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Finland Uuden Musikiin Kilpailu 2015 – Semifinal 3 – The Show starts at 20:00 CET – You can watch LIVE HERE.
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6 songs compete for the last 3 places in the Grand Final.
LIVE ROLLING BLOG – 20:00 CET
Good evening from a very chilly Finland via my home in Edinburgh which is also chilly. We have the last Semi Final where 3 more songs will be chosen to progress to next weeks Final. We start with some dancers on the stage.
Solju – Hold Your Colours
Andrew’s Comments : An ethnic feel to this song, Solju is accompanied by 6 dancers and a Sami backing singer. It is a pleasant enough song that enhanced by the ethnic vocals but some of Solju’s vocals are a bit off key especially at the start. It does build well though and may suit the Finnish audience more.
Aikuinen – Kyynelten Lahti
Andrew’s Comments : Aikuinen is very unassuming in a suit and glasses and holding a briefcase like he has walked into the wrong job. But his song has a good electrobeat to it and is sung well. Its a bouncy little number which I like a lot. The crowd seems to like it too as does his dog which is in the audience. Offbeat off the wall but in with a chance.
Ida Bois – Kumbaya
Andrew’s Comments : Its not the Kumbaya of my boyhood days but a slow starting song with some vocals a bit off key but soon clicks into a heavy dance beat. Ida is sitting on a swing which she swings back on forth on during the dance beats. A strange mix of a song as I love the heavy dance feel but not so keen on the slow verses. Not sure how this will go in the voting.
Angelo de Nile – All For Victory
Andrew’s Comments : Angelo reminds me Meatloaf in voice. This is like a pop/rock opera piece. Angelo dressed as a Roman centurion. He is surrounded by other hunky semi clad centurions.(Nice). A good strong rock voice and element to this song. Its strong and memorable and think is good enough to reach the final tonight. It gets a good reaction from the audience anyway.
Järjestyshäiriö – Särkyneiden Sydänten Kulmilla
Andrew’s Comments : The only group of the night is on now. With an unpronounceable name we know that the Finns love their groups don’t they? This one is no exception with a very catchy uptempo and contemporary song . This has a really good feel to it. The group consist of 4 guys and a girl. I love this song and its the best of the night for me for sure.
Heidi Pakarinen – Bon Voyage
Andrew’s Comments : This is a lovely little song, with a bit of French flair its also very old school Finnish Eurovision National Finals music. A good song with a nice feel to it although a tad old fashioned. But it is sung well and Heidi resplendent in red is accompanied by 3 red clad female singers and 3 suit clad male dancers. A good reaction from the audience . This could get to the Final.
Ok my first two to go through to the Final stand out more than the others so I will call Angelo de Nile and Järjestyshäiriö to go through to the Final. My 3rd call is a closer run thing between Solju and Heidi Pakarinen. I am going to side with Heidi in this case. So lets wait and see how right or wrong I am.
Through to Final are Solju, Järjestyshäiriö and Angelo de Nile. I am happy as I called two and the other Solju was my either or choice so I claim 2 and a half. Thank you and goodnight.
Author : Andrew Main
Source : Eurovision Ireland