From Greece we head to the Nordics and Finland. Finland debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest and only won the contest for their first time in 2006 with Lordi and “Hard Rock Hallelujah”. This year Finland are represented by Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät with “Aina mun pitää”.
Finland has appeared in the Eurovision Song Contest on 48 ocassions, of which they have finished last a total of nine times. Last year in Copenhagen Finland had their best result in the contest since 2006 and their first top.15 excluding 2006 since the 1989 contest. Softengine represented the nation with “Something Better” finishing 11th on 72 points.
On the Eurojury today are two national selection participants and one former Eurovision participant:
- Geir Rönning – Represented Finland at Eurovision 2005 with the song “Why”, he finished 18th in the semi final with 50 points. Geir who is from Norway has taken part in five national selections as a singer and three as a writer.
- Heidi Pakarinen – Took part in UMK 2015 with the song “Bon Voyage” but failed to make it to the final. She is the cousin of the 2007 Finnish Eurovision participant Hanna Pakarinen.
- Ida Boise – Took part in UMK 2015 with the song “Kumbaya” however did not qualify for the final. She released her first single at the age of 17 and has gone on to release three albums
Here are the results from Finland:
- Australia – 12 points
- United Kingdom – 10 points
- Denmark – 8 points
- Sweden – 7 points
- Hungary – 6 points
- Azerbaijan – 5 points
- Belarus – 4 points
- Italy – 3 points
- Norway – 2 points
- Estonia – 1 point
Norway have now picked up their first points in Eurojury leaving 11 countries now who are yet to score any points. The top.5 now stands as:
- Italy – 38 points
- Australia – 35 points
- Sweden – 34 points
- Russia – 30 points
- Hungary – 23 points
We thank Geir, Heidi and Ida for taking time out to participate in Eurojury. You can see the results so far as a table here – Eurojury Points 2015. And follow all the results so far on the Eurojury section our website here and on the official mini website here.
Don’t agree with the results? Tell us who you’d vote for here.
We return again tomorrow at 17:00 CET with more results.