New music for you this week from Congolese refugee turned Swedish Idol finalist Tusse. We crack open the vault to enjoy some Finnish delicacies in our triple play, and as always its hat off to one of you for another gorgeous fan favourite! Plus some big Eurovision news this week – as if you didnt already know!…
Finland has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 55 times since its debut in 1961. Finland won the contest for the first – and to date only – time in 2006 with Lordi’s “Hard Rock Hallelujah”. The country’s best result before then was achieved by Marion Rung with the song “Tom Tom Tom” in 1973, which placed sixth. Finland has finished last in the contest eleven times, receiving nul points in 1963, 1965 and 1982. Since the introduction of the semi-finals in 2004, Finland has failed to reach the final eight times. In 2014, the country had its best result in eight years when Softengine with “Something Better” finished 11th, a result that would be surpassed seven years later by Blind Channel with “Dark Side”, which came sixth in 2021, thereby achieving the country’s joint-second best result to date and its first top 10 result since 2006. In 2015, Finland finished last in the first semi-final with the shortest-ever Eurovision entry, “Aina mun pitää” performed by Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät.
This Weeks Highlights
Jóhanna Guðrún Jónsdóttir, known outside Iceland as Yohanna, is an Icelandic-Danish singer. Beginning her music career as a child singer, Yohanna received international recognition after placing second for Iceland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 with the song 'Is It True?'. This tied for the best result Iceland had ever achieved in the contest.
Geir Rönning is a Norwegian-Finnish professional singer-songwriter from Ålesund. He later moved to the capital Oslo in the 1980s, and later on to Stockholm, Sweden, where he found opportunity to start a musical career. He later moved to Finland, which he represented in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2005.
He returned to Norway in 2006 to try unsuccessfully to represent Norway in Eurovision through a joint song with Jorun Erdal. In 2010, he had a comeback trying to represent this time Finland in Eurovision. The same year he also took part in the Swedish Idol 2010, coming seventh. Rönning has also performed multiple times together with well-known Swedish pianist Robert Wells and his international Rhapsody in Rock concept. Rönnings lives in Kauniainen, Finland.
|1||Cliché Love Song||Basim||2014 Denmark|
|2||For Life||Isis Gee||2008 Poland|
|3||Tom Tom Tom||Marion Rung||1973 Finland|
|4||Nar Jag Blundar||Pernilla Karlsson||2012 Finland|
|5||Why||Geir Rönning||2005 Finland|
|6||Walking Out||Srbuk||2019 Armenia|
|8||Dream Of Gold||Tusse||2022 Non Contest|
|9||100% Te Ljubam||XXL||2000 North Macedonia|
|10||Take Me As I Am||Tornike Kipiani||2020 Georgia|
|11||Rapsodia||Mia Martini||1992 Italy|
|12||N’Oubliez Pas||Lisa Angell||2015 France|
|13||Is It True||Yohanna||2009 Iceland|
|14||Can’t Wait Until Tonight||Max||2004 Germany|