ERR will provide Estonian sign language for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.
For the first time, Estonian broadcaster ERR will broadcast all three Eurovision 2021 shows with Estonian sign language translation. Twenty Estonian sign language interpreters will provide the translations, which will be broadcast live on jupiter.err.ee on 18th, 20th and 22nd May.
Yegor Andrejev will be interpreting Uku Suviste’s performance for Estonia. Uku has recently finished both of his rehearsals in Rotterdam before he appears in the second semi-final on 20th May.
Who is Uku Suviste?
Uku Suviste was born on June 6th 1982 in Võru, Estonia. He began his career at a young age, having attended a specialised music class at Tallinn School No. 21 alongside Tallinn Boys Choir at six years old. His professional music career began in 2004 when he began to take part in international competitions, and one year later he participated in “Kaks Takti Ette”, a well-known Estonian song contest, placing 3rd overall.
Source: ERR | Image Source: Andres Putting, EBU
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.