Koit Toome was one of Estonia’s early representatives at Eurovision, competing at the 1998 contest. He was one of the youngest competitors at only 19 years old.
According to our friends at YLE Fem, the Swedish-language branch of Finland’s broadcaster, Koit felt that he was too young, nervous, and inexperienced back then. Speaking on “På rensande not” (the same show Sarah Dawn Finer appeared on several weeks ago), he said that he wants to give it a second try now that he is almost twice as old.
His song in the contest, “Mere lapsed”, placed 12th with 36 points.
Koit Toome’s resume has only grown since his appearance in 1998’s contest, held in Birmingham. He has become an accomplished actor, starring in shows like Miss Saigon, Phantom of the Opera, Rent, Hair, and Les Miserables. He has worked in Germany, Finland, Austria, and of course, Estonia. He also has done voice acting, having dubbed for Owen Wilson in the Estonian version of Cars.
He has not left behind music, though. He has released two duets with Eurovision singer Getter Jaani, “Rannamaja” and “Valged Ööd“. As a solo artist, he also showed us “Voitleja“. His newest single, however, features the artist Super. Revealed in September, it is entitled “Ma ütlen hurraa!”
What do you think? Should Koit return to the contest?