One of the big fan favourites, and everyone’s favourite Finn, the lovely Saara Aalto finally makes it to Eurovision and she hasn’t wasted the opportunity, giving us a big party banger for the Eurofans to bop along to. Finland’s non-qualification for the final last year was widely regarded as one of the biggest travesties of last year’s voting – can Saara return Finland to the final? Continue reading “Eurovision 2018 previews countdown: #6 FINLAND – Saara Aalto – “Monsters””
“The north wind doth blow and we shall have snow”… Well, that has certainly been true for Europe this past week as we shiver under a Siberian blast and snow falling in unlikely places. And aptly, this coming weekend will see us finding out which songs will be representing a cluster of northern countries.. Continue reading “Eurovision 2018 national selections: the north wind doth blow (Estonia, Finland and Iceland previews)”
We’ve finally reached the half way point in the countdown, and at just outside the top 20, remarkably this is our first Nordic country we’ve come across. Considering the only Nordic survivor to last year’s final were the hosts, Sweden, that suggests it could be quite a swift turnaround in fortunes this year. One-time winners Finland are not Eurovision’s highest performers, but their entry this year was an unexpected winner of their national final – can Norma John also surprise at Eurovision and get a better than usual result for Suomi ? Continue reading “Eurovision 2017 previews countdown: #21 FINLAND – Norma John – “Blackbird””
Having been south, east and central, time to head to the snowy north with our first Nordic country – Finland. Finland is regarded somewhat as a Eurovision underachiever. Despite being in the contest since 1961 and with 50 appearances, they have just the one win, and that came relatively recently in 2006. However that winner has has gone down as one of Eurovision’s most memorable…. Continue reading “My top 5 songs from…Finland”
We finally reach our first Nordic country – Finland. Finland lag behind their Swedish, Norwegian and Danish neighbours in terms of Eurovision success so perhaps not such a shock that they take up last place amongst the Nordics in this list as well. It’s 10 years since Lordi took Eurovision by storm and became Finland’s first and only winners. Can Sandhnja make it two wins for the Finns?
Continue reading “Eurovision 2016 previews countdown: #31 FINLAND – Sandhja – “Sing It Away””
Since it’s going to be a few days at least before I have looked at enough YouTube videos in order to determine running order of the preview countdown, how about a few selections from the national finals that didn’t make it. There were a lot of fine songs and guilty pleasures amongst them so let’s start with Estonia, Finland and Hungary. Continue reading “Eurovision national finals best of the rest part 1: Estonia, Finland and Hungary”