It’s time to cha cha cha, as Finland decides its entrant for Eurovision 2024 on Saturday 10 February. The show took place at the Nokia Arena in Tampere.

Seven artists competed at Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2024, or UMK 2024, to win the golden ticket to Eurovision. The artists included our readers’ favourite, Sara Siipola, who brought the house down with her Finnish language ballad “Paskana“, as well as UMK 2022 runners-up, Cyan Kicks.

But in the end, it was Windows95man who prevailed, running away with the televote to win the contest with the song “No Rules!“.

Running order of UMK 2024

  1. Sini Sabotage – “Kuori mua”
  2. Cyan Kicks – “Dancing with Demons”
  3. Jesse Markin – “Glow”
  4. Mikael Gabriel and Nublu – “Vox populi”
  5. Sara Siipola – “Paskana”
  6. Sexmane – “Mania”
  7. Windows95man – “No Rules!”

UMK 2024 results

The results of UMK 2024 were determined by a combination of 25% international jury groups and 75% public vote.

International jury results

  1. Sara Siipola – 70 points
  2. Cyan Kicks – 48 points
  3. Mikael Gabriel and Nublu – 42 points
  4. Sini Sabotage – 38 points
  5. Jesse Markin – 34 points
  6. Sexmane – 34 points
  7. Windows95man – 28 points

Public vote

  1. Windows95man – 285 points
  2. Sara Siipola – 203 points
  3. Mikael Gabriel and Nublu – 136 points
  4. Cyan Kicks – 80 points
  5. Jesse Markin – 76 points
  6. Sexmane – 74 points
  7. Sini Sabotage – 27 points

Full results

  1. Windows95man – 313 points
  2. Sara Siipola – 273 points
  3. Mikael Gabriel and Nublu – 178 points
  4. Cyan Kicks – 128 points
  5. Jesse Markin – 110 points
  6. Sexmane – 108 points
  7. Sini Sabotage – 65 points
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marian c?t?
3 days ago

Does Henri Piispanen resembles Sam Smith? Don’t Think

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
14 days ago

Who else finds the Kuuma – Benjamin mash-up at the show’s start brilliant? I am craving for that version on the streaming platforms!

Someone
Someone
14 days ago
Reply to  Poul Riisen

I completely agree.
The opening of UMK 2024 is THE best opening of a national final EVER!

(And someone should react to that)

Noam600
Noam600
14 days ago

So.. they stole the melody from “Portion Boys – Samaa taivasta katsotaan” and just changed the production and the lyrics.. I knew I’ve heard this melody before.. LAME…

Elona
Elona
15 days ago

I wanted Sara to win, but this was my second favorite so I’m not mad about it.

I read somewhere that Henri told that he underperformed in the jury-show, which could partially explain the low jury score. Then in the final the opposite happened with Sara struggling vocally (even though it got better towards the end) and Henri nailing it.

MartyMcCU
MartyMcCU
15 days ago

Im trying to like this but for me this song is on the trashy side of the list. Its novelty appeal will get them through to the final . If it wasn’t for the televote only this will stay in the semi final. I don’t get the egg and I don’t get the hidden nudity and I dont get get the whole concept of Windows 95 man. Someone explain so I can get it and appreciate it . I am also delusional in that neither artists are vocally good live on stage while everyone is raving how vocally good they… Read more »

Trin
Trin
15 days ago
Reply to  MartyMcCU

Since you asked, here is something I have gathered from their interviews. Windows95man is an alter ego of a visual artist and DJ Teemu Keisteri. When shy suburban dad Teemu puts on his magic shorts he becomes Windows95man whose goal is to bring joy. “No rules” has been his motto for ages and sometimes “no rules” is needed when he tries to make people smile. He loves the simpler life of the 1990’s and the song is a tribute to the era. This is his first own song.   The egg is a reference to Kalevala, the national epic of… Read more »

MartyMcCu
MartyMcCu
15 days ago
Reply to  Trin

Thanks for explaining this. Much appreciated 🙂

Troy
Troy
15 days ago
Reply to  Trin

In one word: Rubbish!
NEXT!!!!!!

Marian
16 days ago

Curvele Se Fut Cu porcii…

Someone_Here
Someone_Here
16 days ago

I watched UMK and the songs that stood out were Vox Populi and Paskana. Whilst I was expecting Sara Siipola to win – amazing performance visually and vocally – I would be happy if Finland sent every single one except for Windows95Man. Why? (It will make many people furious but I’ll say it!) First, the criticism isn’t about Windows95Man but their song. “No Rules” looks like a song to infuriate the swedish people because of last year results – there are many moments on that performance that are a sattire of Tattoo’s. Also saying that televote should count more is… Read more »

MartyMcCU
MartyMcCU
15 days ago
Reply to  Someone_Here

Agree with you . A check from jury and televoting needs a balance. My main concern is not countries voting for novelty acts but trolls manipulating the results . A careful balance is essential.

Ptk
Ptk
16 days ago

Finally we got a real banger!

Voice_Of_Reason
Voice_Of_Reason
16 days ago

The satanic voices of Finland return. I’m getting tired of this. The song sounds old fashioned. Do they practice satanism in Finland? Is that why it’s the happiest country in the world? Boooriiing

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
16 days ago

Yeah let listen to the angelic sounds coming from Israel.
Its only love and peace. Very eurovision.

And I even didnt mention the young artist representing them.

Voice_Of_Reason
Voice_Of_Reason
15 days ago
Reply to  Fizzpunk

EBU should have banned Israel from competing.

Noam600
Noam600
14 days ago

Why? cause you are afraid that Israel will win? If they will bring a strong and powerful song they can… totally can… this is a very WEAK year so they have a chance for sure!

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
14 days ago
Reply to  Noam600

Every country competing in ESC24 has a change of wining.

Its a disgrace due to the current circumstances in district G that the EBU is still letting Israel compete.

For me it would be like Eva Braun singing in KZ Bergen Belsen a happy Chanoeka song.

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
14 days ago
Reply to  Fizzpunk

I dont mean bad of the young artist they have selected.
Dont know her and she seems an artist with good vocals. Nothing against her personally.

Mjeurovision
Mjeurovision
16 days ago

Surprised this has received such a negative reaction, this is my favourite entry we have so far this year. It’s an absolute banger with the most bonkers staging, it’s exactly the kind of entry that people hope to see at Eurovision every year. If the results of UMK are anything to go off, this will clean up with the televote in May.

jercle
jercle
16 days ago
Reply to  Mjeurovision

I’ll probably receive zero from the juries, then 313 points in the televote, ending up 5th overall. Which will, sadly, only encourage more acts like this in 2025.

Roy
Roy
16 days ago

BTW Why Israel need to protect the p@lestinians? H@mas need to take care of them. Its not like H@mas protecting Israelis or jews in G@za , oh wait.. there is no Israelis or jews in g@za.. I wonder why… but “p@lestinians” live in Israel tho…

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
16 days ago
Reply to  Roy

Yeah, its just a wild picknick in the District G park isnt it??
We just go on with ESC24 if nothing has happened.

What a heartless arrogance.
Eat your cold heart out, if there is left any?

Roy
Roy
16 days ago

Disaster! The juries will kill it.. with passion!
EEWWW! My last place!

Samo
Samo
15 days ago
Reply to  Roy

Juries won’t kill it because it won’t even qualify. This won’t work in televoting either. Joke entries can succeed when they’re funny. This is just bad.

Musimakeup
Musimakeup
17 days ago

Just watched the paskana performance : everybody can see the noble intention behind the staging.. Ok… but….. I’m still in shock at the EPIC FAIL!!! Come on!!! ! Either my TV was disfunctional or the finnish broadcaster clearly (pun intended) forgot to pay the electricity bill lol lol

grft
grft
16 days ago
Reply to  Musimakeup

What epic fail?

Anna
Anna
15 days ago
Reply to  Musimakeup

I think it was your TV dysfunctioning

Musimakeup
Musimakeup
17 days ago

One single eurovision song contest without any WTF act would kill eurovision instantly… It’s why you watch it and what you remember and have fun rewatching 10 years after, you have to admit it… It’s so bad but i had sooo much fun discovering it i Will remember it for sure

ECD534
ECD534
17 days ago

Good luck Finland and please macOSXwoman next year followed by Android6group thanks

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
17 days ago

If windows95man has to change his stage name and logo, I suggest calling himself computer man with generic computer pictures replacing the windows logos on his shirt and hat.

Bandido
Bandido
17 days ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

LinuxMan would be more than approriate as it invented by Finn.

ThorBeta
ThorBeta
15 days ago
Reply to  Bandido

You know that Linux is also a brand don’t you?

Bandido
Bandido
17 days ago

Finns are trouble maker in EBU/Eurovision class. 🙂

Antti
Antti
17 days ago

I’m proud of our entry this year although I’d prefer Käärijä & Erika Vikman with “Ruoska”. I never understood the hype behind Paskana. Sorry, but it’s as number two as Loreen’s T*ttoo was. I wish people wouldn’t get too fixated on a genre, a song or particularly an artist. I don’t want to sound mean, but last year felt like people were living in a cult, to be brutally honest. Be open-minded, please! ? I truly hope YLE and the EBU ditch the juries ASAP, because it’s undemocratic in many ways, that is, a small group of people trying to… Read more »

Sebas
Sebas
17 days ago
Reply to  Antti

You still havent gotten over losing last year huh?

Voice_Of_Reason
Voice_Of_Reason
15 days ago
Reply to  Sebas

It’s not like they have lost to a good song. Lol. They lost to a middle aged woman dancing in a cage lmfao

Sebas
Sebas
15 days ago

First of all, she was in a panini press, second of all it was the best panini that evening, so no shocker she won.

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
16 days ago
Reply to  Antti

Based

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
17 days ago

As I do love out of the box and cringe ESC acts, lasts years Let3 and Konstrakta 22 where amongst my fav’s despite a huge backlash from the ESC fanbase online.

Also Finlands act in 2023 from Käärijä. The epic Chachacha.
I understand they will fish in the same pond this year.

This is funny, BONKERS as they will say in the UK. Alas Douze points your way.
But unleast they dont fly SJB in for a staging. This might get lost.

We still have Joost from the Netherlands. He could blow them out of the mosh-pitt.

Satu L
Satu L
17 days ago

As a Finn I’m ashamed of our representee. YLE should not let performances like this enter at all. Song ok, but the rest – omg. Käärijä joined Finns from kids to grannys, but not Win95.

Mira
Mira
15 days ago
Reply to  Satu L

It´s so sad how Finns are always the first to tell how ashamed they are about their own decisions. I´m a Finn and I did give 2 votes for Sara, but I really don´t mind Windows95man representing us. It is great that the Finnish public has so much power in UMK.Windows95man is the public´s choice so get over it. We will do great in Malmö!

Nils
Nils
17 days ago

Oh, great … apparently now they’ve also made some remarks wishing for the EBU to ban Israel, too.

Go format yourself, Finland.

Jamie
Jamie
17 days ago

All drama aside, the bleached blonde guy has such a great voice. It’s almost too good for a joke like this lol

Bandido
Bandido
17 days ago
Reply to  Jamie

If You throwed Win95Man off, there’s a catchy 90’s nostalgig beat today youngsters can’t get?

Ultima Thule
Ultima Thule
17 days ago

The meltdown because Sara didn’t win is real 😀 If it was Alika – Bridges level of performance I would say fine, song in Finnish which is decent, with good staging and sung flawlessly will probably get top 10, maybe top 5. But she didn’t even sing good, she yelled, lost her breath several times, it was an average performance at best. No Rules singer didn’t have more problems than her, maybe even sang better.

Poul Rissen
Poul Rissen
17 days ago
Reply to  Ultima Thule

? I agree

Yuarith
Yuarith
17 days ago
Reply to  Ultima Thule

Realizing that took my shock away, Sara’s performance was underwhelming and while W95’s one had a rather messy staging, he actually worked it out

Musimakeup
Musimakeup
17 days ago
Reply to  Ultima Thule

Yay i agree.. Epic FAIL. So disapointed… Either my TV went dysfunctional or the finnish broadcaster did not pay the electricity bill..

fever
fever
17 days ago
Reply to  Ultima Thule

Did not watch UMK24 this year and just watched these 2 performances.
Honestly, I much prefer Paskana. The staging is really impressive. I agree that she has some vocal issues, but I think there is still time and can be overcome. Thus, I believe it has more potential.
No Rules is more like a gamble. The vocal is average as well, and I doubt it will be favoured by the jury, tho this manic style seems trendy among televoting these years.

fever
fever
17 days ago
Reply to  fever

Just saw the score. Exactly the case: From the jury, Sara scored the first with 70, while W95M the last with 28 *facepalm*

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
16 days ago
Reply to  Ultima Thule

It’s funny because people had a meltdown also when Alika won and Ollie didn’t get to go!

Benji
Benji
17 days ago

A lot of people, who aren’t ESC-fans, blame ESC for being a big circus. Paradoxically, many of them, if they decide to vote, they’ll prefer to vote precisely for this kind of stuff.

Poul Rissen
Poul Rissen
17 days ago
Reply to  Benji

True!

jercle
jercle
17 days ago
Reply to  Benji

I say this all the time – the vast majority (like 80%, if not more) of people who vote are people who have seen and heard these songs for the first time. They don’t know the songs from the NFs, they don’t know of any scandals or anything like that. The hardcore fans on here are only a small % of the total vote.

And yes, they tend to vote for this kind of stuff. Sadly.

Jamie
Jamie
17 days ago
Reply to  jercle

This always gets downvoted, because it’s true. Some eurofans are just in denial. Most Eurovision viewers are not familiar with the songs at all.

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
16 days ago
Reply to  Jamie

1000% agree

jercle
jercle
16 days ago
Reply to  Jamie

Exactly – Mrs Smith from Sevenoaks sitting down to watch the grand final (she won’t have watched the semis) with her glass of Rosé won’t have a clue that “Sara was robbed” or anything like that. She will just see what she sees on the night with no idea of how that song got there, what it beat in its NF and how hardcore fans reacted to it. And 80% of those watching the GF will be just like her.

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
16 days ago
Reply to  jercle

That’s why Bejba got a top ten televote score

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
16 days ago
Reply to  Benji

Because ‘this is Eurovision’.

You’d only see this kind of act HERE and I’m all in for it!

Ferrari Fish
Ferrari Fish
17 days ago

Hello im from Finland! In Finland we like the year 1995 very matsh. As you already know, we wonned the hockey champions that year! 1995 was the year Finland became famous around the wolrd.

We also got sauna! Did you tried it? You like it? 😀

Poul Rissen
Poul Rissen
17 days ago
Reply to  Ferrari Fish

Moi! Hyvää Suomi!

Ferrari Fish
Ferrari Fish
17 days ago
Reply to  Ferrari Fish

7 hours later update: This was a typical stereotype Finland cringe comment made by me. I wasn’t serious.

In reality, nobody except 6 countries care about ice hockey. And always sauna or Kimi Räikkönen mentioned

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
16 days ago
Reply to  Ferrari Fish

Sounds cool though. We care.

Anni
Anni
17 days ago

After lasts years results and the critique the juries got Finland could have easily sent a song that would kiss up the juries more and get the points, that being “Paskana”. And while I still think that “Paskana” would have been the best entry to represent us, there is something hilarious in sending “No rules” that definitely will NOT impress the juries one bit. It’s like “up yours, juries”, we don’t care if you give us points or not 😀

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
16 days ago
Reply to  Anni

That’s Finland in a nutshell and I’m here for it!

Antananarivo
Antananarivo
17 days ago

The worst crap of all. my ears and eyes are bleeding so much…

Bandido
Bandido
17 days ago
Reply to  Antananarivo

Try Finland 2015!

Madhat
17 days ago

Unfortunately Kaarija winning the televote last year was a definite guarantee we will be getting some carnival entries like this one this year. Malta almost sent Matt Black and thank god they dodged that bullet. Too bad it was Finland themselves that fell in the trap. This is why we need juries to stop these acts from turning this wonderful contest in the joke some people would like it to become.

Bandido
Bandido
17 days ago
Reply to  Madhat

Wonderful contest? Why now?

Madhat
16 days ago
Reply to  Bandido

It’s the only good thing the music industry has going for it in Europe. Think of all successful music European music artists being sucked in by the US (Adele, Dua Lipa, Ed Sheeran etc. etc) only for them to return to Europe in a ‘tour’ of maybe 10-15 cities – and that is not mentioning the fact that smaller countries only have this as their major music platform. It is entries like this mess that continue to make ESC, and as a result, the entire European music scene, look like a joke compared to the US.

Bandido
Bandido
16 days ago
Reply to  Madhat

Yes! Lordi, Verka, Netta, Dustin and Käärijä all should have be banned being canrnival entries! What will be left to the contest then? Swedish sleack pop-entries and basic schlagers, it’s the only ESC-fans would accept. 😉

Anna
Anna
17 days ago

Doesn’t he need to change his name since ESC do not allow advertising and Windows 95 is Microsoft? It is just like San Marino’s Facebook song a decade ago…haha

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
17 days ago
Reply to  Anna

But that was the song, not the artist

Anna
Anna
17 days ago

Still though he will be presented as Windows95 guy and that is still breach of the rules…so he probably needs to change his name to IT-guy or something

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
16 days ago
Reply to  Anna

What if he is endorsed by Microsoft?

ThorBeta
ThorBeta
15 days ago

EBU doesn’t allow any type of branding in lyrics or performances, because it can be interpreted as advertising which is against their rules of competition. I’m 100% certain they will not allow the use of Microsoft’s logo on the stage in Malmö.

jercle
jercle
17 days ago
Reply to  Anna

Meh, I don’t think the EBU cares anymore…we had “Wanted to trash your Benz” and “Girl call Universal” in 2023.

Anna
Anna
17 days ago
Reply to  jercle

Well at least he need to change his shirt otherwise it is clear product placement…

Boo
Boo
17 days ago
Reply to  Anna

Please tell us where we can buy a copy of Windows 95 and how can I put put it on my computer?

ThorBeta
ThorBeta
15 days ago
Reply to  jercle

Benz sounded almost like ‘bins’ and I remember posts last year explaining how she was requested to change that particular lyric during the live performance – I can’t tell if it’s actually happened. ‘Universal’ was accepted as a non-direct reference to the brand like ‘Facetime’ was accepted in “Sound of Silence” in 2016, since they are words that can have other meanings too in the English language. This is more of a “Facebook song” case, where Valentina was forced not only to change the lyrics but also avoid any ‘Facebook’ branding on stage. It’s not even about the ‘Windows95’ trademark,… Read more »

Mom
Mom
17 days ago

Not my personal cup of tea but this is the only entry that will bring them safely into the final. All other entrys were too basic, especially Sara. I was super surprised about the hype that she got with a basic track like that.

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
17 days ago
Reply to  Mom

Me too

Eve
Eve
17 days ago

Fun fact : people praising the horrible Spanish act “for the message” as they say. Basically same message is being totally ignored here by the same people and they keep on bashing No rules.

Dinle
Dinle
17 days ago
Reply to  Eve

Fun fact: The Spanish act is a (better) song.

Anni
Anni
17 days ago
Reply to  Dinle

Fun fact: It’s not really. No rules is more melodic.

Antananarivo
Antananarivo
17 days ago
Reply to  Dinle

I like the lyrics of “Zorra” (I unterstand Spanish quite well) but I have problems with both voice and performance

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
17 days ago
Reply to  Eve

Agreed. Also, a woman is singing that one so people like it more instantly.

Eve
Eve
17 days ago

Exactly

Henry
Henry
17 days ago

The definition of the term “Finnish” should now be updated, so that it also means CLEVER. The people of Finland knew they couldn’t waste “No rules”, even though they loved Paskana beyond imagination, they still realised and accepted that songs like “No rules” happen once in a decade, and made a difficult but smart and right choice. Well done Finland.

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
17 days ago
Reply to  Henry

They knew they the televoter at Eurovision will LAP this up!

ThorBeta
ThorBeta
17 days ago

Reading many of the comments below confirms my suspicion that this might struggle a lot with televoting in certain countries that don’t appreciate this sense of humour. I still expect that it has enough to qualify in an all televoting semi but there’s a good possibility that it will be annihilated in the final, especially if producers try to bury it in the running order.

Azuro
Azuro
17 days ago
Reply to  ThorBeta

Would Sweden try to bury Finland tho?

ThorBeta
ThorBeta
17 days ago
Reply to  Azuro

The producers are not only representing the host country but also EBU and I can see many reasons why EBU wouldn’t like this song to do well.

Alex
Alex
17 days ago
Reply to  Azuro

why is there this assumption that Sweden wants to ‘bury Finland? They got their 7th victory and hosting the show, they couldn’t care less…

Patrick
Patrick
17 days ago

This is the reason why people hate Eurovision!!!!

Truth
Truth
17 days ago
Reply to  Patrick

People hate Eurovision because its dominated by the same boring ballads. This year is nothing like that, quality wins.

Patrick
Patrick
17 days ago
Reply to  Truth

This entry and quality mentioned at the same time!!! The delusion!!!! LOL

Balcke
Balcke
17 days ago
Reply to  Patrick

Define “people”.

Jamie
Jamie
17 days ago
Reply to  Balcke

By “people” they mean the ones that don’t even watch Eurovision.

apollinischesprinzip
apollinischesprinzip
17 days ago

I can’t remember the last time I hated an entry so much.

Not to mention they still would’ve won even if they had gotten a 0 from the juries. This tells us how flawed the system is. Previously this ofc wasn’t a problem since the jury winner was also the televote winner.

Azuro
Azuro
17 days ago

No the system works, if its a close result the juries can have a sway in which one should go to Eurovision, but if there’s an entry the Finnish public clearly prefer, that should get the ticket and not be blocked.

Juries shouldn’t be able to kill an entry they don’t like.

apollinischesprinzip
apollinischesprinzip
17 days ago
Reply to  Azuro

They definitely should be because that’s how the system at eurovision works. and thank god it’s in place since we’d be getting 12 entires like this per year.

Azuro
Azuro
17 days ago

vox populi vox dei

ThorBeta
ThorBeta
17 days ago
Reply to  Azuro

25% is way too little especially with this system. The way jury points are given (assigning 12,10, etc points to each entry) mean that no entry can take more than 29.3% of the jury points. That corresponds to less than 10% of the public voting, which pretty much has more voting power than the whole jury itself. Windows95man took no points from most juries but he still managed to take enough to make it very difficult for Sara to beat him, although he took only 32% of the televoting (way less than Käärijä or Blind Channel). Still she managed 23%,… Read more »

Balcke
Balcke
17 days ago

As people say, that seems totally a “you” problem.

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
17 days ago

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.

Nils
Nils
17 days ago

Well said

Anja
Anja
17 days ago

I like a good joke entry, but I’m too German for this kind of humor, I’m afraid.

Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
17 days ago

With one of them having the Palestinian flag on his nails, I can already see this contest becoming more and more political by many artists…
Also, I don’t remember anyone putting the Israeli flag on their nails after October 7th but I guess it doesn’t matter what happened to Israelis, it’s not fashionable to support them.
What can I say? I guess there really are no rules.

Azuro
Azuro
17 days ago
Reply to  Roy Moreno

Does he? I see 2 black 2 white, 1 red, but no green. So yeah 3 of the 4 colours, but 1 missing at least.

Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
17 days ago
Reply to  Azuro

Well, I’ve seen a photo of him with the flag on two of the nails, not like the colours spread between the different fingers

Azuro
Azuro
17 days ago
Reply to  Roy Moreno

Oh ok, that is a shame then, pointlessly politicising the contest further

Cila
Cila
17 days ago
Reply to  Azuro

Henri had it yes, you could see it when he held his hands up in front of his face when sitting in the green room. The whole flag was on the same nail.

Azuro
Azuro
17 days ago
Reply to  Cila

Oh ok, that is a shame then, pointlessly politicising the contest further

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
17 days ago
Reply to  Roy Moreno

What about the Israeli artists?

Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
17 days ago

What about them?

Tulilintu
Tulilintu
17 days ago
Reply to  Roy Moreno

So now nails are THE problem??? Oh dear lord!! NAILS N A I L S!!!

Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
17 days ago
Reply to  Tulilintu

Twist my words as much as you’d like, but no, nails aren’t the problem.
The problem is making the contest just a stage for politics.
Hatari were fined raising the Palestinian flag and making the contest political and if they all decide to do the same this year, then there’s no point in trying to say “the contest is a-political”.

Alex
Alex
17 days ago
Reply to  Roy Moreno

why would they put the Israeli flag?

Anyway i did not notice the Palestinian flag to be honest,there’s so much mess going on that we can hardly look at their nails…

Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
17 days ago
Reply to  Alex

Well, on October 7th, it was a horrible attack with more than 1000 deaths, don’t you think it makes sense for them to show support?
And the flag isn’t shown during the performance because it was indeed very messy, but it’s possible to see afterwards, probably during some interviews or the voting.

Paul
Paul
17 days ago
Reply to  Roy Moreno

I think there would be more support for Israel after that attack if they didn’t respond by committing some light g3n0cide…

Yuarith
Yuarith
17 days ago
Reply to  Paul

H4m4s has clearly stated that their goal is to get rid of Israel and infidels all over the world by any means “necessary,” like using civilians as hum4n shields, and they’re the governing authority in G4z4 Strip. I think their support hasn’t been reduced despite that.

Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
17 days ago
Reply to  Paul

I would leave it to the ICJ to decide whether or not it was committed, although it is far from being the reality.
The problem is, you guys say that about anything these days.
War isn’t automatically g3n0cide, sorry…

blueeyed
blueeyed
17 days ago

Thank you, I hate it.

Azuro
Azuro
17 days ago

Love LOVE LOVE!!! IT <3

Tulilintu
Tulilintu
17 days ago

The funniest thing is this forum hating Windows95man and loving Erika Vikman, who had terrible vocals on 2020. And yes, both songs are similar Erika’s and W95man’s lyrics are about the freedom of being who you want to be, the difference is that in the first one most people didn’t understood that it was not poetry that the lyrics were funny but lazy just like this year’s winner, but in english. On the other hand Sara’s song was beautiful but the look and lights were very loreenish, last think Finnish people wants to bring to Eurovision is to be a… Read more »

Alex
Alex
17 days ago
Reply to  Tulilintu

Erika did not had terrible vocals and honestly Kaarija was awful live but no one seemed to be bothered, yet you’re bothered by Erika’s vocals?

Erika had a super catchy banger that was memorable. The windows act is so desperate for attention and screams ‘Kaarija copycat’.

apollinischesprinzip
apollinischesprinzip
17 days ago
Reply to  Alex

exactly Erika was amazing. This is not.

Bandido
Bandido
16 days ago
Reply to  Alex

Win95Man has been long before Käärijä!

Bandido
Bandido
16 days ago
Reply to  Tulilintu

Finns rather send disabled people screaming and roaring 2015 than copying. Nothing similar in Sara’s perf. except background at the end bit like Tattoo. Light ball on the other hand taken from Arcade, was very effective.

Chris
Chris
17 days ago

This is so bad on so many levels. But then again cha cha cha was also bad and ended up 2nd. So who knows what will happen with this one.

Alex
Alex
17 days ago
Reply to  Chris

I disagree. Cha Cha Cha was an instant earworm – it was addictive and catchy. I am glad it did not win but let’s be honest.. the moment we heard Cha Cha Cha we said this is it and it sticks to your head.

The Windows song is not memorable and it is over the top on stage. The singers are not even likeable. The votes will be split when the Dutch entry is announced.

Craig
Craig
17 days ago

This is awful…

Kristian
Kristian
17 days ago

Even “no underwear” would make this worth watching (let alone singing). No song, no singing. Welcome back to 1990’s “Irelande Douze Pointe” days. As Salvador Sobral rightly said, “let’s bring music back (to ESC)”.

Iván el Conquistador
Iván el Conquistador
17 days ago
Reply to  Kristian

Flooding the contests with ballads and female pop singers with backup dancers almost destroyed it in the 1990s and 2000s. Sometimes something silly is welcome.

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
17 days ago
Reply to  Kristian

Yeah. This is what music was like in the 90s. This is a throwback.

ThorBeta
ThorBeta
17 days ago

Seriously? I don’t remember the music being like that in the 90s. Give me some examples of songs that sounded like that.

Bandido
Bandido
17 days ago
Reply to  ThorBeta

You’re in wrong decade or lived 90’s in a barrel hearing nothing? xD

ThorBeta
ThorBeta
17 days ago
Reply to  Bandido

Lol. Can you name one song from the 90s that sounds like this?

Bandido
Bandido
16 days ago
Reply to  ThorBeta

It’s mix of lot of songs eg. Sash/Equador (start) and E-type to mention a few.

ThorBeta
ThorBeta
15 days ago
Reply to  Bandido

Lol. You must be kidding. Songs like “Here I go again”, or “Primavera” and “Encore une fois” sounded nothing like this. I was a big fan of Sash! and E-Type in the 90s and comparing this with their songs sounds hilarious. This is a parody of the sound of the 90s, not a nostalgic tribute.

Bandido
Bandido
16 days ago
Reply to  Kristian

If You can’t hear they’re (other one) singing, where’s Your ears?? Dustin the Turkey speak, not singing. There’s a difference!

Im so fab
Im so fab
17 days ago

I expected that the juries are gonna destroy this entry. I support juries. Juries are cool.

Im so fab
Im so fab
17 days ago
Reply to  Im so fab

Expect*

Hélène
Hélène
17 days ago

This isn’t even funny. I am sorry Finland. I guess you got pissed off last year and went for an “Irish turkey.”

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
17 days ago
Reply to  Hélène

That Irish Turkey was a chad

Ricooric
Ricooric
17 days ago
Reply to  Hélène

Dustin the Turkey is still mentioned after all those years. Other songs that ended higher are forgotten while Dustin is still remembered. So I don’t see it as a bad thing. At least people will remember it. More than the next generic ballad that will be forgotten in a few years.

Nils
Nils
17 days ago
Reply to  Ricooric

Being remembered isn’t neccessarily a good thing. Just think of „Cry Baby“ or „Sameach“.

Basti
Basti
17 days ago
Reply to  Nils

Hey hey, Sameach was a piece of art ?

Bandido
Bandido
16 days ago
Reply to  Hélène

Dustin just speak, they (other guy) sing, there’s a difference!

Musiclover
17 days ago

This is 1000 time better than cha cha cha. 9/10

Henry
Henry
17 days ago
Reply to  Musiclover

Exactly. How can anyone even compare the annoying mess of ChaChaCha to this great tune.

Marios
Marios
17 days ago

It was absolutely expected the Finnish people would desperetaly looking for a Cha Cha Cha no2.
And even though last night we saw a dreadful final, they did it in the worst possible way.
Let’s be honest, it’s not funny or cute. It’s pure garbage.

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
17 days ago
Reply to  Marios

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.

Bandido
Bandido
17 days ago
Reply to  Marios

No they didn’t seek Käärijä replacement, there weren’t options exept Sara unfortunately was off key.

Bandido
Bandido
16 days ago
Reply to  Marios

Desperetaly looking??? Please! XD

Stephanie
Stephanie
17 days ago

May I say that I am very disappointed?!

Emily
Emily
17 days ago

Looking at all the staging from this year’s UMK… what happened? Some rather… choice camera angles, basic props… it just feels way different to the past few editions. I liked Sara’s staging a lot, and I thought she would win. Not surprised to see Sini last- I always thought that a song like hers would be tough to stage. At least Cyan Kicks decided to not give people vertigo and headaches this time!

Jesse’s was my personal favourite, but congratulations to Windows95man!

Emily
Emily
17 days ago
Reply to  Emily

and don’t get me started on Erika and Käärijä’s performance being the best part of the night LOL