A few moments ago, the EBU published visual content about the first rehearsals of the Estonian delegation on the stage of Eurovision Song Contest 2021.
Here you can see a fragment of the first Estonian rehearsal:
Below you can see a gallery of images about his first contact with the stage and the cameras.
Photos: EBU / ANDRES PUTTING
Uku’s father is a TV producer, and his mother is a classically trained singer. Still, instead of pursuing music, she devoted her energies to working for the Estonian General Staff, at the Estonian Defence Forces.
After graduating from university as a Computer Systems Administrator, he studied Singing and Contemporary Writing & Production at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Massachusetts, USA, making the Dean’s List every semester. In 2011, he became a patron of UNICEF Estonia, and in 2012, he produced a song in collaboration with the Estonian Ministry of Defence & Defence Forces called Võitmatu (Invincible), dedicated to all the Estonian soldiers who had served in Afghanistan.
In 2018 he set his sights abroad and took part in The Voice Russia, landing himself on the team of Ukrainian Eurovision icon, Ani Lorak. Uku made it to the semi-final round. No stranger to the Estonian Eurovision selection process, Uku has competed in Eesti Laul several times, with his previous closest success coming last year when he finished second with the song Pretty Little Liar.
Uku has been involved in many other festivals, singing competitions, television shows and productions – most notably the 2010 New Wave Festival, where he placed third, and a stint playing Danny in the Estonian production of Grease!
Don’t forget you can download the official ESCplus handbook at the following link. Here you can find all the information regarding the Eurovision Song Contest 2021, biographies, points tables and everything you need to experience the event to the fullest.
The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and the contest’s organisers (NPO, NOS and AVROTROS) announced last january a final decision regarding the scenario that will ensure the health and safety of all people that will be involved in the Eurovision Song Contest next May in Rotterdam. From all the initial four scenarios they considered at the beginning, the organisers have decided to implement ‘Scenario B’.
The health safety and protocols that will be followed match with the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment guidelines for similar large-scale events such as sports competitions.
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Eurovision 2021 - Semi-Final 1
|Malta: Destiny - Je Me Casse||3220|
|Cyprus: Elena Tsagrinou - El Diablo||2939|
|Lithuania: The Roop - Discoteque||2504|
|Croatia: Albina - Tick-Tock||2119|
|Romania: Roxen - Amnesia||1981|
|Ukraine: Go_A - Shum||1971|
|Azerbaijan: Efendi - Mata Hari||1956|
|Russia: Manizha - Russian Woman||1690|
|Israel: Eden Alene - Set Me Free||1688|
|Norway: TIX - Fallen Angel||1673|
|Sweden: Tusse - Voices||1668|
|Belgium: Hooverphonic - The Wrong Place||1521|
|Ireland: Lesley Roy - MAPS||1453|
|Australia: Montaigne - Technicolour||1077|
|Slovenia: Ana Soklič - Amen||884|
|North Macedonia: Vasil - Here I Stand||482|
Number of voters: 442