Emma is competing in Finland’s Eurovision national final Uuden Musiikin Kilpailiu (UMK) 2017 with her song “Circle of Light”. She describes her style of music as “Wooden Dance Music” — EDM with acoustic elements.

“Circle of Light” is a song of strength, about feeling that you’re in a safe, protective place. The chorus asserts “Nothing bad will ever cross the line/We are safe in the circle of light”.

The song also uses the Finnish term “rakas”, a term of endearment, like “darling”. Emma sings, “Now hush, I don’t wanna cry/I wanna pretend/Rakas, we are fine”.

“Circle of Light” offers a powerful and uplifting message, a reminder that in these troubling times, everything can feel ok.

“Circle of Light” – Emma (lyrics)

We are shadows and dust
But let us pretend
We will never die

The wolves are coming for us
But let us pretend
We will be all right (rakas)

Now hush (hush), I don’t wanna cry
I wanna pretend
Rakas, we are fine

I know it’s already time
But let us pretend
We are safe in the circle of light

Nothing bad will ever cross the line
We are safe in the circle of light
Nothing bad will ever cross the line
Let me draw you a circle of light

We are safe in the circle of light
We are safe in the circle of light

We are sorrow and pain
But let us pretend
We will never die

I know we’re fading away
But let us pretend
We are safe in the circle of light

Nothing bad will ever cross the line
We are safe in the circle of light
Nothing bad will ever cross the line
Let me draw you a circle of light

We are safe in the circle of light
We are safe in the circle of light

We are standing in circles of light that nothing may cross
We are standing in circles of light that nothing may cross
We are standing in circles of light that nothing may cross

We are safe in the circle of light

Nothing bad will ever cross the line
We are safe in the circle of light
Nothing bad will ever cross the line
We are safe in the circle of light
Nothing bad will ever cross the line
We are safe in the circle of light
Nothing bad will ever cross the line
Let me draw you a circle of light

Photo credit: YLE

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CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
4 years ago

I can imagine the stage setup will be something worthy of this song.

(J)ESC Fanatic
(J)ESC Fanatic
4 years ago

We are safe in the circle of light, honeeeeeey!