Spotlight on: Estonia

May 20, 2021

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Artist Profile

Artist: Uku Suviste

Date of Birth: 6 June 1982

Hometown: Võru, Estonia

Selection Method: Winner of Eesti Laul 2021

Song: The Lucky One

Composer: Uku Suviste, Sharon Vaughn

Producer: Dimitris Konopoulos

Eurovision Result: DNQ (13th Semi Final 2)

Uku Suviste  is an Estonian singer-songwriter, pianist and music producer. Suviste competed in the 7th season of the Russian version of The Voice in 2018, where he was coached by Ani Lorak. He was eliminated from the competition in the semi-final.

Suviste has competed in the Eesti Laul music competition several times. The contest is used to select Estonia’s entry for Eurovision. In Eesti Laul 2017 he competed with the song “Supernatural”, but was eliminated in the first semi-final. Suviste participated in Eesti Laul 2019, with the song “Pretty Little Liar”. He made it through the second semi-final, and placed second in the final. Suviste competed again in Eesti Laul 2020 with his song “What Love Is” and won the national final, becoming the Estonian entry at the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest.

When Eurovision was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic pandemic, Suviste was not named the Estonian artist for Eurovision 2021, as happened in some other countries. He was, however, offered a spot in the semi-finals for Eesti Laul 2021, which he accepted. Suviste won Eesti Laul 2021 and will represent Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 with his new song “The Lucky One”

Song Lyrics

Wonder if it ever crossed your mind
That what we had was really unbelievable, unbeatable, a miracle
Why’d you have to go and mess it up?
Why’d you have to make what was unbreakable shakable, unsavable?
And now it’s too late to cross your fingers
I’m wide awake and not a dreamer
Hate it, but it seems the dreams were never true
For a little while the fates were with us
Wonder why they had to turn against us
I could make a wish, but there is no use

I can feel
Even though I’m numb
The change to come will hurt someone
I can see
This time it isn’t me
I might be the lucky one

I don’t need a crystal ball to show me
Baby, it is plain that you don’t know me
When it comes to you I’m better off alone (Better off alone)
I don’t need a crystal ball to make me
Realize that if I stay you’ll break me
Every sign is saying I should be gone
I should be gone

Thought I had a cloud over my head
It had to be my fault that it kept raining down
Until now, I figured out
That if I had the nerve to say goodbye
I could look for clearer skies up over head
Weather says sun instead

I don’t need a crystal ball to show me
Baby, it is plain that you don’t know me
When it comes to you I’m better off alone (Better off alone)
I don’t need a crystal ball to make me
Realize that if I stay you’ll break me
Every sign is saying I should be gone
I should be gone

I can feel (Even though I’m numb)
The change to come will hurt someone
I can see (I can feel)
This time it isn’t me
I might be the lucky one

I don’t need a crystal ball to show me
Baby, it is plain that you don’t know me
When it comes to you I’m better off alone (Better off alone)
I don’t need a crystal ball to make me
Realize that if I stay you’ll break me
Every sign is saying I should be gone
I should be gone

Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest

Debut: 1994

Appearances: 25

Finals: 16

Best Result: 1st (2001)

Top 10:

1996 – Maarja-Liis Ilus & Ivo Linna – Kaelakee hääl, 5th Place

1999 – Evelin Samuel & Camille – Diamond of Night, 6th Place

2000 – Ines – Once in a Lifetime, 4th Place

2001 – Tanel Padar, Dave Benton, 2XL – Everybody, 1st Place

2002 – Sahlene – Runaway, 3rd Place

2009 – Urban Synphony – Rändajad – 6th Place

2012 – Ott Lepland – Kuula, 6th Place

2015 – Elina Born & Stig Rästa – Goodbye to Yesterday, 7th Place

2018 – Elina Nechayeva – La forza, 8th Place

 

Do you think Uku will be The Lucky One this year? Which Estonian song is your number 1? Let us know in the comments below!

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