Eurovision 2021 Baltic Acts

The Baltic nations — Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania — all have returning artists for Eurovision 2021 in the form of Uku Suviste, Samanta Tīna and The Roop. Whilst Estonia and Lithuania held their respective national finals again, Latvia opted to internally select Samanta. But all three have bigger and bolder songs than last year. However, we want to know who your favourite Baltic entry is!

The Baltics at Eurovision 2021

Estonia: Uku Suviste – “The Lucky One”

Estonia’s Uku Suviste absolutely dominated the competition in Eesti Lual 2021 to ensure his place back in Eurovision for 2021. He will be singing the Dream Team penned “The Lucky One”. His entry for 2021 is markedly more up-tempo and contemporary than his 2020 track. Could this change bring him success on his trip to Rotterdam?

Latvia: Samanta Tīna – “The Moon is Rising”

Returning for Latvia, we have performance-slayer Samanta Tīna who’s high energy nature brings her songs to life. Her entry Rotterdam is “The Moon Is Rising” — again an Aminata co-penned feminist anthem. She pulls off the bold sound with powerful vocals, and a bassline we can’t get enough of. Her video is an experience, in the best possible way. Will Samanta bring that hype to Eurovision?

Lithuania: The Roop – “Discoteque”

Finally, of course, we have The Roop for Lithuania. The indie trio bring their brand of zany pop that we cannot stop dancing to. Their entry for this year “Discoteque” is rather in fitting with the world in 2021. The track is about dancing alone in your house. Giving us lockdown chic, The Roop show us we can still have a good time! And the best news is there’s an awesome dance to go with it too, much like with “On Fire” from 2020.

What is your favourite Baltic entry at Eurovision 2021?

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Mr X
Mr X
4 months ago

Lithuania 10/10
Latvia 8/10
Estonia 3/10 sorry, it was a wrong decision to send him again

Film
Film
4 months ago

Uku for sure. I like The Roop and Samatha, but i wish they had better songs. I prefer their entries from last year.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
4 months ago

This isn’t close, lol. Lithuania.

Jamie
Jamie
4 months ago

Easy.

shane
shane
4 months ago

Lithuania kind of by default. But it’s far from my favourite. Estonia is a snooze like last year, and Latvia is verging on unlistenable….like last year.

Matt
Matt
4 months ago

My favourite is Lithuania. Latvia is one track I’m still not settled on how I feel about it, but it’s bold and different and I appreciate that. Estonia is bland but an improvement on last year. I think Lithuania is definitely qualifying, I don’t think it’s going to do fantastically with the Juries, whereas I think On Fire would fared better. In the final I’m predicting 10-15, maybe top ten. Latvia could do really well, or it just doesn’t connect and it ends not qualifying, it will be really interesting to see. Estonia will probably miss out on the final,… Read more »

Sabrina
Sabrina
4 months ago

One year went by and the Baltics are still in the same place in my book. Lithuania is one of my favorites as it already happened in 2020, I appreciate the personality and fierceness of the Latvian entry (and again I don’t know exactly how to rank it) and the Estonian one is too safe to my taste, though there’s clear improvement this time.

canada_piano
canada_piano
4 months ago

all 3 are really good though…

Nils
Nils
4 months ago

I’m surprised the margin isn’t bigger.

Giolo
Giolo
4 months ago

Well… none?
Weakest year for Baltics. I guess Lithuania is the best, but still most for the show, not for the song.

kir
kir
4 months ago
Reply to  Giolo

What about 2013 and 2014?

Giolo
Giolo
4 months ago
Reply to  kir

In my opinion 2013 was better.
Estonia 2013 was so beautiful: pure and sincere! Much better than all the baltics this year. Latvia was nice, not among my favorites, but still much better than this year for me.
2014 was probably worse, yes.

Last edited 4 months ago by Giolo
Joe
Joe
4 months ago

This is so plainly obvious it isn’t even funny. The Roop! The Roop! The Roop is on fire!

Eurovision2016>
Eurovision2016>
4 months ago
Reply to  Joe

I think it’s estonia though. I don’t really like any of them.

Last edited 4 months ago by Eurovision2016>
Hellooooo
Hellooooo
4 months ago

Same opinion

Yudhistira Mahasena
4 months ago

Estonia is underrated this year.

Europe, please vote for Estonia and Uku in semi-final 2. He has a better song than “What love is” last year. Uku Suviste’s name means “don’t sleep on talent” in a language I made up.

Kosey
Kosey
4 months ago

How have I ended up voting Uku for this prize? I must admit this outcome has taken me completely by surprise. The results have completely reversed on last year. Latvia was first, Lithuania second and Estonia third and now Estonia and Latvia have swapped places. That is not to say that I absolutely love Uku’s effort, nor that I hate Samanta’s effort. It just feels like Uku has responded to feedback and put more energy and drive into his song. It feels like Samanta has listened to feedback and taken out the energy and drive of Still Breathing which is… Read more »

WannaEatMySpaghetti
WannaEatMySpaghetti
4 months ago

Lithuania of course! They’re in my top 5 and I wish them a podium but it will be complicated with Malta, Italy and Switzerland. Not impossible though.
Samanta Tina must give everything she has if she wants to go to the final (and I’d love to see it). Uku is already a NQ for me. Nothing interestingin his music or even in the lyrics.

Una
Una
4 months ago

Here is my top:

  1. The Roop
  2. Samanta
  3. Uku

I have to say that both Lithuania and Estonia have surprised me this year. I am more than happy since they gave me songs I love and will keep on loving.
The difference between the three songs is minimum – they are all nice for different reasons.

Neil
Neil
4 months ago

y’all gonna hate me for this but Uku is so underrated this year, followed by Samantha.
Uku is in my top 10 and im a straight male ok xD

Colin
Colin
4 months ago

This year, I have no doubts about it – It’s Lithuania by far! On Fire is such a good song. Both accessible and quirky. Their charisma is totally in-sync with the song.

Estonia is safe and predictable. But to give credit where credits due, the lyrics aren’t bad this time and the male initiative to break-up a toxic relationship is something slightly less talked about.

Latvia is very original, but I’m not sure that this is for me. One thing is not being conventional, the other is completely missing a structure. Still, it’s so daring that it will have fans.

Last edited 4 months ago by Colin
Jackson
Jackson
4 months ago
Reply to  Colin

“Predictable”? 🙂 Well,Lithuania is 100% predictable, as we all knew exactly what their song is going to sound like, and we weren’t wrong, it’s the same type of a song as their last year entry, although it’s less good, the previous one was stronger, plus now they just tried to re-do it, AGAIN with a cheesy dance routine and it just isn’t funny anymore, things are the best when seen for the first time, every other time is simply not on the same level unfortunately (for them). I wish all the best to the Lithuanian delegation (if they are nice… Read more »

Last edited 4 months ago by Jackson
Liisa
Liisa
4 months ago
Reply to  Jackson

It will be in top10 for sure, diaspora points from Ireland, the UK, Norway, Sweden, Denmark + points from neighboring countries, that’s A LOT.

Stian F
Stian F
4 months ago
Reply to  Jackson

Lithuania has their own sound and yes if you mean by sticking to their style is predictable, then yes it is predictable. Or if you mean that they once again managed to come up with a grrat entry, yes then that was also predictable. There has been nothing else in Eurovision before as “Discoteque” which makes it unique. Estonia is just a slightly better version of last years entry in a genre that has been overdone in Eurovision by now – extremely predictable in other words then. Latvia is also a slightly better version of last years entry, also theme… Read more »

phone but on laptop
phone but on laptop
4 months ago
Reply to  Stian F

doesn’t “slightly better version of last years entry” just means sticking to their style as well? so basically you are judging the same points here, besides your bias opinion on the songs

Fred
Fred
4 months ago
Reply to  Jackson

Predictable? You had no idea how it’s going to sound only thing you can of predicted is that they going to dance again. Which was obvious even to you, since that what made them viral would be silly not to.

Jimmy Smit
4 months ago
Reply to  Colin

…if only On Fire was their song this year though, Colin? 🙂

Colin
Colin
4 months ago
Reply to  Jimmy Smit

Ha ha ha ha 😉 Well, I love both songs in a very similar way. I made an accidental mistake, but what I wrote applies to Discoteque as well. And yes, the style is similar, but they are still two pretty distinct songs. 😉

Jimmy Smit
4 months ago
Reply to  Colin

😉

Jackson
Jackson
4 months ago
Reply to  Jimmy Smit

hahaha You’re right, I didn’t even notice he called it like that 😀 He probably made a “lapsus calami” 😉

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
4 months ago

i love latvia and lithuania equally, estonia on the other hand…

Michaela Radová
Michaela Radová
4 months ago

estonia being bland af as always…

kir
kir
4 months ago

Welp, Elina and Urban Symphony were lit. Classical crossover realness, honey!

Liisa
Liisa
4 months ago
Reply to  kir

Rändajad was electropop, not anything to do with classical music.

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
4 months ago
Reply to  Liisa

it was very much a classical pop fusion. violins were the main instrument, and the band literally has symphony in their name.

Dawid
Dawid
4 months ago

Pre-Victor Chrone Estonia was one of my favorite ESC countries. Now it’s just meh

Last edited 4 months ago by Dawid
Fred
Fred
4 months ago

Lithuania is underrated imo. They have such a good chance to win and I’m so here for it.

George
George
4 months ago
Reply to  Fred

no way !!!!

Jimmy Smit
4 months ago

The thirsty comments about Uku just underline how he can do so well with quite boring songs.

Nobody Important
Nobody Important
4 months ago

The only bottom I agree with Uku being is the one in bed.

kir
kir
4 months ago

Eyeholes in a paper bag
Greatest lay I ever had

NickC
NickC
4 months ago

Lithuania, amazing. Estonia, very good. Latvia, not too bad. I think it is a good year for the Baltics.

EurovisionBenny_AUT
EurovisionBenny_AUT
4 months ago

I believe that the bookies are wrong to let Lithuania gradually slip in the estimations. They still are in contention to win the whole thing.

Their song is memorable, the staging is striking, and the delivery is convincing. Lithuania also benefit from diaspora voting.

kir
kir
4 months ago

Agree, Lithuania is a real contender this year. The bubble’s fatigue due to early release has a little to do with their real chances in May.

NickC
NickC
4 months ago

Agreed!

Jackson
Jackson
4 months ago

Diaspora voting? UK and Ireland are their only diaspora voting bases lol If they get high televoting score it will be because people liked them, not because of some diaspora voting. Personaly, I completely dislike their entry, not even top 20 for me, but I can see it finishing 11th to 20th, and people crying about it lol

Liisa
Liisa
4 months ago
Reply to  Jackson

Norway, Sweden, Denmark too.

Jackson
Jackson
4 months ago
Reply to  Liisa

Not really

Liisa
Liisa
4 months ago
Reply to  Jackson

Google “ethnic minorities in Sweden/Denmark/Norway”
Norway gives almost every year 12p to Lithuania. Sweden and Denmark around 6-7 points.

Joe
Joe
4 months ago
Reply to  Liisa

Georgia, Germany, Malta, Italy, sometimes Cyprus, sometimes Poland, sometimes Belarus, here and there Russia and Ukraine. And that’s not counting for countries without huge Lithuanian minorities that’ll break rank to vote for them (aka how any Eurovision song gets anywhere).

Leif Christensen
Leif Christensen
4 months ago
Reply to  Liisa

Sounded odd to me and a quick google search confirms that Denmark definitely is not giving that many points to Lithiania every year. In fact, many years we apparently gave 0 points (in 2018, 2017, 2012, 2011, 2008, 2007, 2005, 2004, 2001 & 1999) and most others (with the exception being “I’ve been waiting for this night”) not very many either. It seems that about 10-15.000 Lithuanians are living in Denmark (depending on where you look it up). That’s out of 5.800.000 people. I’d say the only countries we sometimes give points to that seem odd (= not just out… Read more »

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
4 months ago

Discoteque is definitely amazing, but not a winner song to be honest. I predict a 6th place for Lithuania.

kir
kir
4 months ago

What about badunkadunk? Which one do you prefer, honey?

Una
Una
4 months ago
Reply to  kir

Can you please translate the strange word and your answer?

kir
kir
4 months ago
Reply to  Una

Correct. It’s AAV. Guess there’s no standard spelling of this word.

he/they

Una
Una
4 months ago
Reply to  kir

African-American vernacular?

kir
kir
4 months ago
Reply to  Una

Yep

Una
Una
4 months ago
Reply to  Una

Thanks. So funny.

Heini
Heini
4 months ago

Well, it’s Lithuania by far. Estonia is my second (I am from Estonia) and Latvia is the worst, i don’t what the hell that is Latvia is sending but if that qualifies and Estonia doesn’t then something is really wrong 😀

kir
kir
4 months ago
Reply to  Heini

Have you voted for any Eesti Laul perfomance this year? Which one?