Best of the Bunch: Finland

Finland has had a long history at Eurovision, with no less than 50 appearances at the contest. Their debut was back in 1961, and since then, they have performed in the final 44 times in total. Their best result was in 2006, where they won the contest with rock band Lordi, however on the flip…

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2015 Reviews – Finland – Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät – Aina mun Pitää

Anita: This year, the Finnish public decided on a somewhat controversial act. The punk band Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät comprises of band members with various mental handicaps, and their music is often inspired by the simple struggles they face in everyday life. It has been questioned as to whether the band was voted as the Finnish…

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Finland: Punk Rockers Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät win UMK

Last night over in Helsinki, the final of Uuden Musikiin Kilpailu, or UMK to everyone else, was completed. Over the course of UMK, 18 acts were reduced to 9 for the final, who were: Shava – Ostarilla Satin Circus – Crossroads Solju – Hold Your Colours Järjestyshäiriö – Särkyneiden sydänten kulmilla Norlan El Misionario –…

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