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Finland
Finland

Capital city Helsinki
Population 5,298,000
Area 338,145 km²
Internet TLD fi
Member station YLE
National selection events Euroviisut (1961-2011)UMK (2012-)
Appearances
Appearances 46
First appearance 1961
Best result 1st: 2006
Worst result Last: 1963,1965,1968,1980,19821990,1992,1996,2009

History
Finland first entered the Eurovision Song Contest in 1961, and has participated a total of 45 times. Finland won the contest for the first time in 2006 with Lordi’s “Hard Rock Hallelujah”. Previously, its best showing was Marion Rung’s song “Tom Tom Tom” in 1973, which was placed 6th.
Before the 2006 victory, Finland was considered by many as the ultimate under-achiever of Eurovision. It has placed last total nine times and scored “nul points” (zero points) three times.
During the 1990s and early 2000s, Finland was arguably the country most affected by the various relegation schemes designed to limit the number of participants allowed to participate in each year’s contest. Due to low results, Finland was excluded from the contest in 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001 and 2003.
All of Finland’s entries were in English between 1973 and 1976 and again since 2000 (except in 2008, 2010 and 2012); both of these periods allowed submissions in any language. Two entries, 1990 and 2012, were in Swedish, which is an official language in Finland alongside Finnish. All of Finland’s other songs have been in Finnish.

1961


Finland was represented by Laila Kinnunen, with the song ‘”Valoa ikkunassa”, at the 1961 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place on 18 March in Cannes, France. Finland was one of three countries (along with Spain and Yugoslavia) making their Eurovision debut in 1961 and “Valoa ikkunassa” was chosen as the first Finnish entry at the national final organised by broadcaster YLE and held on 12 February.
On the night of the final Kinnunen performed 4th in the running order, following Austria and preceding Yugoslavia. At the close of voting “Valoa ikkunassa” had received 6 points (2 from Italy and the United Kingdom and 1 from Denmark and France), placing Finland joint 10th (with Monaco and the Netherlands) of the 16 entries.
lyrics

The gown of the night has covered the land
Time has come to turn off the lights
Only the shadows stay seriously still and begin to dream

A little window is still lighted
Who is awake accompanied by her thoughts?
Longing for her friend she is singing and hoping:

A path of rays of light, takes me into memories
The lantern burns forever, the memory never fades

Through the silent night all the way behind the stars
She sings a song for him, if he can hear it

A beautiful new star has lighted up
The singer notices its shine as well
Now the loved one lighted his window
He hears me while he is longing

The dawn covers the lights from the window
The singer has fallen asleep
She flies to her friend on the wings of dreams

1962


Finland was represented by Marion Rung, with the song ‘”Tipi-tii”, at the 1962 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place on 18 March in Luxembourg City. “Tipi-tii” was chosen as the Finnish entry at the national final organised by broadcaster YLE and held on 15 February. Rung would represent Finland again in the 1973 contest, also held in Luxembourg.
On the night of the final Rung performed first in the running order, preceding Belgium. Voting was by each national jury awarding 3-2-1 to their top three songs, and at the close “Tipi-tii” had received 4 points (3 from the United Kingdom and 1 from Norway), placing Finland joint 7th (with Sweden) of the 16 entries. The Finnish jury reciprocated the British liking for their song by awarding their 3 points to the United Kingdom.
lyrics

Chirpy-chirp, chirpy, chirpy, chirpy-chirp
The spring is wonderful
Chirpy-chirp, chirpy, chirpy, chirpy-chirp
It was told by a bird
Chirpy-chirp, chirpy, chirpy, chirpy-chirp
Let’s hasten to find
Chirpy-chirp, chirpy, chirpy, chirpy-chirp
A sweetheart for both of us

When we’re singing in chorus, each one here on its branch
We can make it be heard further, the call of love

Chirpy-chirp, chirpy, chirpy, chirpy-chirp
I also built a nest
Chirpy-chirp, chirpy, chirpy, chirpy-chirp
Come along my dearest

The spring with happy wings floats for us too
It comes twiddling its sunny hoop

La la la… la la la…
La la la… la la la la…
Chirpy-chirp, chirpy, chirpy, chirpy-chirp
Chirpy-chirp, chirpy, chirpy, chirpy-chirp

When we’re singing in chorus, each one here on its branch
We can make it be heard further, the call of love

Chirpy-chirp, chirpy, chirpy, chirpy-chirp
I also built a nest
Chirpy-chirp, chirpy, chirpy, chirpy-chirp
Come along my dearest
Come along my dearest
Chirpy-chirp

1963


Finland was represented by Laila Halme, with the song ‘”Muistojeni laulu”, at the 1963 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place on 23 March in London. “Muistojeni laulu” was chosen as the Finnish entry at the national final organised by broadcaster YLE and held on 14 February. Halme originally finished third in the national final, but replaced the winning singer Irmeli Mäkelä at Eurovision for unknown reasons.
The final was held at the YLE studios in Helsinki, hosted by Aarno Walli, Erkki-Mikael, Risto Vanari and Marion Rung.
On the night of the final Halme performed 7th in the running order, following Italy and preceding eventual contest winners Denmark. Voting was by each national jury awarding 5-4-3-2-1 to their top five songs, and at the close “Muistojeni laulu” was one of four songs (along with the entries from the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden) which had failed to pick up any points at all, the country’s first last place finish.
lyrics

La la la la la, la la la la la…
La la la la la la la la…
La la la la la, la la la la la…
La la la la la la la la…

Even now when I hear that emotional tune
Always again it reminds me of its memories
You sang it to me, devoted to me in whole
I almost think, when I hear your voice
This is only a dream

When you left your song was still playing in my heart
Perhaps the same song brought new happiness to another
I’m still playing your record, even though it’s worn
My memory just can’t wear out

I’m still playing your record, even though it’s worn
My memory just can’t wear out

La la la la la, la la la la la…
La la la la la la la la…
La la la la la, la la la la la…
La la la la la la la la…

1964


Finland was represented by Lasse Mårtenson, with the song ‘”Laiskotellen”, at the 1964 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place on 21 March in Copenhagen. “Laiskotellen” was chosen as the Finnish entry at the national final organised by broadcaster YLE and held on 15 February.
Only an audio recording of Mårtenson’s performance is known to survive as the video master of the 1964 contest is believed to have been destroyed in a fire at the Danish TV archive in the 1970s. Voting was by each national jury awarding 5-4-3-2-1 to their top five songs, and at the close “Laiskotellen” had received 9 points (3 each from Denmark, Norway and the United Kingdom), placing Finland 7th of the 16 entries.
lyrics

It’s another Sunday and he left his dungarees on the corner
There’s no hurry at all, the alarm clock is silent too

It’s Sunday morning and although a day lasts only a day
You can get much of it, a satisfied song is sung

Time to walk on your own ways, lightened ways, lengthened ways
To anywhere
Time to think many things, unbelievable things, unknown things
In any way
He sings unasked:

It’s another Sunday and although it’s soon Monday
Hurry won’t pressure, idlers are singing

Time to be standing there and here, asking, holding
The wall in its place
Time to learn the rhythm of life, the style of life, the song of life
Of the correct rhythm

You can get much of it, a satisfied song is sung
Idlers are singing
Hoy ee-yi-ee-yi-oo… hoy ee-yi-ee-yi-oo…
Idlers are singing

1965


“Aurinko laskee länteen” (“The sun sets in the west”) was the Finnish entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1965, performed in Finnish by Viktor Klimenko.At the close of voting, it had received the dreaded nul points, placing 15th. This was Finland’s second nul points and second appearance in last place.
The song deals with Klimenko experiencing a very brief love affair and coming to the conclusion that the setting of the sun signals the end of “the time of love”.
lyrics

In the morning the sun rose, brightening up my sky
The fulfilment of dreams rowed in the purple clouds…

Now the sun sets in the west, the evening has already arrived
The sun sets in the west, the loveless sun

I never thought that the evening would arrive so soon
Until I saw a blue bird heading south

I saw it and I understood it: The time of love is gone
When the sun sets in the west

I thought the sun of my happiness had halted in the sky
Until I saw a fading sparkle in the foam of fiery water

I saw it and I understood it: The time of love is gone
When the sun sets in the west
When the sun sets in the west

1966


“Playboy” was the Finnish entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1966, performed in Finnish by Ann Christine.
“Playboy” marks the debut for veteran Eurovision conductor Ossi Runne; he conducted 21 of Finland’s 22 entries in the Contest between the years 1966 and 1989, the only exception being 1981’s “Reggae OK” with Riki Sorsa.At the close of voting, it had received 7 points, placing 10th in a field of 18.
lyrics

Fiery red cars, expensive leather seats
The latest model, I don’t trust you
The society ladies, I’m not one of them
You charm, laugh, seduce, angry fathers blame you

You’re a playboy, smooth playboy
Sure playboy, but I won’t stick your net
You’re a playboy, smooth playboy
Sure playboy, but I won’t stick your net

Surfboarding, tennis and fencing
I glance at that, I don’t trust you
What about winter sports: Girls, yes, and bobsleigh racing?
The winter of Sankt Moritz is desolate without you

You’re a playboy, the same playboy
Pretty playboy, but I won’t take up with you
You’re a playboy, the same playboy
Pretty playboy, but I won’t take up with you

Many wealthy ladies, many moneyprincesses
You deceive smiling, I don’t trust you
You say your name is linked to 007
Noughts could be there, but I leave out the seven

You’re a playboy, real playboy
True playboy, I can live without you
You’re a playboy, real playboy
True playboy, I can live without you

I can live without you

1967


“Varjoon – suojaan” (“To shadow – to safety”) was the Finnish entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1967, performed in Finnish by Fredi.
The song was performed eighth on the night, following Sweden’s Östen Warnerbring with “Som en dröm” and preceding Germany’s Inge Brück with “Anouschka”. At the close of voting, it had received 3 points, placing 12th in a field of 17.
lyrics

Into the shadow from under the burning sun
I must get into the shadow from the street of pain
To safety from under the glowing sky
To safety, to a green oasis

Above is the shining sun, underneath is the burning ground
In the mind the shady resort, where I can go by myself

Into the shadow from under the burning sun
I must soon get away, into the shadow
To safety from under the glowing sky
To safety under bushy leaves

Into the shadow from the shameless spotlights
I want to get into the shadow, away from the company of the famous
To safety, away from the burning love
To safety of silent longing

My life is just restless, now I have to stand everything
I already got enough fame, rest is all I miss

I want to get into the shadow, away from the spotlights
Into the shadow, although it would be lonely there
I want to go to the peaceful safety, eventually
That’s when I could finally find my happiness

1968


“Kun kello käy” (“When time goes by”) was the Finnish entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1968, performed in Finnish by Kristina Hautala.”Kun kello käy” was performed by Hautala on the night of competition held April 6 1968 at the Royal Albert Hall in London, Hautala performing subsequent to Claes-Göran Hederström of Sweden singing “Det börjar verka kärlek, banne mej” and being followed by Isabelle Aubret of France singing “La source”. At the close of voting, “Kun kello käy” had received 1 point, only the judge from Norway having voted for the song which resultantly shared last place – 16th in a field of 17 – in a tie with Ronnie Tober representing the Netherlands with the song “Morgen”.
lyrics

No more – no less, when I can see you closer
Just let me be here – because once I’ve stayed with you I want it like this now
But still my fear is:

When time goes by, the clock strikes too much again
Soon the night has ended, everyday work rebegins
When time goes by, soon I can see it:
I don’t find you next to me
Oh, why does time run so fast?

No more – no less, when I can see you closer
Just let me be here – because once I’ve stayed with you I want it like this now
But still my fear is:

When time goes by, and it would bring a pale morning
The stars wouldn’t shine, you fly away with them
When time goes by, I get older along with it
The time of love is left…
Oh, why can’t the clocks – stop?

Just let me be here – because once I’ve stayed with you I want it like this now
But still my fear is:

When time goes by, the clock strikes too much again
Soon the night has ended, everyday work rebegins
When time goes by, I get older along with it
The time of love is left…
Oh, why can’t the clocks – stop?

1969


“Kuin silloin ennen” (“Like in those times”) was the Finnish entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1969, performed in Finnish by Jarkko & Laura.
The song was performed sixteenth (last) on the night, following Portugal’s Simone de Oliveira with “Desfolhada portuguesa”. At the close of voting, it had received 6 points, placing 12th in a field of 16.
The song is a love duet, with the singers declaring that seeing each other reminds them of “those times” when life was good.
lyrics

Like in those times, in those times
In those times, everything’s as well again
Like in those times, in those times
In those times, everything’s well again

I feel again like in those times
Like there was no yesterday
I can come to see you like in those times
And I know, I won’t ever go away

Your eyes shine, I see just that, nothing else
My heart repeats what
That bluethroat, nightingale warbles

Everything’s again like once before
And I couldn’t hope for anything else

Like in those times, in those times
In those times, everything’s as well again
Like in those times, in those times
In those times, everything’s well again

Everything’s again like once before
And I couldn’t hope for anything else

Like in those times, in those times
In those times, everything’s as well again
Like in those times, in those times
In those times, everything’s well again

1971


“Tie uuteen päivään” (“Way to a new day”) was the Finnish entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1971, performed in Finnish by Markku Aro & Koivistolaiset (The Koivisto Sisters).At the close of voting, it had received 84 points, placing 8th in a field of 18.
lyrics

There’s a piece of land and a piece of water
And a piece of burning fire
There’s a human mind and bad tongue
Doesn’t want to put out the fire

All that will lead us to a new day
Is there a reason to worry for the future now?
When you meet other people on the way
And everything is so nice

Now everyone goes there to the new day
And others show, where you can find the way
If you once close your eyes from tomorrow
The easy road takes you along

The world is now ready
The unchanging knowledge is now guiding
The time, so immeasurable
Has it already ended after serving us?

When one takes, and another one gives
And a third one shouts thirsty
You don’t know them, they don’t know us
And we go the same way

All that will lead us to a new day
Is there a reason to worry for the future now?
When you meet other people on the way
And everything is so nice

Now everyone goes there to the new day
And others show, where you can find the way
If you once close your eyes from tomorrow
The easy road takes you along

Now everyone goes there to the new day
And others show, where you can find the way
If you once close your eyes from tomorrow
The easy road takes you along

1972


“Muistathan” (English translation: “Do You Remember”) was the Finnish entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1972, performed in Finnish by Päivi Paunu & Kim Floor.
The song was performed tenth on the night (following Malta’s Helen & Joseph with “L-imħabba” and preceding Austria’s Milestones with “Falter im Wind”). At the close of voting, it had received 78 points, placing 12th in a field of 18.
lyrics

Do you remember that sweetest night
The lovely day and the beautiful evening
The moment, when you took my hand first time
To your own warm hand

We walked together only a while
Through a little park, over an old bridge
That little moment was enough to give us happiness then

We met amid the crowd
A coincidence? No, I know it
Destiny brought love in front of us and the land of happiness

Even sorrow is partly happiness
It just has to be realized as part of life
Why would a human otherwise have a skill to laugh?

We walked together only a while
Through a little park, over an old bridge
That little moment was enough to give us happiness then

Did I see you in a dream before?
I think that was the reason for my feeling
I have earlier lived a little moment too

All that must still be just a dream
Park, bridge, and the warm hand of yours
In a second I lived a life almost eternal

La la la la la la la la la la la…
La la la la la la la la la la la…
La la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la…
La la la la la la la la la la la…
La la la la la la la la la la la…
La la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la…

Hey, hey

1973


“Tom Tom Tom” was the Finnish entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1973, performed in English (the first occasion that Finland had not performed entirely in Finnish) by Marion Rung. This was Rung’s second Eurovision entry, in 1962 she had made her debut in the Contest as a 16 year old with “Tipi-tii”, which finished in 7th position.
“Tom Tom Tom” was performed first on the night, preceding Belgium’s Nicole & Hugo with “Baby, Baby”. At the close of voting, it had received 93 points, placing 6th in a field of 17. This would be Finland’s most successful Contest appearance until 2006, when heavy metal band Lordi won with “Hard Rock Hallelujah”.
lyrics

Tom Tom Tom Tom Tom Tom
I hear the music
Tom Tom Tom Tom Tom Tom
That’s how it goes

Music wakes me up every morning
Skylight seem to bring on the sun
Bluebirds chase my blues with the dawning
I don’t mind the work to be done

Your smile makes my life worth the living
And tells me how lucky I am
To share in the love you are giving
Every day, in every way

Every city sound has a rhythm
Rhythm with the beat of my heart
Begging me to sing along with him
Telling me to give love a start

Tom Tom Tom Tom Tom Tom
I hear the music
Tom Tom Tom Tom Tom Tom
That’s how it goes

All day long, the hurry and scurry
Tangled is the web that we weave
Let the others whisper and worry
As for me, my heart’s on my sleeve

Your smile makes my life worth the living
And tells me how lucky I am
To share in the love you are giving
Every day, in every way

Nightingales all welcome the nighttime
Soothing me to sleep with their song
Your love came along at the right time
Love that keeps me singing along

Ah… Tom Tom Tom Tom Tom Tom
I hear the music
Tom Tom Tom Tom Tom Tom
That’s how it goes

Yeah…
Tra la la la la la la la la…
Ra la la la la la la la…
Ra la la la la la la la la…
Ra la la la la la la la…

Your smile makes my life worth the living
And tells me how lucky I am
To share in the love you are giving
Every day, in every way

Nightingales all welcome the nighttime
Soothing me to sleep with their song
Your love came along at the right time
Love that keeps me singing along
It’s love that keeps me singing along

1974


“Keep Me Warm” (original Finnish title “Älä mene pois” – “Don’t Go Away”) was the Finnish entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1974, performed in English by Carita.
The song was performed first on the night (preceding the United Kingdom’s Olivia Newton-John with “Long Live Love”). At the close of voting, it had received 4 points, placing 13th in a field of 17.
lyrics

Oh my friend, stay a little while
Something’s happening to our lives
By the time it’s summer
Frightened minds are winter

I will free from their icy spell
Bring you fragrance from nature’s well
I’ll soothe away your worries
Show you how my love is
Say you’ll stay and keep me warm

I need you – it’s simple to say
I need you, I must be certain
If you go away, you know there’s nothing for me

Oh my friend, stay and sit with me
The nights ahead could be warm and free
The morning winds I give you
I won’t disappoint you
Say you’ll stay and keep me warm

I need you – it’s simple to say
I need you, I must be certain
If you go away, you know there’s nothing for me

Oh my friend, when the summer comes
We’ll be younger, we’ll have our fun
I’ll soothe away your worries
Show you how my love is
Say you’ll stay and keep me warm

Say you’ll stay and keep me warm
Stay and keep me warm
Stay and keep me warm

1975


“Old Man Fiddle” (original Finnish title: “Viulu-ukko”) was the Finnish entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1975, performed in English by Pihasoittajat.
The song was performed fifteenth on the night (following Monaco’s Sophie with “Une chanson c’est une lettre” and preceding Portugal’s Duarte Mendes with “Madrugada”). At the close of voting, it had received 74 points, placing 7th in a field of 19.
lyrics

The door opens wide – every head turns ’round to stare
He steps inside with raindrops on his hair
A grey old man with legs a-limping, he finds himself a chair
Then he lifts a fiddle and bow with gentle care

And just like sunlight out of the rain, old man fiddle’s come to play again
And light this night up into flame
Just his dancing fiddling bow brings to life all sleepy toes
In this old heart ’til morning glows

So kiss the blues goodbye
Let the mountain melody brighten the night and make the good times fly
Feet are dancing free in ragtime reverie
Pick up your lazy legs and give it a try

We sang along into the dawn ’til our cares were just memories
Danced in time to country tunes
In some valley he lives free, where his notes ripen on the trees
Underneath the harvest moon

So kiss the blues goodbye
Let the mountain melody brighten the night and make the good times fly
Feet are dancing free in ragtime reverie
Pick up your lazy legs and give it a try

In the gentle falling rain, you could still hear the loving sound
That filled the night with memories
And when the skies are turning grey, bring him back here to play again
He’ll waken blossoms on the trees

So kiss the blues goodbye
Let the mountain melody brighten the night and make the good times fly
Feet are dancing free in ragtime reverie
Pick up your lazy legs and give it a try

1976


“Pump-Pump” was the Finnish entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1976, performed in English by Fredi & Ystävät (Fredi & Friends). This was Fredi’s second Eurovision entry, he had made his debut in Vienna, Austria in 1967 with “Varjoon – suojaan”, placing 12th in a field of 17.
The song was performed eleventh on the night (following Greece’s Mariza Koch with “Panayia Mou, Panayia Mou” and preceding Spain’s Braulio with “Sobran las palabras”). At the close of voting, it had received 44 points, placing 11th in a field of 18.
lyrics

I used to love watching beautiful girls go by in my time
You have done like the boys do, but now finally you are mine
Let bygones be bygones, now I love you
You gave me more than a man can ever dream, know what I mean?

Let your hip go hippety pump pump
That’s the way we dance ’til we die.. ay ay ay…
Let your hip go hippety pump pump
Give me shivers all down my spine… ay ay ay…
You are not a moment’s playmate
You are the man of my life
Let your hip go hippety pump pump
That’s the way we dance ’til we die.. ay ay ay…

I used to worry so much about all kinds of little things
Now it is easy to laugh and to dance when it really swings
Now we’re together forever, I know
Playing the games that two people only play when they’re in love

Let your hip go hippety pump pump
That’s the way we dance ’til we die.. ay ay ay…
Let your hip go hippety pump pump
Give me shivers all down my spine… ay ay ay…
You are not a moment’s playmate
You are the man of my life
Let your hip go hippety pump pump
That’s the way we dance ’til we die.. ay ay ay…

Let your hip go hippety pump pump
That’s the way we dance ’til we die.. ay ay ay…
Let your hip go hippety pump pump
Give me shivers all down my spine… ay ay ay…
Let your hip go hippety pump pump
That’s the way we dance ’til we die

1977


Monica Aspelund (born in Vaasa, July 16, 1946) is a Finnish singer.Aspelund’s first entrant in the Finnish national preliminary of the Eurovision Song Contest. After again competing in the Finnish national preliminary for Eurovision in 1976 with “Joiku”, Aspelund won the Finnish national preliminary for Eurovision in 1977 with “Lapponia” which at the Eurovision 1977 final held May 7 1977 placed tenth in a field of eighteen. The song’s moderate Eurovision placing did not preclude its release in twenty European countries and also in Australia, Brazil, Israel and Turkey via the recordings Aspelund made of “Lapponia” in Dutch, English, French, German and Swedish as well as Finnish. “Lapponia” afforded Aspelund a #5 hit in Finland and also reached #20 in Sweden. Aspelund again competed in the Finnish national preliminary for Eurovision in 1978 with “Kultaa hopeaa” also competing with the same number in the Intervision Song Contest and also the Menschen Und Meer Song Festival taking first place in the last-named.
lyrics

Ma na na…
Ma na na na ma na na…
Ma na na na ma na…
Ma na na na ni na na na…

Lapponia – this is Lapponia
From where the call of the beautiful Northern girl echoes

That girl is a witch
She creates with the power of destiny
She’s without company and consolation
And that’s why she conjures witching
She creates with the power of spells
In the way of Seita she can beckon a man

Hey… ma na na…
Ma na na na ma na na…
Ma na na na ma na…
Ma na na na ni na na na…

Lapponia – this is Lapponia
From where the call of the beautiful Northern girl echoes

A man left to the North
The road goes by listening to his instincts
The man falls in love with the witch
He is a human being of Earth
And that’s why the witch must go away
She’s the witch who flies
She goes with the fire of the sky and the spells echo

Hey… ma na na…
Ma na na na ma na na…
Ma na na na ma na…
Ma na na na ni na na na…

Lapponia – this is Lapponia
From where the call of the beautiful Northern girl echoes
So sounds the calling song of the witch:
Ma na na na…

(Lapponia, Lapponia, Lapponia, Lapponia)

(Ma na na…)
(Ma na na na ma na na…)
(Ma na na na ma na…)
(Ma na na na na na…)

Lapponia – this is Lapponia
From where the call of the beautiful Northern girl echoes

Lapponia – this is Lapponia
From where the call of the beautiful Northern girl echoes
(Ma na na…)
(Ma na na na ma na na…)
(Ma na na na ma…)

1978


“Anna rakkaudelle tilaisuus” (“Give love a chance”) was the Finnish entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1978, performed in Finnish by Seija Simola.
The song was performed fourth on the night, following Italy’s Ricchi e Poveri with “Questo amore” and preceding Portugal’s Gemini with “Dai li dou”. At the close of voting, it had received two points, placing 18th in a field of twenty.
lyrics

Little man you still look with such innocent eyes
Your little feet walk with unsteady steps
But time goes by and a little boy grows into a man
Playing turns into grown-ups’ work

I hope that you’ll have a big love in your heart then
Because it’s easier to go your own way
Sometimes it’s difficult to understand the hard world
Remember this, and a new time will begin

Sometimes it’s difficult to understand the hard world
Remember this, and a new time will begin

The little hand is still in my hand for a while
The sunniest smile answers to mother’s smile
Then I hope that I could stop the time
Soon I’ll notice you’ve become a man

Often in your journey to the adults’ hard world
You’ll have to take a stand on many ideas and skin colours
But it’s most important to give love a chance
Remember this and a new time will begin

Often in your journey to the adults’ hard world
You’ll have to take a stand on many ideas and skin colours
But it’s most important to give love a chance
Remember this and a new time will begin

But it’s most important to give love a chance
Remember this and a new time will begin

1979


Finland was represented by Katri Helena, with the song ‘”Katson sineen taivaan”, at the 1979 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place on 31 March in Jerusalem. “Katson sineen taivaan” was chosen as the Finnish entry at the national final organised by broadcaster YLE and held on 10 February. Other participants included Finnish Eurovision representatives Markku Aro (1969) and Kirka (1984).
On the night of the final Katri Helena performed 5th in the running order, following Ireland and preceding Monaco. At the close of voting “Katson sineen taivan” had picked up 38 points (the highest an 8 from Switzerland), placing Finland 14th of the 19 entries. The Finnish jury awarded its 12 points to contest winners Israel.
lyrics

The child of the earth is looking for love
Will she ever settle down
Even a migrating bird
Finds a nesting tree instinctively

But the child of the earth keeps looking for love
Sadness in her mind
I don’t have any wings, but I must keep moving on
Will I ever find peace?

I’m looking at the blue sky, the brightest star
I’m begging you, to lead me home

I’m looking at the blue sky, the brightest star
I’m begging you, to lead me home
Lead me

The child of the earth is looking for love
Trying to hide her longing
All my wishes of the dawning
Will be destroyed by the sunset

The child of the earth is looking for love
Star of the night you are my consolation
As long as your shine
Is lighting up my way

I’m looking at the blue sky, the brightest star
I’m begging you, to lead me home

I’m looking at the blue sky, the brightest star
I’m begging you, to lead me home

(I’m looking at the blue sky, the brightest star )
I’m begging you, to lead me home

1980


“Huilumies” (English translation: “A Flute Man”) was the Finnish entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1980, performed in Finnish by Vesa-Matti Loiri. The song was composed by Aarno Raninen, who also had composed 1977 entry “Lapponia”. In turn, lyricist Veikko ‘Vexi’ Salmi had also written the lyrics to 1979 entry “Katson sineen taivaan”.At the close of voting, it had received 6 points, placing 19th (last) in a field of 19.
lyrics
Here’s a flute and a flute man
I’m not playing to the standards
I flute away my troubles
If I can’t interpret my feelings with words
My flute surely plays for them
And from them the sounds of my soul created my little song

There is the smell of the morning dew
The warmth of spring, the running water of the mountain stream
My flute plays everything I feel
There is the darkening night, the colours of the sun
The never ending belief in a better future
There is autumn’s sadness, there is the pain of life
My flute plays all that

Here’s a flute and a flute man
I see nature as a painting, I will play it all to you in a song
And this is how joy, sorrow and everyday life sounds
If I can’t feel them right
Every disappointment, laughter is a reason for a song

There is the beautiful flight of a butterfly
The last flight of a fading star
My flute plays everything I feel
There is the chilly frost of the snowy winter
The smallness of man under the universe
There is autumn’s sadness, there is the pain of life
My flute plays all that

There is the beautiful flight of a butterfly
The last flight of a fading star
My flute plays everything I feel
There is the chilly frost of the snowy winter
The smallness of man under the universe
There is autumn’s sadness, there is the pain of life
My flute plays all that

1981


Finland was represented by Riki Sorsa and the song “Reggae OK” at the 1981 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place on 4 April in Dublin. Sorsa won the rights to represent Finland on the 21 February.On the night Sorsa performed eighth (following Yugoslavia and preceding France). For the first time in 15 years regular Finnish conductor Ossi Runne did not conduct the Finnish entry (instead he was providing the YLE television commentary) and was instead conducted by Otto Donner. At the close of voting Reggae OK had picked up 27 points (the highest points being 6 from Sweden) placing Finland in 16th place out of 20. The Finnish jury awarded it’s 12 points to Switzerland.
lyrics

Here’s something for you, maybe strange thing so far
Reggae OK
And even if it’s not familiar to everyone, it’s playing all the time
Reggae OK
Both rastas and people all around the world
Consider this beat to be their own

And a jerk is the one who says thanks I’ve had enough
Reggae OK
The rhythm will entrance you, its sound is like a bomb
Reggae OK
You’ll learn it easily, as it’s as familiar as rhyme
Reggae OK

And if you’re interested in what’s going on
Enjoy it until you die
And soon you’ll say this beat is for me thanks
Reggae OK
Reggae OK, reggae

The rhythm will entrance you, its sound is like a bomb
Reggae OK
You’ll learn it easily, as it’s as familiar as rhyme
Reggae OK

And if you’re interested in what’s going on
So enjoy it until you stifle
And soon you’ll say this beat is for me thanks
Reggae OK, Reggae OK
Reggae OK, Reggae OK

OK?

1982


“Nuku pommiin” (English translation: “Oversleep”, literally “Sleep to the bomb”) was the Finnish entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1982, performed in Finnish by Kojo.
The song was performed sixth on the night (after Turkey’s Neco with “Hani?” and before Switzerland’s Arlette Zola with “Amour on t’aime”). At the close of voting, it had received the dreaded nul points, placing 18th (last) in a field of 18.
lyrics

If someone soon throws some nuclear poo here on our Europe
What will you say when we get all the filth on our faces
If someone slings a bomb to your neck you probably won’t even notice

(Lullaby, aa… aa… aa… lullaby)
(Lullaby, aa… aa… aa… lullaby)
(Lullaby, aa… aa… aa… lullaby)
(Lullaby, aa… aa… aa… lullaby)

Sleep, sleep, oversleep, it’s easier that way
Over-, over-, oversleep, it calms you down

You slept too long dreaming under the skies
You just rub your hair, start negotiating

(Lullaby, aa… aa… aa… lullaby)
(Lullaby, aa… aa… aa… lullaby)

And oversleep, sleep, oversleep, it’s easier that way
Over-, over-, oversleep, it calms you down

Now the gang’s sitting, taking part in a negotiation follow-up
The brain of science and the rage of the others plot their intrigues
If you don’t wake up this time, you won’t wake up at all

(Lullaby, aa… aa… aa… lullaby)
(Lullaby, aa… aa… aa… lullaby)
(Lullaby, aa… aa… aa… lullaby)
(Lullaby, aa… aa… aa… lullaby

Oversleep, sleep, oversleep, it’s easier that way
Over-, over-, oversleep, it calms you down

Sleep, sleep, oversleep, it’s easier that way
Over-, over-, oversleep, it calms you down

1983


Finland was represented by Ami Aspelund, with the song ‘”Fantasiaa”, at the 1983 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place on 23 April in Munich. “Fantasiaa” was chosen as the Finnish entry at the national final organised by broadcaster YLE and held on 28 January.On the night of the final Aspelund performed 9th in the running order, following Switzerland and preceding Greece. At the close of voting “Fantasiaa” had picked up 41 points (the highest an 8 from Greece), placing Finland joint 11th of the 20 entries, the country’s highest finish since 1977. The Finnish jury awarded its 12 points to Yugoslavia.
lyrics

Who is he and what is the language that he speaks?
Who is he? I wish that he would come close to me
What is he? He spends the days walking his dog
Who is he and where does he disappear to?

Is this a fantasy or the beginning of a crush?
He strokes the dog and I watch jealously
There’s no sound in the park, I don’t see anyone
Is this just a daydream or my imagination?

Is this a fantasy or just a sad story?
He gets into a black car and I’m left alone again
When I see the stop lights I hope in silence again
That he finally had noticed a woman in love

(Time goes by, cheeks will dry)
(Everything you touch turns to rust)
(Tomorrow is a sound of yesterday)

Who is he and what brings him again to this park?
What is the reason he gives tenderness to his pet?
Who is he? I may never find this out
What is this? Is this just a dream?

Is this a fantasy or the beginning of a crush?
Is this a fantasy or the beginning of a crush?
He strokes the dog and I watch jealously
There’s no sound in the park, I don’t see anyone
Is this just a daydream or my imagination?

Is this a fantasy or just a sad story?
He gets into a black car and I’m left alone again
When I see the stop lights I hope in silence again
That he finally had noticed a woman…
Finally noticed a woman in love

1984


Finland was represented by Kirka, with the song ‘”Hengaillaan”, at the 1984 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place on 5 May in Luxembourg City. “Hengaillaan” was chosen as the Finnish entry at the national final organised by broadcaster YLE and held on 18 February, when Kirka won the Finnish Eurovision ticket at his eighth attempt.. Other participants included future Finnish representatives Sonja Lumme (1985) and Anneli Saaristo (1989).
At the close of voting “Hengaillaan” had received 46 points, placing Finland 9th of the 19 entries, the country’s highest finish since 1975. The Finnish jury awarded its 12 points to Italy.
lyrics

The last train left at 22.45, but who cares
At 5.30 in the morning from track 2
Another train’s going to leave

Let’s just hang around tonight
And not sleep at all
At the station we’ll play and swing around
While we wait for the train

The last train took my bag away
The trains are busy, not me, no way!
You can catch the train of life anytime!

It’s 2 a.m.
And we’re all alone at the station
We’ve been playing blues an hour or two
And it’s still an eternity till morning

Let’s just hang around tonight
And not sleep at all
At the station we’ll play and swing around
While we wait for the train

The last train took my bag away
The trains are busy, not me, no way!
You can expand the concept of the world in other ways too

Track 2 it’s morning
We’re late again it’s six o’clock
As our trip moves further, our mood just goes on

Let’s just hang around all day
We’ll just play and swing around all day

Let’s just hang around all day
And not sleep at all
Let’s just play and swing around all day
While we wait for the train
While we wait for the train

1985


Finland was present at the Eurovision Song Contest 1985, held in Gothenburg, Sweden. The Finnish national final to select their entry was held on 16 February, hosted by Seppo Hovi. The votes of 6 regional juries decided the winner.
The Finnish entry was “Eläköön elämä”, performed by Sonja Lumme and composed by Petri Laaksonen and Veli-Pekka Lehto.Lumme performed 2nd on the night of the contest, following Ireland and preceding Cyprus. At the close of the voting it had received 56 points, placing 9th of 19.
lyrics

It’s night in the city but I don’t see any stars
A thousand stars aren’t shining
They’re left behind a grey veil
It’s night in the city, I stayed in the park with you
You’re standing in front me full of hope
And your eyes are telling me this

Long live life and the night
Long live the dark sky and the belt of stars
Wish like I do that a star doesn’t hit a star
The feeling of sympathy
Which grandfather told of is what the earth needs
So that the children of the world can watch the stars

It’s night in the city, I see your starry eyes
Under a good friends arm
I’ll hide my furry head
I am happy because I stayed with you
You’re standing in front of me full of hope
And your eyes are telling me this

Long live life and the night
Long live the dark sky and the belt of stars
Wish like I do that a star doesn’t hit a star
The feeling of sympathy
Which grandfather told of is what the earth needs
So that the children of the world can watch the stars

I stayed here full of hope
Because your eyes are telling me this

Long live life and the night
Long live the dark sky and the belt of stars
Wish like I do that a star doesn’t hit a star
The feeling of sympathy
Which grandfather told of is what the earth needs
So that the children of the world can watch the stars

1986


Finland was present at the Eurovision Song Contest 1986, held in Bergen, Norway.
The Finnish national final to select their entry was held on 22 February at the YLE Studios in Helsinki, and was hosted by journalist Kari Lumikero. The votes of an “expert jury” decided the winner.
Kuivalainen performed nineteenth on the night of the contest, following Denmark and preceding Portugal. Before performing in Bergen, one line of the song was changed, and the title “Päivä kahden ihmisen” (“Day of two people”) was changed to “Never the End.” At the close of the voting it had received 22 points, placing 15th in a field of 20 competing countries.
lyrics

Over the mountains
Beyond the seas
My mind banishes the past
A little boy is a grown person
After he can create a new beginning

I can’t sleep
Till the next morning
I’m awake
And wondering why I can’t find
I don’t want a bigger world
Just one day
One tomorrow
I will never say the end

The city lights
The echo of music
They stay in the foggy web
I have lost so much
I’m still looking for you
Like a world that has disappeared

I can’t sleep
Till the next morning
I’m awake
And wondering why I can’t find
I don’t want a bigger world
Just one day
One tomorrow
I will never say the end

I can’t sleep
Till the next morning
I’m awake
And wondering why I can’t find
I don’t want a bigger world
Just one day
One tomorrow
I will never say the end

1987


Finland was present at the Eurovision Song Contest 1987, held in Brussels, Belgium. The Finnish national final to select their entry was held on 21 February at the YLE Studios in Helsinki. Hosting the final were two previous Finnish Eurovision entrants, Laila Halme and Lasse Mårtenson. For the first time in three years, a national postcard poll decided the winner.
The winning entry was “Sata salamaa,” performed by Virve Rosti and composed by Petri Laaksonen and Veli-Pekka Lehto.Rosti performed eighteenth on the night of the contest, following Cyprus and preceding Denmark. While at Brussels, she was credited as “Vicky Rosti” and performed with the band “Boulevard,” neither of which she did at the national final. At the close of the voting it had received 32 points, placing 15th in a record-setting field of 22 competing countries.
lyrics

The white lands are getting darker, singing trees go silent
Children of the streets go into hiding when a storm is rising
Let’s wish our fears away, nothing could take me away
When love sticks tightly to you and the heart gets warmer

Though a hundred lightnings strike fire, and all of life explodes
Nobody can take love away from me, there’s always hope
When a hundred suns shine on us
And a ship is ready to sail
I will take our love to a safe place
And we’ll find a new land

I feel tenderness beside you, a dream of an exhausted land
The last dream gives us shelter from the wind of the night
I see the truth in your hope, you create a flame by whispering
Only love will take us there, it saves us

Though a hundred lightnings strike fire, and all of life explodes
Nobody can take love away from me, there’s always hope
When a hundred suns shine on us
And a ship is ready to sail
I will take our love to a safe place
And we’ll find a new land

There’s a thousand worlds out there, and one of them is ours

Though a hundred lightnings strike fire, and all of life explodes
I will take our love to a safe place
And we’ll find a new land
I will take our love to a safe place
I will change this land to another white land

1988


Finland was represented by the band Boulevard, with the song ‘”Nauravat silmät muistetaan”, at the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place on 30 April in Dublin.
Other participants included former Finnish representatives Ami Aspelund (1983) and Sonja Lumme (1985). Two of the songs, Helena Miller’s “Svart och vitt” and Benny Törnroos’s “I november”, was written in Swedish, that is a national language in Finland as well. The other eleven songs was written in Finnish.At the close of voting “Nauravat silmät muistetaan” had received only 3 points (all from Israel), placing Finland 20th of the 21 entries, ahead only of the nul-points song from Austria. The Finnish jury awarded its 12 points to Luxembourg.
lyrics

On a day like any other
Amongst so many other people, it’s easy to walk alone
And just meet empty human shells
With strange expressions, cold looks
Some even totally expressionless people
Are walking, looking, hardly hearing at all

Let’s step out of the shell to a new world
Let’s open our ears to hear things, and just bravely relax
Let’s get rid of unnecessary tension and let’s laugh
The laughing eyes are remembered
The ones that are full of expression are noticed

People in their shells, old and young, are sometimes all alone
Everyone could feel better if they had a friend
With funny expressions, tender looks, a breath of new life
Are looking, hearing and laughing with joy

Let’s step out of the shell to a new world
Let’s open our ears to hear things, and just bravely relax
Let’s get rid of unnecessary tension and let’s laugh
The laughing eyes are remembered
The ones that are full of expression are noticed

Let’s step out of the shell to a new world
Let’s open our ears to hear things, and just bravely relax
Let’s get rid of unnecessary tension and let’s laugh
The laughing eyes are remembered
The ones that are full of expression are noticed

1989


Finland was represented by Anneli Saaristo, with the song ‘”La dolce vita”, at the 1989 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place on 6 May in Lausanne, Switzerland. “La dolce vita” was chosen as the Finnish entry at the national final organised by broadcaster YLE and held on 4 February. Other participants included former Finnish representatives Kirka (1984) and Sonja Lumme (1985).
On the night of the final Saaristo performed 14th in the running order, following Austria and preceding France. As the title suggests, “La dolce vita” was a song with strong Mediterranean influences and proved more appealing to international juries than most Finnish entries to this point. At the close of voting it had received 76 points (including four 10s from France, Israel, Turkey and Yugoslavia), placing Finland 7th of the 22 entries, the country’s highest placement of the 1980s and best finish since 1975. The Finnish jury awarded its 12 points to Denmark.
lyrics

The last chord of my childhood’s song
Keeps on playing in the horizon
I won’t see the figure of the angel painting
By my side to protect me anymore
Yet over a thousand winds
I can hear a carefree song playing
And with it can sing a happy one:
The child of summer and sun

The good life
It has all been so sweet
The good life
No need for tears
I was just quenching life’s thirst
I knew how to plead for happiness
After everything all I can say is:
The good life

Sometimes my mind is filled
With yearning to be with the white angels
When the rainbow bends in the sky
And I can’t find my way to the bottom of it
But when the ribbon of the moments goes on
There’s an unbroken peace in the soul
And to you can sing a happy one:
The child of summer and sun

The good life
It has all been so sweet
The good life
No need for tears
I was just quenching life’s thirst
I knew how to plead for happiness
After everything all I can say is:
The good life

The good life
It has all been so sweet
The good life
No need for tears
I was just quenching life’s thirst
I knew how to plead for happiness
After everything all I can say is:
The good life
The good life

1990


Finland participated at the Eurovision Song Contest 1990 held in Zagreb, Yugoslavia.
The Finnish entry was Beat with the Swedish language song “Fri?”, the first time the Finnish entry had been sung in Swedish. After that the only other time Finland has participated with a song in Swedish was in 2012 with Pernilla Karlsson singing När jag blundar.
Beat performed last of 22, following Cyprus. At the close of the voting they had received 8 points, placing joint last with Norway.
lyrics

Oo yeah…

Free, if I ask you, you won’t say no
Don’t we have any freedom
But, if you ask me, what our freedom is
My answer is like this:

Free, which of us are free?
Free to think for ourselves, being honest and proud of yourself, whoa…
Afraid, afraid of doing wrong, caught in a game
Where the equal ones are allowed to play, whoa…

Tell me, why all these demands
What make me so weak in front of your outer shell?
Who generates the speed of needs?
Who makes me a slave to publicity?

Free, which of us are free?
Free to think for ourselves, being honest and proud of yourself, whoa…
Afraid, afraid of doing wrong, caught in a game
Where the equal ones are allowed to play, whoa…

Whoa… which of us are free?
Free to think for ourselves, being honest and proud of yourself, whoa…
Afraid, afraid of doing wrong, caught in a game
Where the equal ones are allowed to play, whoa…

Free, which of us are free?
Free to think for ourselves, being honest and proud of yourself, whoa…
Afraid, afraid of doing wrong, caught in a game
Where the equal ones are allowed to play, whoa…

Free?

1991


Finland was represented by Kaija Kärkinen, with the song ‘”Hullu yö”, at the 1991 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place on 4 May in Rome. “Hullu yö” was chosen as the Finnish entry at the national final organised by broadcaster YLE and held on 2 March.Other participants included former Finnish representatives Riki Sorsa (1981) and Kirka (1984).
“Hullu yö” was the only rock-influenced song in the 1991 contest, but went largely unappreciated by the national juries as at the close of voting it had received only 6 points (4 from Ireland and 1 each from Greece and Iceland), placing Finland 20th of the 22 entries.
lyrics

I didn’t even want to own you
I didn’t even want to love you
We two travellers came across each other
Shared one common moment together

I was left behind when the morning took you away
My heart won’t give me peace
I can’t let go, I need you
But I’m hoping in vain for you to be next to me

One crazy night, the wild heart is beating
I suppose we had time to give each other something
One crazy night, the wild heart is beating
We didn’t even want to bear the responsibility

I can’t find you in my arms anymore
I’m touching you only in my sleep
In my sleep

I didn’t even want to own you
I didn’t even want to love you
Just one night is so easy to forget
But the hungry heart cannot find any peace

One crazy night, the wild heart is beating
I suppose we had time to give each other something
One crazy night, the wild heart is beating
We didn’t even want to bear the responsibility

I can’t find you in my arms anymore
I’m touching you only in my sleep

One crazy night, the wild heart is beating
I suppose we had time to give each other something
One crazy night, the wild heart is beating
We didn’t even want to bear the responsibility

One crazy night, hey…
(One crazy night, the wild heart is beating)
(I suppose we had time to give each other something)
One crazy night, ha…
(One crazy night, the wild heart is beating)
(We didn’t even want to bear the responsibility)
One crazy night

1992


Finland entered the Eurovision Song Contest 1992 with “Yamma, yamma”, sung by Pave Maijanen after they won the Finnish national final.Maijanen performed 12th on the night of the contest, following Iceland and preceding Switzerland. “Yamma, yamma” received 4 points, 3 points from Yugoslavia and 1 point from Israel, placing last of 23 countries competing.
lyrics

(Yamma yamma yamma yamma yamma yamma yamma ya…)
(Yamma yamma yamma yamma yamma yamma yamma ya…)

It’s been a long time since we listenened to valve radio
In our thoughts we modified that box

There was a hundred musicians inside it
They were little and impossible to see
We yam and listen to the sounds of the old radio
It sounds like stadium though it’s so tiny

(Yamma yamma yamma yamma yamma yamma yamma ya…)
(Yamma yamma yamma yamma yamma yamma yamma ya…)

When Sinatra or John Lennon sung in radio
In those moments there’s seeds of happiness
O o o…

(Yamma yamma yamma yamma yamma yamma yamma ya…)
(Yamma yamma yamma yamma yamma yamma yamma ya…)

There was a hundred musicians inside it
They were little and impossible to see
We yam and listen to the sounds of the old radio
It sounds like stadium though it’s so tiny

(Yamma yamma yamma yamma yamma yamma yamma ya…)
(Yamma yamma yamma yamma yamma yamma yamma ya…)

(Yamma yamma yamma yamma yamma yamma yamma ya…)
(Yamma yamma yamma yamma yamma yamma yamma ya…)

1993


Finland was represented by Katri Helena, with the song ‘”Tule luo”, at the 1993 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place on 15 May in Millstreet, Ireland. “Tule luo” was chosen as the Finnish entry at the national final on 6 March and was Katri Helena’s second Eurovision appearance, 14 years after her performance in Jerusalem in 1979.On the night of the final Katri Helena performed 17th in the running order, following Slovenia and preceding Bosnia-Herzegovina. At the close of voting “Tule luo” had received 20 points (the highest an 8 from Greece), placing Finland 17th of the 25 entries. The Finnish jury awarded its 12 points to Norway.
lyrics

Come to me, be a white cloud in the heaven
Come to me, be a dew in the morning
Come to me, come, let’s get on the airship
Come to me, come, let’s run to the world

Come to me, come quietly, come secretly
Come to me, bring a light to the dark night
Come to me, the most beautiful flame burns a moment
Come to me, come to me, come to me

Let’s listen, let’s watch, let’s go
Come to me, there’s only a little moment of time
Come to me, doors will soon be closed
To a white cloud’s care in heaven, come to me

Let’s listen, let’s watch, let’s go
Come to me, there’s only a little moment of time
Come to me, doors will soon be closed
To a white cloud’s care in heaven, come to me

Come to me, touch me like a wave touches the beach
Come to me, bring a peace to the surge of soul
Come to me, wind carries a wish far away
Come to me, come to me, come to me

Let’s listen, let’s watch, let’s go
Come to me, there’s only a little moment of time
Come to me, doors will soon be closed
To a white cloud’s care in heaven, come to me

Let’s listen, let’s watch, let’s go
Come to me, there’s only a little moment of time
Come to me, doors will soon be closed
To a white cloud’s care in heaven, come to me

Come to me

1994


Finland took part at the Eurovision Song Contest 1994, held in Dublin, Ireland, represented by sisters Virpi and Katja Kätkä as “CatCat” with the song “Bye Bye Baby”.Beat performed 2nd, following Sweden and preceding Ireland. At the close of the voting, despite have high hopes from the Finns, they had received 11 points, placing 22nd of 25 and relegating Finland from the 1995 contest.
lyrics

When I looked at your blue eyes
I believed so to find happiness from you
I loved you, forgot the others
I wanted you to be my own

But I got to hear
That I’m not the only one for you
When I close the door last time carefully
You are history to me

Bye bye baby, baby goodbye
I’ll go away, though I’m left alone
Bye bye baby, baby, goodbye
I won’t cry, when this ends

When I take a look back, you’re only a memory
A memory of a past love
You’ll find another
Who falls in love with you, believes your lies

Still I’ll trust in love, the eternal power
I have a destination, yesterday stays behind
It was a deceptive dream

Bye bye baby, baby goodbye
I’ll go away, though I’m left alone
Bye bye baby, baby, goodbye
I won’t cry, when this ends

If I dare start love again
Maybe tomorrow reaches happiness again

Bye bye baby, baby goodbye
I’ll go away, though I’m left alone
Bye bye baby, baby, goodbye
I won’t cry, when this ends

Bye bye baby, baby goodbye
I’ll go away, though I’m left alone
Bye bye baby, baby, goodbye
I won’t cry, when this ends

1996


Finland was represented by Jasmine, with the song ‘”Niin kaunis on taivas”, at the 1996 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place on 18 May in Oslo. “Niin kaunis on taivas” was chosen as the Finnish entry at the national final organised by broadcaster YLE and held on 3 March.Ten songs took part with the winner chosen by televoting. One of the other participants was Kirka, who had represented Finland in 1984. “Niin kaunis on taivas” was a clear winner, receiving almost twice as many votes as the second-placed song.
In 1996, all countries hoping to participate (with the exception of hosts Norway who were exempted) had to first go through an audio-only pre-qualifying round held on March 20. 29 countries were involved, with the top 22 qualifying for the Oslo final and the remaining seven being eliminated. “Niin kaunis on taivas” received 28 points, placing 22nd and gaining the last qualifying spot for Oslo.
On the night of the final Jasmine performed 18th in the running order, following Ireland and preceding Iceland. Jasmine’s appearance on stage with unstyled hair and no make-up (in contrast to her groomed appearance at the national final) caused considerable puzzled comment – she would subsequently explain that she had strongly disliked the results of the Norwegian hairstyling and make-up artists endeavours, and at the last minute had decided to wash out her hair and remove the make-up, but had no time to start again herself so had no choice but to appear on stage au naturel. At the close of voting “Niin kaunis on taivas” had received only 9 points (7 from Iceland and 2 from Norway), placing Finland last of the 23 entries, the eighth time the country had finished the evening at the foot of the scoreboard. The Finnish jury awarded its 12 points to Estonia.
lyrics

So beautiful is heaven, beautiful is earth
We walk the night in the shine of stars
When we reach the beach hand in hand
I only want to be close to you

Every second, which I may be with you
Every minute, I feel more and more surely
Eternal love, our common destiny
Like a sweet dream it is

So beautiful is heaven, beautiful is earth
We walk the night in the shine of stars
When we reach the beach hand in hand
I only want to be close to you

Every second, which I may be close to you
Every minute, I feel better and better
Power of love feelings beats for us
Like a sweet dream it is, is

So beautiful is heaven, beautiful is earth
We walk the night in the shine of stars
When we reach the beach hand in hand
I only want to be close to you

So beautiful is heaven, beautiful is earth
We walk the night in the shine of stars
When we reach the beach hand in hand
I only want to be close to you
I only want to be close to you
I only want to be close to you

1998


Finland was represented by the group Edea, with the song ‘”Aava”, at the 1998 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place on 9 May in Birmingham. “Aava” was chosen as the Finnish entry at the national final on 14 February and is noted for containing the fewest number of different words (six) of any Eurovision entry.
“Aava” had an ethnic new age-type sound which did not prove overly popular in the first year of full televoting as at the close it had received only 22 points (all but 2 of which came from neighbours Estonia and Sweden), placing Finland 15th of the 25 entries. The 12 points from the Finnish televote were likewise awarded in neighbourly fashion to Estonia (who finished 12th).
lyrics

Open landscape, open landscape wide
Open landscape, open landscape wide

Beauty, greatness
Beauty, greatness, Isa

Open landscape, open landscape wide
Open landscape, open landscape wide
(Open)

Open landscape, open landscape wide
Open landscape, open landscape wide

Beauty, greatness
Beauty, greatness, Isa

Open landscape, open landscape wide
Open landscape, open landscape wide

Open landscape, open landscape wide
Open landscape (Open landscape wide)
(Open)
Open landscape

2000


Finland was represented by Nina Åström, with the song ‘”A Little Bit”, at the 2000 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place on 13 May in Stockholm. Finland returned to the Eurovision final after being forced to sit out the 1999 contest due to relegation after a poor result in 1998. “A Little Bit” was chosen as the Finnish entry at the national final on 12 February.At the close of voting “A Little Bit” had received 18 points from only four countries (Estonia, the Netherlands, Romania and Sweden), placing Finland joint 18th (with Spain) of the 24 entries. The 12 points from the Finnish televote were awarded to Latvia.
lyrics

I’m in love with the place where I was born
Where I lived my life in harmony with every new dawn
I’m in love with the people that I know
With whom I share my tears of laughter, the times I feel low

It’s a little bit of love, it’s a little love I need
To keep me going, keep me smiling
It’s love that makes me breathe
It may be Finland, France or Spain
Berlin, Prague or Rome
It’s the place where you live
Where your heart feels at home

There’s a world that is bigger than my own
Where they strive to try and unify, to dull monotone
Every change that really matters comes from within
When in love we stand together through thick and thin

It’s a little bit of love, it’s a little love we need
To keep us going, keep us smiling
It’s love that makes us breathe
It may be Amsterdam or Bern
Sweden or U.K.
Where your heart is at home
You will feel okay

(It’s a little bit of love), it’s a little love we need
To keep us going, keep us smiling
It’s love that makes us breathe
It’s a little bit of love, it’s a little love we need
To keep us going, keep us smiling
It is love that makes us breathe

To keep us going, keep us smiling
It is love that makes us breathe

2002


Finland was present at the Eurovision Song Contest 2002 in Tallinn, Estonia, after being relegated from the 2001 contest.
The Finnish national final was held at the Kaleva Centre in Tampere on 26 January 2002, hosted by Maria Guzenina and Simo Frangén.The winner was Laura Voutilainen with the song “Addicted to You”
At the Eurovision Song Contest 2002 in Tallinn, Voutilainen sang 13th, following Sweden and preceding Denmark. At the close of the voting it had received 24 points, placing 20th in a field of twenty four, and relegating Finland from the 2003 contest.
lyrics

You don’t know how I was then
All broken up, my pride was stolen
I lived a little lie, I wouldn’t show the hurting inside

I was livin’ in emptiness, I was out of love
Guard my heart, my wall was so high
You came in with all your confidence
You swept me away off the ground, you taught me to fly

Holding on until the next time, I can’t get you out of my mind
If you were a drug, I’d be addicted to you
Every time that we say ‘goodbye’, I just die a little inside
How’d I fall so hard? – I’m so addicted to you

Addicted to you, addicted to you
So addicted to you, I’m so addicted to you, oh…

Why couldn’t this be simple?
We’d live just like the other people
Now that you’re far away, my missing is a constant heartache

‘Cause those sparkles back in my eyes
I wish I could stay just like this, don’t want you to go
When you’re far away, fantasize
That you’re in my arms and I jump when I hear the phone

Holding on until the next time, I can’t get you out of my mind
If you were a drug, I’d be addicted to you
Every time that we say ‘goodbye’, I just die a little inside
How’d I fall so hard? – I’m so addicted to you

Addiction – it’s hitting hard
Now it’s got its hold
Oh… I can’t let go

(Holding on until the next time,) I can’t get you out of my mind
If you were a drug, I’d be addicted to you
Every time that we say ‘goodbye’, I just die a little inside
How’d I fall so hard? – I’m so addicted to you

Holding on until the next time, I can’t get you out of my mind
If you were a drug, I’d be addicted to you

2004


The Finnish national Semi Final and Final were held in January, starting on January 16 with the first Semi Final and ending on January 24 with the final. They were hosted by Maria Guzenina and Bettina Sågbom, along with Antero Mertaranta in the final. The winner was Jari Sillanpää, with the song Takes 2 To Tango.
In the Eurovision Song Contest Semi Final in Istanbul, Turkey, the song was placed 14th with 51 points and so did not qualify for the final.
lyrics

Time to leave, time to feel
Harp and horn, music’s born
Two worlds meet
Hungry sharing a fantasy

Tail and wing, soon will swing
Dusk till dawn, let the show just begin
In a place where pardon stand
Giving feast on sacred land

The angels and devils meet at night (Hallelujah!)
They dance, they caress each other holding on so tight
The angels and demons side by side (Hallelujah!)
They dance until morning light
When nobody else is in sight
Takes two to tango, tango

Purified, justified
Times of lust (Times of lust)
Times of trust (Times of trust)
Praising dark
For one moment in paradise

Passion flows, eager grows
Time runs out, it’s the end of the show
When the morning is at hand
Time has come to show their stand

The angels and devils meet at night (Hallelujah!)
They dance, they caress each other holding on so tight
The angels and demons side by side (Hallelujah!)
They dance until morning light
When nobody else is in sight
Takes two to tango

Angels falling, hear them calling
Demons rising, they’re disguising
Hearts are beating, secret meeting
Just for the moment in love

The angels and devils meet at night (Ha…, ha…, hallelujah!)
They dance, they caress each other holding on so tight
The angels and demons side by side (Ha…, ha…, hallelujah!)
They dance until morning light
When nobody else is in sight
Takes two to tango!

2005


Finland was represented in the Eurovision Song Contest 2005 by Geir Rönning and the song “Why”. Heikki Paasonen and Jaana Pelkonen hosted the four semi finals and the final of the 2005 national finals for Finland. A new record was set when 503 songs were submitted to broadcaster YLE for the 2005 national selection. 476 songs were received in 2002.The grand final was held at Tampere Hall on February 19, 2005 and the winner was “Why” by Geir Rönning written by Mika Toivanen and Steven Stewart.
Singer-songwriter Geir Rønning was born in Norway but has been living in Finland for about ten years now. His international musical career has lasted for over 15 years of which over the years, he has performed with many internationally known artists and musicians. Geir has participated in the national finals of the Eurovision Song Contest both in Finland and in Norway. In the Norwegian finals, Geir’s best achievement was second position in 1996 with the song “Uten dé”.
lyrics

In the night, there’s a candle burning
Little light full of ache and yearning
For the child who won’t be returning
And all the loved ones left behind

Morning breaks with the news of violence
Nothing moves in the haze of silence
Deep inside it feels like a riot
Oh, where can I find peace of mind?

(And they say that our trouble’s just begun)
Tell me how
(Tell me how much we’ll lose before we’ve won)
These tears won’t dry

So I’m asking
Why? (Why?) Why?
Will we ever find the answer?
Why? (Why?) Why?
Why can’t love be all that matters?
Why? (Why?) Why?
While we try to understand
Faith and hope are slipping through our hands
Can you tell me why?

What’s the secret to make things better?
Where’s the thread holding us together?
How do we find the key that lets us
Open up our hearts and minds?

Winds of faith blow us past our limits
Spend our lives searching for forgiveness
Can one voice really make a difference?
Still I know we’ve got to try

(And they say that our trouble’s just begun)
Tell me how
(Tell me how much we’ll lose before we’ve won)
These tears won’t dry

So I’m asking
Why? (Why?) Why?
Will we ever find the answer?
Why? (Why?) Why?
Why can’t love be all that matters?
Why? (Why?) Why?
While we try to understand
That faith and hope are slipping through our hands
(Tell me why)

Tears are falling down like rain
A flood of questions come
It is getting hard to wait
Is really love so hard to find?

So I’m asking
(Why?) Why…?
Will we ever find the answer?
Why? (Why?) Why? (Why?)
Why can’t love be all that matters?
Why? (Why?) Why?
While we pray to understand
Faith and hope are slipping through our hands
Tell me why

2006


Finland’s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 was selected on 10 March 2006 in a final held in the Caribia hall in Turku, hosted by Heikki Paasonen and Jaana Pelkonen. The Finnish viewers chose the band Lordi to perform Hard Rock Hallelujah, a rock anthem, at Eurovision. The song was a favourite before the competition and also scored major success when released as a single. The song, written and composed by band member Mr. Lordi, went on to win the Eurovision Song Contest in 2006, placing first in both the semifinal and final. This gave Finland its first ever win in the competition.
Lordi itself says the band doesn’t exist without the masks. Before the Athens competition there was some controversy in Finland protesting the selection of such an unusual musical style and stage theatrics. Several newspaper readers’ letters called for a reconsideration of the representative in favour of more traditional pop music.
lyrics

Hard rock hallelujah
Hard rock hallelujah

The saints are crippled on this sinners’ night
Lost are the lambs with no guiding light
The walls come down like thunder, the rocks about to roll
It’s the Arockalypse, now bare your soul

All we need is lightning with power and might
Striking down the prophets of false
As the moon is rising, give us the sign
Now let us rise up in awe

Rock ‘n’ roll angels, bring that hard rock hallelujah
Demons and angels all in one have arrived
Rock ‘n’ roll angels, bring that hard rock hallelujah
In God’s creation, supernatural high

The true believers, thou shall be saved
Brothers and sisters, keep strong in the faith
On the Day of Rockoning, it’s who dares, wins
You will see the jokers soon’ll be the new kings

All we need is lightning with power and might
Striking down the prophets of false
As the moon is rising, give us the sign
Now let us rise up in awe

Rock ‘n’ roll angels, bring that hard rock hallelujah
Demons and angels all in one have arrived
Rock ‘n’ roll angels, bring that hard rock hallelujah
In God’s creation, supernatural high

Wings on my back, I got horns on my head
My fangs are sharp and my eyes are red
Not quite an angel or the one that fell
Now choose to join us or go straight to hell

Hard rock hallelujah
Hard rock hallelujah
Hard rock hallelujah
Hard rock, yeah

Rock ‘n’ roll angels, bring that hard rock hallelujah
Demons and angels all in one have arrived
Rock ‘n’ roll angels, bring that hard rock hallelujah
In God’s creation, supernatural high

Hard rock, hallelujah

2007


At the Eurovision Song Contest 2006, Finland chose their entry through Euroviisut 2007. Finland will be acting as host of the Eurovision contest for the first time, after Lordi won in 2006. The winning artist was Hanna Pakarinen, who represented Finland with her song Leave Me Alone. The song was composed by Martti Vuorinen and Miikka Huttunen, with lyrics by Martti Vuorinen and Pakarinen.Since Finland won the Eurovision Song Contest 2006, Hanna Pakarinen entered directly into the final contest on 12 May 2007. Finland finished seventeenth in the final competition, with 53 points.
lyrics

I have to leave, but you are still sleeping
There’s nothing to say, our time has run out
You took me to bed, that’s what you were seeking
But you don’t even care what I am about

I wanna, I wanna wake you

Leave me alone, I wanna go home
I don’t wanna see you, so leave me alone
Leave me alone, ’cause I feel like dyin’
Leave me alone, I wanna go home
The day will still come when I see you crying
‘Cause you will get yours, just leave me alone

But what if I stay and wait till she comes home?
She don’t even know she loves you in vain
The lies that you told will turn into sorrow
I gotta go crazy just to stay sane

I wanna, I wanna break you

Leave me alone, I wanna go home
I don’t wanna see you, so leave me alone
Leave me alone, ’cause I feel like dyin’
Leave me alone, I wanna go home
The day will still come when I see you crying
‘Cause you will get yours, just leave me alone

I gotta, I gotta hate you

Leave me alone, I wanna go home
I don’t wanna see you, so leave me alone
Leave me alone, ’cause I feel like dyin’
Leave me alone, I wanna go home
I couldn’t care less if love just lies dying
And this is goodbye, just leave me alone

2008


Finland entered the Eurovision Song Contest 2008 after hosting the 2007 contest in Helsinki. To select their entry for the contest, Yleisradio Oy (YLE) held a national selection, Euroviisut 2008. The winner was Teräsbetoni with the song “Missä miehet ratsastaa” (Where the men ride), composed by band member Jarkko Ahola. They received 38.9% of the televotes from the Finnish public, beating second place Kari Tapio and third place Cristal Snow.
Teräsbetoni went to Belgrade for Finland with the song, performing 16th in the first semi-final on 20 May. They received 79 points, placing 8th in a field and qualifying for the final on 24 May. At the final they performed 7th, however they could only manage to receive 35 points, coming 22nd of 25.
lyrics

Hooh! Hah! Hooh! Hah!
Hooh! Hah! Hooh! Hah!

No matter if there’s storm and cold wind
And a warm stove in the cabin
It’s an honour and manhood
To execute the duty

The world is cold although
There’s maybe a place for warmth as well
The fields are calling for heroes
And definitely not for losers

Where the men ride
There the sheep can’t pasture
Where the men ride
There one can hear the wolves howl

Hooh! Hah! Hooh! Hah!

Let there be destruction in front
And enchantment of love behind
The man has responsibility
To remember the bravery

Nobody can avoid pain
And just float in the stream of life
The fields are calling for heroes
And definitely not for losers

Where the men ride
There the sheep can’t pasture
Where the men ride
There one can hear the wolves howl

Where the men, where the men ride
Where the men, where the men ride

Where the men ride
There the sheep can’t pasture
Where the men ride
There one can hear the wolves howl

Where the men ride
There the sheep can’t pasture
Where the men ride
There one can hear the wolves howl

Where the men… Hah! Hooh! Hah!
Where the men… Hah! Hooh! Hah!

2009


Finland was present at the Eurovision Song Contest 2009, held in Moscow, Russia. The country was represented by Waldo’s People with “Lose Control”.The 12 artists to compete in Euroviisut 2009 were announced on 25 September 2008. They include many former Euroviisut participants, including 12-time Euroviisut participant Tapani Kansa, 1994 participant Janita, 2002 participant Sani (as part of Aikakone), 2004 participant Riikka and winner of Euroviisut 2004 Jari Sillanpää.
Since Finland is not one of the “Big Four” and is not the host of the 2009 contest, it competed in the first semi-final and was qualified to the finals. Finland performed with the entry number 24 in the final, and it placed last, receiving only 22 points.
lyrics

I don’t wanna lose control, but I’m falling, falling down

I got this panic emotion that I cannot describe to you
My world is tumbling down, what am I, what am I gonna do?
Ca-can’t deny it, deny it, what am I going through?
Ca-can not fight it, can’t fight it, now I’m looking for the truth

I don’t wanna live a lie – checking on my sanity
‘Cause baby, maybe I can do without – is it all a fantasy?
I don’t wanna live a lie – is this my reality?
It’s spinning round ‘n’ round day ‘n’ night

I don’t wanna lose control, but I’m falling
I just can’t believe it
Never thought that I would be the one falling down
I don’t wanna lose control, but I’m falling
I just can’t believe it
Never thought that I would be the one falling down

I’m on a critical mission, got my destiny in my hands
Like Peter Piper I take control, put a spell on the mass
I cause hysteria, worry yourself, that’s how I roll
It’s not a drill, I’m for real, I’m a man who’s out of control

I don’t wanna live a lie – checking on my sanity
‘Cause baby, maybe I can do without – is it all a fantasy?
I don’t wanna live a lie – is this my reality?
It’s spinning round ‘n’ round day ‘n’ night

I don’t wanna lose control, but I’m falling
I just can’t believe it
Never thought that I would be the one falling down
I don’t wanna lose control, but I’m falling
I just can’t believe it
Never thought that I would be the one falling down

I’m falling, I’m falling
And I just can’t believe it
I’m falling, I’m falling down

I don’t wanna lose control, but I’m falling
I just can’t believe it
Never thought that I would be the one falling down
I don’t wanna lose control, but I’m falling
I just can’t believe it
Never thought that I would be the one falling down

2010


Finland participated at the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 held in Bærum, Oslo, Norway. YLE (Yleisradio) hold a national final, Euroviisut 2010, to select the 2010 Finnish entry.The final of Euroviisut 2010 was held on 30 January. Media reports suggested that established act Eläkeläiset were the favourite to win the contest, however other names mentioned as possible contenders includes Tangomarkkinat winner Amadeus, Kuunkuiskaajat, and Heli Kajo after heavy campaigning on social networking sites such as Facebook.The three superfinalists were Nina Lassander, Eläkeläiset and Kuunkuiskaajat.
Finland competed in the first semi-final of the contest, on 25 May. It did however fail to make it through to Saturday’s grand final. Television hostess Johanna Pirttilahti announced the results of the Finland televoting.
lyrics

What do I sing when I’m happy?
What do I put on top of floating melodies?
Lots of sunshine and white clouds
Laughing eyes for market vendors

I sing: shine, sun, walk your route, dear moon
One lives by working too, but gets rich by trading
I sing: shine, sun, walk your route, dear moon
One lives by working too, but gets rich by trading

What do I sing when I’m unhappy?
What do my melodies need to carry then?
Rain and stormy weather over the city
A penny coin for the troubadour with holes in his pants

I sing: shine, sun, walk your route, dear moon
One lives by working too, but gets rich by trading
I sing: shine, sun, walk your route, dear moon
One lives by working too, but gets rich by trading

What do I sing when I’m in love?
Will my love carry the song to the moon?
Just some velvet, silk and golden threads
From those is sewn a shirt for my dearest

I sing: shine, sun, walk your route, dear moon
One lives by working too, but gets rich by trading
I sing: shine, sun, walk your route, dear moon
One lives by working too, but gets rich by trading

What do I sing when I’m walking alone?
Wondering why I keep on writing new songs
Two strange birds already fly behind the horizon
When it’s time to finish the song

I sing: shine, sun, walk your route, dear moon
One lives by working too, but gets rich by trading
I sing: shine, sun, walk your route, dear moon
One lives by working too, but gets rich by trading

I sing: shine, sun, walk your route, dear moon
One lives by working too, but gets rich by trading

2011


Finland participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf, Germany and selected their entry through Euroviisut 2011, organised by Finnish broadcaster Yleisradio (YLE). The final was broadcast Full HD 1080p via YLE HD channel.Finland competed tenth on the first semi-final of the contest, on 10 May, and qualified for the final, placing third with 103 points. In the final, on 14 May, Finland competed first and placed twenty-first with 57 points.
lyrics

Peter is smart, he knows each European country by heart
He likes to sit under an apple tree on his yard
And wait for an apple to fall
When Peter is nine, his teacher tells him that this planet is dying
That someone needs to put an end to it all
And so when Peter comes home, he tells his mom:

I’m going out in the world to save our planet
And I ain’t coming back until she’s saved
I’ll walk my way to see the king and parliament
If they don’t help, I’ll do it by myself
I don’t wanna be…
Dadadam dadadam dadadada dadada dadam…

Peter is young, he tries to talk, but no one listens to him
Everybody’s busy living and dying, not thinking about what they’re doing.
But look at the boy who went out in the world to save our planet
And he ain’t coming back until she’s saved
He walked his way to see the king and parliament
But they all turned their heads and walked away, singing:

Dadadam dadadam dadadada dadada dadam…
Dadadam dadadam dadadada dadada dadam…

And now I’m going out in the world to save our planet
And I ain’t coming back until she’s saved
I’m walking in the footsteps that young Peter made
And everybody is welcome to join, and sing with me:

Dadadam dadadam dadadada dadada dadam…
Dadadam dadadam dadadada dadada dadam…
Dadadam dadadam dadadada dadada dadam…

2012


Finland will participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 and will select their entry in a series of competitive heats and a national final; which will be organised by the Finnish broadcaster YLE.One day after the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf, YLE confirmed their participation in the Eurovision 2012 in Baku.
Pernilla Karlsson (11 June 1990) is a Finland-Swedish singer who represented Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 with her entry “När jag blundar”. The song finished 12th in the first semi-final and failed to qualify for the Eurovision final.
lyrics

Close together, the scent of the two of us
I turn around, the same shirt in blue
This scent I feel would be nothing without you

As a lake without water, as a lamp without light
A life without colours – that’s not you
Someone you see when you close your eyes, like an angel before you
Someone who helps you to fly when you’ve forgotten how to

In love without emotion or laughing without sound
A life without colours – that’s not you
Someone who has forgotten all worries, a woman with courage
Someone who gets what you say even if you speak without words

Have a seat, we’ll hold your hand
Tell us who you are, we are here for each other
All memories would be nothing without you

As a lake without water, as a lamp without light
A life without colours – that’s not you
Someone you see when you close your eyes, like an angel before you
Someone who helps you to fly when you’ve forgotten how to

In love without emotion or laughing without sound
A life without colours – that’s not you
Someone who has forgotten all worries, a woman with courage
Someone who gets what you say even if you speak without words

As a lake without water, as a lamp without light
A life without colours – that’s not you
Someone you see when you close your eyes, like an angel before you
Someone who helps you to fly when you’ve forgotten how to

In love without emotion or laughing without sound
A life without colours – that’s not you
Someone who has forgotten all worries, a woman with courage
Someone who gets what you say even if you speak without words

Finlandthe real results

country year singer song pts position
Estonia 2010 Malcolm Lincoln & Manpower 4 Siren 39 31
Estonia 2011 Getter Jaani Rockefeller street 44 24
Estonia 2012 Ott Lepland Kuula 120 6
Finland 1961 Laila Kinnunen Valoa Ikkunassa 6 10
Finland 1962 Marion Rung Tipi-tii 4 7
Finland 1963 Laila Halme Muistojeni Laulu 0 13
Finland 1964 Lasse Mårtenson Laiskotellen 9 7
Finland 1965 Viktor Klimenko Aurinko Laskee Lanteen 0 15
Finland 1966 Ann Christine Nyström Playboy 7 10
Finland 1967 Fredi Varjoon-Suojaan 3 12
Finland 1968 Kristiina Hautala Kun Kello Käy 1 16
Finland 1969 Jarkko & Laura Kuin Silloin Ennen 6 12
Finland 1971 Markku Aro & The Koivisto Sisters Tie Uuteen Päivään 84 8
Finland 1972 Päivi Paunu & Kim Floor Muistathan 78 12
Finland 1973 Marion Rung Tom Tom Tom 93 6
Finland 1974 Carita Keep Me Warm 4 13
Finland 1975 Pihasoittajat Old Man Fiddle 74 7
Finland 1976 Fredi & Friends Pump-Pump 44 11
Finland 1977 Monica Aspelund Lapponia 50 10
Finland 1978 Seija Simola Anna Rakkaudelle Tilaisuus 2 18
Finland 1979 Katri Helena Katson Sineen Taivaan 38 14
Finland 1980 Vesa-Matti Loiri Huilumies 6 19
Finland 1981 Riki Sorsa Reggae OK 27 16
Finland 1982 Kojo Nuku Pommiin 0 18
Finland 1983 Ami Aspelund Fantasiaa 41 11
Finland 1984 Kirka Hengaillaan 46 9
Finland 1985 Sonja Lumme Eläköön Elämä 58 9
Finland 1986 Kari Never The End 22 15
Finland 1987 Vicky Rosti Sata Salamaa 32 15
Finland 1988 Boulevard Nauravat Silmät Muistetaan 3 20
Finland 1989 Anneli Saaristo La Dolce Vita 76 7
Finland 1990 Beat Fri? 8 21
Finland 1991 Kaija Kärkinen Hullo Yö 6 20
Finland 1992 Pave Yamma Yamma 4 23
Finland 1993 Katri-Helena Tule Luo 20 17
Finland 1994 CatCat Bye Bye Baby 11 22
Finland 1996 Jasmine Niin Kaunis On Taivas 9 23
Finland 1998 Edea Aava 22 15
Finland 2000 Nina Åstrom A Little Bit 18 18
Finland 2002 Laura Voutilainen Addicted To You 24 20
Finland 2004 Jari Sillanpää Takes 2 To Tango 51 28
Finland 2005 Geir Rönning Why? 50 32
Finland 2006 Lordi Hard Rock Hallelujah 292 1
Finland 2007 Hanna Pakarinen Leave Me Alone 53 17
Finland 2008 Teraesbetoni Missae Miehet Ratsastaa 35 22
Finland 2009 Waldo’s People Lose Control 22 25
Finland 2010 Kuunkuiskaajat Työlki ellää 49 27
Finland 2011 Paradise Oskar Da da dam 57 21
Finland 2012 Pernilla När jag blundar 41 30

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