On the weekend, Uku Suviste won Estonia’s national final Eesti Laul and will head to Eurovision 2021 in May. Now broadcaster ERR has revealed the full voting figures for Eesti Laul 2021, showing big televote support for Uku — even if the jury was less impressed.
Eesti Laul 2021 – grand final voting
Uku Suviste and his entry “The Lucky One” received 11,393 televotes in the first round of grand final voting. That was almost twice as much as the second favourite in the televote, Koit Toome with 6779 televotes. Third in the jury vote was Jüri Pootsmann with 6193 televotes.
But when the televotes were converted to points and added to the jury points, a different picture emerged.
Televote favourite Uku Suviste, jury favourite Sissi and Jüri Pootsman all ended up tying on scores of 15 points, meaning there was no overall leader going into the superfinal.
It also meant that Koit Toome and Andrei Zevakin & Pluuto both narrowly missed out on the super final, both just one point short on 14 points.
|Jury scores||Jury points||Televotes||Televote points||Total points||Rank|
|Uku Suviste – “The Lucky One”||44||3||11,393||12||15||1|
|Jüri Pootsmann – “Magus melanhoolia”||59||7||6193||8||15||2|
|Sissi – “Time”||73||12||4186||3||15||3|
|Koit Toome – “We Could Have Been Beautiful”||43||4||6779||10||14||4|
|Andrei Zevakin & Pluuto – “Wingman”||63||10||4944||4||14||5|
|Kadri Voorand – “Energy”||44||5||4966||5||10||6|
|Suured tüdrukud – “Heaven’s Not That Far Tonight”||34||3||5002||6||8||7|
|Karl Killing – “Kiss Me”||61||8||1678||0||8||8|
|Redel – “Tartu”||17||0||5160||7||7||9|
|Hans Nayna – “One By One”||47||6||1754||0||6||10|
|Ivo Linna, Robert Linna, Supernova – “Ma olen siin”||18||0||2030||2||2||11|
|Egert Milder – “Free Again”||24||1||1871||1||2||12|
Eesti Laul 2021 – superfinal voting
The top three acts from the first round then faced a second vote in the superfinal. But while an international jury vote was involved in the first round, the superfinal was decided solely by televotes from the Estonian public.
Uku Suviste maintained his strong televote support in the superfinal. He picked up 24,081 votes, making an impressive 46.45% of the overall superfinal vote and ensuring victory.
The superfinal was also the time for Sissi to win over televoters. While she had only placed eighth in the televote after the first round of voting, in the superfinal Sissi picked up 14,698 votes — 28.9%.
Jüri Pootsman followed closely behind. In the superfinal he received 12,776 televotes, 24.75% overall.
|Uku Suviste – “The Lucky One”||24,081||46.45%||1|
|Sissi – “Time”||14,698||28.9%||2|
|Jüri Pootsmann – “Magus melanhoolia”||12,776||24.75%||3|
While Uku Suviste could count on strong local televote support, his challenge for Rotterdam will be how to get the juries on his side as well.
What do you think? Are you surprised by the full Eesti Laul voting figures? Will juries at Eurovision feel the same? Sound off in the comments section below!