Robin Juhkental

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Robin Juhkental
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Background information
Born (1988-05-20) May 20, 1988 (age 30)
Tallinn, Estonia[1]
GenresElectropop
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter
InstrumentsVocals
LabelsUniversal Music, Mortimer Snerd (previously)
Associated actsMalcolm Lincoln
Websitemyspace.com/malcolmlincoln

Robin Juhkental (born 20 May 1988 in Tallinn, Estonia) is an Estonian singer.[1][2] He is the frontman of Malcolm Lincoln.

Juhkental has studied in Kivimäe põhikool, Tallinna Nõmme Gümnaasium and is currently studying road engineering in Tallinn University of Applied Sciences.[2][3]

Juhkental has never taken any singing lessons.[3] He has participated in the Kaks takti ette (2007) and Eesti otsib superstaari (2009) television shows as a contestant.[2] Malcolm Lincoln, together with a group of backing vocalists called Manpower 4, won the competition Eesti Laul 2010 with the song "Siren" and represented Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010.[4][5] He also participated in Eesti Laul 2015 with the song Troubles, which went to the finals.

Juhkental uses a surrealist way of writing song lyrics: first he just babbles, records the nonsense and then starts thinking what words these sounds resemble.[6] His lyrics are mostly in English. He believes that he is not a good enough poet to write lyrics in Estonian, but considers English to be so messy that lyrics written in it will seem less bad than they would in Estonian.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Saame kokku Tomi juures (Adobe Flash video) (Television production) (in Estonian). Tallinn, Estonia: Eesti Televisioon. 11 May 2010. Event occurs at 3:00. Retrieved 9 June 2010.
  2. ^ a b c Niineste, Mart (13 February 2010). "Tassike teed Robin Juhkentaliga". Eesti Päevaleht (in Estonian). Retrieved 13 March 2010.
  3. ^ a b Allkivi, Kais (23 January 2010). ""Eesti laulu" finalist Robin Juhkental: laulmist pole ma kunagi õppinud". Õhtuleht (in Estonian). Archived from the original on 26 March 2010. Retrieved 15 March 2010.
  4. ^ Grillhofer, Florian (2010-03-12). "Estonia sends Malcolm Lincoln to the Eurovision Song Contest". ESCToday. Retrieved 12 March 2010.
  5. ^ Webb, Glen (2010-03-12). "Malcolm Lincoln & Manpower 4 to Oslo for Estonia". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 12 March 2010.
  6. ^ Juur, Maria (12 March 2010). "Entering the Malcolm Lincoln Centre". DiveDiveDive.org.
  7. ^ Saame kokku Tomi juures (Adobe Flash video) (Television production) (in Estonian). Tallinn, Estonia: Eesti Televisioon. 11 May 2010. Event occurs at 9:30. Retrieved 9 June 2010.

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