Estonia Uku Suviste First Rehearsal Eurovision 2021
Photos: EBU / ANDRES PUTTING

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.

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What do you think? Did Uku Suviste live up to your expectations? Sound off in the comments below. 

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Film
Film
1 month ago

Haha, nice one. I will be trying to save this one and i guess now im a lusty grannie!

Jo.
Jo.
1 month ago

utterly cliché, but it might qualify over Austria.

pretty_polly
pretty_polly
1 month ago

Wouldn’t be surprised to see this one qualifying against all the odds, not just because Uku is hot as hell but because this sort of Weeknd-esque 80s revival sound is super popular at the moment.

Truth
Truth
1 month ago

It’s not bad, but it’s nothing spectacular. I don’t know how to feel about this, it’s something I wouldn’t mind getting into final, but if it didn’t I doubt I’d be totally upset.

Alex
Alex
1 month ago

Boring song, it’s not going to qualify.

Trina
Trina
1 month ago

Hmm. The staging makes him look like a Round 3 contestant of The Voice rather than a contender in Eurovision. This is unfortunate because I think he needed something really big to pull him out of the semi, and I just don’t think this will do it.

Denis
Denis
1 month ago

Estonia has a thing for storms!

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 month ago

The background is looking good and the “rough night” theme now looks clearer. In my books, it’s still one of the less interesting entries, but the delegation did a good job with what they have in hands.

Sot
Sot
1 month ago

Really nice visuals, such a guilty pleasure, Uku is one of the most adorable personalities competing this year but it still has narrow chances

EProduc
EProduc
1 month ago

I respect the effort of Uku and the Estonian delegation cause this looks like a solid performance. Good vocals, nice visuals. It’s just the same story as with Slovenia, the song is too underwhelming to stand out being the second of the night. Uku Suviste is the only male eye-candy in a suit this year though, and we all know this could work to his advantage. This could actually make him stand out and let him slip into the final. Let’s see.

Last edited 1 month ago by EProduc
Una
Una
1 month ago

I like it. I kind of expected similar staging with the one from EL. The positives: the song is OK!! Uku looks gorgeous as always. Passionate performer. Strong GUY. I like his song and his performance. So far so good. Even though the video was short: is there a storm in the graphics? If so, too soon after 2019. Colour palette looks different but the concept could have been more innovative. I hope and hope there will be no chains. That staging could have convinced the Estonian public. Not sure if the European will be enchanted with it. Re: title… Read more »

Nobody Important
Nobody Important
1 month ago

I was hoping we would perform without a shirt. Hopefully at the second rehearsal. 😉

kas
kas
1 month ago

Big improvement, vocals on point in general, simple but ok staging. Estonia has chances and the song it’s audience. Possibly borderline qualifier.

Last edited 1 month ago by kas
Saara
Saara
1 month ago
Reply to  kas

His chances would be even higher if he performed shirtless.

Last edited 1 month ago by Saara
kas
kas
1 month ago
Reply to  Saara

heehee

Rosy B
Rosy B
1 month ago

So sorry, but this song is trying to be modern and failing. Held back by a generic melody and even more by nonsense, stale, lyrics. He might not be an exceptional artist, but he has a lot of potential and he looks good on stage. So why the hell did he pick this song? I am sure he could have had better options to choose from. I do not see Uku qualifying with this, and it makes me sad because he’s rather cute. But since this is not a cute contest, I’m all for a real class act to win… Read more »

SeNhiT
SeNhiT
1 month ago

I hope they don’t mess it up, this is my 5th and I don’t wanna see it become my 35th.

gurki loko
gurki loko
1 month ago

They could have been beautiful, but it’s too late.

gurki loko
gurki loko
1 month ago
Reply to  gurki loko

Still, I’d say that Estonia would have had bigger chances of being in the final. I don’t think Uku will pull Victor Crone here.

Berco
Berco
1 month ago

This would be a nice chance for audience to shake off after seeing Flo Rida on stage one minute ago and talk about it on wp with some friends.

PP77
PP77
1 month ago
Reply to  Berco

For me Flo rida is disadvantage for San Marino. Rap music is not popular by juries and many televoters.

PP77
PP77
1 month ago
Reply to  PP77

For me Senit song is much better without rap part by Flo rida and many people say same .

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
1 month ago
Reply to  PP77

I disagree. The rap verse feels very natural within the song and prevents it as a whole from feeling too repetitive. Rap music is EXTREMELY popular in Europe Like you won’t find a single spotify top 50 chart without 30% of all the songs being rap. The problem lies in the fact that the only ‘rappers’ that have appeared at eurovision have been Daz Simpson and Jenny B. No need to say more about that. The 3 minute eurovision cut is the best version of the song in my opinion. Also flo rida + san marino + eurovision is so… Read more »

Last edited 1 month ago by Frisian esc