World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Tanel Padar

Tanel Padar
Tanel Padar (performing live, ca. 2007)
Background information
Birth name Tanel Padar
Born (1980-10-27) 27 October 1980
Haljala, Estonia
Genres Rock
Years active 1999–present
Associated acts The Sun, Speed Free

Tanel Padar (born 27 October 1980) is an Estonian singer. He is best known internationally for winning the Eurovision Song Contest 2001. Padar became famous by winning the Kaks takti ette, a biennial televised competition for young Estonian singers, in 1999.


  • Career 1
  • Personal life 2
  • Discography 3
    • Albums 3.1
  • References 4
  • External links 5


In 2000, he was one of the backing vocalists for Ines – who at the time was also his girlfriend – at the Eurovision Song Contest 2000.

In 2001, Padar along with the boyband 2XL and Aruba born Dave Benton claimed the spotlight by winning the Eurovision Song Contest 2001 with the song "Everybody".

Padar performs in a band called Tanel Padar & The Sun, one of the most popular bands in Estonia. In 2006, Tanel Padar & The Sun had the following positions in the Estonian 2006 chart (top 40): #1, #4, #12, #23, #29, #31. One of their songs also claimed the R2 Hit of the Year prize. The song "Hopelessness You" made it to the MTV World Chart Express.

Personal life

Tanel Padar was married to Katarina Kalda, a former model. He dated Evely Ventsli until August 2007.[1] Tanel was also in a relationship with Estonian singer and Eurovision song contest fourth in 2000, Eda-Ines Etti, calling Ines the only woman who could tame him. Tanel's sister Gerli Padar is also a famous singer in Estonia, who became well-known years before Tanel did.


Tanel Padar in front of The Sun in 2006


  • The Greatest Hits (2005)
  • Veidi valjem kui vaikus (A bit louder than silence) (2005)
  • 100% Rock'n'roll (2006)
  • The Sun Live 2006 (2007)
  • Veidi valjem kui vaikus II (A bit louder than silence II) (2007)
  • Here Comes The Sun (2008)
  • Unisex (2008)
  • RING (2010)



  1. ^ Tanel Padar ja Evely Ventsli läksid lahku,, 25. august 2007
  2. ^

External links

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Olsen Brothers
with "Fly on the Wings of Love"
Winner of the Eurovision Song Contest
(with Dave Benton and 2XL)
Succeeded by
Marie N
with "I Wanna"
Preceded by
with "Once in a Lifetime"
Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest
(with Dave Benton and 2XL)
Succeeded by
with "Runaway"

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.