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Down “Rockefeller Street” to victory? – Getter Jaani for Estonia

Estonia had quite an impressive streak of success between 1996 and 2002, with six top ten placings, including one winning song. However, since the introduction of semi-finals at Eurovision in 2004, the country’s record has been poor. Only on one occasion, in 2009, Estonia made it to the final and came 6th (Urban Symphony, “Rändajad”). This year, 18-year old singer Getter Jaani won Eesti Laul, the Estonian national final, with the song Rockefeller Street, written by Sven Lõhmus.

“Rockefeller Street” ist Estonia’s 17th entry to the Eurovision Song Contest and will be performed in the 2nd semi-final on 12th May, at starting position #15.

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Estonia had quite an impressive streak of success between 1996 and 2002, with six top ten placings, including one winning song. However, since the introduction of semi-finals at Eurovision in 2004, the country’s record has been poor. Only on one occasion, in 2009, Estonia made it to the final and came 6th (Urban Symphony, “Rändajad”). This year, 18-year old singer Getter Jaani won Eesti Laul, the Estonian national final, with the song Rockefeller Street, written by Sven Lõhmus.

“Rockefeller Street” ist Estonia’s 17th entry to the Eurovision Song Contest and will be performed in the 2nd semi-final on 12th May, at starting position #15.

Check out the video clip:

About Getter Jaani

To the casual bystander, Getter Jaani’s life might seem like a fairy-tale. She grew up in Tallinn, in a creative family. Music and dancing have quite literally always been a part of her everyday life, as both her parents are choreographers. They have carefully made sure that their young daughter developed naturally, so that all the unexpected and good things in Getter’s life have emerged in a normal and caring way.

Getter’s rise to stardom was sparked off by the TV programme Estonian Superstar. She was the youngest finalist in the programme’s history and the jury’s favourite, winning everyone’s hearts as a beaming sunshine girl.

Her phenomenal qualities are truly remarkable. Over her short career, she has gained an imposing number of fans and is now also one of the artists in greatest demand by various promoters and event organisers. See for yourself!

In 2010, Getter Jaani played one of the leading parts in the popular youth musical High School Musical. Around the same time, the young singer started her co-operation with the record company Moonwalk, which gave a dizzying launch to her solo career. Her debut single The Best Day (“Parim päev”) was produced by Sven Lõhmus and it became the most played Estonian radio hit of the year. That was followed by an EP and a summer so full of performances it seemed like a continuous concert, with a few film shoots in new Estonian films as intervals.

Today, Getter has become the most popular young singer in Estonia. This is also proven by her overwhelming victory at the Estonian National selection for Eurovision Song Contest 2011.

Like every other young person preparing for the future, Getter goes to school. She has made statements in the media in defence of the secondary-vocational education system, as she considers studying to obtain a specific profession very important. Getter will soon receive her qualification papers as a tailor and stylist!

“…10-year-old girls adore her, 13-year-old girls want to become just like her and even 16-year-old girls regard her as their most “IN” peer of the moment…” says the programme director of one of the largest Estonian radio stations, about Getter.

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  1. Estonia is my third option, sometimes the second, for win the ESC. The other ones are: Hungary and Sweden.
    Good luck Getter Jaani

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