Eda-Ines Etti

Eda-Ines Etti (born 26 May 1981 in Haapsalu) is a singer, actress and celebrity in Estonia, also known for her participation in the Eurovision Song Contest 2000. Under her abbreviated stage name Ines, she was Estonia's representative for the contest in Sweden. Her song "Once in a Lifetime" received 4th place in the contest. Ines was designed to be once again Estonia's public face at the Eurovision Song Contest 2002 held in Estonia, as she was the first choice for the production team of the Eurolaul entry "Runaway". However, she pulled out at the last moment, and an experienced Swedish singer, Sahlene was hurriedly drafted in to perform "Runaway" at Eurolaul. This caused some controversy, with Ines' role in the affair coming under question. In the same year, Ines became the face for the Finnish mobile ticketing company Plusdial.[1] Since then, she has once been the national spokeswoman during the voting procedure of Eurovision Song Contest and a co-presenter of Eurolaul in 2005.

Ines's first album in Estonian, 15 magamata ööd, was issued in 2004. The title-track of the record brought her the second "Female Artist of the Year" at the Estonian Music Awards. Ines' backup band was formed in 2005, including her brother Ivo Etti (bass guitar), Siim Mäesalu (piano), Erki Pärnoja (lead guitar), and Magnus Pajupuu (drums). The first two instrumentalists were freshly recruited from Ruffus,[2] the participants of Eurovision Song Contest 2003.

The first record of the new formation was Ines' album Uus päev.[2] This included Ines' second Eurolaul entry, the song "Iseendale". The song came a close second to the winner "Through My Window", performed by the Swedish Sandra Oxenryd. "Iseendale" was notable as the only Estonian language song entered in 2006. Ines' third Eurolaul entry was the song entitled "In Good and Bad" in 2007 and achieved the 7th place.

Her album Kustutame vead earned her the nomination for the Female Artist of the Year.[3] In 2008, Eda-Ines Etti won the Estonian version of the Just the Two of Us reality television singing contest in duet with the Chief General Manager of IBM Estonia Valdo Randpere.[4]

Ines released her fifth studio album Kas kuuled mind in the end of November 2009. The album includes the singles "Ükskord", "Ja sina", "Öine linn", and "Äratatud hing".

Her sixth album "Kiusatus" released in May 2011 and included a hit track "Tule-tule" which also has a video. This album came on sale with the cooperation of A Le Coq and was only possible to purchase with A Le Coq beer six pack.

Eda-Ines Etti go live
Eda-Ines Etti in Ultra Go Live 2006, Tallinn
Background information
Birth nameEda-Ines Etti
Born26 May 1981 (age 37)
Haapsalu, Estonia
OriginVäike-Maarja, Estonia
GenresTraditional pop
Years active2000–present



  • "Illusion of Happiness" - 2000
  • "Once in a Lifetime" - 2000
  • "Highway to Nowhere" - 2002
  • "15 magamata ööd" - 2004
  • "Kallis, kas sa tead" - 2004
  • "Väike saatan" - 2004
  • "Aarete saar" - 2005
  • "Suvi on veel ees" - 2005
  • "Must ja valge" - 2005
  • "Ma ei tea, mis juhtuks" - 2005
  • "Iseendale" - 2006
  • "Lendan" - June 2006
  • "In Good and Bad" - January 2007
  • "Kustutame vead" - 2007
  • "Keerlen" - 2008
  • "Lõpuni välja" - 2008
  • "Kus kulgeb kuu" - 2008
  • "Ja sina" - 2009
  • "Öine linn" - 2009
  • "Ükskord" - 2009
  • "Äratatud hing"- 2010
  • "Tule-tule"- 2011
  • "Pilvepiir"- 2011
  • "Põlen sinu ees"- 2014


  • Here For Your Love - 2000
  • 15 magamata ööd - November 2004
  • Uus päev - December 2005
  • Kustutame vead - December 2007
  • Kas kuuled mind- November 2009
  • Kiusatus- May 2011

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Title Result
1999 Kaks takti ette (Contest of young singers by the Eesti Televisioon) 2nd place
2000 Eurovision Song Contest "Once in a Lifetime" 4th place
Estonian Music Awards Female Artist of the Year Here for Your Love Won
2005 Estonian Music Awards Female Artist of the Year 15 magamata ööd Won
Estonian Music Awards Record of the Year 15 magamata ööd Won
2006 Eurolaul (Estonian national selection for Eurovision Song Contest) "Iseendale" 2nd place
Estonian Music Awards Female Artist of the Year Uus päev Nominated
2008 Estonian Music Awards Female Artist of the Year Kustutame vead Nominated
Laulud tähtedega (Estonian version of Just the Two of Us) Won


  1. ^ Ines, the Eurovision Song Contest finalist and Plusdial in for cooperation! plusdial.fi
  2. ^ a b "Ines (In Estonian)". AllStarz internet site. Archived from the original on 2008-12-01.
  3. ^ Eesti Muusikaauhinnad 2008 (Estonian Music Awards 2008. In Estonian). Estonian Association of the Phonogram Producers
  4. ^ Valdo ja Ines võitsid staaride laulusaate Archived 2008-12-01 at the Wayback Machine (Valdo and Ines Winners of Celebrity Singing TV series. In Estonian). Elu24.ee

External links

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Evelin Samuel & Camille
with "Diamond of Night"
Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by
Tanel Padar, Dave Benton & 2XL
with "Everybody"
1981 in Estonian television

This is a list of Estonian television related events from 1981.

Dagmar Oja

Dagmar Oja (born 8 July 1981) is an Estonian singer.

Oja was born in Avinurme, Jõgeva County. She graduated from the Georg Ots Music School of Tallinn, and become known as a backing singer for different pop acts of Estonia, such as Anne Veski, Maarja-Liis Ilus, Eda-Ines Etti or Ithaka Maria.

Dagmar Oja has been seen on the Eurovision Song Contest stage for several occasions: in 2002 she provided backing vocals for Ira Losco who represented Malta that year, and in 2006 she did the same for Sandra Oxenryd who sang "Through My Window" for Estonia. In 2016, she provided vocal support for Jüri Pootsmann, the Estonian representative at the Eurovision Song Contest held in Stockholm, and in the 2017 contest for Koit Toome and Laura Põldvere.

She has been cast in stage musicals like "Billy Elliot" and "Anything Goes" as a choirist.

Eesti otsib superstaari (season 3)

The third season of Eesti otsib superstaari premiered on September 6, 2009. The winner of the season was Ott Lepland.

In Autumn 2008 TV3 announced that the third season will be postponed to the future. The show was replaced by new show Eesti otsib lemmiklaulu (Estonia is looking for a favourite song). In June 2009 TV3 announced that the auditions for third season will start in August 2009.

In July 2009, Estonian Public Broadcasting (ERR) announced that one of the judges, Heidy Purga, is not allowed to take part of that program. Purga is a director of ERR's radio station, Raadio 2. ERR explained that the decision was made, because there is a lot work to do in Raadio 2 at the moment and they will not allow Purga to take part in competitors program.

Several days later TV3 announced new hosts and a new judge. The hosts for the third season are a Eurovision Song Contest-winning rockstar Tanel Padar and singer Ithaka Maria. Heidy Purga was replaced by singer Maarja-Liis Ilus.

This season also produced representatives of Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest three times in a row: Robin Juhkental, who made the semifinals on the show, represented his country as a lead singer of Malcolm Lincoln in 2010; Getter Jaani, who finished in fourth place, sang for Estonia in 2011 and Ott Lepland, the winner of the season, had his turn in 2012 achieving sixth place in the contest.

Eesti talent

Eesti talent is the Estonian version of the Got Talent series. It was launched on TV3 on 9 October 2010. Singers, dancers, comedians, variety acts, and other performers compete against each other for audience support. The winner of the show receives 250,000 kroons (c. €16,000, c. US$20,500). It is hosted by singers Eda-Ines Etti and Tanel Padar. The judges are music critic and journalist Mihkel Raud, who is known by being judges of many other TV shows; musician, enterpriser and politician Valdo Randpere, model and dancer Kristiina Heinmets-Aigro. The show is produced by RUUT productions and FremantleMedia.

The first auditions took place in Pärnu on 14 August 2010.

Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012

Estonia participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan. The Estonian entry was selected through Eesti Laul 2012, a national selection that consisted of two semifinals and a final, organised by the Estonian broadcaster ERR. Ott Lepland represented Estonia with the song "Kuula", which qualified from the second semi-final and went on to place 6th in the final, scoring 120 points.

Everybody (Tanel Padar and Dave Benton song)

"Everybody" was the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2001, performed in English by Tanel Padar, Dave Benton and 2XL, representing Estonia. The song was performed twentieth on the night, following Germany's Michelle with "Wer Liebe lebt" and preceding Malta's Fabrizio Faniello with "Another Summer Night". At the close of voting, it had received 198 points, with the win coming at the head of a 23-song field.

Estonia was the first Former Soviet Union country to win the Contest, with the second and third following shortly thereafter. Tanel had previously provided backing vocals for Estonia's 2000 entry, sung by Eda-Ines Etti, his then girlfriend.

Tanel and Dave were supported by a backing group of four, 2XL, Lauri Pihlap, Kaido Põldma, Sergei Morgun and Indrek Soom.

The song was followed as Estonian representative at the 2002 contest, held in the Estonian capital of Tallinn, by Sahlene with "Runaway".

Getter Jaani

Getter Ragnila Jaani (born 3 February 1993) is an Estonian singer and actress. She represented Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 with the song "Rockefeller Street".

I Love My Country

I Love My Country (Dutch: Ik hou van Holland) is a Dutch TV program, first aired in the Netherlands on 8 March 2008. A tenth season was aired in late 2012, with an 11th season airing in 2013. Until 2013, two seasons were aired per year on RTL 4.

The show was created by the Dutchman John de Mol (who also created the television formats of Big Brother, Deal or No Deal, and The Voice) and has been sold to at least 25 countries worldwide.


Ines or INES may refer to:

INES, International Nuclear Event Scale

INES or carte d'identité nationale électronique sécurisée, proposed French national identity card

INES or International Network of Engineers and Scientists for global responsibility

iNES (TV service), a Romanian TV service

Ines (name)

Ines, and variants, is a feminine given name related to Agnes.

Used alone it may refer to:

Saint Ines (Agnes of Rome; c. 291 – c. 304), virgin–martyr, saint

Ines (Eda-Ines Etti; born 1981), Estonian singerAs a first name, it is used by:

Inés Alberdi (born 1948), Spanish sociologist

Inés Ayala (born 1957), Spanish politician

Inés Arrondo (born 1977), Argentine field hockey player

Ines Aru (born 1939), Estonian actress

Inês de Castro (1325–1355), Galician noblewoman, wife of King Peter I of Portugal

Ines Diers (born 1963), German swimmer

Inés Echeverría (1868–1949), Chilean writer

Inés Efron (born 1985), Argentine actress

Inés Ferrer Suárez (born 1990), Spanish tennis player

Inès de La Fressange (born 1957), French model and fashion designer

Inés García de Durán (born 1928), Colombian folklorist

Inés Gaviria (born 1979), Colombian singer

Ines Geißler (born 1963), German swimmer

Inés Gorrochategui (born 1973), Argentine tennis player

Inês Henriques (born 1980), Portuguese race walker

Inès Ligron (born 1962), French fashion and beauty expert

Inés Melchor (born 1986), Peruvian long-distance runner

Inés Mendoza (1908–1990), Puerto Rican teacher, writer and socialite, the First Lady

Inés Molina, Argentine actress

Inês Monteiro (born 1980), Portuguese runner

Ines Müller (born 1959), German shot putter

Inés Palombo (born 1985), Argentine actress and model

Ines Pellegrini (born 1954), Eritrean-Italian actress

Ines Putri (born 1989), Indonesian beauty pageant

Inés Remersaro (born 1992), Uruguayan swimmer

Inés Rivero (born 1975), Argentine model

Inés Rodena (1905–1985), Cuban radio and television writer

Inés Sainz (born c. 1978), Mexican journalist

Inés Sastre (born 1973), Spanish model and actress

Inés de Suárez (c. 1507–1580), Spanish conquistadora

Ines Torelli (born 1931), Swiss comedian, radio personality, and stage, voice and film actress

Inés de la Torre (fl 1618), Spanish courtier

Ines Uusmann (born 1948), Swedish politicianAs a middle name:

María Inés (María Inés Guerra Núñez; born 1983), Mexican TV-hostess, actress and singer

Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, O.S.H.(12 November 1651 – 17 April 1695) New Spain (current Mexico) nun and poet

Just the Two of Us (TV series)

Just the Two of Us was a British television reality singing contest hosted by Vernon Kay and Tess Daly. The first series of the BBC show saw eight celebrities team up with professional singers and sing each night in duets, with one pair being eliminated every night. After each performance they were judged by a panel of industry experts. The basic format of the show was first used in another BBC programme, Strictly Come Dancing. It was cancelled in April 2007, after 2 series.

Kaire Vilgats

Kaire Vilgats (born January 11, 1976) is an Estonian vocalist and actress, known for numerous roles in stage musicals.

Liis Lemsalu

Liis Lemsalu (born October 20, 1992 in Pärnu, Estonia) is an Estonian singer.

Lemsalu rose to fame as the winner of the fourth season of Eesti otsib superstaari, the Estonian version of Idol series. After winning, Liis went on tour with other participants of Eesti otsib superstaari and released a single "Kõnnime seda teed" together with the runner-up of the show, Artjom Savitski. She was then signed to Universal Music Group. She has featured in Eesti Laul, Estonia's selection for the Eurovision Song Contest four times, missing out on the final twice and qualifying twice. Her best entry, Made Up My Mind, came 5th out of 10 in 2012. She has released successful songs of which many have over 100k views on streaming service YouTube. Her most popular song on the site "Sinu Ees" ("In Front Of You" in English) had 2.1 million views as of 2017 which is double the population of her home country, Estonia.

List of Estonian actors

This is a list of Estonian actors.

List of Estonian films since 1991

List of films made in Republic of Estonia since 1991.

Maire Aunaste

Maire Aunaste (née Ütt, born November 7, 1953) is an Estonian journalist.

Aunsate's father was Helmut-Endel Ütt and her mother's maiden name was Kalaus. She is the oldest of three siblings; her youngest sister is actress Eva Püssa and the middle sister is Tiina Prentsel.She was an Estonian Television presenter for eight years, and news reporter for Aktuaalne kaamera. For a total of 10 years, she was hosting an Eesti Televisioon entertainment show Out With You, and Kanal 2's We.

April 27, 2005 in a poll published by the magazine Week, Aunaste was selected as the second best TV host with 626 votes, after Anu Välba, and before Eda-Ines Etti.

In 2007, she came in second again in the same election, and this time Anu Välba was first and Aigi Vahing third.

In 2015 parliamentary election, Aunaste was chosen to the parliament with 679 individual votes.

Once in a Lifetime (Ines song)

"Once in a Lifetime" was the Estonian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2000, performed in English by Ines. It is an up-tempo number, with Ines singing about her need to take life by the horns as she is only seventeen once (she was in fact 18 at the time).

The song was performed fourth on the night (following the United Kingdom's Nicki French with "Don't Play That Song Again" and preceding France's Sofia Mestari with "On aura le ciel"). At the close of voting, it had received 98 points, placing 4th in a field of 24.

Prior the contest in Stockholm, Ines was a clear favourite and was predected to win hands down by numerous polls and votings.

Ines was supported on stage by 5 backing vocalists, Kaire Vilgats, Maiken, Jelena Juzvik, Pearu Paulus (one of the composers) and Tanel Padar, her boyfriend at the time.It was succeeded as Estonian representative at the 2001 Contest by Tanel Padar and Dave Benton with "Everybody".

Valdo Randpere

Valdo Randpere (born February 4, 1958) is an Estonian musician and businessman.

Randpere was born in Tallinn and graduated from the University of Tartu with a Law degree (Cum Laude) in 1982.

In 1984, he escaped from Soviet Estonia together with his then wife Leila Miller and moved to Sweden.

Since 1998 Valdo Randpere is serving as Country general manager for IBM Estonia.

In 2008, Valdo Randpere won the Estonian version of the Just the Two of Us (Laulud Tähtedega) reality television singing contest in duet with Estonian singer Eda-Ines Etti.


Väike-Maarja is a small borough (Estonian: alevik) in Lääne-Viru County, Estonia. It is the administrative centre of Väike-Maarja Parish.

Väike-Maarja Church was initially built as a fortress church.

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