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Jüri Pootsmann (born July 1, 1994, in Raikküla) is an Estonian pop singer and television host. He is a baritone in terms of vocal range. He won the television show “Eesti otsib superstaari” (Estonia’s Got Talent) in 2015.
In November 2015, Jüri Pootsmann released his first self-titled EP in collaboration with Vaiko Eplik, Sten Šeripov, and Kim W.
On March 5, 2016, Pootsmann won Eesti laul, the Estonian final for the Eurovision Song Contest, with the song “Play,”. At the Eurovision Song Contest, he placed last in the first semifinal and did not qualify for the final.
He received the Male Artist of the Year award at the 2016 Estonian Music Awards gala, having been nominated in five categories (Album of the Year, Male Artist of the Year, Debut Album of the Year, Best Song of the Year, and Album of the Year). In November 2016, Jüri Pootsmann released his second album, “Täna” (Today).
Since 2018, Jüri Pootsmann has been a morning show host on the radio station MyHits. A year later, Jüri scored a hit with the song “Üksinda koos”.
In November 2020, he qualified as a semi-finalist in the “Eesti laul 2021” (Estonian Song Contest 2021) with the song “Magus melanhoolia” (Sweet Melancholy). On March 6, 2021, the song achieved third place in the competition.
On 18 November 2022, a new album was released: “Süveööde unetus”. It containted at least 5 hit singles.