Building on the success of our Best of the Big 5 series, Eurovision Ireland is now broadening its search for your favourite entries from countries across the continent, spanning the contest’s entire back catalogue – that’s well over 1500 songs!
We asked you which group of countries you wanted us to look at next and thousands of you voted. It was close, but in the end Scandinavia inched ahead. We’ve already asked what you think about things in Iceland (video coming soon!) and now it’s the turn of Finland!
What can we say about Finland at Eurovision? For many years it was a long standing joke that a Finnish win at the contest seemed all but impossible. Despite sending some entries that are nowadays considered contest classics, they’ve finished last 9 times, 3 times with the dreaded nul points… some fans even began calling Finland Eurovision’s ultimate underachiever! Indeed, for a time they were also Eurovision’s longest serving nation without a win, but when the clawed hands of Lordi lifted that Eurovision trophy in 2006, Finland cemented themselves in the history books with not only the highest scoring winner of the contest at the time, but also one of the most iconic wins ever!
Finland have participated at Eurovision 53 times over the decades, so as usual we’ve still split the songs between Odd and Even Years depending on what year they entered the contest. This week you’ll get to vote for your favourite Finnish entries from their Odd Year Entries – songs that entered in years ending in 1,3,5,7 or 9.
Don’t spot your favourite below? Don’t fret! Even Year Entries are coming next week! As always, the Top 10 entries from both semi finals will then go on to the grand final, where you will vote for your overall winner. Don’t forget, your winner will be entered in the Eurovision Ireland Hall of Fame, so what are you waiting for? Get voting!
REMEMBER! AS ALWAYS, YOU CAN VOTE FOR YOUR TOP 10!
Author: James Scanlan
Source: Eurovision Ireland