The storm has passed and Estonia has a new Eurovision representative. Uku Suviste has won Eesti Laul 2020 with “What Love Is”.
Uku Suviste – “What Love Is”
Voting took place across two rounds.
A first round used 50/50 jury and televoting to pick three superfinalists. They were Jaagup Tuisk, Uku Suviste and Anett x Fredi.
In the superfinal 100% televoting picked the winner. At the end of play Uku Suviste came out on top.
This was Uku’s third attempt in the competition. He placed runner up last year behind Victor Crone. He lagged someway behind both the alternate superfinalists in jury voting. But in the end the public saw him home. An improved performance since the semi-finals will have helped him here.
Eesti Laul 2020 Jury Voting
The jury’s votes were quite white spread this year. Acts including Jaagup Tuisk, Uku Suviste and Stefan picked up top marks from different jurors. But Anett x Fredi came out on top with the juries overall.
Jaagup, Anett x Fredi and Uku Suviste then advanced to the superfinal off the back of the public televote.
Eesti Laul 2020 finalists
Tonight’s acts performed in this order:
1 Inger – “Only Dream”
2 Rasmus Rändvee – “Young”
3 Stefan –”By My Side”
4 Synne Valtri feat. Väliharf –”Majakad”
5 Uudo Sepp –”I’m Sorry. I Messed Up”
6 Uku Suviste – “What Love Is”
7 SHIRA – “Out in Space”
8 Anett x Fredi – “Write About Me”
9 Jaagup Tuisk – “Beautiful Lie”
10 Traffic – “Üks kord veel”
11 Egert Milder – “Georgia (On My Mind)”
12 Laura – “Break Me”
Uku Suviste will perform in the first half of Semi-Final 2 in Rotterdam. Estonia had a better track record than most last decade. It made the final on six out of ten attempts. Last year Victor Crone placed 20th with his entry “Storm”. Whether this year’s act can go farther remains to be seen.
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