|Birth name||Birgit Õigemeel|
24 September 1988 |
|Labels||MTH Publishing / Enjoy Entertainment|
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. 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Birgit Õigemeel (2008-01-25)
- Ilus aeg (2008-11-11)
- Teineteisel pool (2009-11-19)
- Uus algus (2013-12-03)
- 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)
|Awards and achievements|
|Winner of Eesti otsib superstaari