Estonia: Running order for 'Eesti Laul' 2022 semi-finals revealed
The quarter-finals of Eesti Laul 2022 wrapped up a few weeks ago, and now our attention turns to the semi-finals, due to take place in two weeks time.
The Estonian broadcaster ERR has released the running order of the two semi-finals; they are as follows:
ELYSA – ‘Fire’
Helen – ‘Vaatu minu poole’
Andrei Zevakin feat. Grete Paia – ‘Mis nüüd saab’
Alabama Watchdog – ‘Move On’
Merilin Mälk – ‘Little Girl’
Stig Rästa – ‘Interstellar’
Triin Niitoja and Frants Tikerpuu – ‘Laululind’
Kaia-Liisa Kesler – ‘Vaikus’
Elina Nechayeva – “Remedy”
Ott Lepland – ‘Aovalguses’
Jyrise – ‘Plaksuta’
Maian – ‘Meeletu’
Boamadu – ‘Mitte kauaks’
Evelin Samuel – ‘Waterfall’
Black Velvet – ‘Sandra’
Púr Múdd & Shira – ‘Golden Shores’
Jaagup Tuisk – ‘Kui vaid’
Minimal Wind ft. Elisabeth Tiffany – ‘What To Make Of This’
STEFAN – ‘Hope’
Anna Sahlene – ‘Champion’
Both semi-finals follow a similar pattern in running order; open with an up-tempo number (ELYSA and Jyrise), followed by some popular Estonian language songs (Helen, Andrei and Grete, then Maian and Boamadu), and the last half of each semi is packed with the big Eurovision names (Stig, Elina, Ott, then Jaagup, STEFAN and Anna). These running orders promise to make for a good show.
The two semi-finals will be hosted by Maarja-Liis Ilus, the 1996 and 1997 Estonian Eurovision representative, and also actor Priit Loog. This is a slight deviation from the quarter-finals, which were all hosted by two former Estonian participants. ERR has also stated that there will be a third host, but they will not be revealed at the moment. Who could it be? You'll just have to tune in to find out...
The two semi-finals will take place on February 3 and 5 Europe time (February 4 and 6 Australian time); unfortunately there will be no crowd due to Covid. The top 5 songs from each show will advance to the Final on Saturday February 12 (Sunday February 13 Australian time) from a combined jury and public vote.
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