Artist Profile: Estonia 2021 – Uku Suviste!

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This year Estonia is going to be represented by Uku Suviste. Uku was born on 6 June 1982, in Võru, Estonia.

He studied in Estonian Information Technology College and graduated as a computer systems administrator. At the same time, he studied pop-jazz music. He also studied at Berklee College of Music in the USA. In 2005 he released his first original album “It’s Christmas Time”. In 2007 he collaborated with Birgit Õigemeel (Estonia 2013), arranging her album. He has competed in the New Wave music festival and has taken part in his country’s Your Face Sounds Familiar. In 2018, he competed in the Russian version of The Voice, where he joined Ani Lorak’s.

His debut to Eesti Laul, the Estonian national final, was in 2017. Back then he was eliminated in the final of the competition. In 2019, he took part with the song “Pretty Little Liar”, which placed 2nd in the final, behind Victor Crone. Last year, he won the show with more than 68% of the points! His song was “What Love Is” and was going to represent his country at the ESC. This year, he competed again and won with 46,4% of the points. Between his two latest national final songs, he released two more singles.

His entry “The Lucky One” is composed by Sharon Vaughn and Uku Suviste. The song is produced by Dimitris Kontopoulos.

The song was going to compete 2nd in the second semifinal.

What do you think about the song? Will Uku achieve Estonia’s second victory? Write your thoughts on the comment box below.

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