Birgit Õigemeel

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Birgit Õigemeel
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Birgit Õigemeel
Background information
Birth name Birgit Õigemeel
Born (1988-09-24) 24 September 1988 (age 25)
Kohila, Estonia
Genres pop
Years active 2007–present
Labels MTH Publishing / Enjoy Entertainment
Website www.birgit.ee

Birgit Õigemeel (born 24 September 1988 in Kohila, Estonia) is an Estonian singer.

She started her musical career as a choir singer on Estonian Television children's choir and learnt the violin at Kohila Music School.

Birgit is the first winner of Estonian Idol Eesti otsib superstaari.[1] In 2007, at the Italian culture festival "L'Olivo d'Oro" (Golden Olive) Birgit was the first non-Italian to receive the "Golden Olive Branch" award.

Eurovision Song Contest[edit]

Birgit Õigemeel represented Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmö, Sweden with the song "Et uus saaks alguse" ("So There Could Be a New Beginning"), qualifying from the second semi-final of the competition from 10th place, and placing 20th in the final, scoring 19 points.[2][3]

Prior to the participation, she tried to enter the contest twice, in 2008 and 2012, but yet with no success. In 2002, when the contest was held in Tallinn, she was on stage during the interval act as a choir artist.

Theatre[edit]

Birgit Õigemeel has been involved with professional theatre productions: in 2007 she played the role of Sylvia in the stage play "Two Gentlemen of Verona" (written by William Shakespeare and directed by a well known Estonian director/actor Lembit Peterson) at the Estonian theatre Theatrum. At the theatre Vanemuine, she has played Maria Von Trapp of "The Sound of Music" (opened in 2010) and appeared in supporting roles in a popular ethno musical "Peko" (premiered in 2011 as an open air production in Värska). In her spare time she occasionally plays with an amateur company in her home town Kohila.

Personal life[edit]

Birgit is committed to her manager Indrek Sarrap. She gave birth to their first child, a boy, in October 2013. They live in Tallinn.

Birgit is the second youngest of four Õigemeel-sisters. With her siblings, Reelika, Sigrid and Kairi, Birgit has appeared also as a singing group either on television shows or local events.

Birgit's mother Astrid Õigemeel is a music teacher, while her father Riivu Õigemeel runs a local furniture company. They live in Kohila.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • Kas tead, mida tähendab... (13 November 2007)
  • 365 Days (2008)
  • Homme (2008)
  • Ise (2008)
  • Last Christmas (2008)
  • Talve võlumaa (2008)
  • Moonduja (2009)
  • See öö (2009)
  • Põgenen (with Koit Toome) (2010)
  • Iialgi (with Violina) (2010)
  • Eestimaa suvi (2010)
  • Parem on ees (2011)
  • You're not alone (with Violina) Eesti Laul 2012 (2011)
  • Et uus saaks alguse Eesti Laul 2013 (2012)
  • Sea of Life (with Violina) (2013)
  • Nii täiuslik see (2013)
  • Olen loodud rändama (2013)
  • Lendame valguskiirusel (2014)
  • Pea meeles head (with Ott Lepland) (2014)
  • Kolm kuud (2014)

Dubbing[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2014 Kosmilise Tasuja G.One Sonia (singing voice) Estonian voice-dub

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Birgit Õigemeel, superstaar 2007". Õhtuleht. 7 June 2008. 
  2. ^ "Eesti Laul 2013 võitja on Birgit Õigemeel". ERR (in Estonian). 2 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Eurovision Song Contest 2013 Grand Final". Eurovision.tv. 18 May 2013. Retrieved 18 May 2013. 
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
New title
Winner of Eesti otsib superstaari
2007
Succeeded by
Jana Kask