Uku proves he's 'The Lucky One'06 March 2021 at 21:35 CET
The Estonian national final had a tantalising line-up that saw three former Eesti Laul winners battling against one another: Koit Toome (Mere lapsed in 1998 and Verona with Laura in 2017), Jüri Pootsmann (Play from 2016) and last year's victor Uku Suviste (What Love Is).
Two of the champs, Jüri and Uku, made their way to the super final alongside Sissi, the daughter of Dave Benton who won Eurovision for Estonia in 2001 with Everybody.
Uku took the crown in the final public vote and will represent Estonia in Rotterdam.
The Eesti Laul final line-up:
- Egert Milder - Free Again
- Suured tüdrukud - Heaven's Not That Far Tonight
- Hans Nayna - One By One
- Ivo Linna, Robert Linna, Supernova - Ma olen siin
- Karl Killing - Kiss Me
- Uku Suviste - The Lucky One ⭐️
- Sissi - Time
- Jüri Pootsmann - Magus melanhoolia
- Redel - Tartu
- Koit Toome - We Could Have Been Beautiful
- Andrei Zevakin & Pluuto - Wingman
- Kadri Voorand - Energy
About Uku Suviste
Born in the Estonian town of Võru, multi-talented Uku Suviste is a singer, pianist, composer and music producer. The entertainment industry flows through his veins as his father is a TV producer,and his mother a classically trained singer.
In 2018 he set his sights on international success and took part in The Voice (Russia), landing himself on the team of Ukrainian Eurovision icon Ani Lorak, and making it all the way to the semi-finals. The following year Uku competed in Eesti Laul, taking the silver medal with Pretty Little Liar before winning the contest in 2020 with What Love Is.
Readers of renowned Estonian magazine Kroonika voted Suviste ‘Estonia’s Sexiest Man’.
Who are we to argue?
Estonia at the Eurovision Song Contest
Estonia made its debut in the Eurovision Song Contest back in 1994, becoming the first former Soviet nation to win the competition in 2001 with Tanel Padar, Dave Benton and 2XL’s song Everybody.
The selection show Eesti Laul is a firm fandom favourite of national finals season, throwing up a number of artists and songs that might not get to the Eurovision stage but do win a coveted spot on many a fan’s playlist.