Estonia: Getter Jaani launches new single with Maia Vahtramäe

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Getter Jaani is ready to make a comeback with her new single Meelelahutajad. The 2011 Estonian Eurovision representative  collaborates with the Estonian singer Maia Vahtramäe on the new song. For the new release, Jaani has slightly changed her style and switched from English to Estonian.

After her participation at the Eurovision Song Contest with the up tempo pop song Rockefeller Street, the now 20-year-old Getter Jaani released an album with the same name. Last year, the singer released the single NYC Taxi, which was stylistically quite similar to her Eurovision track. Now she is back with a new song in Estonian, that sounds a bit less up tempo, but borrows some influences from folk music. The singer describes Meelelahutajad, which means ‘entertainers’, as ‘a little piece of summer in the heart’ and ‘an energy injection’. The song is composed by Sven Lohmus, who also worked on Getter’s eurovision song, as well as Rändajad by Urban Symphony, Suntribe’s Let’s Get Loud and three song national final songs by Laura Poldvere.

Both Getter Jaani and Maia Vahtramäe explained that they are happy to collaborate with a female artist. The singers state that most collaborations in music are between a male and a female singer, so they are happy to bring something special to the table. Meelelahutajad is the first single from Getter’s new album that will come out next year.

Getter Jaani represented Estonia at the Eurovision Song Contest of 2011 with  Rockefeller Street. She made it to the finals, where she ended up in 24th position, despite being among the pre contest favourites.

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