Estonia: EER publishes Eesti Laul 2022 national selection dates and rules
Estonia’s national broadcaster, ERR, has published the dates and rules for Eesti Laul 2022, the country’s national selection for Eurovision in Italy.
Estonia will once again choose its representative for Eurovision 2022 through the national selection show of Eesti Laul. The next edition will be made with some changes, however the Estonian broadcaster has published the dates along with the rules and regulations of the selection process.
In the next edition of Eesti Laul, a total of 40 entries will compete for the right to represent Estonia at Eurovision 2022. The entries in the previous edition were 24, which means that they are increased by 16. In addition, 4 quarterfinals are added, which means that the national selection will include four quarterfinals, two semifinals and a grand final.
The four quarterfinals will take place from November 20, 2021 to December 11, 2021 with the two semifinals following on March 3 and 5, 2022. The selection will end with the grand final show on March 12, 2022 which will determine the next representative of Estonia at Eurovision 2022.
In summary, the dates that Eesti Laul 2022 will take place in the coming months:
- 20/11/2021 – 1st Quarterfinal
- 27/11/2021 – 2nd Quarterfinal
- 04/12/2021 – 3rd Quarterfinal
- 11/12/2021– 4th Quarterfinal
- 03/02/2022 – First Semifinal
- 05/02/2022 – Second Semifinal
- 12/02/2022 – Grand Final
Composers and songwriters wishing to take part in the country’s national selection and claim the ticket that will take them to Turin for Eurovision 2022, will have to submit their songs from September 2 to October 20, 2021.
Estonia in Eurovision
Estonia has been taking part in the Eurovision Song contest since 1993 and has won the contest one time in 2001 with Tanel Padar,Dave Benton and 2XL and the song” Everybody“.
This year represented by Uku Suviste who sang “The Lucky One” but failed to qualify for the final, finishing 13th in the second semi-final with 58 points.
Images: ERR / EESTI LAUL