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|Born||January 3, 1979|
|Occupations||Singer, musical actor|
|Instruments||Voice, piano, accordion|
|Associated acts||Code One, Maarja-Liis Ilus|
In late 1994, the highly successful pop duo Code One consisting of Koit Toome and Sirli Hiius was formed by the producer Mikk Targo. A great run of hits in Estonian music charts was to follow until 1998, when the duo split.
In 1998, Koit Toome represented Estonia at the Eurovision Song Contest, held in Birmingham. He placed on 12th place with 36 ponts and song named "Mere Lapsed". That year he went on to record his debut solo album of mostly self-penned material. Toome has released five albums all together, both as a solo artist and with Code One.
Koit Toome's debut in a musical was in the role of Alfred in Tanz der Vampire, shortly followed by that Marius in Les Misérables, Chris in Miss Saigon, and Tony in West Side Story. Several other a lead role in Chess, Rent and Hair were all to follow both in Estonia and Germany.
The huge tabloid media interest Koit Toome was single and looking for long after a split from his partner in life and on stage, Maarja-Liis Ilus. In 2009, after a long period of denial, he admitted having fathered a daughter to Kaia Triisa, a make-up artist, also well-known Estonia. The couple is back together and happy, according to the Estonian tabloid press.
Toome comes from a prominent family, with his uncle Indrek Toome the Prime Minister of Estonia (1988–1990), his brother a well-known DJ, and his nephew a successful athlete.
Koit Toome lives in Tallinn.
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|Awards and achievements|
with "Keelatud maa"
|Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest
Evelin Samuel & Camille
with "Diamond of Night"