Ivo Linna (born 12 June 1949 in Kuressaare) is an Estonian singer.

Ivo Linna
Ivo Linna in 2011.
Ivo Linna in 2011.
Background information
Born (1949-06-12) 12 June 1949 (age 73)
OriginKuressaare, Saaremaa, Estonia
Instrument(s)vocals, guitar

Eurovision Song Contest and Eesti LaulEdit

He represented Estonia alongside Maarja Liis Ilus in the Eurovision Song Contest 1996 in Oslo with the song "Kaelakee Hääl" (The Sound of a Necklace) which finished 5th at the contest.[1]

He competed in Eesti Laul 2017 with the song "Suur Loterii" (Big Lottery). The song won its semi final, but came fifth of ten entries in the final round.[2]

Together with his son Robert Linna and the Estonian band Supernova, Ivo participated in Eesti Laul 2021 with the song "Ma Olen Siin" (I'm Here). The song finished in eleventh place of the twelve entries in the final round.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

Linna performing in 1974

Linna was married to Reet Linna [et], and he is the father of singer Robert Linna.

In 2000, the President of Estonia decorated Linna with a IV Class Order of the White Star.[4]


Solo Albums

  • Ivo Linna '93 (1993)
  • Iff 1 (1998)
  • Enne ja pärast päeva (2001)
  • Üksi, iseendas üksi... (2006)

In addition to the albums mentioned above, Ivo Linna has released more albums with different rock acts of Estonia, like Apelsin and Rock Hotel.


  1. ^ "Oslo 1996". Eurovision. Retrieved 24 March 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ "Eesti Laul 2017 Voting Breakdown Released". ESCToday. Retrieved 24 March 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ "Eesti Laulu võitis Uku Suviste!". Eesti Rahvusringhääling (in Estonian). Retrieved 24 March 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ President's Office 9 February 2000: President of the Republic awards decorations to 168 people

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest
(with Maarja-Liis Ilus)
Succeeded by