After three semi finals, the final of the Finnish national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 will be held tonight. Ten acts will compete to become the 44th Finnish entrant in the competition.
The show will be broadcast on YLE 2 19:00 CET (20:00 local time) and TV Finland (on cable or satellite) delayed at 22:35 CET. Jaana Pelkonen and Mikko Peltola will be the hosts of the programme, which is aired live from the Exhibition and Sports Centre in Tampere. Ten acts will present one song each and the winner will be chosen in two rounds of televoting. Three songs will compete in the 'super final'.
How to watch?
An official webcast will be made available by YLE for viewers in Finland only here.
An unofficial webcast will be made availableWORLDWIDE hereat 19:00 CET.
An international webcast is provided on anywheretv.fi here. You need to register first (you can use the google translator if you need assistance). Don't not mind the prices shown after you have registered – live streamings can be watched for free (just return to the main page).
Composer/Lyricist in brackets.
- Maria Lund – Sydän ymmärtää
(Valtteri Tynkkynen/Maria Lund, Heikki Salo)
- Antti Kleemola – Sun puolella
(Antti Kleemola, Mikko Karjalainen)
- Linn Nygård – Fatal moment
(Sebastian Holmgård/Sebastian Holmgård, Linn Nygård)
- Pentti Hietanen – Il mondo è qui
(Lasse Heikkilä, Petri Kaivanto, Stefano de Sando)
- Heli Kajo – Annankadun kulmassa
- Nina Lassander – Cider Hill
(Janne Hyöty, Paul Oxley)
- Amadeus Lundberg – Anastacia
(Risto Asikainen, Ilkka Vainio)
- Sister Twister – Love at the first sight
(Jonas Olsson, Elin Blom/Elin Blom)
- Eläkeläiset – Hulluna humpasta
(Kristian Voutilainen, Onni Waris/Onni Waris)
- Kuunkuiskaajat – Työlki ellää
- 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.