Birgit and Ott work together on new track31 December 2013 at 12:36 CET
Birgit Õigemeel and Ott Lepland have been working together for some time including a series of Christmas Concerts in 2011. Now they are back as a duo on one of the tracks of Birgit's newly released album, Uus Algus. The ballad, Pea Meeles Head, demonstrates the voices and talent of both artists just as we remember them from the Eurovision Song Contest stage.
You can listen to Pea Meeles Head and the entire album on Spotify.
A new beginning for Birgit
It has been quite a year for Birgit Õigemeel, who not only won the right to represent her country at the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö, she also gave birth to a baby boy back in October. Her new album, released earlier this month, is just the latest in a string of personal successes for the young artist this year.
Below you can see Birgit's live performance of the Estonian entry, Et Uus Saaks Alguse from the Grand Final of the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest:
Estonian language revival
As one of the judges in this year's Estonian final, Eesti Laul, commented, there is now a huge focus on Estonian language music, something that has also filtered through to their Eurovision Song Contest entries, which for two years in a row have been in Estonian.
In 2012, Ott Lepland achieved a very respectable 6th place in the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Baku with his ballad Kuula. He has since gone on to have a lot of success both at home and abroad. You can watch the performance below:
Looking at the participants of Eesti Laul 2014, many of the songs are in the Estonian language, meaning that a third entry in a row is a distinct possibility.
Estonia's national selection will take place on the 14th and 21st of February, with a Grand Final on the 1st of March 2014. Stay tuned to Eurovision.tv to see who will succeed Birgit in Copenhagen in May.