Koit Toome is an Estonian singer and actor. He was born in the Estonian capital Tallinn in 1979.
Koit was discovered by music producer Mikk Targo in 1994. Targo was initially planning to launch a solo career for Koit. However, in the end it became a duo with Sirli Hiius: Code One. They had a lot of hits in Estonia, and also took part in Eurolaul 1997, the national final for the Eurovision Song Contest, with the song “Tantsupalavik”. The duo became 3rd.
As a solo singer, Koit started a career in 1998. He took part again in Eurolaul and managed to win it with the song “Mere lapsed”. He represented Estonia in th 1998 Eurovision Song Contest. The song reached a 12th place. The same year he recorded his debut solo album of mostly self-penned material on it, under the name of “Puudutus”. A second album, “Koit Toome”, was released a year later.
Koit Toome became professionally active in musical theatre. His debut, Alfred in Tanz der Vampire (2000) was shortly followed by Marius of Les Misérables (2001), Chris in Miss Saigon (2002). In 2003, he took part in Eurolaul again. In 2005 he played Tony in West Side Story.
In 2007, Koit Toome won Tantsud tähtedega (the Estonian version of Dancing with the Stars) with his partner on floor, Kertu Tänav. In the same year, he took part in Eurolaul again, this time with the song “Veidi veel”. The song became 10th. A new album, “Allikas”, came out.
In 2010, again a new album was released, “Kaugele siit”. The song with the same name had already been released in 2009, more songs followed, among others “Põgenen”, a duet with Birgit Õigemeel. In 2011, he teamed up with Getter Jaani for a duet, “Valged ööd”.
Koit Toome has also embarked on a voice acting career, dubbing animated films. He provided the Estonian voice for Lightning McQueen in the Disney movie Cars.
Koit Toome was a member of the jury in “Eesti Otsib Superstaari”, the Estonian version of Idols. A new single, “Vastu tuult”, was released in November 2021. A tour in december of the same year with Uku Suviste and Jaagup Tuisk followed.
Two new singles, “Stop” and “Hääletuu”, were released in 2022.