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Birgit's biography

Birgit Sarrap (born as Birgit Õigemeel on 24th of September 1988 in Kohila, Estonia) is an Estonian singer.

She started her musical career as a choir singer in Estonian Television children`s choir and learned violin at Kohila Music School.

Birgit is the first winner of TV competiton "Estonian Idol", which took place in 2007, at the Italian culture festival "L'Olivio d'Oro" (Golden Olive) Birgit was the first non-Italian to receive the "Golden Olive Branch" award. She also won "Best Estonian female singer" award at Estonian Music Awards in 2013 and in 2010.


Birgit represented Estonia at the Eurovivison Song Contest 2013 with the song  "Et uus saaks alguse" ("New Beginning") after she won and qualified at the pre-contest in Estonia, called "Eesti Laul 2013"


Birgit has been involved in professional theatre productions: in 2007 she played the role of Sylvia in the stage play "Two Gentleman of Verona" (by Shakespeare) at the Estonian theatre Theatrum.  At the theatre Vanemuine she has played Maria von Trapp in "The Sound of Music" (opened in 2010) and appeared in supporting roles in a popular ethno musical "Peko" (premiered in 2011 as an open air production in Värska, Estonia). 

In 2016-2018 she plays one of the leading roles in ABBA musical "Mamma Mia" at Tartu Vanemuine Theater in Estonia as Sophie.

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