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Estonia ESTONIA 2021 - Uku Suviste - The Lucky One

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    14 9.2%
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    13 8.5%
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    14 9.2%

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    153

escYOUnited

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Wonder if it ever crossed your mind
That what we had was really unbelievable, unbeatable, a miracle
Why'd you have to go and mess it up?
Why'd you have to make what was unbreakable shakable, unsavable?
And now it's too late to cross your fingers
I'm wide awake and not a dreamer
Hate it, but it seems the dreams were never true
For a little while the fates were with us
Wonder why they had to turn against us
I could make a wish, but there is no use

I can feel
Even though I'm numb
The change to come will hurt someone
I can see
This time it isn't me
I might be the lucky one

I don't need a crystal ball to show me
Baby, it is plain that you don't know me
When it comes to you I'm better off alone (Better off alone)
I don't need a crystal ball to make me
Realize that if I stay you'll break me
Every sign is saying I should be gone
I should be gone

Thought I had a cloud over my head
It had to be my fault that it kept raining down
Until now, I figured out
That if I had the nerve to say goodbye
I could look for clearer skies up over head
Weather says sun instead

I don't need a crystal ball to show me
Baby, it is plain that you don't know me
When it comes to you I'm better off alone (Better off alone)
I don't need a crystal ball to make me
Realize that if I stay you'll break me
Every sign is saying I should be gone
I should be gone

I can feel (Even though I'm numb)
The change to come will hurt someone
I can see (I can feel)
This time it isn't me
I might be the lucky one

I don't need a crystal ball to show me
Baby, it is plain that you don't know me
When it comes to you I'm better off alone (Better off alone)
I don't need a crystal ball to make me
Realize that if I stay you'll break me
Every sign is saying I should be gone
I should be gone​
 
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laululind

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Well, sad but expected. Vocals were decent & Uku did well, but I guess the song wasn't strong enough to stand out. Also think they could have done more with the staging.. not sure it would have been enough to make a difference, but everything was indeed rather plain & empty. :unsure: The 'falling into water' bit was more effective in Eesti Laul, the floor turning red moment was not that impressive either. Just a bunch of lightning & an empty stage! But I suspect it wouldn't have helped too much anyway. It'll be interesting to see how close he was come Saturday... if he was 11th, then maybe better staging could have pushed him into the final. :unsure: But without a song that stands out more, he would have been bottom 5 there anyway. Oh well! Hope he had a good experience at least, after all this time trying and finally getting there. :) Maybe a bit of international fame & a few good offers or something! Also hope he takes a small break from Eesti Laul to give others a chance to win too! :LOL: And when/if he comes back, it'll be with a more memorable song! This year's entry was decently pleasant, but didn't have the necessary hook to get people voting I guess. The grannies probably went for Portugal instead. :LOL: In any case, bring on 2022!
 

wtf

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At least he gave a really great performance. Feels a lot better to NQ with a performance that didn't really have anything "wrong" with it. :) I still think it was better than a couple of the qualified songs but it is what it is.

Hope he isn't too discouraged and enjoyed the experience. :) Who knows, perhaps it landed him some contacts to collaborate.
 

wtf

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Uku seemed really happy after the semi. The interview he gave to Estonian press was the most relaxed and open he's ever been. :) I guess it's been exhausting to be in this position for so long, especially when you're constantly reminded your song will flop, you're not predicted to qualify etc. ..he really had to go through the entire Eesti Laul process twice.

He said he really enjoyed the performance and the audience was amazing. And when asked about returning, he said there's a lot of really talented artists who deserve the chance to experience what he did.
 

Iker

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I enjoyed Uku's song a lot yesterday but I knew the chances for Q were slim, especially with that running order. The performance itself was good, no vocal mishaps either.
I only remember I like this entry... but can’t recall the melody :unsure: so, yeah... it’s one of those nice songs that you actually forget instantly or replace it with other favs later on.
I remember the melody really well and I love the harmonies (together they are heavenly for me) but I can see why for some it could be forgettable.
 
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tuorem

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I'm looking forward to the split results because I always thought he would get a decent score with the televoters.

The staging was okay, but they could have a done a bit more imo. I wish they had brought a prop, personally I liked the chains of the NF.

The amount of wide shots was not helping, but that also applies to a bunch of other countries (Azerbaijan, Latvia for instance).
 

GianlucaTomoe

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Sissi should've won the Estonian NF.
 

Milos-BC

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Not surprised. He was good, but the song was too bland and ordinary. Last year's entry would've qualified.

I hope for something different from :ee: next year.
 

jatojo

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One of my absolute favourite Eurovision songs this year was (and remains) "Lost In A Dance" - studio version. So Estonia really brought something this year. When it comes to Uku - there are many good things to say about him, but I don't like the constant backing vocals. They make his songs sound artificial and overproduced.
 

wtf

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Dave Benton is the head of Estonian jury, his daughter Sissi announces Estonian jury points. :)
 

goncalovieira

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sadly that will never happen again because our new HoD only cares about which songs get the most radio play xcookie
There is any chance to kick him out?
Here it worked very well. From the huge flop of 2015 to the victory of 2017. :ROFLMAO:
 

alyrin

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There is any chance to kick him out?
Here it worked very well. From the huge flop of 2015 to the victory of 2017. :ROFLMAO:
i don't think so, many people here have already said that the quality has dropped so much after he got the job but he just doesn't listen lol
 

martin

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I like his entry last year better, but still wanted him to qualify. Still Iceland, Finland, Denmark, Greece and Switzerland was higher up in my ranking.

Also start position was quite bad. Was not very surpriced he was out
 
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