She’s the larger than life singer who first burst on to the Eurovision scene in 2013. And ever since, Krista Siegfrids has consistently been part of the song contest machine in both her native Finland and neighbouring Sweden.
So when the celebrity singing show Tähdet, Tähdet required an expert judge for its Eurovision themed week, she was just the woman for the job. Never one to do things by halves, Krista showed the contestants how it was done by delivering an epic medley of Eurovision hits.
Scroll down to watch Krista’s Eurovision medley
Accompanied by a troop of backing dancers, the regular UMK host kicks off the routine with Helena Paparizou’s “My Number One” (Greece 2005). Next she launches into another iconic 2000s winner, Ruslana’s “Wild Dances” (Ukraine 2004).
A welcome reprise of her own Eurovision effort “Marry Me” (Finland 2013) follows. The two-time Melodifestivalen star then turns the camp factor up to the max with an energetic take on Verka Serduchka’s “Dancing Lasha Tumbai” (Ukraine 2007).
The mash-up is rounded out with a quick nod to Fredi & Ystävät’s infamous “Pump-Pump” (Finland 1976).
To top it all off, Krista undergoes a whooping five costume changes during the set which was broadcast on Finnish TV on Sunday evening.
You can watch the medley in full by clicking the link below.
Krista wasn’t the only Eurovision alum to to make an appearance. Masked rockers Lordi also took to the stage to perform their 2006 winning number “Hard Rock Hallelujah”.
Meanwhile, the celebrity contestants covered “Eläköön elämä” (Finland 1985), “Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley” (Sweden 1984), “Molitva” (Serbia 2007), “Euphoria” (Sweden 2012), and “Bye Bye Baby” (Finland 1994).
These performance can also be viewed using the link above.
What is Tähdet, tähdet?
Tähdet, Tähdet is the Finnish version of the hit Norwegian talent show Stjernekamp. The line-up consists of established artists who must tackle a different genre each week. Y’all may recall “Grab The Moment” vocalist Aleksander Walmann tried out opera in the Norwegian edition.
The programme is currently in its fourth series in Finland. Former UMK entrant Mikael Saari was part of this year’s cast. Alas, he was eliminated before Eurovision week rolled around. Krista herself competed back in 2015, coming fifth.
What do you think of Krista’s Eurovision medley? What other songs should she have included? Let us know in the comments below.
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