The Finnish representatives in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 have received the support of the television star David Hasselhoff, informs Europa Press.
The Finnish punk band Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät became a phenomenon this year with their victory in the Finnish national selection Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu, which granted them the ticket to Vienna to sing their entry Aina mun pitää for their country in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.
The choice of Finland has put the country in a good position in the results forecasts for the Contest. To that boost, Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät can now add one more pillar of support which came all the way from David Hasselhoff.
— David Hasselhoff (@DavidHasselhoff) abril 5, 2015
The actor and singer expressed his support to the band through his Twitter account with the tweet Check out PKNimipaivat. They are my pick for Eurovision and an inspiration for all of us! The Hasselhoff added a link to the BBC News website which spoke of the punk band.
David Hasselhoff is well known to the followers of television series like Knight Rider and Baywatch. He also launched a number of albums and songs back in the 80s, at the peak of his fame. He has recently been involved with music again as a jury of talent shows like America’s Got Talent and Britain’s Got Talent. He is now busy conducting a talk-show that was recently launched in Finland, broadcast by MTV.
Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät is the first punk band to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest. The members of the band have Down syndrome and autism. The duration of the entry is less than tow minutes and it touches the topic of daily life frustrations. Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät became known in 2012 through the documentary The Punk Syndrome.
Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät will sing Aina mun pitää in the first semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 in Vienna.