The Finns are one step closer to forgetting the squeezebox-playing duo Kuunkuiskaajat. The Nordic nation chooses its 2011 Eurovision rep on Saturday, February 12 live from Turku. But just because you’re not in Finland doesn’t mean you can’t cast your vote, too! Review all of the qualifiers from semi-finals one, two, and three, and then […]
Vebooboo is still catching his breath from the third and final Finnish semi-final, which featured the most varied and exciting line-up of the competition.
Vebooboo had high hopes for Soma Manuchar. The Kurdish immigrant took to the stage January 22 clad in a belly dancer outfit and sporting a six-foot pony tail ya just wanted to yank. Unfortunately the fabulous look was all she had going for her. The three-minute performance was devoid of any movement and full of […]
Finland, the nation that brought you 2010’s accordion-playing wet dream Kuunkuiskaajat, has already made progress toward another disastrous ESC result. On January 15, during the first of three semi-finals, the Finnish public voted through a boring ballad sung by Johanna Iivanainen, a tango-inspired song by Marko Maunuksela and a heavy metal group named Cardiant that […]
Fifteen semi-finalists have been selected for this year’s Euroviisut qualification competition in Finland. Twelve of the semi-finalists were selected by host producer YLE while the remaining three were chosen from a public vote. Three semi-finals of five songs will take place throughout January, with the three songs with the highest votes from each evening automatically […]
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 […]
Anna Bergendahl is the first Swedish entry in the history of Eurovision to fail to qualify for the final, but y’all are still showing her some love. Wiwi’s readers have named the 18-year old singer and former Swedish Idol finalist their favorite Nordic act at Eurovision. Which Scandinavian Entry Is Your Favorite at Eurovision 2010?online […]
Wiwi recently stumbled across a few Eurovision remixes and can’t stop dancing! (And what a relief—there are TOO many ballads this year). To share the love, Wiwi will upload his favorite dance versions of this year’s Eurovision tracks every few days. First up is Finland. Looks like accordions will soon be a staple in Helsinki […]