Jüri Pootsmann

Jüri Pootsmann (born 1 July 1994), is an Estonian singer. He won the sixth season of Eesti otsib superstaari, and represented Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 with the song "Play".[1] He is signed to Universal Music Baltics.[2][3]

Jüri Pootsmann
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Pootsmann in 2016
Background information
Born (1994-07-01) 1 July 1994 (age 28)
Raikküla, Estonia
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
Years active2013–present
LabelsUniversal

CareerEdit

2015: Eesti otsib superstaariEdit

In February 2015, Pootsmann took part in the sixth season of Eesti otsib superstaari, an Estonian version of Pop Idol airing on TV3. He won the show on 31 May 2015 when his debut single "Torm" was released. It peaked at number seven in the Estonian Airplay Chart. On 15 November 2015 he released the single "Aga Siis", peaking at number one in the Estonian Airplay Chart. On 20 November 2015, he released his debut self-titled extended play.

Eurovision Song Contest 2016Edit

In 2016, Pootsmann was announced as one of the candidates in the Estonian national selection, Eesti Laul 2016, for the Eurovision Song Contest 2016. On 20 February 2016 Pootsmann performed his song "Play" during the second semi-final of the selection at the Estonian Television studios in Tallinn, and he progressed to the final. The final took place on 5 March 2016 at the Saku Suurhall in Tallinn, hosted by Ott Sepp and Märt Avandi. He reached the Super Final and won the national selection with 32,394 televotes.

During the Eurovision Song Contest, Estonia was drawn into the first semi-final. Pootsmann placed last (18th), Estonia's worst result to date at the contest, and failed to qualify to the final.

Eesti Laul 2021Edit

In 2021, Pootsmann attempted to represent Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 with his song "Magus Melanhoolia", placing third in the Superfinal at Eesti Laul, Estonia's national selection final.

AppearancesEdit

On 11 March 2016, Pootsmann was featured in the single, "I Remember U," produced by Cartoon. The single peaked at number one in the Estonian Airplay Chart.[4]

Personal lifeEdit

Pootsmann spent a year on a school exchange in Denmark and is fluent in Danish.[5]

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

Title Details
Täna[6]
Suveööde unetus[7]

Extended playsEdit

Title Details
Jüri Pootsmann[8]

SinglesEdit

As lead artistEdit

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
EST
Airplay

[9]
"Torm" 2015 7 Jüri Pootsmann
"Aga siis" 1
"Play" 2016 3 Non-album single
"Nii või naa" 2 Täna
"Ootan Und"
"Täna"
"Silmades" 2017
"Liiga Kiire"
"Vihmapiisad Päikest Täis" 2018 Non-album singles
"Üksinda koos" 2019 19
"Magus melanhoolia" 2020 Suveööde unetus
"Ümber sõrme" 2021
"Jäljed jätsid tuulde" 2022
"Vaata mind"
"Suveööde unetus"

As featured artistEdit

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
EST
Airplay

[9]
"I Remember U"
(Cartoon featuring Jüri Pootsmann)
2016 1 Non-album single
"Jagatud saladus"
(Elina Born & Jüri Pootsmann)
2018 25 Non-album single

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Nilsson, Helena (5 March 2016). "Jüri Pootsmann to represent Estonia in Stockholm". Eurovision Song Contest. Retrieved 5 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Universal Music Baltics". Retrieved 4 March 2016.
  3. ^ "Jüri Pootsmann". Universal Music (in Norwegian Bokmål). Archived from the original on 6 October 2016. Retrieved 4 March 2016.
  4. ^ "Raadio Uuno". 23 April 2016. Archived from the original on 23 April 2016. Retrieved 29 April 2016.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  5. ^ "About Jüri Pootsmann". Eurovision Song Contest. Archived from the original on 19 November 2016.
  6. ^ Täna by Jüri Pootsmann on Apple Music
  7. ^ Suveööde unetus by Jüri Pootsmann on Album of The Year
  8. ^ Jüri Pootsmann – EP by Jüri Pootsmann on Apple Music
  9. ^ a b Peak positions for singles on the Estonian Airplay chart:
Awards and achievements
Preceded by Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest
2016
Succeeded by