He’s the Estonian dreamboat who stole our hearts in 2012 with his emotional performance of the beautiful “Kuula”. Now, Ott Lepland is turning it up a notch with his latest single “Maailm mu es”, which roughly translates as “The World In Front Of Me”.
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Like his previous releases, “Maailm mu es” is sung in the lovely Estonian language. The track has an almost Travis-esque sound to it — they were big around the turn of the century… why did it always rain on them?
Ott’s voice flows river-like over a heavy guitar and piano. It makes for a delightful listening experience and we’re left begging for more.
Ott Lepland Maailm mu ees (Official Audio)
Ott has been in the music industry since childhood, even releasing two albums before the age of ten. But the whole of Estonia saw just how much of a talent he was, after his victory on the Estonian version of Pop Idol in 2010.
Soon after that, the opportunity to represent Estonia at Eurovision knocked on his door. Luckily, Ott was more than willing to answer. He took Estonia all the way to the final, finishing a very respectable sixth.
With more than a dozen singles and an album released post-Baku, Ott is nowhere near being done.
Estonia at Eurovision 2017
Estonia selected its entry for Kyiv on Saturday night.
A thrilling Eesti Laul final saw fan favourites such as Elina Born and Kerli fall away, as Laura and Koit Toome emerged victorious. Both are pros when it comes to Eurovision, with Koit representing the Baltic state in 1998 and Laura in 2005 as part of Suntribe.
They’ll be hoping that their Shakespeare inspired duet “Verona” can take Estonia back to the final, after last year’s disappointing result — Jüri Pootsmann finished last out of all the 42 entrants in Stockholm.
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