Sissi Nyila Benita will reveal the points of the Estonian jury during the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2021.
ERR has revealed to Eurovoix.com that Sissi Nyila Benita will reveal the jury points from Estonia during the Grand Final. Sissi is the daughter of Dave Benton, who won gave Estonia their only Eurovision win 20 years ago. Sissi also took in Eesti Laul on two occasions. In 2019, she finished fourth with “Strong” and in 2021, she finished second with “Time”.
Other spokespersons revealed so far include:
- Azerbaijan: Ell & Nikki – Winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2011
- France: Carla – Junior Eurovision 2019 representative
- Georgia: Oto Nemsadze – Eurovision 2019 representative
- Ireland: Ryan O’Shaughnessy – Eurovision 2018 representative
- Latvia: Aminata Savadogo – Eurovision 2015 representative
- Lithuania: Andrius Mamontovas – Eurovision 2006 representative
- Netherlands: Duncan Laurence – Winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019
- Sweden: Carola – Winner of Eurovision 1991 and participant in 1983 and 2006
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.
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Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest
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.