Uku Suviste – What Love Is
Uku comes into the final as a favourite, and he does well to live up to the hype with his performance. Unlike with Uudo’s song, the grandeur of the official video for “What Love Is” lends itself to epic staging, and Uku does well to achieve a ‘big’, expansive performance.
Whilst the running order is otherwise effective in breaking up the finalists to not have similar songs together, I don’t think “What Love Is” itself shines in this position. Between “I’m Sorry. I Messed Up” and “Out in Space”, the song itself doesn’t quite pop like a national final ’WINNER’ often would. What he does offer is one of the more ambitious presentations of the final, and being one of the few artists to use props on stage (a large sign and a few hundred candles, to be precise).
One of the big favourites going into tomorrow’s final, this is expected to make it to the super final in the very least. Although I personally prefer “Pretty Little Liar”, Uku remains a formidable threat to Jaagup Tuisk.