After winning the Finnish national selection UMK back in February, Windows95Man was chosen to represent his country with the song “No Rules,” featuring Henri Piispanen. They continue the Finnish legacy of “It’s crazy, it’s party” with a retro banger, ready to rock the stage in the First Semi-Final.

But now it’s time to learn more about the Finnish representative Windows95Man. Why this stage name? Who is he? Who is Henri? 

So let’s delve in deeper, and discover 10 Facts about Windows95Man

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10 Facts about Windows95Man

1. He is from Espoo

Windows95Man, whose real name is Teemu Keisteri, hails from the Finnish city of Espoo. Espoo is situated to the west of the capital, Helsinki, and is the second most populous municipality in Finland.

2. Why Windows95Man?

Teemu is a DJ whose artistic style and fashion are inspired by the 1990s era, the period when Windows 95 was produced. This influence led him to adopt the stage name Windows95Man.

3. He is a famous visual artist

In addition to music, Windows95Man is a renowned visual artist. He owns an art gallery called Kalleria located in Kallio, a district in Helsinki. The gallery opened in February 2010 and typically hosts exhibitions for 2-4 week periods at a time. He is also known for creating the visual art character known as Ukkeli (Old Man).

 
 
 
 
 
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4. He studied photography

Passionate about the arts, Windows95Man pursued photography as his major while attending the Institute of Design in Lahti. Although he was initially drawn to photography, he later realized during his university studies that he was more inclined towards becoming a visual artist rather than solely a photographer. In addition to his work in photography and visual art, he is also a video artist.

5. Windows95Man has two EPs released 

In terms of music, Windows95Man has released two EPs filled with electronic music and a retro 90s sound. The first EP, titled Yaksa Yaksa, was released in 2019. Additionally, he released Epic Tax Party, another EP featuring a single song but with various remixes, in 2021.

6. Henri is the vocalist of a band

Henri Piispanen, who collaborates with Windows95Man, is known as the vocalist of a Finnish band called Pasa, which specializes in indie pop and indie rock music. 

7. Henri is a great keyboard player

In addition to his impressive vocal talent, Henri also has a passion for playing the keyboard, showcasing his musical versatility. Alongside his role in Pasa and his collaboration with Windows95Man for Eurovision, Henri serves as the keyboard player for the Finnish band Kontio Polaris.

8. Henri plays a significant role in producing “No Rules”

He is the primary songwriter and producer of Finland’s Eurovision entry this year. Initially, his role was focused on producing the song. However, when Windows95Man was searching for a singer with the ability and perfect vocal range to perform the chorus, he realized that Henri was the ideal choice for this role.

9. Henri is a TV presenter

Beside his numerous activities, Henri is also a well-known TV presenter in Finland, being popular especially for being a host of the Finnish television series Summeri in 2012.

10. Henri is a voice actor

Henri is also a voice actor who has lent his voice to numerous animated movies, voicing famous characters such as Lewis in Meet the Robinsons, Hiro Hamada in Big Hero 6, Adrien Agreste in Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir, Chase in PAW Patrol and Lloyd Garmadon in Ninjago

 

Stay tuned to Wiwibloggs for more on Windows95Man, and to find out 10 Facts about more of your favourite artists from Eurovision 2024!

 
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ESC Commentator
ESC Commentator
1 month ago

Why EBU did not request them to change their stage name? Isn’t it a product placement?

Lucilla
Lucilla
1 month ago

Exactly! So from no one can we send to ESC such bands as Barbie Blues, Pepsi Lovers or Baby Ben & Jerry’s?

Cain
Cain
1 month ago
Reply to  Lucilla

ESC Commentator answering her own comment with her aka Lucilla?

You’re embarrassing yourself.

Trin
Trin
1 month ago

It is a product you can’t buy anymore. The name is allowed by EBU, but logo must be blurred.

Vjera Brdar
Vjera Brdar
1 month ago

I certainly love this more than EvroPapa, and I think this is much better than that Cha Cha c***from last year.
Hope he comes back again with a better song.

FizzPunk
FizzPunk
1 month ago
Reply to  Vjera Brdar

Dont worry Finland wont hit nr 2 in the Finals this year again.

Im so fab
Im so fab
1 month ago

They will slay at their semi final. It’s a song made for the public vote.

Ari
Ari
1 month ago

The singer is talented! He sings better than Käärijä did. He does everything he can to save this act and he’s succeeding imo.

HarpyDarper
HarpyDarper
1 month ago

Henri Piispanen has also dubbed the title characters for the Finnish dubs of Phineas & Ferb and Craig of the Creek

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago

Where the incredible energy of the act of Kääriä in 2023 immediately grabbed me by the balls. This years Finlands entry left them hanging outside the too short cutted jeans.

I cant connect with this. Its too much a joke gimmick for me.

This will have its international fans who think its BONKERS and it could make the Finals.
But i dont think its winners or even top 10 material. But who konws?

Denni
Denni
1 month ago

I wonder if Clippy will be in the Green room with them, like in UMK, would be fun!

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
1 month ago

No Rules! such a bop

Marlinken
Marlinken
1 month ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

Troll.