Tanel Padar

Tanel Padar (born October 27, 1980) is an Estonian singer. He is best known 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. 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 claimed the spotlight for himself along with the boyband 2XL and the Aruban born Dave Benton, a novice at the Eurovision, but with extensive performance experience. They won the Eurovision Song Contest 2001 with their song "Everybody". Padar performs with a band known as The Sun and is currently very popular in Estonia. In 2006 Tanel Padar & The Sun places in Estonian 2006 chart (top 40) was 1. 4. 12. 23. 29. 31(R2- yearly hit). The song "Hopelessness you" was in MTV World Chart Express (WCE). Tanel Padar was married to Katarina Kalda, a former model. He is currently dating Evely Ventsli. Tanel's sister Gerli Padar is also a famous singer in Estonia, who became well-known years before Tanel did. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.