Tonight, six countries are going to hold a semi final in their national selections: Latvia, Finland, Norway, Iceland, Lithuania and Romania. As a warm-up, esctoday.com reminds you of what you can expect from tonight's shows. Here you can read more about the Finnish selection.
Twelve artists chosen by YLE and the music industry will each perform two songs in the four semi finals and televoting will send the best one to the final in Turku on 17th February. The four semi finals, each with three artists and six songs will be held in Tampere at the Tohloppi TV studios while the final will move to Turku’s Karibia like last year. This selection method was used for the first time in 2006 and proved successful not only because it brought Finland its first victory but also gave birth to several domestic radio hits besides Lordi’s huge success on sales.
Webcast / satellite information
YLE1, YLE 2:Sirius 3 (5.0E) – 11862.00 V / 27500 3/4 (encoded)
YLE1, YLE 2:Thor 3 (0.8W) – 12054.00 H / 28000 3/4
You can listen to the songs here.
- Jukka Kuoppamäki – Levitä siivet
- Humane – Bubble shell
- Katra – Vaaratar
- Jukka Kuoppamäki – Pikajuna
- Humane – Plane away
- Katra – Tietäjä
You can find the complete line-up of the four semi finals and the songs that already have qualified here.
Finland won the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time in 2006 with Lordi and Hard rock hallelujah.