Category Archives: ESTONIA

EUROEUPHORIA April 18

EUROFAN FOCUSED DOCUMENTARY BY ESTONIA

TALLINN, ESTONIA – There is still a week to wait before the start of Eurovision fever in Copenhagen. Thousands of fans will gather to this year’s host city to live what one could call “a phenomenal experience”. Ever wonder what a Eurovision week is exactly from a fan’s point of view? A brand new documentary […]

EMMA MARRONE March 16

OFFICIAL VIDEOS FROM ITALY, ESTONIA, ICELAND

Several countries have now released the official videos for their 2014 Eurovision entries. Emma Marrone will be representing Italy with the song “La Mia Citta”. The video sees Emma in a large white room prepped for a photo shoot. She changes several dresses throughout the video. Pollaponk from Iceland has produced a humorous comic style […]

TANJA March 01

ESTONIA 2014: TANJA TO COPENHAGEN

TALLINN, ESTONIA – One of the top favourites tonight, won the national final in Estonia. Tanja will sing Amazing in Copenhagen’s Eurovision Song Contest. After the 10 songs were performed, the juries gave their results, which accounted for 50% of the vote in the first round. In all 52,000 televotes were recevied making up the […]

ESTONIA 2013 ESC EESTI LAUL LOGO March 01

LIVE: ESTONIA DECIDES 2014

TALLINN, ESTONIA – Ten acts compete tonight in the Estonian national final for the Estonian ticket to Copenhagen’s Eurovision Song Contest. Of course you can follow the show here. The jury for tonight is different than the one of the semifinals: Maarja, Rolf Roosalu, Getter Jaani, Ott Lepland and Siiri Sisak. THE PARTICIPANTS 01. Brigita […]

ESTONIA 2013 ESC EESTI LAUL LOGO February 21

EESTI LAUL 2014: SEMIFINAL 2 RESULTS

TALLINN, ESTONIA – Tonight, the second Semi-Final of the Estonian national selection, Eesti Laul 2014 took place where five further acts qualified to the Grand Final, thus completing the line-up. Estonia has one of the more popular national selections in Europe, with a focus on talent and the Estonian language. In recent years, Estonia’s results […]

ESTONIA 2013 ESC EESTI LAUL LOGO February 15

RESULTS: ESTONIA SEMIFINAL 1

TALLINN, ESTONIA – Last night, I was assigned to see the Estonian semifinal, Eesti Laul, the show through which the country will decide its entry for Eurovision Song Contest 2014. Honestly I expected to be bored as Estonia never was amongst my favourite countries, but last night something happened. Ten great songs participated in the […]

ESTONIA 2013 ESC EESTI LAUL LOGO January 21

EESTI LAUL 2014: LISTEN TO THE SONGS

TALLINN, ESTONIA – Out of the Estonian hopefuls this year at Eesti Laul (Estonia’s Song), the national selection, a few names are already familiar to most Eurovision fans. Sandra Nurmsalu has already represented Estonia in 2009 with “Rändajad”, and Lenna was the Swiis reprentative in 2005 with her band Vanilla Ninja. Sven Lõhmus, who wrote […]

ESTONIA 2013 ESC EESTI LAUL LOGO January 08

EESTI LAUL 2014: THE RUNNING ORDER

TALLINN, ESTONIA – Estonian national broadcaster announced the running order for the semifinals of Eesti Laul, the show through which Estonia will decide its entry in the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest. The semifinals are set for February 14th and 21st respectively while the national final is set for March 1st. The draw has as follows: […]

BIRGIT OIGEMEEL & OT LEPLAND January 03

BIRGIT & OTT JOIN FORCES ON A DUET SONG

TALLINN, ESTONIA – The 2012 and 2013 Estonian representatives in the Eurovision Song Contest, Birgit Õigemeel and Ott Lepland joined forces to record and produce a new duet song. The song is included in Birgit’s new album (actually her fourth album) which includes a duet song with Ott Lepland. The duet song is a ballad […]

ESTONIA 2013 ESC EESTI LAUL LOGO December 12

EESTI LAUL 2014: THE 20 HOPEFULS

TALLINN, ESTONIA – The country which debuted 20 years ago, in 1994, announced he participants for their anniversary national selection, Eesti Laul. From a record number of 189 songs, 20 of them will proceed to the preselection procedure and they are: Tanja – Amazing Sofia Rubina – City Lights Maltised – Elu MiaMee – Fearful […]

MAREK MIIL November 29

JESC 2013: MAREK MIIL VIDEO INTERVIEW

KYIV, UKRAINE – The teams of oikotimes.com and http://www.radiointernational.tv met with participants and members of the production during the Junior Eurovision 2013 week in Kyiv. We had the opportunity to meet them and therefore share their passion and views through our video interviews. You can watch all interviews at http://www.youtube.com/oikotimesofficial. In this post you can […]

MAREK MIIL November 13

JESC 2013: A SEXY MULTI CAMERA DIRECTOR!

JUNIOREUROVISION.TV REPORTS – Host broadcaster NTU have revealed another star performer in the team who will bring the Junior Eurovision Song Contest to you live on 30th November 2013. Hailing from Estonia, multi-camera director Marek Miil has been working in television since 1999, directing everything from basketball, music, game shows, talk shows, theatre and live […]

OTT LEPLAND November 11

VIDEO: OTT LEPLAND AS CELINE DION!

EUROVISIONIRELAND.NET REPORTS – Estonian Eurovision singer Ott Lepland impersonates Eurovision winner Celine Dion on Estonian TV last night. Yes the “Kuula” singer Ott Lepland has donned and wig and full length ball gown to become Celine Dion in her Oscar-winning “My Heart Will Go On.” Lepland is still riding high in the “Your Dace Sounds […]

BIRGIT OIGEMEEL October 10

BIRGIT ÕIGEMEEL BECOMES A MOTHER

TALLINN, ESTONIA – Birgit Õigemeel and her partner Indrek Sarrap have confirmed today that the pregant 2013 Estonian entrant had given birth to a healthy babyboy (whose name was not mentionned). The singer will take some time off now to focus on motherhood and will be back on stage in December. Congratulation to the three […]

ESTONIA 2013 ESC EESTI LAUL LOGO October 02

EESTI LAUL 2014: DATE CONFIRMED; INFO REVEALED

TALLINN, ESTONIA – Information on oikotimes.com on September 14th are now officially confirmed by ERR. The first semifinal will take place on February 14th, the second semifinal on February 21st and the final on March 1st. The country will select it’s entry through Eesti Laul the submissions for which due on December 9th. 20 songs […]

BIRGIT OIGEMEEL July 19

LISTEN: BIRGIT OIGEMEEL – NII TAIUSLIK SEE

The Estonian representative at the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest, Birgit Oigemeel, has released a new single entitled “Nii Taiuslik See”. Birgit represented Estonia in Malmo with the song “Et Uus Saaks Alguse” achieving 20th place in the final. Music composed by Mihkel Mattisen.

SILVI VRAIT June 29

ESTONIA 1994: SILVI VRAIT 1951 – 2013

Silvi Vrait (28 April 1951 in Kehra – 28 June 2013) was an Estonian singer and music teacher. Vrait graduated from the Kehra Music School in 1968 on piano. In 1974 she was graduated from the Tartu University on English philology and from 1994, she teaches English in a secondary school in Tallinn. Vrait has […]

BIRGIT OIGEMEEL June 09

VIOLINA feat. BIRGIT ÕIGEMEEL – SEA OF LIFE

Brigit Õigemeel, Estonia’s 2013 Eurovision representative, has released a new single entitled “Sea of Life”. The song was made in collaboration with the group Violina, which has competed at the Estonian national selection Eesti Laul. The song was composed by Mihkel Mattisen and produced by Timo Vendt. The song’s video was filmed last year in […]

BIRGIT OIGEMEEL & OTT LEPLAND & TANEL PADAR May 12

BACKSTAGE MAY 12: BIRGIT SINGS THE HERREYS SONG / VIDEO

Birgit is representing Estonia in Eurovision 2013 with “Et Uus Saaks Alguse”.