This year the three Baltic countries, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, are all sending young male singers – and they’ve certainly set hearts a-flutter in the fandom. We take a look at what it is that makes Jüri Pootsmann, Justs and Donny Montell so special.

1. Justs paid his dues busking on the streets

Before his Superstar appearance, Justs had already made a name for himself as a busker. Here he can be seen playing in Riga’s Old Town:

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2. Jüri was Estonia’s Idol

Jüri got his start on Eesti otsib superstaari, (Estonian Idol), where he won the sixth season. Here he is performing his winner’s single, “Torm”:

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3. Donny has Eurovision experience

He previously represented Lithuania at Eurovision 2012. Here he is on stage in Azerbaijan with his song “Love Is Blind”:

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4. Jüri is an award winner

Fresh from his Idol win, he impressed Estonian music lovers enough to be awarded Best Male Act at the 2015 Estonian Music Awards. Here he is humbly accepting his award:
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5. Justs is prepared to suffer for his art

In Justs’s artist profile video, he talks about how his song is a “story about pain”. But he’s not just all talk. As this clip shows, he was feeling the pain while getting a tattoo:

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6. Donny is busy doing something

While the Lithuanian national final dragged on for ten weeks, Donny didn’t let that keep him from his regular music career. He released three other singles, “Tai Musu Laikas”, “Is Proto Einu” and his newest one, “Don’t Touch Me”:

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7. Justs is working with 2015’s golden girl

After scoring an impressive top-ten finish for Latvia in 2015 with “Love Injected”, Aminata has returned as the songwriter of Justs song “Heartbeat”. She discussed her involvement at Supernova:

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8. Jüri is also teaming up with the 2015 champ

Jüri’s song is written by Stig Rästa, who previously performed “Goodbye to Yesterday” with Elina Born in Vienna. Here is their top-ten performance from Eurovision 2015.

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9. Donny is a dad

He’s married to dancer Veronika Brasaite and they have an adorable daughter. Or as Eric Saade might say, that makes him a #DILF!

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10. Jüri had a “Heroes” moment

At the grand final of Idol, Jüri and fellow finalist (and future Eesti Laul contestant) Gertu Pabbo paired up to perform Måns Zelmerlöw’s “Heroes”. Here is their grand final duet:

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11. They love playing pranks

Here’s Jüri tricking Justs on April Fools Day while Donny looks on and laughs and laughs and laughs:

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Update: 1 April 2016, 12:00

This is so embarrassing. It looks like there was a problem with our image server and rather than having pics of the Baltic Boys, instead this page has been displaying pics of Serhat reclining on a chaise longue, with a come-hither look in his eyes.

Either that or it’s an April Fool’s Day trick. 🙂

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Giulia
Giulia
5 years ago

Hahah before I got to the end of the article I was thinking “What’s up with this silly computer now, I only see Serhat’s photos” 😉 Good joke, Serhat instead of the three Baltic Boys!
But please, give us the right videos now…You made me curious and I want to see them (especially the one with Jüri and Donny tricking Justs)

Jacky
Jacky
5 years ago

Aaaah, my eyes!

Redfox
Redfox
5 years ago

do, please add the real pictures. I dont even know who that is so the joke is lost

Nathan
Nathan
5 years ago

Is that prank video around somewhere?

Anton
Anton
5 years ago

Cuties. Let them be back singers for Serega :)))

Digital Style
Digital Style
5 years ago

These dudes need to form a band.

Laburnum
Laburnum
5 years ago

You know what? These guys should unite and create a band called the Baltic Boys! 😀

Fafefifo
Fafefifo
5 years ago

@Charles – I don’t think things are THAT bad! But I think we should be careful to use silly stereotypes, which ESC doesn’t benefit from. It’s a music program and TV-show for ALL kinds of people, which has fans of all kinds of people too! Should be unnecesarry to point out, but still…no contest benefits from magrinalization. I like gays, that’s not the issue. But some gays appereantly think they have some “special rights” for ESC or something…which is just silly. Most of all, it’s a family event. Something which people should be more aware of….

Charles
Charles
5 years ago

@Fafefifo: Yeah and it’s disappointing it tends to go that way … and it has been like since Eurovision came out of the closet in 1998 … 18 years ago … and to some extent an Eurovision Song Contest or any over-the-top gay pride parade … there is no longer any difference … except this one ESC gets televised.

Hayley
Hayley
5 years ago

This was so funny!!! xD This just made my evening! :))

Charles
Charles
5 years ago

@Anton: And since when being #1 in whatever he may be doing besides getting naked too many times actually means that there is actual musical talent? People who truly showcase music talent don’t come to Eurovision with desperate strategies and outdated songs. As far as I am concern Sergey could focus more on having a career in adult movie industry because he really is not giving me any music credibility but the desire to become the brand new arrogant and egocentric Dame Bilan … which seems to be an example in Russia. Have mercy!

Fafefifo
Fafefifo
5 years ago

@Charles – yes, many male ESC-fans, which is fine by me. But it’s so overly focused on! Many straight male fans too. And lots of female fans, should not be forgotten either. I don’t like stereotypes. What unites us are our love for ESC, not sexual orientation. And to be honest, I think the fan websites somestimes play on silly stereotypes.

Colin
Colin
5 years ago

Breaking news!!!

China withdraws from Eurovision!!!

Canada might follow…

Anton
Anton
5 years ago

@Charles
Sergey is better performer than Dima. He is number 1 in Russia, and Bilan is actor now)))
As for Baltic boys, they are all cool, but Justs is my favourite now.

Timothy
Timothy
5 years ago

If someone is going to make a joke again in this website please this joker may not be you Robyn gallagher. Your sense of humor is so childish. Nobody liked your joke here as you can read the comments..

Timothy
Timothy
5 years ago

If someone is going to make a joke again in this website please this joker may not be you Robyn gallagher. Your sense of humor is so childish. Nobody liked your joke here as you can read the comments.

Ron
Ron
5 years ago

The only thing Serhat missing in this pic is some turkish tea with a cigarette and that funny red hat.

Jaccobabe
Jaccobabe
5 years ago

@Olga from Latvia: You are more than welcome to apply to join the team 🙂

Olga from Latvia
Olga from Latvia
5 years ago

Why are you not funny? You need someone new in your team, that can make is laugh, not grind.

irish esc
irish esc
5 years ago

lol april fools haha nice one wiwibloggs

Mei Finegold
Mei Finegold
5 years ago

@fikri you can go shave your back now! bye fikri!

Ricardo
Ricardo
5 years ago

I literally fancy all 3 Baltic boys. .please insert the correct videos now! Or just some more pics of the guys! !!! Thanks.

manu
manu
5 years ago

¿porque sois unas nenazas?

Charles
Charles
5 years ago

@Olga: Here we have it … the Sergey’s “look at hot body you can’t resist me” strategy is already having its effect on people … then no wonder Russia is a top 5 guaranteed despite the atrocious outdated song that is supposed to be judged. They may be 33 but he is still trying desperately to be the new Dima Bilan … for no reason but to fill his ego.

Charles
Charles
5 years ago

Nonetheless there is a far easier and shorter answer to that question … most of us here are gay so therefore when it comes to judging the male gender no brains need to work unlike certain other human organs … and that is not even a April’s fool joke … it’s a daily thing.

Konstantin
Konstantin
5 years ago

Commenters, please. We need to create a world that’s human, fair and bright.

Olga
Olga
5 years ago

IMHO, this April 1st joke would me successful if various pics of Sergey could replace Serhat (with all due respect to this gentleman). Especially since it’s Sergey’s birthday today (33 years old) 🙂

Brent
Brent
5 years ago

@Ben_15 @Maria
https://twitter.com/Eurovision/status/715827570768486401
It looks like the running orders of the semi finals will be revealed the 5th of april

Fafefifo
Fafefifo
5 years ago

@ Warren – it was unfunny and respectless. I agree!

And what about us (male) fans who prefer Baltic girls?

Ali Nella Houd
Ali Nella Houd
5 years ago

Do not doubt it: Serhat will have the last laugh …

Zagreb2017
Zagreb2017
5 years ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLHjnRPCHjs Nina Kraljic has done LIVE PERFORMANCE . Listen !!! #Proud

R
R
5 years ago

Best post ever.

Ben_15
Ben_15
5 years ago

I mean monday. lol

Ben_15
Ben_15
5 years ago

I heard that the reveal for the running order is going to be on Friday 4th. Can anyone confirm this?

Oostenrijk
Oostenrijk
5 years ago

Serhat is a hot #dilf

Maria
Maria
5 years ago

Does anyone know when the running order of the semis being revealed ?

fikri
fikri
5 years ago

… oh wait. someone already made that joke. i’m gonna go now lol.

fikri
fikri
5 years ago

stop making serhat meme happen… IT’S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.

Kristín Kristjánsdóttir

Who is Serhat?

Ñu
Ñu
5 years ago

This is getting bizarre with Serhat OMG…
Why he is in every reason of this page…

ADmir
ADmir
5 years ago

TOP 20 best songs of Eurovision 2016 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKPxbCY3ie0

kreuzbergerfan
kreuzbergerfan
5 years ago

Donny looks really hot in the 3rd picture! too bad he is already married… do you know if Justs is still single? just asking… ^^

Danish
Danish
5 years ago

Didn’t really work for me.

It could be and textually still is a great article. Serhat’s pics don’t make it funny. Quite the opposite.

Warren
Warren
5 years ago

This is the least funniest thing ive ever read. Such a nonsense humour(?!) Please wiwi you are losing blood with that kind of posts

Nitzan
Nitzan
5 years ago

Haha well this is a bit more sophisticated than Esctoday’s “running order revealed” or “China joins”.

Gotta give it to Sehrat, he is cult material.

Tom
Tom
5 years ago

Lol @the Serhat troll! Touché Wiwibloggs, touché!

Regina George
Regina George
5 years ago

Stop trying to make Serhat happen. It’s not going to happen.
j/k

Someone just commenting
Someone just commenting
5 years ago

Ohhh lol
Happy April’s Fools day Wiwiblogs!!!!!

Someone just commenting
Someone just commenting
5 years ago

oh wait a minute….
*checks the date*

Someone just commenting
Someone just commenting
5 years ago

is this a glitch or what? what is Serhat doing here? What the heck is going on? :O