In 2005, Uku Suviste finished his education within Computer Systems Administrator. However, music already was a big part of his life – and after his IT studies, he went to the United States to study music at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.
As a young schoolboy, Uku had taken piano lessons and attended a boy’s choir. In 2004, he took part in the Uno Naissoo competition and won the special prize for his original song Never Have To. He continued writing his own music next to his studies, and in 2005, he released his first album; ‘It’s Christmas Time’. The same year, besides finishing his IT studies, he also took part in the Estonian competition Kaks Takti Ette where he finished third. That led to work as a music producer for other Estonian artists. One thing took the other. He released an album singing duets with Birgit Õigemeel (Estonia 2013), he took part in Russia’s New Wave competition, in the Estonian edition of Your Face Sounds Familiar and also in The Voice Russia with Ani Lorak (Ukraine 2008) as his coach.
Uku Suviste has done musicals too. Among others, he played the lead role as Danny in Grease alongside Getter Jaani (Estonia 2011) in the role as Sandy.
Over the years, Uku Suviste has taken part in the Estonian national Eurovision selection Eesti Laul a total of four times, and won twice; in 2020 and 2021.
Four Eurovision attempts from Uku Suviste
2017: Uku Suviste participated in Eesti Laul with the song Supernatural. Unfortunately, he was eliminated after the semi-final.
2019: Uku Suviste participated in Eesti Laul with the song Pretty Little Liar. He finished second in the final.
2020: Uku Suviste participated in Eesti Laul with the song What Love Is. He won, but as the Eurovision Song Contest was cancelled due to the Pandemic, he didn’t get to represent his country that year.
2021: Uku Suviste participated in Eesti Laul with the song The Lucky One. He was offered a direct spot in the semi-final. Once again, he won this time he did get to go to Eurovision. Unfortunately, he finished 13th in the Eurovision semi-final with only the 10 best reaching the final.