Saara Aalto is making waves in the Eurovision world. Two weeks ago she released “Monsters” and Finland shortened drastically in the Eurovision 2018 winner odds. Last week she dropped “Domino” and took over the wiwibloggs Twitter account to answer your questions. Now, her final UMK song, “Queens”, has just dropped ahead of schedule.

Queens — Saara Aalto

Saara has been busy promoting “Queens” this week by sharing some of the queens who have inspired her. She has shared her queens on Twitter with the hashtag #SaarasQueens.

The list includes the likes of Michelle Obama, Princess Diana, Oprah and Dana International, but also her partner Meri and her mother. Saara has no shortage of strong women to look up to.

Saara shows off a variety of looks in the “Queens” video. She’s going blonde, ginger and even rocking her natural dark hair throughout the colourful music video.

Her mix of light and dark could easily pass as the four queens in a deck of playing cards but Saara is not playing — this has as much quality as her first two entries. She sits upon a throne with shirtless male guards flanking her. Saara Aalto is a queen and she knows it!

Lyrically, “Queens” follows the same scaffold as “Monsters” as Saara puts the past behind her, puts the spade in the ground and building her own world. Saara makes the rules in her world so that she can break them. She ain’t scared no more and she’s doesn’t need anybody else — she’s her own queen (and ours too).

“Queens” lyrics — Saara Aalto

You and I, we’re the first to decide
Now it’s gone, and it’s over and done
Break the walls, put the spade in the ground
‘Cause the new kind of world has begun

(Pre-Chorus)
Brick by brick we put the past behind us
This is the way we want it
This is the way we build it
Bit by bit we let the love define us
This is the way we want it

(Chorus)
We are the queens of the brand new nation
Now it’s all for us
Light it, light it up
We make the rules so that we can break them
Now it’s all for us
Light it, light it up
Woah-oah-oah
It’s all for us
This is the way we want it
We are the queens of the brand new nation
Now it’s all for us
Light it, light it, light it up

You and I, on the ball to a line
Carry on, we are strong, we are one
Take the crown, we stand our ground
Only light, this is where we belong

(Pre-Chorus)

(Chorus)

Bit by bit we let the love define us
This is the way we want it

(Chorus)

What do you think of “Queens”? Is this the royal flush Saara has been keeping up her sleeve? Which of her UMK entries should win? Let us know in the comments below!

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EscAddict

Another awesome song. 3 out of 3. Don’t make me choose. I love them all.

Boy
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Finland and Belarus are best. Italy, France and Estonia are worst
. Finland gonna win

schotty
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schotty

All of them not my cup of tea and i can´t see Finland in the Top 10 this year with this, sorry…

greeneys
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greeneys

Omg…. cheap, generic, unoriginal songs.
Just a compilation of many number 1 songs we heard in the past.

And people say this is gonna win!

“Tonight i am gonna make friends with the monsters living under my bed”???

i think we already heard this from Rihannas “Monster”.
Have your own ideas you are going to Eurovision.

Stephen Podesta
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Stephen Podesta

Just the name alone Monsters intrigues me.
Should they go with a Ballad or a dance song.
Most of the wiiners in the last 5 years have won with Ballads.
AS to it Dominoes being repetitive, many said the same thing as Australias ‘SOUND OF SILENCE” and it almost won 2016.

PP
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PP

For me
1.Domino (only with this song Finland have chance for TOP 10 in final).
2.Queens
3.Monster
But I think winner wili be Monster.

Alex
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Alex

This is the most Saara-styled of the three tracks, and it’s a good song.

Monsters is still the best track though.

Ben005
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Ben005

I’m afraid she is getting more credit from all the media than all of her three songs actually deserve. Nothing special in any of those songs. Finland might be one of the favorites right now (according to bet companies) but it will change very soon. Just watch!

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

She would not qualify with this. Definitely the weakest of the three. None of her songs are a winner for me but I think Domino would get her the best placing. Possibly top ten?

Matty
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Matty

This is the best song from Saara and my favourite for Lisbon.

brennan
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brennan

3/3 songs released and i still am still waiting for something i like from finland :/

Lourdes
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Lourdes

She is a great singer, and I can imagine her being an amazing performer. I must say these songs are good, well-produced ( even a bit overproduced for my taste) and I realize why everyone loves them, even though I wouldn’t downloading any of them ( #CelebratingDiversirtyofTaste). Nevertheless I don’t see any of them as the winner, given that IMO we already have better songs than these among the ones that are released.

Lourdes
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Lourdes

Having said that, I’d say Monsters has the highest chance to qualify for the final and maybe get into top 10(not my top 10 though). Queens is the weakest one in my opinion.

brunowskii
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brunowskii

Hope Saara can save this year’s upcoming unsalty ESC…

aaron
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aaron

Saara came 2nd in Finlands Got Talent, 2nd in Voice of Finland, 2nd in X Factor UK, 2nd in all her Eurovision national selection attempts, she will probably even come 2nd in her semi final.

In the Eurovision final however, when it matters most,

SHE
WILL
WIN!

Marcelo
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Marcelo

Judging by how much her winning odds have dropped since the 3rd release, I call bullsh*t.

aaron
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aaron

She’s currently in 5th place…

Salvador started in 6th last year, back when Lordi won for Finland they were 13th, only bs is coming from you im afraid

James
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James

I think the point being made is that she was favorite to win and then when this song was released, she got dumped to 5th within a few hours. Of course that’s kinda ridiculous because they clearly rate the other two songs high enough for her to win, and one of them could still be the song. But most of the bookies have decided that this song wouldn’t win and lengthened the odds the instant it came out. That’s not the same scenario as Salvador because he started around 6th and climbed, only becoming favorite in the week of the… Read more »

aaron
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aaron

I didn’t see her in the top spot but I’ll take your word for it, even then a 4 place drop isn’t dramatic.

Important to note is 3 of the countries above her haven’t chosen their songs yet either, and could similarly drop, 1 of which hasn’t released any songs at all. I have no idea why Bulgaria is in 1st.

James
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James

She has been second for the past few weeks ever since Monsters and took the top spot yesterday. Falling to 5th in a few hours is quite dramatic as going from 5-1 to 12-1 is quite a big change in such a short space of time which makes a huge change of opinion from the release of this song. Dont forget that she maintains the 5th based on the amount of bets placed in the past few weeks already. Its actually similar to Poland last year when they became favorite to win when Maragarets song was released. When she didnt… Read more »

James
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James

Oh and the reason Bulgaria is top is based on their history of the past 2 years, and the fact they confirmed they are using the same format as last year (professional artist on a record label with staging thought up in advance). Of course that can all change when the actual song comes on, but on paper Bulgaria look like a good choice after a 4th and 2nd and using the same format once more. Sweden and Australia are also high based on history, and Estonia are high based on one entrant (so again similar to Poland, bookies are… Read more »

Timo1962FI
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Timo1962FI

Reading these comments make me suspect that everybody here having a say just hate her because her victory is all too obvious now already. Welcome to Helsinki in May 2019.

Marcelo
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Marcelo

Tell that to the bookies who put Bulgaria and Estonia over Finland. Yeah, I don’t ESC is going back to Helsinki in 2019.

Ari
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Ari

The Czech Republic is now before Finland in the betting odds. The third release definitely hurt her.

Timo1962FI
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Timo1962FI

You are spending all your days just to find something negative to say about Saara, from the internet? Lousy hater…

Ari
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Ari

Calm down, dear. Are you off your meds?
Differences of opinion does not equal hatred. And FYI: I love the Nordics and would like nothing more than for a country like Finland to win. Now go troll somebody else because apparently, YOU have nothing else to do. Peace

Timo1962FI
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Timo1962FI

Actually I really meant to reply to you with all those words of yours. I recognize a troll when I see a text of its and you have taken a prize tonight. Take your meds and stay away from Saara news. You’d do a big favor to all the serious readers. Peace and love.

Dani
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Dani

@Timo, I assume you’re finnish based on your name. If you are, then let me tell you this: I get why you’re praising Saara and want Finland to win, since your last best result was in 2014. I totally understand your excitement, but the way you are literally accusing almost every negative comment about Saara as a hater is just so annoying. And you do this in every article about her. Why you are not able to accept or at least try to understand different opinions, especially negative ones? You’re quite delusional because of this toxic behavior, not everyone is… Read more »

Marcelo
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Marcelo

Please, don’t go crying when Saara doesn’t win in May.

West
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West

This one is the best out of all three – that being said I’m not really wowed by any of them. They’re good songs, but nothing special.

Gavin
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Gavin

I’m not a massive fan of this one. Monsters however I’m loving. LOTS.

Esc
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Esc

Sorry, i had high hopes from her. Shes taking the safe way and the songs sounds dated… No riks no win..

Jo
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Jo

Canceling Helsink 2019. Not even radio hits (Finland doesn’t count).

Karakola
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Karakola

Queens is the best and the most interesting song!

Ag
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Ag

Domino is BY FAR the best song here, but probably just like many other times, people will go for something else. Monsters I assume.

aaron
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aaron

1. Monsters
2. Queens
3. Domino

Krys Ka
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Krys Ka

It’s a meh from me.

Cy
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Cy

lmao Finland dropped from 1st place in the odds after the release of the last song. To be really honest, none of those songs scream winner to me. I feel that all of them are so manufactured and thus lacks authenticity. IMO in order to win, you need to have the real connection with the audience and with the ones watching on tv in May. All of them are good for show, nothing else. I just think that just because “Monsters” is the first good bop that got released and thus people immediately jumped into it and claiming it to… Read more »

Gavin
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Gavin

Saara will bring authenticity as this is 100% her style and she embraces it unashamedly and doesn’t pretend to be anything other than a larger than life (talented) entertaining performer and singer.

I say embrace it!!!

Cy
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Cy

I’m not saying that she is pretending to be someone else. I’m talking about the songs itself, they just sound so manufactured that I doubt that live would make it better. I feel that those were written just to win Eurovision (or at least get a good result) and that turns me off. It’s like their focus is to win win win and I don’t like those entries who are too confident about it. This is where I say that it lacks authenticity or say genuineness to make it clear. I agree about embracing who you are etc… I have… Read more »

Darkpassionplay
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Darkpassionplay

Still its all about live performance and from the 3 songs domino is most likely to sound and feel better then the other 2. My prediction is domino to lisbon.

Sophie228
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Sophie228

Meh….all that Saara thing is too exaggerated. I don’t find any of the 3 songs goos in particular or even worthy enough to re-listen. And i find there’s something weird about her facial expression or image, something not pleasant. For me any of her potential performances ade mediocre to score in the middle at eurovision. Can mention only good vocals.

desfolhada
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desfolhada

Her voice reminds me Britney Spears but she can sing.

YourFavsWouldNever
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YourFavsWouldNever

BRITNEY SLAYS BITCH!

jim
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jim

decent songs, monsters is the catchiest

Taryah
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Taryah

Monsters my favirite, Queens not bad 🙂 Good luck Saara!

cory
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cory

Monsters + Queens staging.

Aya Sat
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Aya Sat

It is kind of tacky cheap dated boring song.

Aya Sat
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Aya Sat

forgettable

Aya Sat
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Aya Sat

even dont want to listen second time

Ari
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Ari

Same here. I find it so bad that I will mute it during the Finnish national final.

Gavin
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Gavin

Ari- your so funny that such things bother you so much. Lol

Timo1962FI
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Timo1962FI

Hater… But welcome to Helsinki in May 2019.

Ag
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Ag

We have been reading news about this girl for almost a year now for God knows which reasons. I mean, other singers participate in shows and stuff but you never go into details they way you do it with Sara. It’s just too much guys and some other readers have noticed it. And yes, Finland will not win. No way.

Timo1962FI
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Timo1962FI

If you don’t like Saara news, just pass and don’t read. You sound like you really have something personal against Saara and Finland. Welcome to the ESC in Helsinki next year tho.

Ag
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Ag

No. Have nothing against. Reacting on all these details about her doesn’t mean I have something against the singer. There are literally hundreds of singers fighting for ESC crown, but there are no such details about them on Wiwi like we get it here about Saara. Saara’s twitter?! Well, other singers have it too. Saara’s staging?! Well, other singers have plans too. Etc.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Basically, she is over-hyped. Maybe?

Ag
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Ag

@Purple Mask , exactly and I am trying to understand why.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Gavin explains it very well (see below).

Ag
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Ag

Actually, I like Finland. One singer is not = Finland

Timo1962FI
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Timo1962FI

And you are not the 42 countries to decide who’s going to win.

Gavin
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Gavin

One thing that makes Saara special is her absolute enthusiasm for the contest and dedication. Saara also made it to the Xfactor final in the UK so she is kind of known and is a fighter from under dog to champion, this makes her interesting and maybe we care a little more about her as she has had sucsess in the UK. Monster also has reached 88 in the uk iTunes chart- ok not so significant – but a worthy mention! Saara also promotes herself well and her style of music appeals to a great many Eurovision fans. I’m glad… Read more »

Calum Macleod
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Calum Macleod

Monsters to Lisbon

Weißbrot
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Weißbrot

Now we heard everything…. Why is she top 3 in the betting Odds again? I mean, None of the Songs are really bad, but None of them is good either. I see her placing around 15th to 20th place to be honest, don’t get the Hype at all.

Marcelo
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Marcelo

Exactly, none of her songs are winner material. But Finland had just dropped from #1 to #3. I presume a bigger drop is expected soon. In other news, Czech Republic have reached the Top 5 in the odds, with “Lie to Me” being #5 on the list.

Right now, the Top 5 in the odds, looks like this:

1. Bulgaria
2. Estonia
3. Finland
4. Russia
5. Czech Republic

Greetings from Peru, and good luck to Germany tonight!

Marcelo
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Marcelo

Correcting my mistake, Russia is #6 on the odds, the #4 on the list is Sweden.

Greetings 🙂

Weißbrot
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Weißbrot

Thank you! I hope we’ll send Ryk or Michael ^^

Ffs
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Ffs

This is a catchy & fab tune ! Love it !

Roxy
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To quote,

“You have probably had the experience of hearing a new song and not caring for it much at first, but after hearing it a number of times, you find that you really do enjoy the song and catch yourself humming it when you least expect to.

This phenomenon is one example of the mere exposure effect. Basically, the more you see or hear something, you more you like it.”

Roxy
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Are you somehow trying to get into our heads with such frequent coverage of Saara Aalto? But you know what? I just exposed you! Game over! Be aware y’all!

All jokes aside, the only one worth mentioning is Monsters. The other two are not going anywhere. It’s just disappointing after such suspense.

Milos Perisic
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Milos Perisic

This is soooo ….. Jamelia meets ……. Ashanti ….. in ….. 2002. Luckily for her, she is to the taste of majority of European gays.

JEFFERSON LAMAS
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JEFFERSON LAMAS

DOMINO

Flynn
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Flynn

It’s different and might stand out and is my favourite of the 3 songs, it’s not as good as I was hoping the last song would be. These songs remind me of early Gaga and a little bit of Kesha, I think doing that style is fine but could do with sounding a little more modern and possibly a little sleeker. I’d have rather Finland had gone on with their national final and given Saara more time to get a better selection of songs. As for how she’ll do at Eurovision depends on the song, I think Domino would make… Read more »

Mufasa
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Mufasa

I don’t like any of them

Rory
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Rory

OK, Monsters it is.

But why the heck is Finland #1 in the odds? It’s not THAT good.

Marcelo
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Marcelo

In the passing of the night, Finland have dropped from #1 to #3. So maybe is the start of the downfall for this bookies’ Saara hype.

steph
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steph

compared to the mediocre songs we got so far it’s the best

Marcelo
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Marcelo

Speak for yourself, I’d rather listen to “Mercy” or “Mall” or even “Higher Ground”

L'oiseau
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L'oiseau

In my opinion, this is by far the entry that has the biggest chances to score higher in the final. It has the biggest cross-over, is more adequate for a live show, has a big finale and could be jury and a crowd pleaser, if well staged, and gives Saara’s vocals the best opportunities to shine. Could be the Moldavia’s Sunset Projekt of the year. However, my personal favorite is Monster, but I think would have less chances to succeed well.

L'oiseau
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L'oiseau

Oh yeah, and I love the reference to Madonna’s Vogue video! 🙂

george sss
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george sss

Guys if you think that Saara will shine in eurovision stage,wait to see Foureira slaying on the stage for Cyprus 😛

L'oiseau
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L'oiseau

🙂 I was refering only this FINNISH entry, meaning “Queens”, that has the biggest chances to score batter as compared to “Monsters” or “Domino”. I agree that Foureira might bring more fire on the stage.

george sss
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george sss

I see 🙂 but i think too much noise for nothing , I mean Saara may not reach even top 10 with these songs because are very boring pop for my opinion and i do not understand why is so high on odds.
Foureira has the feeling of Beyonce on stage but with not so great voice as Beyonce.Thats why i referred to Foureira , she is show woman

John Moynahan
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John Moynahan

This is good , without a doubt but “Monsters” is a clear winner amongst these 3 entries
“Monsters” should win but the Finnish people have a knack of getting it wrong
Here’s hoping that this year they dont!!

Hexular
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Hexular

I’m not a bigly fan of any of the entries but “Monsters” and “Queens” are both much better than “Dominos”. Either way none of the entries seem like ESC winner material for me. Very likely that all of the can get top 10 in the final though.

Joe
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Joe

Still rooting for Monsters. Now I just want to see how these look live.

D
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D

I thought the last would be my favorite but this is the worst one. I guess I don’t like any of them then.

Mark
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Mark

I feel the same

Ari
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Ari

Well, that’s it then. They actually came out with their best song and gradually worsened. Who wrote this crap? I immediately sensed something bad was coming when I read that the song is entitled “Queens”, an lo and behold… No doubt that they should go with “Monsters”. It’s by far their best shot. They’ll pick “Domino” if they still kind of want to well, or “Queens” if they never want to see the final again. I am very disappointed now because I had hoped that the best would be saved for last, so while I liked “Monsters” quite immediately, I… Read more »

Where I belong
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Where I belong

Good chance to score well with any of the three songs .
To me is “Queens” fantastic !