🇫🇮 Käärijä to represent Finland in the  Eurovision Song Contest 2023

🇫🇮 Käärijä to represent Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2023

Today, Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2023, Finland’s show to select their Eurovision representant took place. It was won by Käärijä and he will represent the country with his song “Cha Cha Cha”!

Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2023 Final

The show was broadcasted on Yle TV 1 with an audio program providing commentary in Finnish, Swedish, English, Russian, Ukrainian, Finnish Sign Language, Northern Sami and Inari Sami. The competition was also broadcasted online at Yle Areena and via radio on YleX, Yle Radio Suomi and with commentary in Swedish on Yle X3M. The winner was picked by the international juries (25% of the vote) and the televote (75% of the televote)

The results of the final are as follows:

OrderArtistEntryJury pointsTelevote pointsResult
1Robin Packalen“Girls Like You”28814th
3Käärijä“Cha Cha Cha”724671st
4Keira“No Business on the Dancefloor”42913rd
5Benjamin“Hoida Mut”34327th
6Lxandra “Something to Lose”46246th
7Portion Boys“Samaa taivasta katsotaan”281242nd

Käärijä will represent Finland in Liverpool in May. They will be competing in the 2nd half of the 1st Semi Final on 9th of May 2023.

In the show we also saw Bess opening the competition with “Lähtee käsistä”. Aside from that we saw last year’s winners The Rasmus performed  “Live and Never Die” and the host Samu Haber performed his song “Syödään sieniä”.

Finland’s Eurovision Journey

Finland debuted in the 1961 Eurovision Song Contest, finishing 10th with Laila Kunnunen’s “Valoa ikkunassa.” Since then they have competed 55 times, and appeared in the final 47 times. Finland has finished in the top 10 an impressive 13 times. They have won the contest once in 2006, with Lordi’s performance of “Hard Rock Hallelujah” getting 292 points. Finland’s most recent entry was “Jezebel” by The Rasmus. Qualifying for the final, they gained a total of 38 points, earning them 21st place.

What did you think of Finland’s choice for Eurovision 2023? Did your favourite win or did they miss out? Are Finland going to get a solid result this year? Let us know in the comments or on social media. Be sure to follow ‘THAT Eurovision Site’ on TwitterFacebookInstagram and TikTok in the lead up to Eurovision 2023.

News Source: Yle

Photo Source: YLE

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