On June 6 Finnish broadcaster YLE began accepting submissions for Eurovision 2011. The network received a total of 277 entries, which it then narrowed to 12 semi-finalists: Automatic Eye, Sami Hintsanen, Johanna Iivanainen, Jimi Constantine, Jonna, Soma Manuchar, Marko Maunuksela, Milana Misic, Eveliina Määttä, Paradise Oskar, Tommi Soidinmäki and Stala & So. Last week, three other semi-finalists were chosen by the Finnish public following an online vote. They are:
Saara Aalto – Blessed with love
– Cardiantin – Rapture in time
– Father McKenzie – Good enough
The fifteen semi-finalists will sing to the death on January 14, 21 and 28. The final will take place on Feb. 12 in Turku.