Eesti otsib superstaari (season 3)

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Eesti otsib superstaari
Season 3
Broadcast from September 6 – December 20, 2009
Judges Mihkel Raud
Maarja-Liis Ilus
Rein Rannap
Host(s) Tanel Padar
Ithaka Maria
Broadcaster TV3
Finals venue Linnahall
Ott Lepland
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Origin Tallinn, Estonia
Song "I Will Talk and Hollywood Will Listen"
Birgit Varjun
Eesti otsib superstaari Finalists
(with dates of elimination)
Season 3 (2009)
Estonia Ott Lepland Winner
Estonia Birgit Varjun December 20
Estonia Marten Kuningas December 13
Estonia Getter Jaani December 6
Estonia Jaanus Saago November 29
Estonia Anis Arumets November 22
Estonia Anne Arrak November 15
Estonia Kene Vernik November 8
Estonia Eliisa Kõiv November 1
Estonia Andrei Ozdoba November 1

The third season of Eesti otsib superstaari premiered on September 6, 2009. The winner of the season was Ott Lepland.

In Autumn 2008 TV3 announced that the third season will be postponed to the future. The show was replaced by new show Eesti otsib lemmiklaulu (Estonia is looking for a favourite song). In June 2009 TV3 announced that the auditions for third season will start in August 2009.

In July 2009, Estonian Public Broadcasting (ERR) announced that one of the judges, Heidy Purga, is not allowed to take part of that program. Purga is a director of ERR's radio station, Raadio 2. ERR explained that the decision was made, because there is a lot work to do in Raadio 2 at the moment and they will not allow Purga to take part in competitors program.

Several days later TV3 announced new hosts and a new judge. The hosts for the third season are an Eurovision Song Contest-winning rockstar Tanel Padar and singer Ithaka Maria. Heidy Purga was replaced by singer Maarja-Liis Ilus.

This season also produced representatives of Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest three times in a row: Robin Juhkental, who made the semifinals on the show, represented his country as a lead singer of Malcolm Lincoln in 2010; Getter Jaani, who finished in fourth place, sang for Estonia in 2011 and Ott Lepland, the winner of the season, had his turn in 2012 achieving sixth place in the contest.


Auditions for 2009 were held in Pärnu (August 19), Rakvere (August 26), Tartu (August 29 & 30) & Tallinn (August 22 & 23) Only about 60–80 singers qualified to the Theatre round.

Theatre rounds[edit]

Theatre rounds were held on September 7 & 8, 2009 in Vene Teater (Russian Theatre in Estonia). 25 new singers qualified to the semi-finals.


Twenty-five new singers qualified to the studio rounds: 13 female and 12 male. The studio rounds take place in two weeks. First week is girls' week and the second is boys' week. During the week two shows are taking place. In the first show all girls or boys are participating. The judges have the right to send one participant directly to the final. Among others eight new singers are sent to the second show. In the second show four singers are sent to the finals by televoters.

Girls' Round 1[edit]

Eliminated: Kristiina Freimane, Maria Alanurme, Liisa Orav, Anna Kutšinskaja,
Advanced to the final (Judges' choice): Kene Vernik

Girls' Round 2[edit]

Eliminated: Kerli Kivilaan, Elina Netšajeva, Sabrina Abdullajeva, Liina Uibo
Advanced to the final: Getter Jaani, Eliisa Kõiv, Anne Arrak, Birgit Varjun

Boys' Round 1[edit]

Eliminated: Sten-Martin Saarest, Robin Juhkental, Kristen Kasuk
Advanced to the final (Judges' choice): Anis Arumets

Boys' Round 2[edit]

Eliminated: Karel Tallermaa, Beno Kudrin, Keito Kaljulaid, Mick Pedaja
Advanced to the final: Marten Kuningas, Ott Lepland, Andrei Ozdoba, Jaanus Saago


Top 10: Pop-hits[edit]

Bottom three: Getter Jaani, Jaanus Saago, Anne Arrak
Bottom two: Getter Jaani, Anne Arrak
Eliminated: Anne Arrak No one[1]

Top 10: Songs from TV show "Eesti otsib lemmiklaulu"[edit]

  • Andrei Ozdoba – "Aeg ei peatu" by Apelsin
  • Anne Arrak – "Rahu" by Ruja
  • Ott Lepland – "Eestlane olen ja eestlaseks jään" by Alo Mattiisen
  • Anis Arumets – "Juulikuu lumi" by Terminaator
  • Getter Jaani – "Laul põhjamaast" by Ülo Vinter
  • Marten Kuningas – "Mägede hääl" by Mahavok
  • Jaanus Saago – "Valgus" by Gunnar Graps
  • Birgit Varjun – "Eesti muld ja Eesti süda" by Ruja
  • Eliisa Kõiv – "Depressiivsed Eesti väikelinnad" by HU?
  • Kene Vernik – "Massikommunikatsioon" by Singer Vinger

Bottom three: Andrei Ozdoba, Anis Arumets, Eliisa Kõiv
Eliminated: Andrei Ozdoba, Eliisa Kõiv

Top 8: Songs from singers' birth year[edit]

Bottom three: Anis Arumets, Jaanus Saago, Kene Vernik
Eliminated: Kene Vernik

Top 7: Love songs[edit]

Bottom three: Jaanus Saago, Anne Arrak, Marten Kuningas
Bottom two: Marten Kuningas, Anne Arrak
Eliminated: Anne Arrak

Top 6: Acoustic round[edit]

Bottom two: Getter Jaani, Anis Arumets
Eliminated: Anis Arumets

Top 5: Dance & country songs[edit]

Bottom two: Birgit Varjun, Jaanus Saago
Eliminated: Jaanus Saago

Top 4: Ivo Linna songs & current hits[edit]

  • Marten Kuningas – "Luiged läinud, lumi maas"
  • Birgit Varjun – "Sülitan vaid alla tuult"
  • Getter Jaani – "Taas punab päiksekiirtes pihlapuu"
  • Ott Lepland – "Kohtumistund"
  • Marten Kuningas – "Moonduja" by Birgit Õigemeel
  • Birgit Varjun – "Sober" by P!nk
  • Getter Jaani – "Happy" by Leona Lewis
  • Ott Lepland – "Light On" by David Cook

Bottom two: Getter Jaani, Birgit Varjun
Eliminated: Getter Jaani

Top 3: Song from mother's/father's youth & Duets[edit]

Eliminated: Marten Kuningas

Superfinale: The contestants' favourite & Christmas song & Winner's song[edit]

The superfinal of Eesti otsib superstaari was held on December 20, 2009 in Linnahall Arena, Tallinn. Both superfinalists performed three songs: a well-known Christmas song, their own favourite performance of the season and winner's song. The winner was chosen by viewers through telephone and SMS voting.

Winner: Ott Lepland
Runner-up: Birgit Varjun

Elimination chart[edit]

Did Not Perform Female Male Top 25 Top 10 Winner
Safe Safe First Safe Last Eliminated
Stage: Semi Finals
Week: 10/08 10/11 10/15 10/18 10/25 11/01 11/08 11/15 11/22 11/29 12/06 12/13 12/20
Place Constestant Result
1 Ott Lepland Top 10 Winner
2 Birgit Varjun Top 10 Btm 2 Btm 2 Runner-Up
3 Marten Kuningas Top 10 Btm 2 Elim
4 Getter Jaani Top 10 Btm 2 Btm 2 Elim
5 Jaanus Saago Top 10 Btm 3 Btm 2 Btm 3 Elim
6 Anis Arumets Top 10 Btm 3 Btm 3 Elim
7 Anne Arrak Top 10 Saved Elim
8 Kene Vernik Top 10 Elim
9–10 Eliisa Kõiv Top 10 Elim
Andrei Ozdoba Top 10
Semi Keito Kaljulaid Elim
Beno Kundrin
Mick Pedaja
Karel Tallermaa
Robin Juhkental Elim
Kristen Kasuk
Sten-Martin Saarest
Sabrina Abdullajeva Elim
Kerli Kivilaan
Elina Netšajeva
Liina Uibo
Maria Alanurme Elim
Kristiina Freimane
Anna Kutšinskaja
Liisa Orav

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Although Anne Arrak was eliminated, she was given a free pass as one of the major mobile operators had encountered technical difficulties.