Estonian singer Karl-Erik Taukar, who hopes to represent his country at the Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna next May, joined his band to play a concert at Tallinn’s Kohvik Sinilind on Saturday 6 December. The concert, which concluded a series of dates played across Estonia, was a showcase for Karl-Erik Taukar’s recently released debut album, Vääramatu jõud.
Karl-Erik Taukar is one of twenty contestants who will compete at Eesti Laul 2015, which will take place in Tallinn next February, determining Estonia’s next Eurovision Song Contest representative. His entry Päev korraga can be viewed below:
Asked by Estonian media, postimees.ee, to assess his Eesti Laul chances, Taukar is adopting a positive and more relaxed approach.
Karl-Erik Taukar participated in the fifth season of Eesti otsib superstaari (the Estonian “Pop Idol” competition) in 2012, finishing in fourth place. Other contestants from that season were Rasmus Rändvee (who won the competition), Elina Born (second place finisher) and Anisa Vänikver, all of whom have previously competed in Eesti Laul. Elina Born will also compete at Eesti Laul 2015, teaming with Stig Rästa for the song Goodbye to yesterday.
Estonia debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1994, with a total of twenty appearances to date. Estonia’s best result came in 2001, when Tanel Padar/Dave Benton/2XL triumphed with Everybody. Estonia was last represented by Tanja, with her Amazing entry and energetic dance routine finishing in twelfth place in the first Semi Final of the Copenhagen 2014 competition.