Uku Suviste wins Eesti Laul 2021

The race to Rotterdam wraps up in Estonia. On Saturday, the 12 Eesti Laul finalists took to the stage in Tallinn’s Saku Suurhall arena. And in the end, Uku Suviste triumphed once again. He’ll sing “The Lucky One” at Eurovision this May after winning the Estonian selection show for a second consecutive year.

Uku Suviste — “The Lucky One” (Estonia Eurovision 2021)

The Eesti Laul final saw 12 superstar acts compete for the Estonian ticket to Rotterdam. Two rounds of voting determined the winner.

Firstly, a 50/50 combination of jury votes and public votes chose the top three songs. This stage saw the jury and public points announced in the typical Eurovision fashion. Initially, Sissi, Andrei Zevakin & Pluuto and Karl Killing took an early lead after picking up top marks with multiple jurors. But with the additional public votes, Jüri Pootsmann, Uku Suviste and Sissi came out on top overall. These three acts progressed to the superfinal.

Then, public votes alone decided the winner. Ultimately, the Estonian public loved Uku Suviste the most.

Also, “The Lucky One” singer made history as the first ever Eesti Laul contestant to win the competition twice since the format was introduced in 2009. Moreover, he’s done it twice in a row. In 2020, Uku won the Estonian selection show with his song “What Love Is”.

Eesti Laul 2021 final results

1. Uku Suviste – “The Lucky One” (15 points Superfinalist)

2. Sissi – “Time” (15 points – Superfinalist)

3. Jüri Pootsmann – “Magus Melanhoolia” (15 points – Superfinalist)

4. Koit Toome – “We Could Have Been Beautiful” (14 points)

5. Andrei Zevakin & Pluuto (14 points)

6. Kadri Voorand – “Energy” (10 points)

7. Suured tüdrukud – “Heaven’s Not That Far Tonight” (8 points)

8. Karl Killing – “Kiss Me” (8 points)

9. REDEL – “Tartu” (7 points)

10. Hans Nayna – “One By One” (6 points)

11. Ivo Linna, Robert Linna and Supernova – “Ma olen siin” (2 points)

12. Egert Milder – “Free Again” (1 point)

Superfinal results

1. Uku Suviste – “The Lucky One” (46.1% – 24081 votes)

2. Sissi – “Time” (29.4% – 15357 votes)

3. Jüri Pootsmann – “Magus Melanhoolia” (24.5% – 12776 votes)

At Eurovision, Uku Suviste will perform “The Lucky One” in the first half of the second semi-final.

What do you think of “The Lucky One”? Did the right song win? Will Uku Suviste get a good result in Rotterdam? Sound off in the comments below.

Read more Estonia Eurovision 2021 news here

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GrantK
GrantK
1 year ago

People saying this won’t qualify 😮 wow think they underestimating Uku and this entry.

Anhel
Anhel
1 year ago

Not my favorite but definitely a good choice

waitaminuteholdon
waitaminuteholdon
1 year ago

Where my thirsty ass gays at? Where my people at, where my people at

Koen
Koen
1 year ago

I don’t think he’ll qualify for the final but I’m happy for him he at least gets the chance to really compete. I’m disappointed in the song though. I wouldn’t put ‘unimpressive love songs’ next to his name (twice) when I see him. I thought he would try something else after next year. I would have already forgotten about Uku if it wasn’t for my colleague at work who drives a car that starts with license plate 1-UKU… 🙂

Nobody Important
Nobody Important
1 year ago

He’s getting my vote only if he’s singing shirtless.

Patrick
Patrick
1 year ago

He won two years in a row…. congrats! I am happy for him and I wish him good luck!!!

Escjesc
Escjesc
1 year ago

This song is like.. he did everything right, it’s radio friendly, he can sing, he is good looking.. but still not something special. But it will be enough for him to qualify. 13th-19th in the final

oscillate
oscillate
1 year ago

Not bad, given how tragic some of the entries this year.

Emkay
Emkay
1 year ago

His song was not my favorite, but I believe it was only fair that he won. All the competitors from last year deserve to be selected this year.

Ria van de Velde
Ria van de Velde
1 year ago

I am happy for Uku. He was my favorite.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
1 year ago

It’s a better song than “What Love Is” and even though I liked other songs more, there wasn’t anything on a “La Forza” level that made me feel strongly that Uku didn’t deserve to return to Eurovision.
Other songs would probably give Estonia a better chance of a qualification but nothing was really going to be an ESC top ten song for me so I’m not too upset about it. Good luck to Uku. I think qualification is going to be a challenge but not one that this song has no chance at.

Kirby
Kirby
1 year ago

NQ.

Alex
Alex
1 year ago

lol is anyone surprised? This entry was supported by Kirkorov so you knew he wouldn’t lose, just like he didn\’t lose in Moldova (there were allegations for fixed results in 2020 and let’s not forget about Kirkorov’s meeting with the president there).

Uku’s song is bland and not memorable, it sounds dated but he is cute for sure.

I think Estonia will be borderline this year, just like Azerbaijan 2018.

Thisisntourlastdance
Thisisntourlastdance
1 year ago

Yeah I dont mind he won ^_^comment image

Last edited 1 year ago by Thisisntourlastdance
GrantK
GrantK
1 year ago

LOL at the people who downvoted this saddos

Kalla
Kalla
1 year ago

Haven’t read through the comments but I felt very uneasy watching the final. Don’t get me wrong I was really rooting for Uku to win EL last year, but something felt a bit off this year. Usually when I read a comment saying it was a fix I roll my eyes at it. But, Uku was very weak vocally, and to come from a jury vote of 3, to the winner and his televote score was hidden in the broadcast. I don’t think he should have won, and I don’t think he did legitimately.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
1 year ago
Reply to  Kalla

You definitely don’t want to watch Victor Crone’s year. His jury vote was even worse.
It’s the Eesti Laul system.

Leendert Jan
Leendert Jan
1 year ago

This song isn’t as painfully bad as last year’s, however it’s still very meh and I fear Estonia has picked a sure NQ.

esc1234
esc1234
1 year ago

DR has left the chat

Darren
Darren
1 year ago

I appreciate the vocal abilities of Uku. But lyrically the song is trying to be way more complex than it needed to be. The dark and moody staging is good though and the performance is on point, which could carry this into the final.
I think it will qualify, after that I’m not sure. But I think lyrically it’s trying too hard. Best of luck Estonia.

dxi
dxi
1 year ago

I’m so happy for Uku

poe-tay-toe-chips
poe-tay-toe-chips
1 year ago

I had a hard time bringing myself to care about Estonia’s choice. I didn’t particularly care for any of the songs in their final if I am being truthful. Not that they’re all bad, it’s just that nothing really does it for me. I have doubts this will qualify but if I had one nice thing to say, he’s at least improved from last year.

Héctor
Héctor
1 year ago

I’m not even mad because Estonians were aiming so low this year that this could be the only choice possible. Hope they enjoy their stay in the SFs. Estonia isn’t going any further. Only a very cool and surprising staging could save it.

Is Kirkorov involved again this year?

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
1 year ago

Congrats to Uku. Here are my thank yous:
Thank you to ETV for putting on a good show, even if it was a foregone conclusion that Uku would win it again because of last year.
Also, thank you for introducing me to the music of Kadri Voorand and her Chamber Music Ensemble – they have a new fan here now.
Well done to everyone in the final. 🙂

Davo
Davo
1 year ago

This was the right choice. Uku’s song is much better than last year’s and his performance is excellent. It won’t win Eurovision but it should qualify for the final.

damdan
damdan
1 year ago
Reply to  Davo

it’s definitely not qualifying

Nicolas
Nicolas
1 year ago
Reply to  damdan

There are so many bad songs this year that it can in fact.

Liam
Liam
1 year ago

Regardless of who you wanted to win, Uku deserves to go, he won last year, so really it’s only fair. Either way, I like the song, and good luck Estonia!

nope
nope
1 year ago

Expected but still big yikes

Mr X
Mr X
1 year ago

Estonia 3/10

Zander25
Zander25
1 year ago

I’m sad because I thought it would be Juri but then to reconsider the ESC 2020 and most artist returns isn’t it great to think Estonian’s support Uku once again to represent their country.

Last edited 1 year ago by Zander25
astro
astro
1 year ago

Should’ve been Sissi!!! Devastated! Juri would’ve been fantastic too. What’s up with Estonia and middle-aged white men with disturbingly angled jawlines – won’t save them from an NQ.

enrique
enrique
1 year ago

let he finally goes to Eurovision and leave us for a few years. could easily finish in the bottom in semi.

Lena
Lena
1 year ago

I kinda like it

xohxoh
xohxoh
1 year ago

Eh…

MTD
MTD
1 year ago

The only way his song would get meaningful votes is if he sings it without any shirt.

Tom
Tom
1 year ago
Reply to  MTD

Yes please

Kalla
Kalla
1 year ago
Reply to  Tom

Haha yes wouldn’t mind that either 😉

Thisisntourlastdance
Thisisntourlastdance
1 year ago
Reply to  MTD

Just look at this……comment image

Fabio
Fabio
1 year ago

There are tons of photshop in that photo, though.

Polegend Godgarina
1 year ago

unimpressive and outdated, but i guess we need non-qualifiers too

Bella
Bella
1 year ago

I think you were the one who came up with he expression “flavorless male ballads” yesterday. Well this is exactly what this is: a flavorless male ballad, haha… 🙂

Polegend Godgarina
1 year ago
Reply to  Bella

sounds like something i’d say haha ! yeah, fits this song pretty well.

Dolly
Dolly
1 year ago

Uku soooo hot

Polliu
Polliu
1 year ago

Hmmmm…Nope

Film
Film
1 year ago

Super happy for Uku. I really like his song too.

Whisker
Whisker
1 year ago

Oh well. I’m not impressed with his song. It’s good he gets to experience ESC after 2020 happened.

MartyMcCu
MartyMcCu
1 year ago

As expected and predicted. I just think Estonia should have just given him the ticket after the whole thing being cancelled last year. Seems only fair for Uku. And fair for all the other participants who knew this would be the ultimate result. Good though Estonia has given him a second chance.

Ieva
Ieva
1 year ago

Yay, he deserved this!

Rasmus
Rasmus
1 year ago

Kirkorov and Putin . Both are poison to anyone they are around

Dave
Dave
1 year ago

Sad for Juri but this was my second choice

Denis
Denis
1 year ago

Much better than last year! He now has a song that serves his great rock voice justice. Last year didn’t do him any favours..
It’s solid, good. Fair enough. Good work Estonia!

Fabio
Fabio
1 year ago
Reply to  Denis

Great rock voice? He doesn’t have a voice at all, he’s just a mediocre karaoke singer.

Jake
Jake
1 year ago

I think this could make the final, but it’ll have to squeak through…unfortunate for him to neither have Russia nor Ukraine in the semi…I think the first half of semi 2 will be very tough and “a favorite” could falter

Matt
Matt
1 year ago

Lyrically, it’s stronger than What Love Is. He’s an okay singer, a confident performer. I haven’t listened to the other songs so can’t say whether he deserved to win or not, but I can’t see this making the final.

damdan
damdan
1 year ago
Reply to  Matt

Go listen to Juri’s, it’s miles better than Uku’s

Joe
Joe
1 year ago

Better than What Love Is at least. I don’t love it as much as the other super finalists but it’s pretty good.

Jimmy Smit
Jimmy Smit
1 year ago

Good luck to Uku in May! I’m sure he’s thrilled to have the ticket to Rotterdam, and hope he can enjoy the experience!

Jimmy Smit
Jimmy Smit
1 year ago

Fair enough.

Sam
Sam
1 year ago

I preferred Sissi, but Uku is a fantastic singer and deserves this opportunity, winning it 2 years in a row is tough, congrats to him and I can’t wait to see him in Rotterdam

Candy
Candy
1 year ago

Fine song. Neither good or bad. And Uku is so hot!