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Laura Põldvere

Laura Põldvere
Laura Põldvere Kyiv 2017.jpg
Laura at Eurovision 2017 in Kyiv
Background information
Also known as
  • Laura
  • Laura Remmel
Born (1988-08-30) 30 August 1988 (age 30)
Tartu, Estonia
Years active2005–present
Associated acts

Laura Põldvere (interim Laura Remmel (2013–2016); born 30 August 1988)[3][4] sometimes known professionally as simply Laura, is an Estonian singer. She is said to be the most played Estonian artist on Estonian radio in the past decade.[5] She is internationally known for representing Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2005 as part of the girl group Suntribe and did so again in 2017 in a duet with Koit Toome, singing "Verona." They came 6th from the televoting which was not enough to qualify, Laura & Koit failed to qualify being one of the favourites to qualify and even to win the contest.


Laura started her career in 2005, when she participated in Eurolaul 2005[6] with the song "Moonwalk". "Moonwalk" came second, but Laura won the contest as the member of the girl group Suntribe.[7] Suntribe represented Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2005,[8] but failed to advance to the final.

Laura also took part at "Eurolaul 2007" for the Eurovision Song Contest 2007, her entry "Sunflowers" came third.[9]

In September 2007, Laura released her debut album "Muusa"[10] and started studies in Berklee College, Boston, putting her music career on hold.

In 2009, she returned to Eesti Laul as a solo singer in hopes of representing Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2009. Her entry "Destiny" came third.[11] The same year, she released her album "Ultra".[12]

In November, 2011, Laura released her first compilation album "Sädemeid taevast", which consisted of all her singles since 2005 to 2011 as well as a track from her second studio album "Ultra".

Laura once again competed to represent Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016, entering Eesti Laul with the song "Supersonic". It placed second in the Superfinal. In Eesti Laul 2017 she competed in a duet with Koit Toome with the song "Verona" and won. They thereafter represented Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kiev, Ukraine.[13] The duo failed to advance to the Grand Final in 14th position - 6th from the Televoting & 17th from the Juries voting. Despite being a big fan favourite and seen as likely qualifiers beforehand being 5th[14] in 2nd Semi-Final by odds and 5th by OGAE voting overall. [15]

Personal life

Laura was married to pianist Joel-Rasmus Remmel in 2013. They divorced in 2016.



Title Details

Compilation albums

Title Details
Sädemeid taevast
Greatest Hits


Title Year Peak chart positions Album
"Moonwalk" 2005 1 Muusa 1 "Sunflowers" 2007 1
"581C" 2008
"Lihtsad asjad"
(feat. Raivo Tafenau)
"Destiny" 2009 Ultra
"Südasuve Rohtunud Teed" 2010
"Võid Kindel Olla" Sädemeid taevast
"Kustuta Kuuvalgus" 2011 Ultra
"2020" Sädemeid Taevast
"Sädemeid Taevast" 2012
"Supersonic" 2016 1 Greatest Hits
"94-95" 1
(with Koit Toome)
2017 2
"Verona (Italian version)"
(with Koit Toome)
"Waterfall" 2017 TBA
"Tõusulained" 2018
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

External links


  1. ^ []
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-05-11. Retrieved 2016-07-02.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ []
  4. ^ "Tagasi Põldvereks! Laura Remmel lahutab abielu: tundsin juba pikka aega, et hakkan kaotama iseennast..." Delfi. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  5. ^ "AVALEHT". MOONWALK (in Estonian). Retrieved 2017-08-07.
  6. ^ []
  7. ^ [] Archived 2014-03-04 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ []
  9. ^ "Eurolaul 2007". Retrieved 16 May 2017.
  10. ^ "Täna ilmub Laura esikalbum "Muusa"" [Today Laura's first album "Muusa" will appear]. (in Estonian). Postimees. 30 August 2007. Retrieved 16 May 2017.
  11. ^ "Eesti Laul 2009". Retrieved 16 May 2017.
  12. ^ "Laura esitleb uut albumit "Ultra"" [Laura presents new album "Ultra"]. (in Estonian). Publik. 9 December 2009. Retrieved 16 May 2017.
  13. ^ Escudero, Victor M. (4 March 2017). "Koit Toome and Laura to bring Verona to Kyiv!". European Brooadcasting Union. Retrieved 4 March 2017.
  14. ^ []
  15. ^ /[]
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
with "Tii"
Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest (as part of Suntribe)
Succeeded by
Sandra Oxenryd
with "Through My Window"
Preceded by
Jüri Pootsmann
with "Play"
Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest (with Koit Toome)
Succeeded by
Elina Nechayeva
with "La forza"