Play (Jüri Pootsmann song)

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"Play"
Play - Jüri Pootsmann.jpg
Single by Jüri Pootsmann
Released4 January 2016
FormatDigital download
Recorded2015
Genre
Length2:59
LabelUniversal Music Group
Songwriter(s)
Jüri Pootsmann singles chronology
"Aga Siis"
(2015)
"Play"
(2016)
"I Remember U"
(2016)
Estonia "Play"
Eurovision Song Contest 2016 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
Fred Krieger, Stig Rästa, Vallo Kikas
Lyricist(s)
Fred Krieger, Stig Rästa, Vallo Kikas
Finals performance
Semi-final result
18th
Semi-final points
24
Appearance chronology
◄ "Goodbye to Yesterday" (2015)   
"Verona" (2017) ►

"Play" is a song performed by Estonian singer Jüri Pootsmann. The song represented Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016, and was written by Fred Krieger, Vallo Kikas, and 2015 Estonian entrant Stig Rästa.[1] The song was released as a digital download on 4 January 2016 through Universal Music Group.[2]

Eurovision Song Contest[edit]

Pootsmann was announced as one of the twenty competing acts in Eesti Laul 2016 on 5 November 2015.[3] He performed in the show's second semi-final on 20 February 2016, and advanced to the final.[4] In the final on 5 March, he was awarded the highest number of jury points, advancing to the superfinal, where the public chose him as the winner.[1] He performed during the second half of the first semi-final.[5] Alongside Jüri Pootsmann, three backing vocalists Kaire Vilgats, Dagmar Oja and Silver Laas support the stage performance.

Jüri Pootsmann performed in the first semi-final held on May 10. He failed to qualify to the final, placing 18th and last, Estonia's worst result to date.

Track listing[edit]

Digital download[2]
No.TitleLength
1."Play"2:59

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2016) Peak
position
Estonia (Raadio Uuno)[6] 3

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Worldwide 4 January 2016[2] Digital download Universal Music Group

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Mikhail, Vasilyev (5 March 2016). "Estonia: Jüri Pootsmann will sing "Play" at Eurovision 2016". Wiwibloggs.
  2. ^ a b c Play - Single by Jüri Pootsmann on iTunes
  3. ^ Escudero, Victor M. (3 November 2015). "Eurovision to go big in Estonia". eurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 11 January 2016.
  4. ^ Viilup, Kaspar (20 February 2016). "Eesti Laulu teise poolfinaali võitjad on selgunud". err.ee (in Estonian). ERR. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
  5. ^ Jordan, Paul (25 January 2016). "Allocation Draw: The results!". eurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 25 January 2016.
  6. ^ "TOP 20 (nädal 11, 2016)". Raadio Uuno. Archived from the original on 23 April 2016.