Discuss: Was Softengine the best choice for Finland?

In the aftermath of Finland’s #umk14 final a few weeks ago, some of our readers suggested that the jury was responsible for Softengine winning the national selection. As it turns out televoters were complicit in the decision. Earlier today YLE revealed the results of the public vote for the top three contestants, and they align with the jury’s rankings.

Jury scores

1. Softengine — 38 points (18.27%)
2. Mikko Pohjola  — 35 (16.83%)
3. MIAU — 32 (15.38%)
4. Hukka ja Mama — 28 (13.46%)
5. Lauri Mikkola — 23 (11.06%)
6. Clarissa & Josh Standing — 20 (9.62%)
7. Hanna Sky — 19 (9.13%)
8. MadCraft — 13 (6.25%)

Televoting scores

1. Softengine — 28.28%
2. Mikko Pohjola — 19.48%
3. MIAU — 13.94%

The Finnish public and jury had a clear winner. Now that you Hanna Sky, Mikko Pohjola and Clarissa & Josh fans have had time to reflect, do you think that Finland chose the best act? To help you we’re posting the text of the song below, along with the lyric video. Reflect. Digest. And then let us know what you’re thinking!

Someting Better lyrics — Softengine

Even human bound
People rolling dice
Image on the ground
Such a novel life
He thought
While knowing nothing at all

Every option noted
Or tendency made
They will carry on
Until the perfect day
She said
While knowing nothing at all

All the rules wide known
They mean nothing to mean
Everything I’m used to
Seems to be
Fine misshapen
Made up fantasy
Should let go
Should let go

But we found something better
Plain answer
However
For I’ll not
Surrender
We found something better

Vis-a-vis
Estranged
And we got close
Trust full of lies
Sure how it goes
They told
While knowing nothing at all

Talking loud ’bout future
In our hands
Exchanging dreams
And how they’ll last
No, no
Still knowing nothing at all

But we found something better
Plain answer
However
For I’ll not
Surrender
We found something better

All these words
Reflected back to me
All these words
I’m buying why?
All these words
The live’s grand mystery
All these words
A sweet white lie

All these words
She meant to say to me
All these words
Against my faith
All these words
Before she passed away
All these words
We’ll never, never, never change

we found something better
Plain answer
However
For I’ll not
Surrender

We found something better
We found…
We found..
We found…
We found…

Photo: Tomi Mikola / YLE