Whew. Our polls are not a total sham, as you guys correctly predicted that Mikael Sari (“We Should Be Through”) and Diandra (“Colliding Into You”) would advance from the semi-finals of Finland’s National Selection.
Here are the complete results:
TO THE FINAL: Mikael Saari – We Should Be Through (Mikael Saari, Kai Poutanen, Tuomas Vertanen) – 38 points
TO THE FINAL: Diandra – Colliding Into You (Sharon Vaughn, Patrick Sarin, Leri Leskinen, Janne Oinas, Leri Leskinen) – 32 points
SECOND CHANCE: Iina Salin – Last Night (Iina Salin, Tommi Gröhn) – 29 points
SECOND CHANCE: Last Panda – Saturday Night Forever (Last Panda, Henry Tikkanen, Aapo Immonen) – 27 points
SECOND CHANCE: Rautakoura – Ilmalaivalla / Board On Air (Lauri Häme, Rautakoura) – 26 points
ELIMINATED: Ilari Hämäläinen – Sytytä Mut Vaan / Light Me Up (Ilari Hämäläinen) – 21 points
Mikael, who won last night’s heat, has a great voice. But I find his ballad a bit too same-same, kind of like Pernilla’s number from 2012. I was more interested in his Sarah Lund sweater than I was in his song. What do you think? Did the right winners go through?