It was the unspoken phenomena of Eurovision… and even as recently as tonight, this writer was adamant it wouldn’t happen! But Saturday’s final of the Eurovision Song Contest will feature both Finland and Cyprus – for the first time since 2002, an incredible 16 yeas ago!
Since both countries started taking part at Eurovision, Finland and Cyprus have only appeared in the final together 17 times – out of a possible 37 contests! This means that in over 6 decades of Eurovision, only 10.54% of shows have seen both Cyprus and Finland singing in the final on the same night.
2018 marks the first time since the introduction of the semi finals in 2004 that both countries have qualified. The last 15 contests have all featured either Cyprus or Finland
Congratulations to both Eleni Foureira and Saara Aalto! See you BOTH in the final this Saturday!
Author: James Scanlan
Source: Eurovision Ireland