Stefan Airapetjan

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Stefan Airapetjan
Ստեֆան Հայրապետյան
Airapetjan in 2022
Airapetjan in 2022
Background information
Born (1997-12-24) 24 December 1997 (age 24)
Viljandi, Estonia
GenresPop music
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter
Years active2017–present
LabelsMoonwalk Records

Stefan Airapetjan (Armenian: Ստեֆան Հայրապետյան, romanizedStefan Hayrapetyan; born 24 December 1997),[1] known simply as Stefan, is an Estonian singer and songwriter.[2] He won the first edition of Maskis Laulja, the Estonian version of Masked Singer in 2020.[3] In 2022 after winning Eesti Laul Stefan represents Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 with the song "Hope".[4]

Early life

Airapetjan was born and raised in Viljandi, Estonia as the son of Armenian immigrants.[2][5] He has a sister named Stefania.[5]

Career

Early career

Airapetjan has been singing since his early childhood, with Hedi-Kai Pai his vocal coach, and won a number of contests. In 2010, he entered Laulukarussell, a singing competition for children organised by Eesti Rahvusringhääling, and reached the final.

2018–2022: Eesti Laul and Maskis Laulja

Airapetjan entered the music competition Eesti Laul on four occasions, winning once. His first entry was in 2018 as part of a duo called Vajé with the song "Laura (Walk with Me)", finishing third in the superfinal. His first solo entry was in 2019 with the song "Without You", which won the jury vote in the grand final and qualified for the superfinal, finishing third. He then entered in 2020 with the song "By My Side", which finished seventh in the grand final. In 2022, he won the competition with the song "Hope". With his victory in 2022, he was automatically selected to represent Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin, Italy.[6]

In 2020, Airapetjan won as Aries (Estonian: Jäär) in the first edition of The Masked Singer. He made his way to the finals, where he was declared the winner of the competition.[3]

Discography

Singles

As lead artist

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
LIT
[7]
NLD
Tip

[8]
SWE
[9]
"Without You" 2018 Non-album single
"Better Days" 2019
"We'll Be Fine"
"Better Days"
"By My Side"
"Oh My God" 2020
"Let Me Know"
"Doomino" (with Liis Lemsalu) 2021
"Hope" 28 20 87

As featured artist

Title Year Album
"Headlights" (Wateva feat. Stefan) 2021 Disposable Society

As part of Vajé

Title Year Album
"Soldier" 2017 Non-album single
"Laura (Walk with Me)"
"Home" 2018

References

  1. ^ "Rozell / Stefan / Vajé". Allstarz.ee (in Estonian). Retrieved 12 February 2022.
  2. ^ a b "Stefan". Moonwalk Records (in Estonian). Retrieved 19 February 2022.
  3. ^ a b "Kas mäletad? Eesti Laulul trooninud Stefan osales esimeses "Maskis laulja" saates ja võitis". Kroonika (in Estonian). 17 February 2022. Retrieved 19 February 2022.
  4. ^ "Eesti Laul draws to its conclusion with Stefan taking the victory". Eurovision.tv. 12 February 2022. Retrieved 12 February 2022.
  5. ^ a b Vilipo, Jaanika (16 January 2019). "„Eesti laulu" poolfinalist Stefan kirjutas loo tülist tüdruksõbraga: kui tuleb mingi suur emotsionaalne pauk, pean selle välja elama". Õhtuleht (in Estonian). Retrieved 19 February 2022.
  6. ^ Spiteri, Steven (12 February 2022). "There is hope for Estonia: Stefan wins Eesti Laul 2022". Eurovisionworld. Retrieved 12 February 2022.
  7. ^ "2022 20-os savaitės klausomiausi (Top 100)" (in Lithuanian). AGATA. 20 May 2022. Retrieved 20 May 2022.
  8. ^ "Dutch Single Tip 21/05/2022". dutchcharts.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 20 May 2022.
  9. ^ "Veckolista Singlar, vecka 20". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 20 May 2022.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest
2022
Succeeded by
TBA
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