Liis Lemsalu

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Liis Lemsalu
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Background information
Born (1992-10-20) 20 October 1992 (age 25)
Tallinn, Estonia
Genres
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 2011–present
Labels Universal Music Group

Liis Lemsalu (born October 20, 1992 [1] in Pärnu, Estonia) is an Estonian singer. She rose to fame as the winner of the fourth season of Eesti otsib superstaari, the Estonian version of Idol series. After winning, Liis went on tour with other participants of Eesti otsib superstaari and released a single "Kõnnime seda teed" together with the runner-up of the show, Artjom Savitski.[2] She was then signed to Universal Music Group. She has featured in Eesti Laul, Estonia's selection for the Eurovision Song Contest four times, missing out on the final twice and qualifying twice. Her best entry, Made Up My Mind, came 5th out of 10 in 2012. She has released successful songs of which many have over 100k views on streaming service YouTube. Her most popular song on the site "Sinu Ees" ("In Front Of You" in English) had 2.1 million views as of 2017 which is double the population of her home country, Estonia.

Songs performed in Eesti otsib superstaari[edit]

Week Title Original Artist Result
Semi-finals
Semi-final: Week 1 "Vanaisa kiri" Indigolapsed Jury Wildcard
Semi-final: Week 3 "At Last" Etta James Qualified to the Finals
Finals
Week 1 "I Have Nothing" Whitney Houston Safe
Week 2 "15 magamata ööd" Eda-Ines Etti Safe
Week 3 "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)" Whitney Houston Safe
Week 4 "Proud Mary" Tina Turner Bottom three
Week 5 "L-O-V-E" Nat King Cole Bottom three
Week 6 "Smells Like Teen Spirit" Nirvana Safe
"Sajab lund" Maarja-Liis Ilus
Week 7 "Üle tumeda vee" Smilers Safe
"Den fyrste song eg høyra fekk" Per Sivle
Week 8 "Messiah" George Frideric Handel Safe
"Someone Like You" Adele
Finale "At Last" Etta James Victory
"Mis maa see on?" Siiri Sisask
"Crazy in Love" Beyoncé

Discography[edit]

Album[edit]

  • Liis Lemsalu (2011)
  • RULES (EP) (26 november 2015)
  • +1 (30 November 2017)

Singles[edit]

  • "Kõnnime seda teed" (15 June 2011; together with Artjom Savitski)
  • "Shining Star" (22 September 2011)
  • "Wanna Get Down" (3 November 2011)
  • "Täitugu soovid" (28 November 2011)
  • "Made Up My Mind" (Eesti Laul 2012 finalist, 5 out of 10 with 12 points)
  • "Lighting in the Bottle" (13 September 2012)
  • "Uhhuu" (Eesti Laul 2013 semi-finalist, 9 out of 10 with 10 points)
  • "Rohkem värve" / "Got To Be" (English version) (2 September 2013)
  • "Sulle võin kindel olla" (3 October 2013)
  • "That Kinda" (5 May 2014)
  • "Slowly Dying" (4 November 2014)
  • "Hold On featuring Egert Milder" (Eesti Laul 2015 semi-finalist 7 out of 10 with 9 points)
  • "Fire" (25 May 2015)
  • "Breaking the Rules" (12 November 2015)
  • "Sinu ees" ("In Front of You" in English) (31 May 2016)
  • "Keep Running" / "Aeg on Käes" (Estonian version) (Eesti Laul 2017 Finalist, 7 out of 10 with 10 points)
  • "Sinuga koos" ("Next to You" in English) (29 March 2017)

Personal life[edit]

Lemsalu studied at the Tallinn Nõmme Gymnasium. She is a daughter of a former professional football player Marek Lemsalu.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Liis Lemsalu" (in Estonian). Publik.ee. Retrieved 17 June 2011.
  2. ^ "Liisil ja Artjomil ilmus täna duett "Kõnnime seda teed"" (in Estonian). Publik.ee. Retrieved 17 June 2011.

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Ott Lepland
Winner of Eesti otsib superstaari
2011
Succeeded by
Rasmus Rändvee