Tonight: First semi final in Finland

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The first semi final of the Finnish national selection for the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest will be held tonight. Five acts will compete for three spots in the grand final.

The show

The show will be broadcast on YLE 2 and TV Finland (on cable or satellite) at 20:00 CET (21:00 local time). Jaana Pelkonen and Mikko Peltola will be the hosts of the program, which is aired live from the Exhibition Centry in Tampere. Five acts will present one song each and televoting will select the top three to move forward to the grand final on 30th January. The two acts that do not directly qualify for the final are still in the running for a jury wildcard.

How to watch?

A webcast will be made available by YLE for viewers in Finland only here

We are sorry for the changing information resulting from conflicting information from YLE. The latest news is that the webstream abroad is not possible owing to copyrights issues.

The participants

Composer/Lyricist in brackets.

  1. Amadeus LundbergAnastacia
    (Risto Asikainen, Ilkka Vainio)
  2. Bääbs You don't know tomorrow
    (Tommi Forsström, Riku Kärkkäinen/Riku Kärkkäine)
  3. BOB America (I think I love you)
    (Kimmo Blom)
  4. Nina LassanderCider Hill
    (Janne Hyöty, Paul Oxley)
  5. Pentti HietanenIl mondo è qui
    (Lasse Heikkilä, Petri Kaivanto, Stefano de Sando)

Your opinion

  • You can vote for your favourite song in our poll here.

In 2009, Finland was represented by Waldo's People, who finished 12th in the first semi final but still qualified for the final thanks to the jury wildcard. In the final, the group came 25th and hence last with their song Lose control.

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