Kerli – singer from Estonia
The singer’s full name is Kerli Koiv. She was born on 7 February 1987. Music lovers found out about the artist when she came in second on the Estonian talent contest Eurolaul 2004, which was founded to select a country representative for Eurovision. At the contest, the singer presented her hit “Beautiful Inside”.
Kerli’s hometown is Elva, Estonia. Her family didn’t work in the music business. Kerli’s dad was a car mechanic while her mom was a social worker. The artist has a younger sister Eliisa. She is also a singer. When she was young, Kerli enjoyed dancing. At 16, she decided to quit school to have more time for honing music skills. During her teenage years, Koiv learned how to dance, sing, and play the piano.
In 2002, Kerli participated in the talent show Laulukarussell and won. She performed the song "Bridge over Troubled Water". The same year, to enroll in another contest, Fizz Superstar, the teenager lied about her age because all contestants had to be older than 15. The girl won once again and got a chance to sign a contract with Universal Sweden. However, the contract was canceled shortly because the representative, who worked with Kerli, decided to quit.