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Eurovision 2022: Who is Estonia's entry Stefan?

By Jonathon Manning

The Eurovision Song Contest's grand final is taking place tonight (May 14) and the acts are gearing up to perform live for the whole continent. Most of the acts have performed throughout the week in the semi-finals but as the UK automatically qualifies you can be forgiven if you don't know every entry.

One of the acts you may not be familiar with is Estonia's entry, Stefan. Despite being relatively unknown in the UK Stefan is a household name in his home country.

The singer-songwriter is performing his song hope tonight. Here's everything you need to know about him.

READ MORE: When is Eurovision 2022 on TV? Song contest's start time, how to watch and final running order

Who is Estonia's Eurovision entry, Stefan?

Stefan is a singer-songwriter whose music is popular in Estonia. His songs are regularly played on the radio in his home country.

His parents moved to Viljandi (in the south of Estonia) from Armenia, where they opened a restaurant and raised Stefan.

The musician's big break came in 2018 when he finished third in Estonia's Eurovision preselection contest, called Eesti Laul. He was performing as part of the duo VAJÉ, which performed the song Laura (Walk with me).

But that was not the end of Stefan's Eurovision dreams. He competed again in 2019, coming third, and once again made the finals in 2020.

Stefan appeared on Estonia's version of The Masked Singer in 2020, where he performed while dressed as a giant ram. Despite this, he was named the country's Sexiest Man of the Year by Kroonika magazine.

Stefan was voted Estonia's sexiest man in 2020 (Getty Images)

What song is Stefan performing?

Stefan will be performing his song, Hope. If you want to sing along, here are the lyrics:

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