Estonia’s Uku Suviste has had his first rehearsal of “The Lucky One” at Eurovision 2021. He drowns in the LED, but how does he do on stage? Let’s see…
Estonia’s Uku Suviste “The Lucky One” — Eurovision 2021 first rehearsal
Oliver: A decent first rehearsal, but nothing spectacular. Uku’s wearing the same post-wedding loose bowtie outfit from the Estonian national final. He’s in front of a moon surrounded by lightning effects. It all reads as somewhat stale. Uku Suviste’s vocal was decent but he struggled at the chorus — his breath control was off, thus ruining the momentum and flow of the slurred notes on “I can feel” and “I can see”. This is certainly a more cohesive and slicker presentation than the song’s Eesti Laul debut. However, it’s not elevated beyond the level it needs to be to secure qualification.
Padraig: Give or take a few tweaks, Uku brings pretty much the same stage show as in the national final. It’s still stormy, he’s still drowning and he still looks like he’s run away from a hellish black-tie event. He starts off on his knees, illuminated by a full moon. He gets to his feet and then remains static for much of the remainder. He returns to the floor as the song reaches its emotional peak. The vocal mix needs perhaps a little more tweaking. At times his voice is overwhelmed by the backing vocals.
Reaction to Estonia’s first rehearsal at Eurovision 2021
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