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|Birth name||Koit Toome|
January 3, 1979 |
Koit Toome (born 3 January 1979, Tallinn), is an Estonian singer and musical actor. In 2017, Koit Toome took part and won in Eesti Laul in a duet with Laura Põldvere with the song "Verona", and therefore they will represent Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kiev.
In late 1994, a highly successful pop duo Code One, consisting of Koit Toome and Sirli Hiius was formed by the producer Mikk Targo. A long run of top hits in Estonian music charts were to follow until 1998, when the duo split.
In 1998, Koit Toome represented Estonia at the Eurovision Song Contest, held in Birmingham. He finished 12th with 36 points with the song "Mere lapsed". The same year he recorded his debut solo album of mostly self-penned material on it. Toome has released five albums all together, both as a solo artist and with Code One.
Koit Toome has played a number of important roles in stage musicals in his native Estonia and with touring companies.
His debut was Alfred in Tanz der Vampire (Tallinn, 2000), followed by Marius of Les Misérables (Tallinn, 2001), Chris in Miss Saigon (Tallinn, 2002, reprised in Helsinki City Theatre) and Tony in West Side Story (Tartu, 2005). Leading roles in Chess, Rent and Hair were to follow in Estonia and Germany.
Toome comes from a prominent family, with his uncle Indrek Toome the Prime Minister of Estonia (1988–1990). Koit is a father of one, a daughter. As of 2016, the family are expecting their second child to be born in 2017.
As lead artist
(with Getter Jaani)
(with Getter Jaani and Karl Madis)
(with Getter Jaani)
As featured artist
(Metsakutsu featuring Koit Toome)
|2016||Kuhu Koer On Maetud|
|2006||Cars||Lightning McQueen||Estonian voice-dub|
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Koit Toome.|
- "PIKNE McQUEEN alias Koit Toome: esimene sõit oli Moskvitši "pirukaga"" [LIGHTNING McQUEEN alias Koit Toome: The first ride was on a Moskvitch "pie" [a car-based panel van designed to deliver pies and bread or mail] (in Estonian). Õhtuleht. 2006-08-05. Retrieved 2015-05-29.
- Escudero, Victor M. (4 March 2017). "Koit Toome and Laura to bring Verona to Kyiv!". eurovision.tv. European Brooadcasting Union. Retrieved 4 March 2017.
- Mercereau, Damien (20 March 2017). "Eurovision 2017 : deux revenants s'unissent pour l'Estonie" (in French). Le Figaro. Retrieved 4 April 2017.
|Awards and achievements|
with "Keelatud maa"
|Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest
Evelin Samuel & Camille
with "Diamond of Night"
|Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest (with Laura Põldvere)