Ott Lepland

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Ott Lepland
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Ott Lepland in 2012.
Background information
Birth name Ott Lepland
Born (1987-05-17) 17 May 1987 (age 26)
Origin Tallinn, Estonia
Genres Pop, rock
Instruments Vocals, piano, keyboards
Years active 1995–present
Labels Crunch
Website www.lepland.ee

Ott Lepland (born 17 May 1987) is an Estonian singer, who is best known as the winner of the third season of Eesti otsib superstaari. Lepland represented Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan with the song "Kuula" placing 6th in the final.

Lepland has been singing since he was a child. He released four albums with children songs in 1995 and 1996. At the moment Lepland is studying at Georg Ots' Tallinn Music School pop and jazz singing. He has also studied piano for ten years.[1]

Ott has performed in several plays, including the role of Troy Bolton in Estonian State Puppet & Youth Theatre's musical, the Estonian version of High School Musical.

In 2010, Lepland released his self-titled first album after winning the Estonian version of Pop Idol. The self-titled album consists of 12 songs, including singles "Otsides ma pean su jälle leidma", "Süte peal sulanud jää", etc.

In December 2010, a fan book of Lepland was released, it is titled "Lubage mul olla. Ott Lepland." (Let me be. Ott Lepland) with subtitle "8 kuud superstaarina" (8 months as a superstar).

In 2011, Ott participated in another TV3 TV show Laulupealinn (Capital of songs/singing), where Ott represented Estonian town Kärdla. Every week, Lepland had to perform with partners from Kärdla or Hiiu County, including his grandmother, nephew, and a local mixed choir. Lepland won the show and Kärdla has now the title of Singing Capital of Estonia.

His second album Laulan ma sind was released in November 2011.

Songs performed in Eesti otsib superstaari[edit]

Week Title Original artist Result
Semi-final:
Boys Round 1
"Permanent" David Cook
Safe
Semi-final:
Boys Round 2
"All by Myself" Eric Carmen
Safe
Top 10 (Week 1) "Everybody Hurts" R.E.M.
Safe
Top 10 (Week 2) "Eestlane olen ja eestlaseks jään" Ivo Linna
Safe
Top 8 "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)" Aerosmith
Safe
Top 7 "You Can Leave Your Hat On" Randy Newman
Safe
Top 6 "Hüvasti, kollane koer" Urmas Alender
Safe
Top 5 "Angel" Sarah McLachlan
Safe
"What's My Name?" Snoop Dogg
Top 4 "Kohtumistund" Ivo Linna
Safe
"Light On" David Cook
Top 3 "One Vision" Queen
Safe
"Rändajad"
duet with Sandra Nurmsalu
Urban Symphony
Superfinal "The Little Drummer Boy"
Victory
"Kohtumistund" Ivo Linna
"I Will Talk and Hollywood Will Listen" Robbie Williams

Discography[edit]

  • "Oti jõululaulud" (Seafarm Recs; 1995)
  • "Oti suvelaulud" (Seafarm Recs; 1996)
  • "Ott ja Valged jänesed" (BG Muusik; 1996)
  • "Ott ja sõbrad" (BG Muusik; 1996)
  • "Ott Lepland" (Crunch Industry; 2010)
  • "Laulan ma sind" (Crunch Industry; 2011)
  • "Öö mu kannul käib" (Crunch Industry; 2012)

Singles[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Getter Jaani
with Rockefeller Street
Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest
2012
Succeeded by
Birgit Õigemeel
with Et uus saaks alguse
Preceded by
Jana Kask
Winner of Eesti otsib superstaari
2009
Succeeded by
Liis Lemsalu