After three semi final rounds over the past three weeks, Finland’s UMK Eurovision selection show staged its final earlier tonight. The act that will represent Finland at Eurovision 2016 will be: Sandhja!
Eurovision fans will be spoilt for choice tonight with seven Eurovision selection shows to chose from. Among these shows are three of the Scandinavian nations with Finland and Norway both hosting the final of their national selections and Sweden who will deliver the fourth of their Melodifestivalen shows. All of these shows will kick off at 20:00 CET tonight, but before they do, we reveal who has topped each of the nation’s polls.
Finland hosted the third and final heat of their Eurovision Selection show UMK at the weekend and three more songs have progressed to the live final on 27th February. Read on to find out who advanced…
Finland’s national selection show, UMK, got underway with its first semi final this evening. Six songs competed but only three could advance to the final. Read on to find out who went through.
With nine last place finishes and failing to qualify for the finals on five occasions since the semi finals were introduced in 2004, Finland’s Eurovision history isn’t one of the greatest. Not only is Lordi’s ‘Hard Rock Hallelujah’ their only ever win, but it is their only top ten finish that they have had since 1989. Finland have always pushed the envelope when it comes to Eurovision. Lordi performed a rock song in garish masks, Krista Siegrids kissed another woman in 2013 amidst outcry of Russia recently passing anti-LGBT legislation and in the 2015 contest, ‘Aina mun pitää’ was performed by Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät, a band whose members are all adults with developmental disabilities. So what has Finland got in store for us in 2016? Read on to find out…
Finland, the country that brought us masked heavy metal band Lordi in 2006, return to their Eurovision rock roots this year with their 2015 song ‘Aina Mun Pitaa’ by punk band PKN. Read on for the full review of the song.
Time now for the second of our Semi Finals in our quest to crown the best Eurovision song ever. We have narrowed out search down to the final 16 and it’s time to let your voice be heard. Below are the songs in contention for advancing to the final. Have a listen below and vote for your favourites in the poll. You can pick up to three songs. The results will be revealed on Sunday 15th March.
If I’ve learnt anything from watching Eurovision it’s this: expect the unexpected. In 2006 against all odds, Finnish heavy metal rockers Lordi, prosthetic masks and all, were crowned winners with their rock anthem “Hard Rock Hallelujah!’ Let’s remind ourselves of that moment: