She’s a neon-haired hitmaker from Finland, best known internationally for her hit single “Chasing Highs”.

And for many Eurofans – wiwibloggs’ own Kristin included – Alma would be a dream representative for Finland at the Eurovision Song Contest.

But unfortunately, after an interview with Estonian media outlet Kroonika, it seems Alma has ruled out flying the flag for Helsinki at Eurovision.

Asked about Eurovision in the interview, Alma is clear she’s not interested in competition anymore:

Asked about being a fan favourite, the “Dye My Hair” singer seemed surprised:

“Really? I am very honoured!”

But like many stars, she isn’t interested in the competitive aspect of the contest:

“I did Idol when I was 15 and I think competitions are done for me. My head just can’t compete anymore – I just want to make my own thing and not compete with anyone.”

However, unlike some singers who trash the contest, Alma only sings its praises.

“I think it is a cool concept and when I was a kid I used to watch it, but I think some other people should do it, I’m not going there.”

Finland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019

Back in September, Finnish Eurovision broadcaster YLE confirmed UMK 2019 would only involve one artist for a second year, but news has been thin on the ground since then.

The latest rumour suggests folk duo Eva + Manu may be in the running, but there’s been no official confirmation.

Last year, YLE announced it had selected Saaro Aalto in early November, so they’re running a few weeks behind that schedule.

That being said, the final won’t actually take place until one of the “Super Saturdays” in spring 2019, so there is still plenty of time for YLE to tease who will represent Finland at Eurovision, and the three songs for the public and juries to pick from.

What do you think about the news? Do you think Alma will represent Finland in the future? Let us know in the comments below!

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Jeff Messer
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Y’all can complain and criticize alma all you want. I do agree some of her music is basic but she does have some bops as well. What she does works some of you may not like her but overall she is a successful artist. She has one awards like the MTV and EBBA, she has charted in 6 countries besides Finland, she has collaborated with multiple well known and established artists, also you shouldn’t judge an artist based on beauty that’s superficial but by their character and music.

Marcelo
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Marcelo

Her song with Martin Solveig is quite the bop. And then there’s her song with Swedish pop-star Tove Lo, “Bi***es”, a very different and attracting sound.

Daniel_2017
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Daniel_2017

A lot of negativity here… I had no idea who she was until this post, but ‘Chasing Highs’ is quite fun, I really enjoy it

Daniel_2017
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Daniel_2017

Update: ‘Karma’ is really good too!

ESCFan2009 (male, 22, German)
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ESCFan2009 (male, 22, German)

I read the title and was like: Huh, Alma for Finland? She represented France in 2017 😀 And then I was like: Oh, not THAT Alma 😉 But I haven’t heard anything of this one before…

Robyn Gallagher
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In the Eurovision bubble, French Alma is the global star while Finnish Alma is mariah-carey-i-dont-know-her.gif

Wila
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Wila

Alma just had a concert with aa Danish Superstar Mø.
It would be great to see them both in ESC

Rome
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Rome

Last year by this time we already knew 5 representatives! This year all the countries are like “No, you first!”

Alex
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Alex

This is strange. What’s going on?

Robyn Gallagher
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I think a lot of countries have realised that there’s no advantage in announcing their artist early. The only time it’s really been beneficial is when Conchita started her charm offensive in late 2013, to get Europe used to the idea of a bearded lady.

The way things are going this year, the first confirmed artist may very well be the winner of Festivali i Këngës.

Estonia is better
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Estonia is better

There is one Alma that is international star, not this Fisish impositor !

Esc2019
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Esc2019

The finnish Alma is actually a lot more successful, just look her up. She has been praised by several massive artists and has a lot of streams and downloads on all platforms. Educate yourself 🙂

Weißbrot
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Weißbrot

Well, I’m not sad about this… Really don’t like her music that much, it’s quite generic. I feel like it’s time for Finland to send a rock, metal or punk band again. It didn’t work well for them after 2014, maybe they should risk it. (And YES, I do know that they’ve sent said band in 2015 but that’s not exactly the kind of entry I’m hoping for, so…)

Polegend Godgarina
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Good, her music is really generic and nondescript.

Per Zoso
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Per Zoso

Is there anything that you do like?

Jo.
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Jo.

It’s true tho.

Polegend Godgarina
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I like talent, acclaim, beauty and success… and the Finnish Alma has none of these.

Weißbrot
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Weißbrot

Just curious, what kind of talent does your beloved Margaret have tho…?