Eurovision 2021 Estonia profile: 'The Lucky One' by Uku Suviste
Estonia at Eurovision
Estonia debuted at Eurovision back in 1994, but unfortunately for the Baltic nation they finished 2nd last, and so were relegated for the1995 contest.
Things improved rapidly for Estonia, and they even won the contest in 2001, with Tanel Padar, Dave Benton & 2XL and their song ‘Everybody’.
The last decade has seen a 60% qualification record, and they’ll be hoping to build on the 20th place they earned last time around in Tel Aviv.
2021 Entry: Uku Suviste - 'The Lucky One'
Semi-final: Uku will perform 2nd in semi final two
My Eurovision Scoreboard fan ranking: 33rd out of 39 entries
Odds to win ranking: 38th out of 39 entries
Odds to qualify ranking: 13th out of 17 entries
(rankings as of 3rd May 2021)
About the artist
Uku Suviste is 38-year- old, and was born in Võru in south eastern Estonia.
He’s released at least one single almost every year since 2009, and has competed in many different music competitions across Europe. He competed on the seventh season of The Voice Russia, and in 2010 he competed in the New Wave Festival, finishing 3rd.
He’s also performed in musicals, including Oliver!, West Side Story, Chicago and Grease.
He has attempted to go to Eurovision four times, having entered the Estonian national selection 'Eesti Laul' in 2017, 2019, 2020 and 2021. He did win the competition in 2020, but ultimately didn’t get to go to Eurovision because the contest was cancelled.
He earned his place at Rotterdam by winning Eesti Laul for the second straight year.
About the song
'The Lucky One' was written by Uku himself alongside Sharon Vaughn. Eurovision fans may recognise Sharon’s name because she also worked on Uku’s 2020 song 'What Love Is' and has written countless other Eurovision songs, including 'Waterline' in 2011, 'Scream' in 2019 and 'Superg!rl' in 2020.
Aussievision podcast Estonia episode
Podcast addict: https://podcastaddict.com/podcast/1958380