At London Eurovision Party, Rosie has the chance to speak to Stefan, who will represent Estonia at Eurovision 2022 with his song “Hope”. They discuss everything that has happened since his Eesti Laul victory – his plans for the Eurovision stage, the way his Armenian heritage influences his music, and the new meaning of “Hope” in these current times.
Stefan has been a familiar face on Estonian TV for many years, but his big break came as part of duo VAJÉ, when they entered Eesti Laul 2018 with “Laura (Walk With Me)”. Since then, he has become one of Estonia’s most prominent singers, having reached the Eesti Laul final as a soloist twice before winning the ticket to Eurovision this year, alongside releasing a number of singles. He also won the 2020 version of The Masked Singer Estonia, where he performed as Aires.
Stefan was named Estonia’s Sexiest Man by Kroonika magazine in 2020.
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Estonia’s Eurovision Journey
Estonia has appeared at almost every Eurovision since their debut in 1994. They have won the contest once with Tanel Padar, Dave Benton and 2XL in 2001, singing “Everybody”. Other notable Estonian entrants include 3rd placer Sahlene with “Runaway” in 2002 and Ines with “Once In A Lifetime” in 2000, who placed 4th. More recently, their highest-placing entries have been Urban Symphony with “Randajad” in 2009 and Ott Lepland with “Kuula” in 2012, both of whom finished in 6th place.
In 2021, they elected to resend 2020 representative Uku Suviste through Eesti Laul to the contest with “The Lucky One”. He did not qualify for the final.
Estonia has used Eesti Laul to decide their competing entry every year since 2009. Before then, they used another national final format, Eurolaul, dating back to their first attempt at participation in 1993, where they failed to make it through the pre-qualifying round.
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