Estonia is the latest nation to confirm their backup performance for Eurovision 2021 has been filmed, as Uku also plans changes to his performance in May.
Speaking on Raadio 2 following his Eesti Laul victory Uku Suviste has confirmed that his backup performance for Eurovision has been filmed. Uku stated that straight after the Eesti Laul final on Saturday evening the backup performance was recorded. He explained:
Nothing can be polished there, the point was that when the Eesti Laul ended, there was a range when they had to send the material to Eurovision immediately that evening, that is their regulations.
Changes are planned for his performance from Eesti Laul to Eurovision in May. Uku stated he will be talking to Jaagup Tuisk who staged his performance for the competition and that they have a busy day ahead today as they need to send the initial plan for their performance to ERR:
The plan is to send out the initial vision. As far as the details are concerned, there is some time to grind them. All the production of animations and other solutions – there is now a little more time for that. We will meet in ERR soon and start discussing things.
Uku will perform his song “The Lucky One” in the first half of the second semi-final, to be held on the 20th May 2021.
Image Source: Kairit Leibold/ERR | Source: ERR
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.