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Jüri Pootsmann
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Pootsmann in 2016
Background
Born (1994-07-01) 1 1994 (age 25)
Raikküla, Estonia
Occupation Singer
Years active 2015–present
Label Universal
Associated acts Stig Rästa

Jüri Pootsmann (born 1 July 1994), is an Estonian singer. He represented Estonia in the Europa Song Contest 4 with the song "Silmades" and he took the TBD place in the grand final.

Career

2015: Eesti otsib superstaari

On February 2015, Pootsmann took part in the sixth season of Eesti otsib superstaari, an Estonian reality-competition gameshow airing on TV3. He won the show on 31 May 2015 when his debut single "Torm" was released. It peaked at number seven in the Estonian Airplay Chart. On 15 November 2015 he released the single "Aga Siis", peaking at number one in the Estonian Airplay Chart. On 20 November 2015, he released his debut self-titled extended play.

Europa Song Contest

During the Europa Song Contest, Estonia was drawn to compete TBD. Pootsmann placed TBD, Estonia`s TBD result to date at the contes.

Personal life

Jüri Pootsmann, like most school children in Estonia, sang in a school choir but he was never a soloist. As a young child, the tone of Jüri`s voice was so high that he had to sing in a choir together with girls, not boys. Ironically, his current tone is that of a baritone. He discovered his vocal capabilities only as an exchange student in Denmark where he spent a year. Thus he is fluent in Danish. In his spare time, he likes to walk alone in nature, especially in Estonian forests.

Discography

Albums

Title Details
Täna
  • Released: 18 November 2016
  • Label: Universal Music Group
  • Format: Digital download

Extended plays

Title Details
Jüri Pootsmann
  • Released: 20 November 2015
  • Label: Universal Music Group
  • Format: Digital download, CD

Singles

As lead artist

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
EST
Airplay
"Torm" 2015 7 Jüri Pootsmann
"Aga siis" 1
"Play" 2016 3 Non-album single
"Nii või naa" 2 Täna
"Ootan Und"
"Täna"
"Silmades" 2017

As featured artist

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
EST
Airplay
"I Remember U"
(Cartoon featuring Jüri Pootsmann)
2016 1 Non-album single
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