Over the past five days y’all have cast a total of 637 votes for your favourite contestants in Finland. Mr Pohjola won the poll with more than 21% of all votes. We know he has won fans for his dashing good looks, but we’re also fairly certain he won the poll because of his strong song. “Sängyn Reunalla” (On the edge of the bed) may only last three minutes, but it takes us on a real journey. It carries a lot of emotion and you don’t have to speak Finnish to understand that. Mikko also placed first with the Wiwi Jury, our in-house panel of music unprofessionals.
As you’ll recall, Mikko competed in the second heat, which was definitely the stronger of the two. Five of the six acts from that heat have made it to the final. During the televised broadcast, we learned that Mikko had finished second with the jury—only four points behind Hanna Sky. However, Mikko finished eight points ahead of third-place finisher Lauri Mikkola with jurors.
Is it possible Mikko has built up his fan base since then and is poised to pounce on Hanna while distancing himself from the others? We haven’t heard Hannah or Softengine (the automatic qualifiers) in several weeks….so perhaps familiarity will make Mikko even more popular.
Clarissa and Josh Standing finished a close second with our readers. They earned nearly 20% of all votes and were just 10 votes short of victory. This week they released their music video for “Top of the World”, which may help build momentum going into tomorrow’s final. Their song is among the most radio-friendly, which could factor into tomorrow’s result.
Softengine, the winners of the first heat, came third. It’s difficult to know how they’ll stack up against the others. The first heat was so weak (half of the acts have been axed….) it’s difficult to say how significant their win was.
In any case, you can check out the complete results below. Who will you be voting for?
1. Mikko Pohjola with “Sängyn Reunalla”: 134 votes, 21.04%
2. Clarissa feat. Josh Standing with “Top Of The World”: 125 votes, 19.62%
3. Softengine with “Something Better”: 104 votes, 16.33%
4. Hanna Sky with “Hope”: 97 votes, 15.23%
5. MIAU with “God/Drug”: 75 votes, 11.77%
6. Hukka Ja Mama with “Selja”: 45 votes, 7.06%
7. Lauri Mikkola with “Going Down”: 41 votes, 6.44%
8. Madcraft with “Shining Bright”: 16 votes, 2.51%
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