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!