|7||Ivo Linna||“Suur loterii”||4||8||12||5|
|1||Liis Lemsalu||“Keep Running”||6||4||10||7|
|9||Ariadne||“Feel Me Now”||3||7||10||6|
|5||Daniel Levi||“All I Need”||2||3||5||9|
|6||Elina Born||“In or Out”||1||1||2||10|
|2||Koit Toome & Laura||“Verona”||5|
|3||Whogaux & Karl-Kristjan ft. Maian||“Have You Now”||8||4|
|8||Rasmus Rändvee||“This Love”||10|
|Koit Toome & Laura||“Verona”||1|
|Rasmus Rändvee||“This Love”||3|
Koit Toome is an Estonian singer and musical actor. In late 1994, a highly successful pop duo Code One, consisting of Koit Toome and Sirli Hiius was formed by the producer Mikk Targo. A long run of top hits in Estonian music charts were to follow until 1998, when the duo split. In 1998, Koit Toome represented Estonia at the Eurovision Song Contest, held in Birmingham. He finished 12th with 36 points with the song “Mere lapsed”. The same year he recorded his debut solo album of mostly self-penned material on it. Toome has released five albums all together, both as a solo artist and with Code One. In 2007 he won Tantsud tähtedega (Dancing with the Stars) with Kertu Tänav. In March 2010, he released Koit Toome first studio album, named “Kaugele siit” (“Far from here”). Koit Toome has also embarked on a voice acting career, dubbing animated films. He provided the Estonian voice for Lightning McQueen in the Disney movie Cars among others. In 2016, Koit Toome is talking part in Eesti Laul in a duet with Laura Põldvere to represent Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kiev.
Laura Põldvere sometimes known professionally as simply Laura, is an Estonian singer. She represented Estonia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2005 as part of the girl group Suntribe and has taken part in the Estonian preselection numerous times since, singing songs written by Sven Lõhmus. Laura started her career in 2005, when she was participating in Eurolaul 2005 with the song “Moonwalk”. “Moonwalk” came second, but Laura won the contest as the member of the girl group Suntribe. Suntribe represented Estonia in Eurovision Song Contest 2005. Laura also took part at “Eurolaul 2007” for the Eurovision Song Contest 2007, her entry “Sunflowers” came third. In September 2007, Laura released her debut album “Muusa” and started studies in Berklee College, Boston U.S., putting her music career on hold. In 2009, she was back by entering the new format Eesti Laul as a solo singer in hopes of representing Estonia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2009, her entry “Destiny” came third. In November, 2011, Laura released her first compilation album “Sädemeid taevast”, which consisted of all her singles since 2005 to 2011 as well as a track from her second studio album “Ultra”. Laura once again attempted to represent Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016, entering Eesti Laul with the song “Supersonic”. It placed second in the Superfinal. In Eesti Laul 2017, she is competing in a duet with Koit Toome, with the song “Verona”. They won and they will represent Estonia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kiev, Ukraine.
ESTONIA – Estonia will participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. The Estonian broadcaster Eesti Rahvusringhääling (ERR) will organise the national final Eesti Laul 2017 in order to select the Estonian entry for the 2017 contest in Kiev, Ukraine. Eesti Laul 2017 will be the ninth edition of the Estonian national selection Eesti Laul, which will select Estonia’s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. The competition will consist of 20 entries competing in two semi-finals on 11 and 18 February 2017 leading to a ten-song final on 4 March 2017. The final will take place on 4 March 2017 at the Saku Suurhall in Tallinn. The five entries that qualified from each of the two preceding semi-finals, all together ten songs, will compete during the show. The winner will be selected over two rounds of voting. In the first round, a jury (50%) and public televote (50%) will determine the top three entries to proceed to the super final. In the super final, the winner will be selected entirely by a public televote. The running order was revealed on 21 February 2017. (source: www.wikipedia.org)
ESTONIA – Kerli Kõiv, usually referred to mononymously as Kerli, is an Estonian singer and songwriter. Born in Elva, Estonia, Kerli entered multiple singing competitions before being signed to Island Records in 2006 by LA Reid. In 2007, she released her debut self-titled extended play and in 2008, released her debut studio album, Love Is Dead, the latter of which charted on the Billboard 200. The lead single from the album, “Walking on Air,” charted in many countries and was also featured as the iTunes Store’s Single of the Week where it was downloaded over 500,000 times, a record at that time. In the years following, Kerli was featured on Almost Alice with the song “Tea Party” and she began to abandon her alternative rock sound and started to adopt a more electronic and dance-influenced sound, as can be heard in her 2010 single “Army of Love”.
Following the release of Love Is Dead, Kerli began production on a second studio album which became her second extended play Utopia, released in early 2013, where it became Kerli’s second release to chart on the Billboard 200. Two promotional singles from the EP, “Army of Love” and “Zero Gravity”, were released prior to the release of the album’s first official single, “The Lucky Ones”. All three songs entered the top ten of Billboard’s Hot Dance Club Songs chart; two of them peaking at number one. Two songs which were co-written by Kerli for Utopia — “Skyscraper” and “I Feel Immortal” — were later recorded by artists Demi Lovato and Tarja Turunen, respectively. Kerli’s version of “I Feel Immortal” was later released on Frankenweenie Unleashed!. In 2013, Kerli performed twice on Dancing with the Stars; Vibe called the performances a “major milestone in the EDM world.” In November 2013, Kerli left Island Records and signed a record deal with Ultra Music. (source: www.wikipedia.org)
Can you introduce yourself to our readers?
I am Kerli – Moonchild, Sound Wave Bender, Visual Wizard and an Elven Priestess.
Is there a clear difference between everyday’s Kerli Kõiv, and the Kerli we see on stage ? Is this the same person or two different characters?
The most important thing to me about being alive is authenticity so I guess the Kerli you see on stage is the same Kerli as in everyday life, although the private Kerli is much more introverted. Attention really exhausts me. When it comes to magic and costumes tho, my stage persona is maybe even more subtle than the everyday version of me. I get much more wild when no one is watching – building spaces, finding interesting/borderline insane people to befriend and dressing myself up in crazy stuff. Even when I live in the woods by myself, I like to get dressed up in whatever amazing things I can find in local second hand stores – my recent favorites are 2 sets of real Indian Saris in gem colors. I chop wood and carry water in that stuff. It always has to be beautiful.
If I’m not mistaken, you last took part to the Estonian selection for Eurovision, back in 2004. Why waiting for so long before trying your luck again? In the recent years, I have found a way back to my roots so me wanting to participate at this time comes from a deep appreciation of my country and my people. Also, I just finished an amazing project with the Estonian tourism board where I created music videos and tons of other content introducing the country of Estonia. The timing is just right to compete in the hopes of representing my country on a big stage. It would be an honor.
Among all former Estonian participants at Eurovision, which one is your favourite, and why?
I guess my favorite is Lenna – she’s a ripe artist and her show visual show touches me.
You’re already considered as the hot favourite to wave the Estonian flag this year in Kiev. How confident are you so far? Life is not a competition and I really don’t see this whole thing as a competition either. Everyone in the finals would represent us in a great way, I believe. As I said, my only reason for competing is that it would be an honor and a privilege to represent the country I love so dearly.
What’s the story behind your entry Spirit Animal?
Spirit animal is like a shamanic journey into an arctic dream scape. A place where wild animal spirits roam free and the twin flames profess their endless love towards each other under a hyper colored sky. It’s inspired by animal totems and plant medicines. And love.
What can we wish you Kerli?
You can wish me peace. And peace I will wish for you as well!
ESTONIA – Eesti Laul 2017 will be the ninth edition of the Estonian national selection Eesti Laul, which will select Estonia’s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. The competition will consist of 20 entries competing in two semi-finals on 11 and 18 February 2017 leading to a ten-song final on 4 March 2017. The final will take place on 4 March 2017 at the Saku Suurhall in Tallinn. The five entries that qualified from each of the two preceding semi-finals, all together ten songs, will compete during the show. The winner will be selected over two rounds of voting. In the first round, a jury (50%) and public televote (50%) will determine the top three entries to proceed to the super final. In the super final, the winner will be selected entirely by a public televote. The running order was revealed on 21 February 2017.