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Eurovision 2016: Spotlight on Jüri Pootsmann (Estonia)


Juri PootsmannEstonia – Last year Estonia had one of the fan favourites in Eurovision with Stig and Elina so this years artist, Jüri Pootsmann has big shoes to fill.  Jüri will be singing his song “Play” after having won Eesti Laul earlier in the year and will be performing in semi final One.

Song: “Play”
Music By: Stig Rästa, Vallo Kikas, Fred Krieger
Lyrics By: Stig Rästa, Vallo Kikas, Fred Krieger

 About Jüri Pootsman:
21 year old Jüri made his name on the Estonian version of the popular international contest of Pop Idol. He appeared on the show and won it in 2015 winning himself a deal with Universal Music. Interestingly Estonia has sent several Winners of the series to Eurovision with Ott Lepland (“Kuula”, 2012) and Birgit Õigemeel (“Et uus saaks alguse”, 2013).
Even though he has not been singing professionally very long Jüri admits to singing in choirs when he was younger buy says his voice used to be so high, he was singing with the girls rather than the boys.
He is planning a full album in the future but has already released a self titled EP. In 2015 Juri won Best Male Act at the Estonian Music Awards.

Juri Pootsmann

Jüri Pootsmann won his ticket to Stockholm after beating of competition from 9 other Estonian Artists including runner up Laura and 3rd Place Cartoon. His song “Play” is co-written by one half of last years Estonian representative Stig Rästa. He is currently 28th favourite to win the contest in May

Lyrics:
(Taken from Eurovision.tv)

It’s getting late and be that as it may
I turn to you I turn to you
we might seem so obvious to me
but not to you not to you

we ain’t got all night
to find out what is right
so let’s go undecided till we know
the only way to go
is let your feelings show
see all your walls come down
and just hit

play
cause that’s the only way
to find out if it’s love
that we’re fallin’ we’re fallin’ into

I didn’t know what to do
but now I’m good as new
’cause I’m stronger much stronger
with you

some might say it’s an ordinary day
but not for me not for me
if you feel your senses disagree
bare with me bare with me

we ain’t got all night
to find out what is right
so let’s go undecided till we know
it’s the only way to see
if we were meant to be
let all your walls come down
and just hit

play…

some might say it’s an ordinary day
but not for me not for me

Jüri Pootsmann on Social Media:
Facebook: Jüri Pootsmann
Twitter: @j_pootsmann
Instagram: @jyripootsmann
Website: http://juripootsmann.com/

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