Koit Toome in 2017
|Birth name||Koit Toome|
|Born||3 January 1979|
Koit Toome (born 3 January 1979),is an Estonian singer and musical actor.
He has twice represented Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest. In 1998 he finished 12th with the song " Mere lapsed ". In 2017 he sang a duet with Laura Põldvere, entitled Verona.
Estonia has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 24 times since making its debut in 1994. Its first appearance would have taken place in 1993, however a qualification round was installed for seven former Eastern bloc countries hoping to make their debut in the contest, with Estonia failing to qualify. Estonia has won the contest once, in 2001.
The Eurovision Song Contest 1998 was the 43rd edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest. It took place in Birmingham, United Kingdom, following Katrina and the Waves's win at the 1997 contest in Dublin, Ireland with the song "Love Shine A Light". It was the UK's fifth win, and the eighth time that the UK hosted the contest, the last being in Harrogate in 1982. The UK has not won or hosted the contest since. The contest was staged at the National Indoor Arena on 9 May 1998.
"Mere lapsed" was the Estonian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1998, performed in Estonian by Koit Toome.
Koit Toome was discovered in the music school in 1994 by the music producer Mikk Targo who was initially planning to launch a solo career for Koit. It later turned out that Koit's schoolmate and initial backing vocalist Sirli Hiius harmonized perfectly with Koit. Due to this, Koit's solo turned into a pop duo Code One which enjoyed a successful run of top hits that over the years have become evergreens. Toome and Hiius sometimes nevertheless perform together, despite having called the active years as a singing duo to an end years ago.
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. His latest studio album, "Kaugele siit" ("Far from here") was released in March 2010.
Birmingham is the second-most populous city in the United Kingdom, after London, and the most populous city in the English Midlands. It is also the most populous metropolitan district in the United Kingdom, with an estimated 1,137,123 inhabitants, and is considered the social, cultural, financial, and commercial centre of the Midlands. It is the main local government of the West Midlands conurbation, which is the third most populated urban area in the United Kingdom, with a population of 2,897,303 in 2017. The wider Birmingham metropolitan area is the second largest in the United Kingdom with a population of over 4.3 million. It is frequently referred to as the United Kingdom's "second city".
In 2007, Koit Toome was declared as the winner of Tantsud tähtedega ( Dancing with the Stars ) with his partner on floor, Kertu Tänav.
Tantsud tähtedega is an Estonian television reality show airing on Kanal 2. It debuted on 8 October 2006, and it has become a popular television show in Estonia. It is based on the British reality show Strictly Come Dancing. The show is produced by BEC productions.
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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.
Monty "Lightning" McQueen, typically referred to by his surname McQueen, is an anthropomorphic stock car in the animated Pixar film Cars (2006), its sequels Cars 2 (2011), Cars 3 (2017), and TV shorts known as Cars Toons. The character is not named after actor and race driver Steve McQueen, but after Pixar animator Glenn McQueen who died in 2002. His design is inspired by a stock car and "a more curvaceous Le Mans endurance racer," with "some Lola and some Ford GT40." During the scene where he helps restore Radiator Springs to its 1950s heyday, he is painted much like a 1950s Chevrolet Corvette C1, once again hinting at his Corvette lineage. His number was originally set to be 57, Lasseter's birth year, but was changed to 95, the release year of Pixar's first film Toy Story.
Cars is a 2006 American computer-animated comedy-adventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed and co-written by John Lasseter from a screenplay by Dan Fogelman, it was Pixar's final independently-produced film before its purchase by Disney in May 2006. Set in a world populated entirely by anthropomorphic cars and other vehicles, the film stars the voices of Owen Wilson, Paul Newman, Bonnie Hunt, Larry the Cable Guy, Tony Shalhoub, Cheech Marin, Michael Wallis, George Carlin, Paul Dooley, Jenifer Lewis, Guido Quaroni, Michael Keaton, Katherine Helmond, John Ratzenberger and Richard Petty. Race car drivers Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Mario Andretti, Michael Schumacher and car enthusiast Jay Leno voice themselves.
In 2017, Koit Toome and Laura Põldvere won Eesti Laul with the duet "Verona." They thereafter represented Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kiev, Ukraine.The duo failed to advance to the Grand Final in 14th position - 6th from the Televoting & 17th from the Juries voting. Despite being a big fan favourite and seen as likely qualifiers beforehand being 5th in 2nd Semi-Final by odds and 5th by OGAE voting overall.
Koit Toome is professionally active in musical theatre. As a leading actor, he has so far played the roles of the protagonists only with no exception in his native Estonia, and also with touring companies.
His debut, Alfred in Tanz der Vampire (Tallinn, 2000) was shortly followed by Marius of Les Misérables (Tallinn, 2001), Chris in Miss Saigon (Tallinn, 2002, reprised in Helsinki City Theatre) and Tony in West Side Story (Tartu, 2005). Leading roles in Chess , Rent and Hair were to follow in Estonia and Germany.
In Endla Theatre in Pärnu, he played the lead in Peter Quilter`s musical Boyband, depicting the life of a fictional boyband Freedom. The show would stay on stage for a successful run of 100 performances, and for 5 seasons.
Koit Toome was starring as Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera in theatre Vanemuine (2014–2016), but he took over the leading role of "Phantom" from its originator, the Norwegian tenor Stephen Hansen for the final run of performances in 2016/2017. Koit Toome continued at the Vanemuine theatre for the Estonian reprise of Les Misérables, now cast as Jean Valjean, premiered in November 2017.
Koit's uncle Indrek Toome was the Prime Minister of Estonia from 1988 to 1990.[ citation needed ]
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(with Getter Jaani)
(with Getter Jaani and Karl Madis)
(with Getter Jaani)
|"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.|
(Metsakutsu featuring Koit Toome)
|2016||Kuhu Koer On Maetud|
(Cartoon featuring Koit Toome)
|2006||Cars||Lightning McQueen||Estonian voice-dub|
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Estonia participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 with the song "Verona" written by Sven Lõhmus. The song was performed by Koit Toome and Laura Põldvere. The Estonian broadcaster Eesti Rahvusringhääling (ERR) organised the national final Eesti Laul 2017 in order to select the Estonian entry for the 2017 contest in Kiev, Ukraine. The national final consisted of three shows: two semi-finals and a final. Ten songs competed in each semi-final and the top five from each semi-final as determined by a jury panel and public vote qualified to the final. In the final, the winner was selected over two rounds of voting. In the first round, a jury panel and a public vote selected the top three to qualify to the super final. In the super final, "Verona" performed by Koit Toome and Laura was selected as the winner entirely by a public vote.
This is a list of Estonian television related events from 1998.
"Verona" is an English-language song performed by Estonian singers Koit Toome and Laura.
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with "Keelatud maa"
| Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest |
Evelin Samuel & Camille
with "Diamond of Night"
| Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest (with Laura Põldvere)|
with "La forza"