Uku Suviste has started recording his entry for Eesti Laul 2021, with the dream time behind his song again.
In Estonia Uku Suviste has started recording the song that he hopes will take him to the Eurovision Song Contest 2021. The singer has an automatic place in the Estonian selection (should he submit a song), after ERR opted to hold a new selection to determine the nations 2021 representative.
The singer posted on Instagram yesterday evening that he had started recording his song for Eesti Laul. The singer is once again working with the Dream Team of Dimitris Kontopoulos and Sharon Vaughn, who wrote his 2020 entry “What Love Is”.
Who is Uku Suviste?
Throughout his career he has appeared in multiple televised singing competitions such as Russia’s “New Wave” in 2010 where he finished in 3rd place, “Sinu Nägu Kõlab Tuttavalt” (Your Face Sounds Familiar”, and The Voice Russia, where he was eliminated in the semi-finals.
Uku has attempted to represent Estonia two times before his most recent successful attempt. His 2017 song “Supernatural” didn’t make it past the semi-finals, and his 2019 song “Pretty Little Liar” placed second in the final. In 2020 he was selected to represent Estonia with his song “What Love Is”.
Image Source: ERR / Source: Uku Suviste
Estonia debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1994 alongside six other countries. At the contest in Dublin they were represented by Silvi Vrait, who finished 2nd last scoring just 2 points. In 2001 Estonia won the Eurovision Song Contest for the only time to date. They were represented by Tanel Padar, Dave Benton & 2XL, who performed the song “Everybody” and took a surprise victory in Copenhagen. After the success of the late-90s and early 00s, Estonia failed to qualify for the final from 2004-2008. In 2009 Estonia launched a new selection show, Eesti Laul, and has since qualified for the final six out of ten attempts.