022 are:
  1. Elina Nechayeva – “Remedy”
  2. Andrei Zevakin feat. Grete Paia – “Mis nüüd saab”
  3. Jaagup Tuisk – “Kui vaid”
  4. Elysa – “Fire”
  5. Ott Lepland – “Aovalguses”
  6. Stig Rästa – “Interstellar”
  7. Minimal Wind ft. Elisabeth Tiffany – “What To Make Of This”
  8. Stefan – “Hope”
  9. Anna Sahlene – “Champion”
  10. Black Velvet – “Sandra”

The Grand Final will take place on Saturday, February 12 in Saku Great Hall. The hosts of the final will be Maarja-Liis Ilus, Priit Loog and Jüri Pootsmann. There will be two voting rounds. The first round will decide the artists that will qualify for the Super Final, with 50% jury voting and 50% televoting. In the second round, the Estonian representative will be decided solely on televoting

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all news regarding Estonia’s participation in Eurovision 2022!

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Estonia: The running order of the final of Eesti Laul 2022!

A few hours ago, the public broadcaster of Estonia, ERR, announced the running order of the grand final of Eesti Laul 2022, the country’s national final!

Elina Nechayeva, who represented Estonia in Eurovision 2018, will be the first to perform while Black Velvet will be the last!

The running order of the final is as follows:

  1. Elina Nechayeva – “Remedy”
  2. Andrei Zevakin feat. Grete Paia – “Mis nüüd saab”
  3. Jaagup Tuisk – “Kui vaid”
  4. Elysa – “Fire”
  5. Ott Lepland – “Aovalguses”
  6. Stig Rästa – “Interstellar”
  7. Minimal Wind ft. Elisabeth Tiffany – “What To Make Of This”
  8. Stefan – “Hope”
  9. Anna Sahlene – “Champion”
  10. Black Velvet – “Sandra”

The hosts for the final will be Maarja-Liis IlusPriit Loog andJüri Pootsmann. Many surprise guests who have a strong bond with Estonian Song and Eurovision will perform in the Saku Great Hall. For example Annely Peebo and Marko Matvere who mesmerized Europe with the song “Ancient Story in Music” 20 years ago, will meet again on stage. Uku Suviste, who have won Eesti Laul twice, will also be invited as well.

Stay tuned on Eurovisionfun.com for all the news regarding the Estonian participation at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin, Italy.

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Estonia: Results of the Semi-Final 2!

The second semi-final of the Estonian selection Eesti Laul 2022 took place today at 18:30 CET. 20 artists had previously reached the following round and had been drawn into two different semi-finals. The first ten participants performed their songs during the first semi-final this Thursday and only FIVE of them advanced to the Grand Final. You can check out the results of the first semi-final by clicking HERE. The other ten have performed today and only five of them have qualified for the Grand-Final which will take place next Saturday, on February 12, at 18:30 CET as well.

You can watch Eesti Laul here:

  1. Estonian commentary 
  2. Russian commentary

The hosts of the show were Maarja-Liis Ilus and Priit Loog.

The participants

1. Jyrise – “Plaksuta
2. Maian – “Meeletu
3. Boamadu – “Mitte kauaks
4. Evelin Samuel – “Waterfall
5. Black Velvet – “Sandra
6. Pur Mudd, Shira – “Golden Shores
7. Jaagup Tuisk – “Kui vaid
8. Minimal Wind ft. Elisabeth Tiffany – “What To Make Of This
9. Stefan – “Hope
10. Anna Sahlene – “Champion

Here are the 5 entries that advanced to the finals:

Stefan – “Hope

Black Velvet – “Sandra

Jaagup Tuisk – “Kui vaid

Anna Sahlene – “Champion

Minimal Wind ft. Elisabeth Tiffany – “What To Make Of This

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Estonia: Minimal Wind ft. Elisabeth Tiffany Test Positive for Covid-19

Minimal Wind ft. Elisabeth Tiffany will not be performing live in Semi-Final Two of Eesti Laul after a positive COVID-19 test.

Minimal Wind ft. Elisabeth Tiffany will not be able to perform live in tomorrow’s semi-final but will still remain in the competition. The music video for their song “What To Make Of This”, which was shown during the quarter-finals last month, will be shown in place of a live performance.

In order to stop the spread of Covid-19, all of the artists must do a rapid test before entering Saku Suurhall. Any artist that tests positive will not be allowed to take part in the live broadcast.

The second semi-final of  Eesti Laul 2022 will take on February 5, and will be hosted by Maarja-Liis Ilus and Priit Loog. Fans will know Maarja-Liis Ilus for having represented Estonia at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1996 and 1997. Priit Loog is an actor on stage, television and film. The semi-finals will be held without an audience.

Semi-Final 2 – February 5
  1. Jyrise – “Plaksuta” (Clap)
  2. Maian –  “Meeletu” (Crazy)
  3. Boamadu – “Mitte kauaks” (Not for long)
  4. Evelin Samuel – “Waterfall”
  5. Black Velvet – “Sandra”
  6. Púr Múdd & Shira – “Golden Shores”
  7. Jaagup Tuisk – “Kui vaid” (If only)
  8. Minimal Wind ft. Elisabeth Tiffany – “What To Make Of This”
  9. STEFAN – “Hope”
  10. Anna Sahlene – “Champion”
The five artists that already advanced to the grand final are:

The Grand Final of Eesti Laul 2022 will take place on February 12 in Saku Suurhall. The winner of the final will represent Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin.

Stay tuned on Eurovisionfun for all the news regarding the Estonian entry to Eurovision 2022!

Image Source: Erki Pärnaku  | Source: ERR

Estonia: Results of the Semi-Final 1!

The first semi-final of the Estonian selection Eesti Laul 2022 took place today at 18:30 CET. 20 artists had previously reached the following round and had been drawn into two different semi-finals. Ten artists have performed today and only 5 qualified for the Grand-Final which will take place next Saturday, on February 12, at 18:30 CET as well.

You can watch Eesti Laul here:

  1. Estonian commentary 
  2. Russian commentary

The hosts of the show were Maarja-Liis Ilus and Priit Loog.

The participants:

1. Elysa – “Fire
2. Helen – “Vaata minu poole
3. Andrei Zevakin feat. Grete Paia – “Mis nüüd saab
4. Alabama Watchdog – “Move On
5. Merilin Mälk – “Little Girl
6. Stig Rästa – “Interstellar
7. Triin Niitoja ja Frants Tikerpuu – “Laululind
8. Kaia-Liisa Kesler – “Vaikus
9. Elina Nechayeva – “Remedy
10. Ott Lepland – “Aovalguses

The betting odds of the semi-final before the show looked like this:

Here are the 5 entries that advanced to the finals:

Ott Lepland – “Aovalguses

Andrei Zevakin feat. Grete Paia – “Mis nüüd saab

Elysa – “Fire

Stig Rästa – “Interstellar

Elina Nechayeva – “Remedy

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Estonia: Stefan speaks exclusively at Eurovision Fun!

He is one of the favorites of Eesti Laul 2022 and with his song “Hope” he is on the race  to represent Estonia at Eurovision 2022 in Turin, Italy.

Stefan speaks exclusively at Eurovision Fun and we are really very happy to host him!

-Stefan, welcome to Eurovision Fun and thank you very much for this interview! First we would like you to tell us some things about you, so that our readers can get to know you better. 

-Hey Eurovision Fun! I’m glad that you contacted me. I am super excited about Eesti Laul and HOPEfully I’ll get to go to Eurovision (did you see what I did there).

Well, if I would have to describe myself then first thing is that I am a singer with an Armenian roots. I enjoy cooking and writing songs. I think I’d say I am a positive person. I like to have fun and thats why I hate corona so much. Because for me I need people to have fun, even though I enjoy being alone. It all depends. 

-How did you decide to participate in Eesti Laul? 

-Hope was actually written 2 years ago and I felt like this year was this songs turn to shine. 

-This is your 4th time in the national final. Which of your entries do you love the most? 

-All of those times were amazing.

-What is the message you want to convey with “Hope”? 

-“Hope” was inspired by the situation around the world such as corona, black lives matter, war in Armenia where my relatives were, politics.. and so on. So it all inspired me to seek hope and fight back and not give up in these tough times. Because If you lose your hope then there is no point of living. Hope will be the last thing to die. So I want people to realise that everything is possible only if you won’t lose your hope.

-What should we expect from you on the stage for the semi final?  

-I don’t want to get your hopes up but at the same time I think you wont be dissapointed. 

-Do you have any favorites from this year’s Eesti Laul? Do you feel threatened by someone? 

-I like Merilin Mälk’s song the most. I can’t really say it depends on their performances. 

– Which is your favorite Estonian entry from Eurovision? 

-Stig Rästa and Elina Born “Goodbye to yesterday” and Ott Leppland “Kuula”

-Which is your favorite Eurovision 2021 entry? 

-Italy obviously. They were so rebellious!

-Have you ever visited Greece?

-I haven’t visited Greece but it is one of my biggest dreams to come and see this wonderful place. But I have tasted Greek food and it is outstanding!

Stefan, thank you very much! Good luck to you and we “Hope” to see you in Turin!

-Thank you very much! All the best!

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The interview was given to Apostolis Matamis.

Estonia: The running order of Eesti Laul 2022 Semi-Finals!!

A few minutes ago, the Estonian public broadcaster, ETV, revealed the running order of Eesti Laul 2022 Semi-Finals.

Elysa opens the show of the 1st Semi-Final, while the 2012 Eesti Laul winner Ott Lepland closes the show. In the 2nd Semi-Final the rock band JYRISE and Anna Sahlene open and close the show respectively.

The Semi-Finals running order is as follows:

1st Semi-Final

1. Elysa – “Fire
2. Helen – “Vaata minu poole
3. Andrei Zevakin feat. Grete Paia – “Mis nüüd saab
4. Alabama Watchdog – “Move On
5. Merilin Mälk – “Little Girl
6. Stig Rästa – “Interstellar
7. Triin Niitoja ja Frants Tikerpuu – “Laululind
8. Kaia-Liisa Kesler – “Vaikus
9. Elina Nechayeva – “Remedy
10. Ott Lepland – “Aovalguses

2nd Semi-Final

1. Jyrise – “Plaksuta
2. Maian – “Meeletu
3. Boamadu – “Mitte kauaks
4. Evelin Samuel – “Waterfall
5. Black Velvet – “Sandra
6. Pur Mudd, Shira – “Golden Shores
7. Jaagup Tuisk – “Kui vaid
8. Minimal Wind ft. Elisabeth Tiffany – “What To Make Of This
9. Stefan – “Hope
10. Anna Sahlene – “Champion

The Semi-Finals of Eesti Laul are going to take place on 3rd and 5th of February 2022, while the Grand Final on 12th of February. Five acts from each Semi-Final advance to the Final where they are about to claim the representation of the baltic nation in Eurovision 2022.

Stay tuned on Eurovisionfun.com for all the developments regarding the Estonian participation at the upcoming 2022 Eurovision Song Contest, in Turin, Italy.

Source: ETV

 

Estonia: The semi-finals of Eesti Laul will not have live audience!

Estonian viewers will attend the semi-finals of Eesti Laul through their TVs and the public broadcaster’s channels, ERR, this year, since the Estonian song team and the producers of the show decided that there will be no live audience. However, viewers cam still come to the Saku Great Hall on the day of the final.

The semi-finals will be broadcasted on February 3 and 5 from Estonia’s channels ETV, ETV+, Raadio 2, while those who do not live in Estonia can watch Eesti Laul 2022 from the public broadcaster’s website eer.ee.

The Grand Final of the Estonian national selection, will take place on Saturday, February 12, when the public can attend the morning rehearsal and the evening final.

The division of the participants between the two semi-finals is:

First Semi- Final – February 3 (in alphabetical order):

1. Alabama Watchdog: “Move On
2. Andrei Zevakin feat. Grete Paia: “Mis nüüd saab
3. Elina Nechayeva: “Remedy
4. Elysa: “Fire
5. Helen: “Vaata minu poole
6. Kaia-Liisa Kesler: “Vaikus
7. Merilin Mälk: “Little Girl
8. Ott Lepland: “Aovalguses
9. Stig Rästa: “Interstellar
10. Triin Niitoja and Frants Tikerpuu: “Laululind

Second Semi-Final – February 5  (in alphabetical order) :

1. Anna Sahlene: “Champion
2. Black Velvet: “Sandra
3. Boamadu: “Mitte kauaks
4. Evelin Samuel: “Waterfall
5. Jaagup Tuisk: “Kui vaid
6. Jyrise: “Plaksuta
7. Maian: “Meeletu
8. Minimal Wind ft. Elisabeth Tiffany: “What To Make Of This
9. Pur Mudd, Shira: “Golden Shores
10. Stefan: “Hope

Eesti Laul, as a method of selecting the Estonian song, is applied since 2009. The winners of the competition have given Estonia some of its best songs – among them: Urban Symphony (2009), Kuula (2012), La Forza (2018).

The winner of last year’s Eesti Laul was Uku Suviste with the song “The Lucky One” and came 13th in the second semi-final with 58 points.

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