Which act of the Eesti Laul 2022 quarter-finals are you most excited for?
On Saturday 4 December we will be able to hear the next ten songs of Eesti Laul 2022. And although we are still a few days away from the three quarter-finals of the new Estonian selection show, we know the identity of the acts.
As we count down the days until the weekend, we want to know which artist you’re most excited for. The lineup includes a number of familiar names, both from previous editions of Eesti Laul as well as Eurovision.
Eesti Laul 2022: Quarter-final three acts
Elina Nechayeva – “Remedy”
As we heard Italian from Elina Nechayeva in 2018, we will be entitled to one song in English this year. After appearing in Will Ferell’s Eurovision film, Elina shared that it rekindled her love for the contest. His 2021 song “Remedy” is composed by Sven Lõhmus, who has a few Eurovision songs on his record, including “Verona”, “Rändjajad” and “Rockefeller Street”. He is a regular composer at Eesti Laul, but it is the first time that he has composed an entry for Elina Nechayeva.
Stefan – “Hope”
Stefan Airaptjan, better known as Fair Stephane, became known within the electronic duo Vajé during Eesti Laul 2018. The then-beginner singer reached the superfinal in his very first competition with “Laura (Walk With Me)”. He participated in the following Eesti Lauls as a solo artist. In 2021, he will sing “Hope”, composed by himself.
Levvis – “Let’s talk about it”
Levvis, also known as Aleksei Baruzdin, made his debut in Eesti Laul. The singer doesn’t have many songs under his belt yet, but he is nonetheless very happy to participate with his self-written song “Let’s Talk About”. On his Instagram he wrote:
“Since the age of 9, my grandmother and I were big fans of Eurovision and it was our tradition to watch it every year.
She always believed that one day she would see me there too. Time flies so fast and unfortunately I can’t share this news with her but I’m sure she would be so proud of me and it really warms my heart and soul.
deLULU – “Music saved my soul”
The site of the Tallinn Music Week described deLULU like a “mixture of soft voices, modern production and a truck full of magic.” Among others, their influences include Tom Misch, Emilie Nicolas, Jordan Rakei, Flume and Billie Eilish. They are a team who write all the lyrics and music together, presenting the listener with very detailed arrangements, polished sound, and carefully chosen lyrics.
Goodreason – “Three days ago”
Good reason is a trio formed by Hele-Mai Mängel, Ross Linnamägi and Sander Saard. Originally a duo named Charlie between Hele-Mai and Ross, the act recently changed their name, also adding Sander to the group. “Three Days Ago”, written by Hele-Mai, will be the group’s first song.
Anna Sahlene – “Champion”
Anna sahelene, formerly known as Sahlene, achieved one of Estonia’s best Eurovision results of all time. In 2002, she finished third overall with her song “Runaway”. In recent years, she has provided backing vocals to several artists in the competition, including Michael Rice and Dami Im. His song “Champion” was written by a team of Estonian and Swedish musicians.
Lauri Pihlap – “Take Me Home”
Lauri PihlapEurovision’s career began exactly twenty years ago when he was part of the boy band 2XL. The group was a featured artist on Tanel Padar and Dave Benton’s Eurovision performance of “Everybody” which ultimately won the competition. However, since going solo he has released two studio albums including LP is the most recent. On his new Eesti Laul adventure, Lauri wrote on Instagram:
“It took a while, but I’m back. The idea of ”Take Me Home” started to germinate 2 years ago. I sang / played the demo at home a year ago, and in the first days of October 2021 we walked to the studio with my mate and colleague, Johannes, and finally put it in a jar .
Merilin Mälk – “Little girl”
Eesti otsib superstaari 2018 bronze medalist Merilin Mälk is one of the returning numbers to Eesti Laul This year. In 2020, she last participated in the national selection with the Estonian-language song “Miljon sammu” with which she placed ninth in the first semi-final. Her song “Little Girl” was written by Karl-Ander Reismann who composed several Eesti Laul entries in recent years including “Out in Space” by Shira, “Young” by Rasmus Rändvee and was the originator of Vajé’s song “Laura (Walk With Me)”.
Shira – “Underwater”
Shira goes from outer space to “Underwater”. The singer first came into contact with the competition when she provided the backing vocals for the studio version of Victor Crone’s “Storm”, which was Estonia’s entry to Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv in 2019. Shira wrote her song “Under Water” at a songwriting camp together. with Rita Ray and Johannes Laas.
Alabama Watchdog – “Move On”
The Estonian group participated in Eesti Laul 2021, where they were the subject of controversy over the lyrics of their eponymous song. Alabama Guard Dog Eesti Laul the adventure came to an end because they failed to pass the semi-final. With their neighbor Eesti Laul Entry, many fans wonder if “Move On” is a response to the stir they caused last time around.
Poll: Which Eesti Laul 2022 quarter-final are you most excited for?
Which act are you most excited for? It’s time to vote in our poll! Choose wisely, you can only vote ONCE. Voting ends on Friday, December 3, before the first broadcast on Saturday.
Who did you vote for? Are you ready for the Saturday show? Let us know in the comments.