Piret Järvis

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Piret Järvis
Piret Järvis at Eurolaul 2007
Background information
Born (1984-02-06) 6 February 1984 (age 33)
Tallinn, Estonia
Origin Estonia
Genres Pop, rock
Occupation(s) Singing-songwriting
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 2002-
Associated acts Vanilla Ninja

Piret Järvis (born 6 February 1984 in Tallinn) is an Estonian singer, guitarist, and songwriter of the popular girl group Vanilla Ninja.[1] Currently she is working as a presenter and a journalist for the Estonian Public Broadcasting.

Born to Maire and Enno Järvis she has an older sister and a younger brother. After graduating high-school she won a scholarship to continue her studies at the International University of Concordia where she was majoring in Media and Public Relations. Currently she is studying journalism and communications at the University of Tartu.

Piret Järvis at Koblenz festival, 2005

She joined Vanilla Ninja in 2002 and is one of three members to have stayed a member since its formation. Piret has written lyrics for the song "Club Kung Fu", that made Vanilla Ninja well known in Estonia. She has continued as a lyricist for many of the band's songs like "Birds Of Peace", "I Don't Care at All", "Black Symphony" etc. Although she initially played a more 'background' role in the group, she featured heavily on their 2005 album Blue Tattoo due to Maarja Kivi (the former lead singer) leaving in 2004. Järvis often acts as the spokesperson for the group in interviews, and on numerous occasions has been dubbed as the best looking and most stylish member. In 2005 she was voted Estonia's sexiest woman of the year by the readers of Estonia's best-selling gossip magazine "Kroonika".

In 2008, Järvis participated as a celebrity contestant on the third season of Tantsud tähtedega, an Estonian version of Dancing with the Stars. Her professional dancing partner was Mairold Millert.

Järvis gave out the Estonian votes in Eurovision 2011, which mathematically confirmed Azerbaijan's first victory in the competition.

Besides making music she has worked for different Estonian TV channels since 2002. She has worked for the Estonian TV3, MTV Baltics, and is currently a presenter and an editor at the Estonian Public Broadcasting.


  1. ^ Petrone, Justin. "Vanilla Ninja - Estonian girl group sets sights on world domination". The Baltic Times. 4 May 2005. Retrieved 11 June 2010. 

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