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Estonia: Eesti Laul 2022 quarter-final 2 hosts and artists announced

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National Final season for 2022 is kicking into gear now, and the search for Estonia's Eurovision representative for Turin continues this week!

Overnight, broadcaster ERR revealed the next 10 artists to compete in quarter-final 2 of Eesti Laul 2022, along with the song titles and composers of each entry.

Here is the line-up for the second quarter-final, with all ten songs to be sung in Estonian!

  • Andrei Zevakin feat. Grete Paia - 'Mis nüüd saab' (composed by Andrei Zevakin, Henry Orlov, Grete Paia)

  • An-Marlen - 'Lõpuks muutub' (composed by Ingel Marlen Mikk, Sander Sadam, Alvar Antson)

  • Desiree - 'Siiani': (composed by Hannes Agur Vellend, Desiree Mumm, Kretel Kopra)

  • Helen - 'Vaata minu poole' (composed by Karl Killing, Gevin Niglas, Merili Käsper, Helen Randmets)

  • Jyrise - 'Plaksuta' (composed by Rauno Jürise, Tuomas Lehtinen, Mairo Virolainen, Sander Valge)

  • Kaia-Liisa Kesler - 'Vaikus' (composed by Kaarel Orumägi, Kaia-Liisa Kesler)

  • Meisterjaan - 'Vahel lihtsalt' (composed by Jaan Tätte Jnr)

  • Silver Jusilo - 'Elu rüpes' (composed by Silver Jusilo)

  • Triin Niitoja ja Frants Tikerpuu - 'Laululind' (composed by Frants Tikerpuu)

  • Wiiralt - 'Kuradile' (composed by Hendrik Sal-Saller, Martin Saaremägi)

Andrei Zevakin is returning to Eesti Laul for a second year in a row, after finishing 5th in the final last year with 'Wingman'. Andrei teams up with Grete Paia, who has competed in Eesti Laul three times, including a runner-up in 2013, missing out on the win by just 1% of the voting!

The Eesti Laul returnees keep coming. Desiree, Helen and Wiiralt will all take part again at Eesti Laul, after having not qualified the previous time they competed, and will certainly be looking to go one better, while Triin Niitoja placed 5th in the Final in 2015.

Jyrise is an Estonian born rapper who has made a career for himself in Finland, but in the last few years has focused on making music in Estonian, and will compete for the first time at Eesti Laul.

Jaw harp musician Meisterjaan return to Eesti Laul after finishing 5th in the Final in 2016 with 'Parmupillihullus'

The show will be the same format as last week, with music videos to be presented instead of live performances. ERR has also announced a new pair of presenters; they are Uku Suviste and Tanja Mihhailova-Saar. Uku is appearing at Eesti Laul for the fourth time in a row, winning the show in 2020 and 2021 and flying the Estonian flag at Eurovision in Rotterdam this year with 'The Lucky One', while Tanja herself represented Estonia at the 2014 Contest in Copenhagen, with her song 'Amazing'.

Five of the ten song will progress to the semi-finals, three of which will be voted through by the public only, along with two songs voted on by a jury.

The artists for each week's quarter-final are announced on Tuesday mornings Australian time, with the semi-finals and Final to take place in early February.

Eesti Laul quarter-final 2 will commence on Saturday 27 November 2021 at 9:35pm local time (Sunday 28 November 2021 in Australia at 6:35am AEDT). You can watch the show live on ETV and ETV+.


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