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Maarja-Liis Ilus, sometimes better known by her performing name Maarja (born 24 December 1980 in Tallinn, Estonia) is a pop musician. She has represented her native Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest twice. She was only 15 when she participated in the 1996 contest.

Maarja-Liis Ilus
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Maarja-Liis Ilus in support concert "Sing Ilves to president"
Background information
Birth nameMaarja-Liis Ilus
Born (1980-12-24) 24 December 1980 (age 38)
Tallinn, Estonia
Years active1984–present




  • 1996: First in Line
  • 1998: Hold Onto Love
  • 2001: All the Love You Needed
  • 2003: He Is Always On My Mind

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Silvi Vrait
with "Nagu merelaine"
Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest
(with Ivo Linna)
Succeeded by
Maarja-Liis Ilus
with "Keelatud maa"
Preceded by
Maarja-Liis Ilus & Ivo Linna
with "Kaelakee hääl"
Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by
Koit Toome
with "Mere lapsed"