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🇫🇮 Finland: Windows95Man prepares for Eurovision 2024

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Windows95man won Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2024 and will represent Finland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2024 in Malmö with the song “No Rules”.

The Finland selection final was held tonight at the Nokia Arena in Tampere and was hosted by Benjamin Peltonen, Pirvi Hämäläinen and Vivi Punpanen. A total of seven artists competed to represent Finland in Malmö. The show featured guest performances by Erika Vikman, who competed in the national finals with “Cicciolina” in 2020, and last year’s UMK winner Karliya.

25% of the votes came from the international jury and 75% from the domestic audience. Here are the results (jury + phone voting):

  1. Windows95man – “No rules” – 313 points (28 + 285)
  2. Sara Siipola – “Pascana” (shipwreck) – 273 points (70 + 203)
  3. Michael Gabriel x nublu – “Vox Populi” -178 points (42 + 136)
  4. Cyan Kicks – “Dancing with Demons” – 128 points (48 + 80)
  5. Jesse Mirkin – “Glow” -110 points (34 + 76)
  6. Sexmane – “Mania” -108 points (34 + 74)
  7. Sini Sabotage – “Kuori mua” (Peel) – 65 points (38 + 27)

Windows95man will perform in the second half of the first semi-final on May 7th in Malmö.

Image source: Miikka Varila / Yle

Finland first participated in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1961, debuting alongside Spain and Yugoslavia. Finland finished last in this contest 10 times and received “invalid points” three times. Finland won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2006. Rhodey represented his country in Athens, scoring a then-record total of 292 points with the song “Hard Rock Hallelujah.” Recently, Käärijä took her second place with the song “Cha Cha Cha”.

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