Finland: Meet Krista Siegfrieds, watch interview

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The Finnish Eurovision Song Contest websites and have made the first interview in English with the recent winner of UMK, Uuden musiikin kilpailu, Krista Siegfrieds.

In this interview she tells how performing at the Eurovision Song Contest has long been a big dream of hers.

She says that Team Ding Dong, as she calls her team, will be starting planning for Malmö immediately. A new stage performance with six people will be made now and she hopes to be able to promote her song as much as possible in advance.

The 27-year-old singer hails from Kaskinen in the Ostrobothnia region. Before going into music she has had various jobs, like a shop assistant, cleaner and hamburger chef.

She even started studying as a teacher, but eventually made music her full-time career.

She became known to the wider Finnish public last year in the talent show The Voice of Finland and made it to the live shows.

Krista tells that she thinks The Voice is a good launch pad for a new artist’s career, but Uuden musiikin kilpailu UMK was more her thing as here she could sing her own song and get mentored by top producers, rather than sing cover songs like in The Voice.

She also got a recording contract from Universal records recently and will be working on a debut album this year.

Krista says she wrote Marry me to her boyfriend, who has been supporting her all the way on her Eurovision journey.

I am still waiting for his marriage proposal though, Krista quips. Maybe I can’t have all the good things in just one day, she jokes.

Watch Krista’s interview in English below:

Watch her winning performance and the whole Finnish national final again here on the YleX website

The music video for Marry me below: