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…
Today say the first round of rehearsals for the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna. The Wiener Stadhalle welcomed the first batch of Eurovision hopefuls who got to perform on stage for the first time and see how their songs would sound in the live environment of the arena. Read on for a sneak peek at some of the entries.
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.
This week really has been hectic with 5 national selections having been made last weekend. Not only that but other countries who had picked their finalists also revealed their songs, Melodifestivalen staged its fourth and final heat and the rumour mill has been working over time since the UK and Australia announced their national selection reveal dates. As always we are here to keep you up to date so below are the 15 most important things that happened this week.